August 30th, 2005
August 29th, 2005
“If you haven’t visited The Disney Experience’s celebration of Disneyland’s 50th birthday, then you’re missing out on some of the best stuff on the internet today.”
“At long last, someone created a Disneyland castle paper model.”
“And the simplest, but perhaps the most fun is project 22, a paper model of both the old and new Disney Marquees at the entrance to the park.”
These are just a few sites that have been praising the Disney Experience lately, which seems to have jumped dramatically since July. Further praise has popped up on countless message boards and foreign Web sites, especially in Japan—they really do love paper models.
Furthermore, I’d like to share an email that I received back in June:
“I was at Imagineering about two weeks ago. As we were walking though the halls, the Imagineer giving the tour was telling us stories about what goes on. He said that during a ‘bring your kid to work day’, Chris Crump (Rolly Crump’s son) held a break out group where the kids got to assemble a model. I asked which model and he shown me… It was your Tower of Terror model. He said that people at Imagineering LOVE to build those things. I just thought I would e-mail and let you know that. It would literally be an honor.”
An honor indeed.
August 28th, 2005
The finished clock tower (sans the flag pole and flag).
August 26th, 2005
Here are the first images of the paper model. I have more built than what is shown, but nothing that would stand on its own or is of any signifigance.
August 21st, 2005
I took the day off and finally got some paper so I can begin building the model. Everything looks good so far, and I’ve already caught a few mistakes. There are 30 pages of parts (32 printed).
Photos may be up tomorrow or the next day.
August 2nd, 2005
The train station is ready for construction, but I’ve run out of paper. Figures. In the meantime, I’ll work on other things. I have a feeling that the next few weeks are going to be very busy.
In addition to current projects, I have to finish the Haunted Experience, finalize the Villain Collection, finalize the Halloween treats, and make some very important decisions about the Disney Experience’s future. And then there’s my personal work load, which I have a feeling will be mounting very soon. Luckily, I’m a fast worker.
With the Once Upon a Scream contest over, I now find myself trying to make eight brand-new icons in less than two weeks. I think it’s been nearly a year since I last created an icon; with all of the past, current, and future projects, I’ve taken my focus off of icon creation. So now I’m being thrown back into my old job (I have so many), and I still have other things to finish.
After the next Disney Experience update (August 14), I will have six weeks to finalize this year’s edition of the Haunted Experience, featuring a Haunted Mansion Holiday makeover. Where has the time gone? I’ve started the Flash version about two years ago, but I’ve gotten nowhere with a HTML version. Based on the dismal number people who actually visited last year’s HTML site, I think I’ll just stick with Flash this year.