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  On July 13th Walt placed a “Thank You” letter in local newspapers to show his appreciation for the three million visitors that had been to Disneyland in its first year and wanted to inform them in his own words that “Because of your support, Disneyland is continuing to grow…adding new attractions and entertainment.  Within

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When we received the Tower Gate, the last building on path up to Cinderella’s castle, the small door on the left was missing entirely.  I thought this would be a great first piece to replace to test some techniques on a spot that would be fairly hidden in the final village.  The door, which is

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After a lengthily hiatus, we’re finally back!  A cascade of events occurred that started with the discovery of termite damage at the house where the restoration is taking place which then to a full house renovation, which then lead to cutting the power to the workshop.  But now we’re back up and running and can

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Published on May 9, 2014, by in Fundraiser.

Prototypes for the donor pins have arrived! The base metal on the final versions will be gold-colored instead of silver, like what’s shown here. The proofs were accidentally cast in the wrong metal. This gives you a good idea of what they’ll look like though.

 
 
 
 
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Continuing with the Gerald Parker series documenting the reconstruction of Storybook Land, this installment will focus on one of the most iconic structures of the entire attraction – Toad Hall.  Originally sitting where Agrabah now resides, Toad Hall was such an enchanting design that when the new Fantasyland facades were being designed for Mr. Toad’s

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Just one month after installing the Stair Tower display in Walt’s Barn, Gerald Parker, retired 13 year veteran of the backstage Staff Shop who was taking his first trip to the barn stumbled upon the new display. It was something he thought he’d never see again.  In 1981, Jerry was responsible recreating all of the Storybook Land miniatures which had nearly been

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