Sunday, August 31, 2008


I'm having surgery on my back Tuesday afternoon, so they'll be a longer delay than expected. Will begin posting again when I can. In the meantime, please continue to enjoy all of the other great Disneyland/Disney blogs, some of which are on my link list.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hi, everybody.

A severe bulging disc in my L5 has me seeing stars, so I'm not doing much of anything, including this blog. I'm getting some treatment early next week, so look for me then. On second thought, once this Vicodin kicks in, I may go on a posting frenzy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

1957 Ruggles China & Gift House Mailer

I have a bunch of Disneyland store catalogs and mailers like this one. There's something cool about this sort of paper from the park. Maybe it's that they're so ephemeral and were never meant to be kept. Or, maybe they make all of our favorite souvenirs that much more connected to the park since we have evidence that yes, they were in fact sold there.

Whatever...I like them.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

An Unprinted Attraction Poster? The Coolest Sign Ever?

This is either a never-printed attraction poster or a photo of what has to be the coolest handpainted sign ever; I don't know which. There are a few unprinted attraction posters (Phantom Boats, Tomorrowland Skyway), but this is my fave. If this WAS posted as a sign at the park, does anyone have a (color) photo of it???

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pixie Kitchen

Hi, everybody. It's good to be back.

I don't know how many of you out there have heard of this place (I know that Mr. Goodsell has...), but when I lived in Oregon as a little kid, it was my FAVORITE. You ate excellent (at least according to a 4-year old) fish and chips and watched a pixie diorama out of the huge picture windows. You sorta get the idea from one of the postcards. The large postcard shows most of the diorama. They also put in a short-lived amusement park, which only lasted a couple of years.,

The place closed years ago, but you can find souvenirs and ceramics from it on Ebay. Wish I could find one of those pixies for my backyard.