Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

I purchased this 3-D lenticular placemat at WDW for 4.95. The spooky white line isn't on the picture and I have no idea where it came from! Ok, I used a flash and that's probably the reflection on one line of the lenticular, but hey, it's halloween so who knows!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's a Gemmy

Stopped by Home Depot yesterday to get several things that will make my days off miserable for the next few weeks. The Christmas display is up and they had these two waterless snowglobes for $24.95They also had a Pooh one but alas that one is not available on their website like these two are.

Also available on their website is this inflatable monster.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Neverland Club

One place that relatively few Walt Disney World guests get to visit is the Neverland Club at the Polynesian Resort. In case you don't know what it is, it's basically a babysitting service where parents can leave their kids while they go out. When children enter, the lobby is themed to the Darling children's bedroom and the guests enter by going through the window into Neverland. I've been in there many times fixing some of the free arcade games that the kids get to enjoy and today I happened to have my camera with me.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Donald Duck Halloween Covers

I was saving these for Halloween, but since I didn't have much of a post today I thought I'd use them today. Check out the Mickey cartoon "Runaway Brain" in Mouskavision.


Looked in a couple shops at Magic Kingdom toady searching for new snowglobes with no luck. I'm thinking there might be some new introductions soon as they beef up their stock for the holiday season.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Princess Fountain

Ok, I don't pretend to understand why this stuff sells on ebay the day after release but this Princess globe has allready sold for $175.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Announcing The Disney Snowglobe Collectors Guide

After much deliberation the last few days, I've decided that it will be pretty much impossible to create the book I originally wanted to create. I wanted the book to be the ultimate guidebook to Disney snowglobes with information on each snowglobe and a clear, decent sized picture for identification purposes as well as making the book fun to glance through. However, as I've mentioned before, there are literally thousands of Disney snowglobes and even if I could manage to put together the information and pictures needed, the sheer size of the book would stop it from being published. To make the book a manageable size, the pics would have to be tiny and that's not the book I wanted to create.

So, what to do? I've put a lot of effort into this project and dont want to see it go to waste.

I'm happy to announce the start of THE DISNEY SNOWGLOBE COLLECTORS GUIDE.
I've started another blog here on blogspot that will contain the information I have and I will continue to add to it. It's the same project as before, but instead of a book it will be a searchable database. The best part is you won't have to wait, the blog is live right now and I'll be posting an entry for at least one snowglobe a day. Starting in 2009, I will begin tracking prices on ebay again and that information will also become available with periodic pricing updates for all entries.

This blog will also still be current with the latest releases and finds. The new blog entries will all be database entries. If you see mistakes or can fill in the blanks on some of the information, please do so by leaving a comment for the appropriate globe.

I'm starting with the plastic snowdomes which were the first section of my manuscript. I'd like to thank Hank Millett for providing most of the pictures I'll be posting in the coming weeks.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for.... The Link:

Hannah Montana now has 4 different snowglobes

Wal-Mart's Christmas department is open and they have quite a few snowglobes this year. They have 3 types of globes. They have the Gemmy waterless globes that hold pictures which I talked about awhile back. They have various princesses and Hannah Montana.
The 2nd type is the traditional glass water globe. They have Cars, Princesses and Hannah Montana.
The 3rd type are jelly globe ornaments. This year they are packaged 2 to a package. They have Cars, Princesses and Hannah Montana. Unfortunately the packaging is random within each license so if you want all the cars ornaments you may end up with extra Lightning McQueen ones. I don't know how many different ones there are but it looked like there was a Lightning McQueen in each package with the 2nd globe being a different character. The Princess ones seem to have the same problem.
I didn't buy any. I think the prices are a little high.
Hannah Montana now has 4 snowglobes.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Disney Store snowglobes now available

These two snowglobes that we sneak peeked not to long ago are now available on the website as well as the Disney Stores. Both are very nice but also quite expensive.

Disney Halloween Displays

Here are the Halloween displays from the Twelve Days of Christmas store in the WDW shopping village. I didn't know if the pics would turn out very well because of the window glare but it actually created kind of a misty effect that works very well. You can see my reflection in the 2nd picture

Thursday, October 23, 2008

T-Rex now open

Here's some pics I took last week of the new T-Rex Cafe at Downtown Disney. I didn't eat there because of the long line. The restaurant is layed out pretty much exactly like the Rainforest Cafe and the menu was to my liking (chicken, burgers & ribs).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This old dome

Hadn't heard from Hank Millett in awhile, but he just sent me this picture of the latest addition to his extensive snowdome collection. This is made by Koziol in Germany.
I'm guessing this is from the 1980's when the Disney Babies promotion was in full swing. That take on the classic Disney characters seems to have been more popular overseas then it was here in the USA. Can anyone prove me wrong? Or right?

Jiminy Cricket Update

Juan Ortiz reveals some more details of the Jiminy Cricket radio snowglobe including the original concept art on his excellent blog.

Disney Dragonkind

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you may recall me talking about the line of Disney Dragonkind statues from Gentle Giant and lamenting that they were not available anywhere at WDW. Well, now, at long last, they are! I shot these pics in the Gallery store at the shopping village.

Robin Hood and Wall-E available in Europe

The Robin Hood and Wall-E snowglobes are now available at the Disney Store UK website which most likely means they are now available in Disney Stores throughout Europe.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Halloween Donald

This is the cover to a Donald Duck comic book that lucky kids will get while trick or treating this year. It is smaller then a regular sized comic and is designed to be handed out to trick or treaters. Check with your local comic shop to see if they will be handing any out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Juan Ortiz update

Steve writes in one of the comments to a previous post that, Juan is no longer at Disney and provides this link to Juan's blog where he has been posting some Disney concept artwork again (yay!). I mention it here so you don't miss it. The blog is well worth checking out.

Pre-Order Christmas Pooh Snowglobe

The Disney Store UK website is offering this Winnie the Pooh Christmas snowglobe for pre-sale. They will send it to you in november.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sleeping Beauty SNowglobe - Sneak Peek

A very nice Sleeping Beauty snowglobe coming soon to a Disney Store near you.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Disney Princess Snowglobe - Sneak Peek

The Disney Princesses gather at a beautiful fountain. Coming soon to a Disney Store near you.

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Princess Globe not so new

Turns out the new Princess globe I showed earlier today isn't so new. It is a recreation of a 2000 globe from the Disney Catalog. There may be some color variation and the sondg is different.

New Tinker Bell snowglobe in Europe

This new Tinker Bell snowglobe has joined the others available at the Disney Store UK website.

New snowglobes available on

This Nightmare Before Christmas snowglobe is a limited edition of 1200.

The mary Poppins Broadway Snowglobe is available again for those who missed it the first time.
This Princess snowglobe snuck past our sneak peek radar.

Jiminy Cricket Snowglobe Sneak Peek

Coming soon to a Disney Store near you. I like this one a lot.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

If the economy is so bad....?

How come people love to spend more money then they need to on ebay? The new Disney Store snowglobe has sold for $139.99 on ebay.

Mickey Through the Years Snowglobe - Sneak Peek

Coming to a Disney Store near you is this snowglobe celebrating 80 years of Mickey Mouse.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another New Nightmare snowglobe

The Disney UK website is now offering this new Nightmare Before Christmas mini globe. They also have this "Baby's First Christmas" snowglobe ornament.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Information Please

Anybody have this in their collection? I'd like to verify that it is an authentic Disney snowglobe and get an approximate year of release. The recent description on ebay sounded like the figures inside are like the figurines on a magnetic skating pond where they spin and twirl. Anybody have it? Anybody?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Disney Store Snowglobes

The pictures at still aren't working, but devoted Nightmare collector Magikman went researching and forwarded me these pics. Thanks Magikman!
Wow! These snowglobes are fantastic! The Disney Store designers continue to put out new favorites for me to enjoy!

Precious Moments Snowglobe - Cinderella Sneak Peek

Another Precious Moments Sneak Peek of Cinderella admiring the dress that her animal friends have made for her.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Darkwing Duck = Cha-Ching

Someone has allready sold the the 59.50 Darkwing Duck snowglobe on ebay for 109.99