Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1

    • MiceAge Columnist
    • Dateline Disneylander
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Disneyland, U.S.A.
    Posts
    8,138

    Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    From the ArtofDisneyParks.com website:


    Bank On It! The Disney Gallery will open Friday, October 2, 2009 in the former Bank of Main Street Building!

    Like most, you've probably missed visiting The Disney Gallery on your recent trips to Disneyland® park. Well, good news! the hotspot for viewing original and one-of-a-kind Disney artwork and artifacts is ready to re-open in the fall at its new location - in the former Bank of Main Street, right next to the Disneyland® Opera House.

    This new location offers roughly the same amount of area as the gallery's previous home above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (which is now occupied by the Disneyland® Dream Suite). And, just as before, The Disney Gallery will be made up of three separate rooms - two exhibit rooms and a gift shop. "This will allow us to tell on continuous story, or three separate stories, as we used to in the former gallery," said Kim Irvine, Walt Disney Imagineering and Art Director for this project. She also told us that the unique qualities of the building have been incorporated into the gallery's theme: "We'll maintain the bank look and architecture and visually tell the story that this was an old bank that has been turned into an art gallery. Guests will still see remnants of the old bank influence - like the vault!" So be sure to stop in and visit this longtime favorite attraction and store in its new digs.


    The first event at the new Disney Gallery:


    The Disney Gallery - Product Release & Artist Signing
    Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
    Time: 9 AM to 11 AM
    Location: The Disney Gallery, Main Street, U.S.A.

    Event Information:
    Join us as we celebrate the opening of The Disney Gallery in its new location on Main Street, U.S.A. with an array of Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Inspired Artists, including Jim Crouch, Jody Daily, Jeremy Fulton, Kevin Kidney, Larry Nikolai, Maggie Parr, George Scribner, SHAG and Yakovetic. Commissioned artwork by these artists will on display and will be available as part of the product release & signing. The artist signing will take place from 9 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Merchandise offerings and artwork shown below.

    Photos, news, and commentary every week from Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom!

    | | |

  2. #2

    • Knows Where His Towel Is
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    Posts
    6,990

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    Very cool. Looks like I'll be able to catch Ghost Galaxy and the Disney Gallery in one trip.

    INTERGALACTIC WRITER FOR THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
    HOOPY FROODS:thinkingofdisney11, DisneyIzz, A113, dmtnt55, MikeSkellington, zephr, Incrediboy, JungleCruiseFan, PerformerInWaiting, MainStreetJake, The Disneylander, littleactressann, DapperJoshua, padgerfan, SS77, DisneyLove, GummiBears_Rock, fangalicious44, animekiti4christ, *disneyprincess*, monorailorange33, Colorized, iskategoofy, stevo505, mandypandy, williamtheking, CaptainEO,Atis, firebolt413, cocoa, WendyInWonderland, ICe101, itsxxdomoxxkun, esquivel


    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!
    ASK ME ANYTHING! :: FORMSPRING.ME
    FOLLOW MY BLOG: <>

  3. #3

    • MiceAge Columnist
    • Dateline Disneylander
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Disneyland, U.S.A.
    Posts
    8,138

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    This caught my eye:

    And, just as before, The Disney Gallery will be made up of three separate rooms - two exhibit rooms and a gift shop.

    This is wrong. The former gallery had THREE main exhibit rooms (Parlor room, Master Bedroom, and Formal Dining Room) and a gift shop in the wet bar room - that's FOUR rooms total in the old gallery. This isn't including the Royal Suite's entrance hall and the small hall space that led to the kids' room that were also used to display art.

    Photos, news, and commentary every week from Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom!

    | | |

  4. #4

    • Greetings, Program!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,132

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    Always hated the fact that we lost the Gallery above POTC. I hope this new one does it justice. Will be checking it out this weekend.
    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

    AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.

  5. #5

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Nikon +Disneyland = :)
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    12.5 minutes from Disneyland
    Posts
    14,007
    Blog Entries
    9

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    I will probably drop by on Friday AM. I'm sure it will look nice, but I will always miss the Gallery above Pirates, which I used to frequent quite often. At least the artwork will have a new home.

  6. #6

    • Don't mess with the duck!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Too far from Disneyland
    Posts
    1,414

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    Sigh... nothing will ever replace the old gallery. Hoping the new gallery is given some TLC.

  7. #7

    • MiceChat Administrator
    • Man of mystery and
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Temple of the Forbidden Eye
    Posts
    13,756
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    I'm looking forward to having the Gallery back. However, I'll forever miss sitting on the veranda of the old Gallery looking down on New Orleans Square and the Rivers of America.
    Find us on Facebook:

    .

    How do you support MiceChat? Join MiceChat GOLD!,



  8. #8

    • Disney/WWE/Anime fan
    • Online

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,224

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    Guess ill check this out.
    i didnt see the one ove the POTC ride

  9. #9

    • Future Cast Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Wonderland
    Posts
    6,930

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    I'm kind of glad it moved. It was hard to tell where it was before, so it was often a skipped attraction. Now I hope people will appreciate the art behind the attractions more

  10. #10

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,008

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    It's good to have the Gallery back! ALthough I will really miss the old location. I always loved looking out over New Orleans Square. Guess Tarzan's Treehouse will have to suffice.....

  11. #11

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Prince Ali
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Agrabah
    Posts
    11,041

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    Well, it will be a Disney Gallery, but it won't be nearly as unique, nor will it have the fantastic view that the ORIGINAL Gallery had. So many things will be missing from the New Orleans style duel curved stairs and rod iron railings, the more homey welcoming room, the interior outdoor patio, which could be reached from a number of rooms, all the nuances of what was planned as Walt Disney's 2nd Disneyland Apartment, but never fully realized.

    It was the closest thing to Walt's 2nd floor apartment, that was available for ALL guests to visit on any trip to DL. And it was the ONLY place in New Orleans Square where an average joe schmoe could view New Orleans Square, from a 2nd floor balcony, which also provide the best seats in the house for Fantasmic viewing.

    It was a sort of refuge in the midst of DL. And of course it was even better before Club 33 came in and hacked the "Dining Room" in half. There is no other place in DL that can hold the same charm as the Original Disney Gallery.

    And it was for the sake of the 2nd part of a 2 plus year nonconsequetial promotion that That Original Disney Gallery was shuttered and ALL Regular Guests were banished to the lower level of NOS.

    Disney STILL needs to OPEN the OLD Disney Gallery Location and make it available for ALL guests to visit, just as before.

  12. #12

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Splash Mountain
    Posts
    7,929
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    This location will help keep people coming back to the Gallery, I mean it old location was hard to get into (when it was crowded or because of Fantasmic)

  13. #13

    • MiceChat Moderator
    • Starcruiser.. crash crash
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles & Orange County
    Posts
    21,346

    Re: Bank on it! Disney Gallery opens Friday, October 2 in former Bank of Main Street

    Quote Originally Posted by ♥disney.princess♥ View Post
    I'm kind of glad it moved. It was hard to tell where it was before, so it was often a skipped attraction. Now I hope people will appreciate the art behind the attractions more

    That's what I loved about the original location! I could stand up there and say "look at those brainless fools milling about and not knowing what's up here. not even bothering to find out."

    hahahaha okay that was a bit of snobbery right there but it was a fantastic way to get AWAY from the crowds. That was also why I loved the 2nd floor of the Starcade. It was just a nice way to get away.


    Visit my mice chat toy shop!
    http://micechat.com/forums/merchandi...oy-shoppe.html

    Track Disney Animation Presence in the Theme Parks Worldwide!
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ired-them.html

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Are they changing the bank facade?
    By Seawolf in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-27-2009, 11:32 AM
  2. [Pictures] Anyone have a good picture of the interior of the Bank of Main Street?
    By Sosai X in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-29-2009, 08:16 PM
  3. looking for a bank in the southern U.S.
    By toonaspie in forum The Tech Lounge
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-20-2007, 06:25 PM
  4. AP Processing Center moved to the Bank on Main Street
    By Darkbeer in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-05-2005, 05:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •