Top Five Tips for Displaying your Disney Collectibles

Displaying Disneyana

OK. You’ve just got back from that visit to The Happiest Place on Earth or perhaps The Vacation Kingdom. And although you promised yourself that you wouldn’t buy everything you saw, you’ve come home with an extra suitcase full of Disney collectibles!Now what? Well, once you convince your significant other not to leave you, it’s time to find a place for all that new stuff. And it ain’t gonna be easy!Fortunately for you, I’ve been in this predicament on more than one occasion, so here are … [Read more...]

Look for the Disney Trademarks

Disney Trademark with date

We’ve all done this: We’re browsing in an antique shop or at a flea market and come across a Disney treasure. We know we’ve found something special, but how old is it? We pick it up and turn it over, hoping to find a date. But all we find is a Disney trademark.But wait! It’s different from the one we know. We pick up another piece of Disneyana, and it has yet another trademark stamped on it! And now we’re all confused. Well, I’m here to clear up that confusion by sharing with you the Disney … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips for Collecting Merchandise

Jasmine Lamp

All Disney collectibles are valuable. False!All Mickey Mouse collectibles are the most valuable. False!Nothing new will ever be worth anything. False!Just how many false impressions are there out there about Disneyana collecting? Probably as many as there are Disneyana collectibles! Antique dealers count on misinformation and sentimentality to slip that extra percentage on your purchase. Don’t let them rip you off!Follow these five tips for collecting Disneyana:Number … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tips – Saving Your Digital Memories

camera kid

More is better right? Wrong! If you have a 3 or 4 GB media card for your digital camera, or greater, you could be risking the loss of hundreds of Disney memories. Large GB cards can store several hundreds of high resolution images. It's convenient not to have to swap out cards every two minutes, but not so convenient when your camera decides to have a melt down and erase what you've taken!Or you could do what I did once and erase over 200 pictures yourself. And you could also lose your … [Read more...]

A Canadian Perspective of the Epcot Pavilion

Mountain Range

Mountain Range Only eleven countries have the privilege of being represented in EPCOT at Walt Disney World. And as you probably already know, they are:American Adventure Canada China France Germany Italy Japan Mexico Morocco Norway United KingdomOf course, it’s the Canada Pavilion that this article will focus on.To begin with, I was surprised to find a Canada Pavilion at EPCOT. It’s all-too common for most of the world to see my country as nothing more … [Read more...]