MouseGearMouseGear

Steve Burns continues his Walt Disney World photo tour series with a look at MouseGear, one of the largest retail spaces at Epcot. Found in Innoventions, the souvenir shop takes its name to heart by featuring Mickey Mouse shapes and gears throughout the decor. Check out the not-so-hidden Mickeys, Donalds, Goofys and Minnies showcased by Steve, who also shows you what became of an old attraction prop as well. Check out it out!


Previous features by Steve include in-depth looks of:



A Peek at My Favorite Peak

Matthew Walker borders on obsession with his infatuation for a certain 110-foot-tall mountain shaped like a grizzly bear at Disney's California Adventure. Grizzly Peak, a truly "Disney" icon at the Disneyland Resort's second gate, inspires this photo essay of more than 30 images of Matthew's favorite man-made mountain. Check out Grizzly Peak from many multiple angles, at various times of day and even on signage throughout the park in our latest feature.

Other features from Matthew Walker include an exclusive dedication ceremony of the Ward Kimball, Engine No. 5 of the Disneyland Railroad, and the Lilly Belle Presidential Car, a trip in the Pilot House of the Mark Twain, a look at the first Mickey's Halloween Treat event at Disney's California Adventure, a photo tour of Hong Kong Disneyland, a taste at Ice Station Cool, a clip job at the Harmony Barber Shop, the Anaheim Angels World Series Victory Celebration, a look back at Disneyland's Blast to the Past promotion, a photo essay of Disney's California Adventure, pictures from inside a park-view room at the Grand Californian Hotel, StartedByAMouse.com's preview of the "new" Disneyland Resort, a personal essay celebrating Walt Disney's 100th birthday, a look at Disney's California Adventure's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It! attraction, a Disneyland Resort Holiday 2002 Photo Essay and an exploration of Disney versions of "The Ugly Duckling" story, including its use in Lilo & Stitch.



Golden VehiclesGolden Vehicles

One of the things that Disneyland is doing to celebrate its 50th anniversary is honoring its original 1955 attractions with special plaques and golden ride vehicles. StartedByAMouse.com has photos of the various Goldenized Attractions from around the park.

Other Disney Details features include a map and list of locations of the various "Happiest Faces" murals around Disneyland, looks at the "Hidden 50s" of the 50th Anniversary celebration, the characters of a bug's life, the creatures of the Ahwahnee Camp Circle, a Disneyland Hotel bedspread covered with beautiful drawings of various Disneyland attractions, Emporium Windows featuring Atlantis, the gods and goddesses of the Enchanted Tiki Room queue and the themed trash cans of Disney's California Adventure.



Parade of DreamsParade of Dreams

As part of Disneyland's 50th anniversary, a new parade debuted this year featuring more than 100 performers, seven elaborate parade units and four performance stops along the parade route. Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams is an all-new daytime musical spectacular filled with floats, characters, puppets and Audio-Animatronics. Check out our latest Land View featuring nearly 30 pictures of the parade's performance on June 18, 2005.

Also still available is our overview of Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration, a preview of Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters at Disneyland, coverage of the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" statues at Disney's California Adventure, a sneak preview of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at DCA, a post-holiday Disneyland, the Disneyland Resort's Tournament of Roses Parade float, Summer happenings at the Disneyland Resort, the third-annual Fiesta Latina, the second-annual ABC Primetime Preview Weekend and our original Land View - a Disneyland Resort update from the day of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie premiere.



Marceline, MissouriWalt's Boyhood Home

Walt Disney once said, "To tell the truth, more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than ever happened since -- or are likely to in the future."

Guest columnist Kevin Burk, champion of the 1999 Disney Store Trivia Competition, takes readers on a tour of Walt's Boyhood Home ... Marceline, Missouri.

Part One features an overview of the town, Part Two looks at the Walt Disney and Santa Fe Railroad Museum and Part Three takes readers on a trip down the inspiration for Main Street U.S.A. Part Four concludes the series with a look at Walt Disney's Dreaming Tree and Barn.



What If ...?What If ...?

StartedByAMouse.com is pleased to announce a brand new column called "What If ...?" The premise? Imagine "if" something were to happen in the world of Disney. "What" would you do in reaction to this situation? Our first challenge? What If Disney Songs Returned to the Vault and you could only save 10 to a CD to listen to forever more? What songs would make your list?

Check out three lists from StartedByAMouse.com writers and see if any that you would want in your collection made our lists. And then use our feedback features to leave a list of your own!



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