September 26th, 2011
September 24th, 2011
Disney has been releasing these wonderful posters for a while. I love the clean, simple lines. They really harken back to the retro Disneyland posters that did pretty much the same, but with a more organic, hand-made look. The style definitely fits the themes of early-mid 1900′s boardwalk (Paradise Pier) and Los Angeles (Buena Vista Street, Condor Flats, & Tower of Terror).
It’s also curious to see all of these posters (more to come, I’m sure) in the same style. Across the way, at Disneyland, you don’t get the homogenized posters; they each have a look and feel of their own.
But, I think California Adventure needs it more, connecting the “lands” into a more cohesive park. If you think about it, most of the park now (or will) focus more on the nostalgic California of the past. And, I think these posters are doing a great job of carrying that theme.
September 13th, 2011
Designed by the Walt Disney Company. Remastered and improved by David Occhino.
“Forbidden Eye” is a replacement for the old “Mara” font. David has cleaned up the vectors, added punctuation, and greatly improved the kerning (the space between letters). It’s such a vast improvement!
September 3rd, 2011
Ever feel like getting creative? Well, the wallpapers are more than just for decorating your computer’s desktop if you have a little imagination.
Many of the newer wallpapers are in high resolution, so they can be printed at a fairly large size. I use my wallpapers to create custom mouse pads (fullscreen wallpapers work best). Using my inkjet printer, I printed the images onto iron-on fabric sheets, ironed them onto blank mouse pads from Staples, and viola! I have my own custom mouse pads.
The type of fabric that I like to use is JuneTailor Iron-on Quick Fuse fabric sheets. It has a wonderful texture, and it’s very easy to work with. After a year of accumulating dirt and water stains, I decided to replace my Donald Duck pad with the new Star Tours logo. Funny. Now, I want to make more.
If that doesn’t float your boat, try customizing them to fit onto media screens, like I did with my Zune. Or, you can create your own avatars. I’ve seen plenty of those online.
What other ideas can you come up with? Share your project ideas and/or photos.
September 1st, 2011
On October 15, Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. will be having their Haunted Mansion Costume Ball to help raise funds to preserve Walt Disney’s original Laugh-O-Grams Studio. The party (8pm to midnight) will be held at the Arts Tech Gallery in Kansas City, where there will be food, drinks, and dancing.
Original Haunted Mansion merchandise will be raffled off as well as other unique collectibles from vendors. Courtesy of designer MadMynx, 15% of all Haunted Mansion merchandise bought online will be donated to Thank You Walt Disney, Inc.
Tickets for this event are on sale now. Buy an individual ticket for $35, or buy couples tickets (2 tickets sold as a pair) for $65. Other pricing options are available. Read More
September 1st, 2011
All $1-minimum donations are automatically entered to win. Donations must be received by September 30 (Pacific Time). Winners are selected at random.
Yeah, you read that right. One dollar! Wait . . . there’s more. Each dollar donated counts as a separate entry, increasing your chances of winning a prize. How awesome is that!? Are you ready for more?
As a special thank-you to all of you who made donations last month (we know you could have saved up for this event), all donations made after August 12 will qualify for this month’s giveaway. Yes; you’re already entered! Woo-hoo! Read More
Welcome to the 10th annual Haunted Experience site makeover! We’re a month early this year due to this month’s giveaway, sponsored by HalloweenCostumes.com. Plus, I thought it would be fun to extend the Halloween season here for a change.
Firefox*, Chrome, and Safari users, beware! If you haven’t experienced it yet, there is a ghoul lurking among the dark corners of this website. It doesn’t matter where you go; he’ll find you eventually.
*Firefox 5 and higher.