Sunday, January 21, 2007

Disneyland Art

Ever heard of Thomas Kinkade or Shag? Of course you have! The artists, generally known for their unique work, are just two of the countless artists who have painted Disneyland.

Thomas Kinkade's 50th Anniversary painting of Sleeping Beauty Castle © Thomas Kinkade

There is more to Disneyland art than meets the eye. After all, there can only be so many portraits of Mickey Mouse posing in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle or Main Street, U.S.A. The previously mentioned artists, along with many others, are working on changing what Disneyland art has become.

Shag's representation of Adventureland © Shag and; Matterhorn Bobsleds Print © Disney

I personally own Shag's 5 "Original Lands" set, featuring paintings of Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. Additionally, I own a postcard size of Thomas Kinkade's Sleeping Beauty Castle painting, seen above.

While they're undoubtedly some of the most famous, Shag and Kinkade are obviously not the only artists to use Disneyland as their muse. Just look at the many paintings scattered around Disneyland (and in the Disney Gallery) for proof!

If you wish to purchase one of these prints, you don't have many options. Of course you can take a visit to the Disney Gallery and purchase however many prints you want, but not everyone has access to the gallery at any given time. (If you do, however, take advantage of that fact!) For those of us who live outside of Anaheim, eBay is your next best bet. Simply type in "disneyland print" and you'll soon find yourself in a world full of gorgeous posters. Warning: Make sure the seller you're purchasing from is a decent one before clicking the 'bid' or 'buy' button!

But that's not all! Theme Park Shopper also has sections dedicated to Shag, Disneyland attraction posters, Disney movie prints, and more.

Have fun shopping for prints, and make sure to tell me what you purchased!

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