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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 30 - Disneyland Hotel

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 29 - Coming Attractions

Monday, April 28, 2008

April 28 - Special Shows and Exhibits

Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 27 - Adventureland

Saturday, April 26, 2008

April 26 - Adventureland

Friday, April 25, 2008

April 25 - Adventureland

Thursday, April 24, 2008

April 24 - Tomorrowland

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 23 - Tomorrowland

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 22 - Tomorrowland

Monday, April 21, 2008

April 21 - Tomorrowland

Saturday, April 19, 2008

April 20 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 17

Another page for the weekend...YAY!

April 19 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 15

Just beat the midnight deadline!

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 15

Another late post. Another page.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 17 - Frontierland

Same title page.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 16 - Map of the Magic Kingdom

Halfway through book.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Who I am Voting For

***Not a Disney Post***

I have been planning on voting for Barack Obama for years, way before he announced his candicay for the office of President. He locked my vote with the speech below, from the Democratic National Convention. Before this speech I, like many people, had not heard of him. After this speech, I never forgot his name.

What struck me and still resonates when I hear him speak, is that he does not sound like he is lying. His voice, tone, and entire demeanor, tells me he believes what he says, and he wants us to. I never got that from a candidate before, and I don't think there has been one since McGovern in 1972. I don't want to have a beer with Obama, because that may be the worst way to choose a President.

Like many people voting, I came to age in the 2000s, turned 21 eleven days after 9/11. In the summer of 2000, after the eight years of peace and prosperity, I was complaining to my father that my generation lacked a defining moment. Eight years on, we have had too many, stolen elections, terrorists attacks, wars without end, and we need one more defining moment.

This is our last chance to make a valid change, to break away from this cycle of curroption in politics. I don't know if the country will make the right choices, or if the media will dominate and tell the country who to vote for, again.

Obama called Pennsylvanians bitter, clinging to their Bibles and guns when times are tough. He didn't lie, he spoke his mind, and aside from some paid actors (or maybe not) in a Clinton commercial, we agree. This country has been through a dark time, and when things are tough, people will cling to whatever gives them hope.

Obama gives me hope for the future, and that's why I am voting for him this coming Tuesday. Rewatch his speech and think about who you want in control of his country.

April 15 - Fantasyland

Hey, something changed on the pages. The picture of the Motor Boat Cruise (which ran from 1957 to 1993, according to Wikipedia) has been replaced by a snapshot of Snow White's Grotto. This does make a more appleaing shot, and allows Disney to mention that all money tossed down the well is donated to charity.


Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland (1961)-11


Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 11

Park as a Planet

Park as a Planet, originally uploaded by Jeremy ES.

***This is not Disney related.***

I am really happy with the way this collage turned out. I shot a 360 degree panorama in this park that over looks Harrisburg (the city on the top of the photo), stitched them together, and then used the polar coordinates in Photoshop make the panorama into a ball. Rotated and adjusted the colors to finish it.

I will try this same method at Disney World.

Monday, April 14, 2008

April 14 - Fantasyland

Same page, same goofy looking dad riding Mr. Toad. Some things never change.

Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 09

Sunday, April 13, 2008

April 13 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 09

Made it just under the wire to post today.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

April 12 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - Fantasyland

Nothing changed.

Friday, April 11, 2008

April 11 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 07

No changes on the page.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 9 - Main Street USA

Finally a change!

In 1961, we are shown a photo of the hose and chemical wagon of the fire department.

Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland (1961)-05

In 1964, the image has been changed to show a "Pretty Disneyland Tour Guide" who is pointing out the highlights of Main Street as part of a journey through the Magic Kingdom.

Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 05

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 8 - Main Street USA

Another page that remained the same. This series is not off to a promising start, though stuff does change later on in the book.

Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland - 1964 - 04

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 6 - A Welcome from Walt Disney

Only changes are the copyright dates.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 5 - Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland (1964)

The back cover of the guide shows some updated attractions:

Main Street lost the Shooting Gallery, and now has the Penny Arcade.

Tomorrowland remained the same.

In Fantasyland, the Mickey Mouse Club Theatre changed it's name to the Fantasyland Theatre.

Nothing changed in Frontierland.

Adventureland had the most change in the Park, adding the Swiss Family Treet House, the Tiki Room, and a Big Game Gallery, which is an "exciting shooting gallery with an African motif."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 3 - The end of the SOPs

Well, this is all I have. The final 5 pages of Pirates. Now you too can run two of the most popular Disneyland attractions. Tomorrow, the guidebooks return!

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_42

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_43

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_44

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_45

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_46

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1 - SOPs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And more!

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_33

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_34

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_35

Pirates of the Caribbean SOP_Page_36

By the way, many April Fool's Day pranks are lacking a certain wit, but Google has done a wonderful job, as always. I cannot wait to search in the future.

Also, if you feel forced to write a lame post, that, coupled with an lame image, can only be an April Fool's joke, you don't need to identify it as such.