• Aulani Resort & Spa
    Aulani Sculptures

    Sometimes it’s the little things that make a Disney Resort great, and then sometimes it is the big things that make a Disney Resort great! Here are three large, beautiful, hand-made wooden sculptures that grace the resort’s entrance drive. Enjoy! Tweet

  • California Adventure
    Disneyland Passholder Exclusive ‘Frozen Fun’ Print

    To promote “Frozen Fun” at the Disney’s California Adventure, all annual passholders will receive via mail, a special print created by Liana Hee. This will be the first of several passholder exclusive artworks for passholders in the coming months. Liana Hee is one of the featured artists at Wonderland Gallery in Downtown Disney. “Frozen Fun” […]

  • Disneyland
    Where Are These?

    OK, let’s test your Disney Parks & Resorts knowledge. Where are these two bear and elk tiles?? Here is a hint… they are 4 feet apart! Scroll down for the answer…         Answer: They are in the men’s room below the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country at Disneyland! photos: © DisneybyMark.com […]

  • Aulani Resort & Spa
    Aulani Artwork

    By Mark Hickson: Aulani Resort has some great artwork. For example, each elevator lobby has an original Hawaiian painting. Here are several that greet you on your way to your room. This could be anywhere in Hawaii. It looks like Lahaina or Waikiki if the mountains were right. But that’s not important, the important thing […]

  • Aulani Resort & Spa
    The Art of Aulani

    There is a small vestibule next to Aulani Resort’s Makahiki Resturant waiting area that displays some exquisit carved Hawai’i Koa wood planks. They depict scenes from ancient Hawaiian life and are the work of local artists. Ke Kapa Kai – Purification Ka Lú Kókó – Shaking the net Ka Mokomoko – Boxing Ka Hula – […]

  • Disney's Grand Californian Resort
    The ‘Grotesque Birds’ of the Grand Californian Resort

    If you visit Disney’s Grand Californian Resort you will find wonderful artworks reminiscent of the craftsman style that was popular at the turn of the century. The “California Natives” ceramic series at the Grand Californian were created by Susan Dannenfelser and were inspired by the “Grotesque Birds” produced by the Martin Brothers in England between […]

  • Aulani Resort & Spa
    Exclusive: Aulani Resort’s `Ewa Tower Artwork

    I love all the artwork on display at Aulani Resort. There are sculptures, carvings, tapestries, murals, art glass, and paintings. Everything is a one-of-a-kind, original work commissioned just for Aulani. In the 15 story `Ewa Tower (pronounced “Eva” as in Evelyn) there is an original Hawaiian painting hanging in the elevator lobby on each floor. […]

  • Collectibles
    Never-before-seen Disney Artwork Goes on Sale in England

    Never-before-seen artwork by Walt Disney Studios was on view at Tatton Park Fine Arts Fair last week. The collection belongs to a “well known,” but undisclosed, former Disney storyboard artist, who worked at the company in the 1930s and 1940s. This public display included original pencil drawings of Mickey Mouse (1933) and Snow White And […]

  • Holiday Bears

    Right by California Adventure’s Redwood Creek Challenge Trail are these two carved bears. I think the little one is excited about the holidays! Tweet

  • Tinker Bell

    This wonderful drawing of Tinker Bell was created in 1953 by Disney supervising animator Les Clark, one of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Tweet

  • New Fantasyland Concept Art

    Here are several newly released concept artworks produced a few years ago at WDI for the Magic Kingdom’s new Fantasyland expansion. Here we have scenes of Ariel and Belle’s kingdoms. They really set the mood and give a real sense of place of what the designers needed to convey. They are also beautiful compositions! © […]

  • Collectibles
    Rare Disney Animation Treasures up for Auction

    Snow White and Pinocchio original art highlight Profiles in History’s July 29 vintage animation auction. These big-ticket items are expected to fetch upwards of $80,000 each. 1953 Disneyland Prospectus, Est. $80,000-$120,000. Walt Disney and artist Herb Ryman produced this drawing to give potential investors a feel for what the theme park, which opened in 1955, […]