Friday, April 30, 2010

Main Street Electrical Parade

Today a couple of pieces of merchandise from the Main Street Electrical Parade.  First is a 33 1/3 rpm record featuring the music from the parade.  It was originally released in 1977 but I didn't buy my copy until the late 80's at the Emporium for the bargain price of $2.98.  It's a great picture disc record.

And then a sparkly sticker.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream Of Extinction

Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction is shaped to resemble Gertie the Dinosaur from a short animated film of the same name by Winsor McCay from 1914.  Gertie stands just off shore in the waters of Echo Lake with a little bridge to purchase you're frozen treats.

Gertie and I in 2006.

Oops!  It looks like Gertie left her mark on her way to the lake.

Must be a cold day since Gertie has steam coming out of her nose as she exhales.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hoop Dee Doo Revue Mug

This is a glass mug from the Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness.  I think I got this at a cast member sale in the mid-90's for like a dollar.  It's a fun little mug shaped like a boot.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

15 Years Commemorative Cup

I can't remember if this cup came from the parks or McDonalds but it commemorates Walt Disney World's 15th anniversary in 1986.  I do know this was a series of cups.  This particular one showcases EPCOT's Future World.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Discovery Island

Discovery Island was a zoological park in Bay Lake between the Contemporary and Fort Wilderness.  One obtained access to the island by boat.  I only made it to Discovery Island once before it closed.  These pictures are from that trip in September 1990.

The island as seen from the top of the Contemporary Resort.

A launch near the Discovery Island dock.

The dock approaches.

Vultures Haunt - home to vultures and scandal when several of them were beat to death in the early 90's.

A wide variety of birds called Discovery Island home.

A scenic vista on Discovery Island.

A shipwreck on Discovery Island.

Haunted Mansion T-Shirt

This is a fun t-shirt I bought in the late 80's at the Magic Kingdom.  Of course, it used to be black but after a million or so washes the color has faded a little.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Animal Kingdom Guidemap April 20 & 22-26

Today we have a guidemap from the opening week of the Animal Kingdom 12 years ago.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

SpectroMagic 1991

Here is a video of the SpectroMagic Parade that I videotaped in 1991.

Part One

Part Two

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Adventureland Steel Band

Out of the several hundred Disneyland Records albums I have, this is one of my favorites. I was so excited the day I found this. This is the album that the music from yesterday's video came from and dates from 1976.