I'm such a silly fangirl, you'd never guess I'm an adult. But I am, and I adore everything Disney - especially Toy Story (Buzz and Jessie! ♥) and Disney World vacations.

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Yodelin' Cowgirl

Jessie never gives up. Jessie finds a way!


Mid-century Whimsy

Legendary Walt Disney artist/Imagineer Rolly Crump’s whimsical Tower of the Four Winds designed for the “It’s A Small World” attraction at the New York World’s Fair, July 1964.

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buzz & jessie dating :) by arroyodz http://ift.tt/1euXVRJ

Whistle while you work!

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This would be one cute double date! <3

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disney meme [7/10 couples]: Buzz Lightyear & Jessie

Always and forever! <3

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Walt Disney would often visit Disneyland with his family, and enjoy the attractions. More vintage Disney.

visit? He had an apartment in it XD

I want to go back in time and be at Disneyland when Walt Disney was just randomly walking around. Those lucky people!  


Minutia of Maui: Uti, Rolly Crump, and the Enchanted Tiki Garden

She’s a ubiquitous fixture of The Polynesian Village. She stands on nearly every walking trail, glaring at guests, holding her torch aloft, and carrying a speared fish on a triton. If you’ve been to the Polynesian, you’ve seen her, perhaps without realizing it. This is almost to be expected, considering the believable illusion that the Polynesian Village paints; one tiki statue shouldn’t draw attention, but should mesh with the environment of the tropics you’ve been fortunate enough to visit.  What you might not realize, however, is the interesting history behind Uti, The Goddess of Fishing, and that her original purpose WAS to draw attention and be part of the face of one of Disney’s most iconic attractions.

It can be argued that each of Disney’s attractions are the work of a collective. Each artist working on a project adds style, texture and their own unique aesthetic to the final form, which usually creates a milieu of sensibilities and details. Although the most convincing environments created are dictated by an overriding and coherent thematic illusion of believability, distinct textures and details are really what is memorable and even comforting about Disney’s brand of thematic environments. In this case, Rolly Crump’s involvement on the Enchanted Tiki Room is a shining example of personal style crafting an iconic aesthetic, and here, a character in Disney’s pantheon.

After John Hench’s rendering for a ‘Tahitian Tiki Restaurant’ had been approved for development, Imagineer Rolly Crump was tasked with the physical aspects of the new show planned for Adventureland. Formally an “in-betweener” in the animation department, who worked on making animation as fluid and as lifelike as possible, Crump’s new position would allow him to craft characters under his purview and with his own unique style. By the time the Enchanted Tiki Room had evolved out of being a restaurant and into a full fledged E-Ticket experience, Crump carved and painted nearly all of the tikis inside and outside of the attraction.

Here’s where Uti comes in: The Enchanted Tiki Room’s waiting area was given nearly the same amount of care and attention to detail that the interior show was to receive. Although not strictly lashed to the musical show within, the preshow venue boasts its own tropical interlude and features the deities of Polynesia all bellowing forth their island mythos. There are currently eight tiki gods in the tiki garden, but Uti used to be the ninth.  While the tiki gods aren’t anthropologically correct, they are based on Rolly Crump’s knowledge of South Seas culture. Crump was heavily influenced by Katherine Luomala’s cultural study “Voices on the Wind: Polynesian Myths and Chants” and the artistic contributions of Oceanic Arts, a purveyor of the tiki culture that was sweeping mid century America as Disneyland was building the Enchanted Tiki Room. Thus, Uti’s design was influenced by the Hawaiian practice of night fishing, in which villagers would attract fish with torches and catch them with spears.

Rolly Crump hard at work installing his tiki deities in the Enchanted Garden, 1963

Where all the other tiki gods stood inside the tiki garden and had a speaking roll about their mythological role and backstory in tiki apocrypha, Uti was the silent sentinel that stood over the gateway entrance to the Enchanted Tiki Room. Situated high in a outrigger canoe, she was equipped with a working gas torch and enjoyed a place of prominence next to the attraction’s marquee and Juan, the Tiki Room’s ‘barker bird’, as voiced by Wally Boag. Thus, Uti was the face of Disneyland’s Tiki Room for nearly 40 years.

Uti’s silent and imposing reign over Adventureland only came to an end in the early 2000s, when falling maintenance standards allowed for her torch to go dark and mold to claim her perch above the entrance. The tiki hut that supported the Uti statue collapsed and was rebuilt without the iconic deity.

 As sad as this short story might be, Uti does live on at the Polynesian Village in Walt Disney World in multiple forms, along the lush landscaping and winding paths of the resort’s grounds. While more humble than originally intended, Uti’s inclusion at the Polynesian is a tacit and quiet nod to Rolly Crump’s work and Disney’s long history of tropical island thematics. And in more recent developments, Uti was lovingly crafted by Disney Design Group artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily as a keepsake figurine for The Enchanted Tiki Room’s 50th anniversary, earlier this year. Unsurprisingly, the Uti figurine was one of the merchandise line’s most popular pieces and had to be restocked repetitively.

So, the next time you’re wandering the Polynesian and the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, pay heed to the glaring tiki goddess lifting her spear and torch aloft. Uti is now just another detail along the path, but her long history and story warrant reflection and recognition for her ties to one of Disney’s pioneering imagineers and seminal Disneyland attractions.

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There are more than 300 stickers in Andy’s room.

The pins on the map in Andy’s room correspond to the hometowns of ‘Toy Story 3′ production staff.

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Buzz vs Zurg gift pack @@toysrus exclusive

I love how Buzz and Jessie are positioned in the package artwork on this.  They look cozy.  ^_^


This is basically what it’s like to be an adult.

All the time in everything.

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