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More Halloween at Disneyland

Jack Skellington and Sally at Disneyland

Walt’s Car, Jungle Cruise Boat & Adventureland Skipper – Release & Signing

Upcoming Signing – October 16, 2010

Walt’s Car, Jungle Cruise Boat & Adventureland Skipper – Release & Signing

Special Guests: Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily and Disney Legend Bob Gurr

Time: 9 am to 11 am

Location: The Disney Gallery, Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland park

Event Information:

Disney Inspired Artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily as well as Disney Legend and Retired Walt Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr will be on hand for a special product release and signing on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9 am to 11 am at The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park  Kevin, Jody and Bob will sign the newest releases in the 55th anniversary collection of vehicles that were replicated in celebration of this years anniversary. This month’s release will include Walt’s Car and the Jungle Cruise Boat.  Please see detailed information below regarding these pieces.

Early Concept Jungle Cruise Boat

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Medium: Resin and Metal on Wood Base

Edition Size: 500

Retail: $225

Dimensions: 12-3/4″ long x 5-1/2″ tall x 4-1/2″ wide

Release Date: October 16, 2010

Legendary Disney designer Harper Goff is best known for creating the world’s most fantastic submarine, the Nautilus for Walt Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. But his creative touch can be seen all around Disneyland, as well – most notably along Main Street, U.S.A., and in the jungles of Adventureland. The little canopied launches that cruise the world’s exotic waterways were first conceptualized by Harper in 1954. His early sketches show vessels more rugged and “travelled” than the shiny bright boats that appeared at Disneyland® on opening day.

Based on Harper Goff’s original concept, Kevin and Jody’s scale replica of the Amazon Belle looks as though it may have crossed the Mekong, borne the rains of the Irrawaddy, and survived the rapids of Kilimanjaro a million times before. It’s absolutely the perfect thing to display in your study next to your shrunken head collection.

Disneyland “Runabout” (“Walt’s Car”) Replica

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Medium: Metal and Resin on Wood Base

Edition Size: 500

Retail: $225

Dimensions: 6-1/2″ tall x 7-1/2″ long x 5″ wide

Release Date: October 16, 2010

 Walt Disney loved to show visitors around Disneyland®. Walt Disney Imagineer & Disney Legend, Bob Gurr designed four little electric “Runabouts” especially for Walt to use when touring the Park with family, friends and celebrities.  Bob recalls, “Walt was always smiling happily when he was at the tiller of “his car.”

Adventureland Skipper

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Medium: Resin

Edition Size:  500

Retail: $65

Dimensions: 10-1/2″ tall x 5″ wide

Release Date: October 16, 2010

 The brave (and wisecracking) skippers of the world-famous Disneyland® Jungle Cruise have undergone many costume changes over the decades.  Early jungle fashions included split-sleeve  “Sumatran Boatsman” shirts, highwater trousers and…sandals!

 The third collectible figurine in a series celebrating the Cast Members of early Disneyland®.  Designed and sculpted by Kevin & Jody!

It’s Getting to be Halloween at Disneyland

Disneyland raises ticket, parking prices

The Orange County Register
August 3rd, 2010, 1:32 pm,  posted by Sarah Tully

Disneyland Resort is raising prices for park tickets, annual passes and parking effective Thursday.

Visitors will pay $76 to visit a single Disneyland Resort park — either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure — for one day. That is $4 more than the current price.

Disneyland last raised single-day ticket prices a year ago, but the company has already hiked annual pass and parking fees once in the past year. In January, Disney hiked the cost for annual passes. Parking prices went up in October.

Disneyland increased prices for a one-day, one-park ticket by $3 in August 2009. Starting Thursday, visitors will pay $10 more than they did three years ago and $35 more than a decade ago, when there was only the Disneyland park. California Adventure opened in 2001.

This year’s $4 hike is on par with annual changes over the past decade: Disney has boosted prices between $2 and $7 annually over that time.

“We continuously monitor the marketplace to ensure pricing that reflects a strong entertainment value,” said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, in a prepared statement. “When you compare a Disney park to a concert or professional sporting event, we offer a great value and a full day of world-class entertainment.”

If visitors want to avoid the price hike, they can buy passes before Thursday. Tickets purchased now are valid until Jan. 3, Brown said. Buy Disneyland tickets online.  Annual passes can be renewed up to 30 days in advance at the current price.

This Thursday’s annual pass hikes range from $15 to $30. But Disney already increased the prices for annual passes in January, meaning holders will pay between $30 and $45 more since the hikes in August 2009.

Some Disney fan sites have speculated that the company is hiking prices to decrease the number of passholders, who may cause crowding in the parks. However, Disney also has made it easier for visitors to pay for passes with monthly payment plans.

Disney has four types of annual passes. A visitor can go to either park for a varying number of days, depending on the level of the pass. Visitors will also pay $1 more to park in Disney lots: $15 per car. In October, Disney hiked parking fees between $2 or $3. Parking is free for three hours for Downtown Disney, but Disney posts signs advising theme-park visitors to take their cars elsewhere.

Since the economy began souring, Disney parks have offered discounts, especially for Southern California residents. This summer, for example, local residents can pay $108 for three separate visits to Disney parks.

Toy Story 3 Adds Changes to Midway Mania!

TOY STORY 3 CHARACTERS JOIN MIDWAY MANIA RIDE

Disney announced last week that the Toy Story Midway Mania! attraction at Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios parks will get a new game and other changes in late May featuring new characters from the upcoming Toy Story 3 film.

On the Disney’s California Adventure ride, visitors go on carriages that transport them to compete in front of a series of 4-D video games based on the movie series.

Creators designed the ride so that games could easily be swapped out or updated, possibly for holidays. Next month, a new game will be added for the first time since the ride opened in June 2008, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman.

The new game is called “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts,” which has riders shoot virtual darts at balloon targets. The game will replace “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” in late May. A firm date has yet to be released, McClintock said. Trixie is a new dinosaur character in “Toy Story 3″ who will befriend Rex.

Other new characters from “Toy Story 3,” set to be released June 18, also will appear in different scenes within Toy Story Mania!

In addition to the new game, a new character from “Toy Story 3,” called Lotso, is set to join the cast at Disney’s California Adventure starting Sunday. Lotso, short for Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, will join the Pixar Play Parade and greet visitors.

Disneyland/DCA Pictures Courtesy of Micechat and Highleveller

Disneyland Tiki Room Pictures from MiceChat

KB1ankenship provided these on MiceChat and I thought I would share them with you.

Disneyland Trip/NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale

We took our grandson to Disneyland for the MLK holiday weekend. Friday was a very good day to go on rides and we only had to wait a few minutes for each ride. As usual, the Park was great.

We also went to the NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday. I was a bit disappointed that none of the usual autograph signers were there such as Margaret Kerry as Tinkerbell. I had promised some folks at work that I would try to get them autographs and pictures, but had to settle for the already signed 8x10s available at the show.

I love the Disneyana shows but have to offer an observation. I am interested in seeing all of the vintage historical items from the inception of Disneyland through today. However, the show seems to be primarily populated by Disney pin vendors. I think the pins look cool and all that, but consider them personally to be the crack cocaine of Disneyland. I was bitten by the pin collecting bug a few years ago and it wasn’t until I saw how many pins I had that I realized I had to go cold turkey. I still like to look at them, but am very hesitant to buy them.

Typically the January show is smaller than the July show, so hopefully, we will see more vintage Disneyana in July along with some of our favorite guest signers.

Here are some pictures from our trip.