Saturday, December 5, 2015

Paris Disneyana auction has ended, and about the items which were not sold

Well, that's it, the first Paris Disneyana auction has ended, and the result are interesting in what has been sold and what was not. It'll be helpful for a future auction and i hope that those of you who've bet on items succeeded to won them!

As some have asked what will happen of the items which were not sold, what i can say is that the auctioneer won't put them back in auction - simply because they don't belong to them.

Now, if some of you were interested by some of the items which were NOT sold during the auction - and you can check easily the ones who were sold or not by going to the Drouot website HERE - send me an email at: with the title and number of the item in the auction as well as your name and email address and i will ask those who have put their collectibles in auction and will let you know what they can propose, if it's possible to have a discount, etc...

Thanks to all of you who have participated and tomorrow we'll be back to the regular updates on Disney and more!

Friday, December 4, 2015

"D Day" For Paris Disneyana Auction Starting Online at 3pm Paris Time this Saturday December 5 with 344 Collectibles On Sale!

That's it, folks, tomorrow ( or today depending where you're living ) Saturday December 5th is the D Day for Paris first Disneyana auction, happening online only on Drouot website! The auction will start at 3pm Paris time ( 9am New York time ) and each lot will have its final auctions with a new lot each 30 seconds;. I remind you that you need to register on the Drouot website to be able to place your bids and i recommand to do it before the auction starts to don't miss a lot you're interested by while you register.

There is 344 lots in auction and here is the different "sections":

Lots 1-33: Posters from Disneyland Paris, Disneyland or Walt Disney World, Disneyland Attraction Posters prints

Lots 34-98 Disneyland Paris and other Disney parks rare Pins collectors, and other small collectibles from the 90s

Lots 99-120 Games and toys related to Disney movies

Lots 121-205: Books on Disney theme parks, Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Animation

Lot 206-245: The big "collectors" and other sculptures, figurines released in 2005 for Disneyland 50th Anniversary, etc... Don't miss the stunning Pirate Auctioneer replica, the Nautilus from Master Replica, Captain Hook ship, the TRON lighted giant sculpture, and many more!

Lots 246-251: Rare artworks and original paintings, « one-of-a-kind » unique items, and original renderings for a "Jungle Cruise with Dinosaurs" ride ( lots 246 to 250 ) AND a gorgeous hyper-realistic painted portrait of Walt Disney ( lot 251 )!

Lot 252-345: Collectors from press events, invitations, press kits, commemorative tickets, watches, etc... and it includes original press kits for Indiana Jones Adventure, DL New Tomorrowland, DLP Space Mountain Grand Opening, DLP 5th Anniversary, Animal Kingdom Grand Opening, Disney Cruise Line Inaugural cruise, Tokyo DisneySea announcement, HKDL Mystic Manor press kit, and dozens more!

To participate to the auction, see auction items and bid:
You must go on the Drouot Online website at the page of the auction link here:

All lots have a description in English, as well as in French, and pictures for each item. Important note: most of the items have multiple pictures, the main picture is the one that appears by default, to see the other pictures, put your mouse over the main picture and click on the thumbnails of other pictures that will appear.

Starting at 3pm this Saturday 5th, each lot will "pass" one after the other - as in a physical auction - and this will be the last opportunity to place your bids, and it will go fast because each lot will pass during 30 seconds. If you’re interested by an item and are not sure to be present online at the time of the auction on December 5th, it’s better to place your auction bid now. There is no "reserve price" on the items so each one placing his bid can potentially win the item. The auction results of each item will be announced after the end of the auction.

To bid on an item: it is mandatory to register on Drouot Online. Drouot Online will ask you your name and address and a credit card number. Note: If you win the auction of an item, your credit card will NOT be charged automatically, payment will have to be proceed once the sale is completed directly to the auctioneers study by check or credit card. Drouot requests the registration of a credit card only to ensure that the person who bids is real. That said, in case a person who bids and won a prize refuse to proceed to the payment, the credit card might be charged, so do not bid if you don’t intend to buy. The auction conditions are available on the website on the auction pages.

A  24% fee is applied on every purchase, as well as a shipment fee if the buyer can’t come in person to take his winning lot at the auctioneers office.

This is the first time that a Disneyana auction is organized in France, and by a major action house as Drouot is the oldest one in France, since more than 200 years. It is NOT, though, an auction like the one which happened for Disneyland 60th last February or the one which happen tomorrow by the same auctioneer in L.A. so, you won't find in the auction big pieces of Disney parks history like a People Mover vehicle or Marc Davis original artwork, or even original attraction posters. BUT it is the first auction of this kind, and everything needs a start. This also has some good points for Disney fans. If we except a few items estimated over 1000€ most of the items have a starting price around 50€, sometime even less. And this even if normally there is no auction happening with items under 100€, if not more. Which means that it's not an auction reserved for rich people, everybody should find something at a reasonable price.

There is plenty of items from the early years of Disneyland Paris, or rare ones from press events, whether they happened at DLP, DL or WDW, others linked to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. You have also Disneyland  attraction Posters prints down 10 years ago by Disneyland ( that South Cal guests can find easily at Disneyland but not European fans who can't go to Disneyland - and  by the way, which also cost much much less than original Attraction Posters. And also plenty of these gorgeous collectibles that were released fro Disneyland 50th Anniversary and which are now rare to find. It's a Disneyana auction, i.e an auction for fans, and i wish it will be a success to have others in Paris in the future. Last but not least, the auction is happening as I've said online only, which allows every one wherever you live on the planet to participate.

That said, go ahead, place your bids and good luck to everyone!

Legendary Imagineer Tony Baxter Biography by Tim O'Brien Now Available in eBook Format on Amazon for Immediate Download !

Great news, as Tim O'Brien who did the great Tony Baxter biography just let me know that the book is now available on Amazon in Kindle format for immediate download - and read! - on a Kindle, iPad, or any tablet device- with the amazon Kindle App - and for $11.81 only! Go ahead, order the book in its eBook format HERE

And for more infos about the book, jump to my previous article HERE.

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Disneyland Paris Christmas Season Pictorial Update - Pictures by Maureen

Maureen, from the Hello Disneyland website and longtime Disney and more contributor is back with a new pictorial report on Disneyland Paris, this time with her vision of DLP Christmas season thanks to her always gorgeous pictures!

So, let's discover Maureen report but before may i remind you two things: first don't miss the Disneyana auction happening online only this Saturday at 3pm Paris Time ( 9am New York time ) with 344 lots on sale. This is the starting time and it will run during approximately 190 minutes with a new lot in auction each 30 seconds. If you can't be online at that time due to the time difference you CAN place your bids right now on the auction page for the lot of your choice. And all of these auction items would make great - and rare - Christmas gifts, so jump to the Drouot auction site HERE!

Secondly, don't miss too the Christmas special offer for the Disneyland Paris book ( see at the end of this article ) as i promise you it is one of the best gift you can find for a disney theme park fan - not to mention that the book is gorgeous, really.

Main Street windows!

Plenty of Christmas items are on sale in main Street shops!

Here comes the Christmas parade!

The Frozen show is always playing at Frontierland Chaparral Stage!

Cinderella is here, too!

Christmas Tree lighting ceremony with Santa Claus and Mickey, Minnie and carol singers!

Let's move to Disney Village where DLP guests can find a Christmas village, too!

There is more beautiful pictures to see in Maureen full article on Hello Disneyland HERE and don't miss below the Disneyland Paris book Christmas offer fo the ENGLISH or FRENCH editions!

Until December 22 you can order the book at the special price of 60€ or 75€ for a signed copy ( + 15€ shipping worldwide, except for Belgium or Italy for which shipping is 29€ ). You can pay by Paypal, credit card or bank transfer ( or by check for French bank account only ) and if you have a Paypal account you can send the total amount, including shipping, directly to: You can pay with Paypal for the book in its ENGLISH or FRENCH edition by using the Paypal button below. Just specify me by email which edition you want (english or french)
For all orders or if you want to pay with credit card, bank transfer or check, please send me an email at: and let me know if you want an english or french edition, and if you order a signed copy at what name you wish the book to be dedicated.

Make sure to check the video below which presents the whole book, page by page!

If the Paypal button doesn't work for the payment of a FRENCH edition please send me an email at:

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality - Include shipping

Pictures: copyright Maureen - Hello Disneyland

Monday, November 30, 2015

Shanghaî Disneyland Update : New Drone Video !

We're back again at Shanghaî Disneyland to start the week as a new drone video was released in China. As usual i did screen captures for you telling you where is what.

I couldn't embed the video from the Youku website but you can watch it HERE.

The drone flight starts from the back of SDL Tomorrowland and the blue building you see on the right is the Tron Light Cycles Power Run show building - you can see a bit or the outdoor Tron "cover" on its right.

The drone then fly towards the castle and over fantasyland buildings, the one for the peter Pan Flight ride being most probably the building in the left bottom corner. On the left of the castle, the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto ride.

Getting closer to Enchanted Storybook castle...

The drone then turn to be right in front of the castle

On the right of the castle, the Alice in Wonderland Maze... and behind the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster...

The drone then turn back and will return by flying to Tomorrowland but first this nice shot from behind the highest towers of SDL castle, with the Tron cover structure in the background.

Interesting things to note on these views of the flight towards Tomorrowland, starting by how close to the castle is the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride...

The park is almost completed but but they have a serious problem of vegetation which is yet to come.

getting closer and closer to Tomorrowland with the Jet Packs ride on the bottom left. Interesting also to see that the path from the Gardens of Imagination ( SDL central Plaza ) is leading to the elevated walkway of Tomorrowland... So you won't have to go up to reach it - but you'll have probably to walk down to access the restaurant and shops down there.

 A last - and closer - look to the Tron "cover" structure now completed!

That's it for today's Shanghaî Disneyland update, more to come soon, and in the meantime i remind you that you have until midnight L.A time ( 9 A;M paris time on Tuesday morning ) to enjoy the Black Friday price on the Disneyland Paris book, see on the post below or HERE.