||If you were
going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take one Disney
site with you, what would it be? If you know of a site that deserves
to be on this list, please let us know about it.
The Best of the Best:
(At least in my opinion...)
In the past few years I have probably visited hundreds of Disney related
fan web pages. This page will contain a growing list of my all-time favorite
Disney pages on the net.
- Joel's Disney
- An up and coming Disneyland information and news site, featuring
regular photo updates.
- Scott Leonard's Once
Upon a Time in Anaheim - This is one of the most beautifully put
together sites I have ever seen on the web. It is full of information
on the Disneyland Resort including custom MIDI arrangements of attraction
music as well as stunning artwork. There are virtual walkthroughs, historical
articles and enough purdy pictures to keep you occupied for days. I
strongly suggest a visit.
- Werner Weiss' Yesterland -
Disneyland attractions and shows of days gone by live on at this amazing
site. Werner shares some great park history on these pages, and this
site helped me find out what happened to all those attractions I remember
seeing there as a child -- but couldn't find when I returned in 1995.
(And, he uses a few pictures I took!)
- The Disneyland Source
- This mega site is what DisneyFans wants to be when it grows up. There
are video and audio clips from virtually every attraction in the park,
including many rides you would be surprised someone could successfully
take a camera on. This is probably the best Disneyland video archive
on the net, and he also uses a few of my photos.
- Ride Refurbs - Refurb Mike keeps a listing of what's up and down
at Disneyland. That's his niche. Enjoy!
Walt Disney World
- Walt Disney World Magic - I
first found out about this site when the rumors of the Epcot Horizons
replacement started circulating. I have since become a regular visitor
to see construction photos and read news and rumors about Walt Disney
- Tower of Terror . com
- A site that does for the ToT what Chef Mayhem's site does for the
Haunted Mansion. Beautiful and full of information and facts. Just an
amazing site to spend a few days exploring.
Universe of Energy Companion Site - If there is a better site
for this Epcot attraction, I don't know about it.
Multiple Parks / General Disney
- LaughingPlace.com - This site
has become a regular stop for me when I am looking for Disney web sites
or news. It serves as a portal to many other sites, and also includes
a Yahoo-like "reviewed" index of Disney related web pages.
Everything is well organized by categories, and they also provide constant
updates and news (and photos!) dealing with theme park happenings.
- Spacecoast's Hidden Mickeys
- This is a great place to find information on where the Imagineers
sneak images of Disney characters (mostly Mickey) into attractions,
shows, movies, and other Disney related items. This site (which also
has several of my photos) has grown many times over in past years as
folks from around the world contribute their findings. Although many
of the "reports" are just lucky coincidences, there are some
very cool things listed here. I've actually spent trips just hunting
these Hidden Mickeys -- this, in itself, makes for a fun "scavenger
hunt" visit to the parks.
- The Sound of Magic - This
site hosts a great selection of Disney audio files, including some outtakes
and funny bits that are worth the download. Be sure to check the audio
remix section for fan contributed versions of Disney attraction music,
including my own Grim Jamming Ghosts
- Mouse Planet -
A good site worth checking our daily if you can. It was originally
a spinoff from Al Lutz's Disneyland Information Guide site but Al is
no longer involved.
- Mice Age - Al
Lutz's new site (and Kevin Yee), both of whom used to write for Mouse
Planet. (Probably the best Disneyland "news/rumors" postings you will
Haunted Mansion Specific
- Chef Mayem's Haunted Mansion
Tribute - This is one of the best Disney pages I have ever visited.
It contains some of the best audio and video rarities about the mansion
(including Disneyland Paris' Phantom Manor) you will find anywhere on
the net. A recent update in honor of the original mansion's 31st anniversary
has added about 80% more content to the site!
- Foxx's Grim Ghosts - A fun
site to explore due to having an extensive selection of photos and original
Mansion artwork, stories, and even song parodies. This site uses some
of my pictures, too. Be warned, though -- this site is graphics intensive
and practically requires a large resolution display to fully enjoy.
- Tomb Sweet
Tomb is another excellent Mansion fan site. It has some neat aerial
photos of the various mansions, and some well done ride layouts to compare
the Disneyland original and the Walt Disney World copy. (Temporarily
offline, but should return.)
Miscellaneous / Information
- Jim Hill Media
- Jim Hill returns, this time to a site that can't fire him.
There are more pages I will be listing here when I
have the time.
Sites which use pictures from DisneyFans.com
Sites which have asked for banner/link exchanges with DisneyFans.com
- Mickey News -
a site with ambitious goals. Help make it or break it!
- Guide 2 WDW - one of many Walt Disney World guide sites these days.
Disney Fans Page - At my Disney Fan page you find photos and videos
from my visits in Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, my collection
and especially from my Honda scooter which received a unique Disney
airbrush design. And you find a new Fan Area, where other Fans can show
pictures and their Websites.
Unofficial Owensboro Wal-Mart Mickey Mouse Club - A new page.
- 7/6/2007: Magical
Kingdoms - Check it out!
- 3/26/2008: Fantasies
Come True - We opened the world's first Disney-only store back in
1980 and have been online now for since 2000. We only sell Disney so
our stock covers just about everything - WDCC, pins, Olszewski miniatures,
Nightmare Before Christmas keychains, magnets, PVC figures, Schmid, Salt & Pepper
shakers, Evan K. Shaw, Pooh & Friends as well as hard-to-find vintage
- 6/11/2010: Rainbo Animation Art and Disney Collectibles
features original animation art from Disney and other studios. We specialize in
autographs of the celebrities who performed the voices in Disney movies.
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