Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Prelude to the Doombuggies 10th Event!

The past 24 hours have been one of the best experiences we have ever had! Here are some of the highlights:

*Sang Grim Grinning Ghost with the X Atencio, while standing in line at the Haunted Mansion.
*Saw Blaine Gibson's personal art collection in his home.
*Shared wine and cheese with Harriet Burns at the Napa Rose.

Where are my manners?!?!  I've got to thank Steve for this shot!  This is the only picture we got with both of us with X and it wouldn't have happened if Steve hadn't offered!  Thanks so much!

I will share more just as soon as I float off of cloud 999!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Haunted Mansion" print by Jim Crouch

One of our most recent additions to our ever growing collection is the Haunted Mansion print by Imagineer Jim Crouch. This print is pretty incredible in that it showcases many of the fans' favorite characters from the mansion. I love how the duelists look more sinister, perhaps in part because they are staring more directly at you, rather than out of the corner of their eyes. The entire print has a darker feeling to it, which I love. The original oil painting is sold, but the print is still available at Disneyland, or was the last time I checked.. and at a very reasonable $35.00. I would pay that much for the double mat alone, with its custom looking design that adds to the overall drama to the piece.

Ghost Relations Dept. shared that Jim Crouch was the face of one Constance's doomed bridegrooms. Don't you just love the perks of being an Imagineer? You get to make a cameo appearance in Disneyland's most haunting attraction scene. Jim also put his work in another favorite Disneyland attraction - the Pirates of the Caribbean, in the pirate portraits that line the queue walls.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Haunted Mansion Collectibles New Look

Wow! Look what I did.

I love Google!