Olszewski Disneyland miniatures, Gallery of Light, Heirloom Boxes and more
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Sleeping Beauty Castle.
IT ALL STARTED WITH A CASTLE
On December 14, 2002, Robert Olszewski's Sleeping Beauty Castle was released. Its wonderful workmanship and exquisite detailing (notice the railings and shrubbery and trees) as well as special features (including a not-so-hidden Mickey at the back of the castle, paintings inside the castle corridors, a rooftop that lifts off to reveal Aurora about to be kissed awake by her Prince, not to mention the pink and blue lighting effect) made this piece irresistible to Disneyland enthusiasts. This was to be the start of a long-term relationship between Olszewski and Disneyland lovers worldwide. The Central Plaza (affectionately known as "the hub") was released a year later, and subsequent pieces have been released two or three times a year since then. The collection first started with Main Street USA. Then, in connection with the celebration of Disneyland's 50th birthday, specific attractions were commissioned. Other attractions and accessories have subsequently been commissioned and/or released. The Disneyland line has proven so popular that the concept has even expanded to the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Olszewski's relationship with Disney continued to flourish with the launch of two new lines in early 2007 - Gallery of Light and Heirloom Boxes - with another line to be unveiled in the fall of 2007. And collecting is not limited to Southern California locals. For a release day, many collectors make a special trip from Northern California and even other states. For those who can't attend a release day in person (including collectors in other countries), they can order the new pieces online.
For many, the castle (whether from its initial release or during its subsequent availability) was what drew them to the collection. For others, a specific attraction (like Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean) was the magnet. Some collect only a few or several specific pieces that they have a particular connection to. Others have the whole collection, including a platform that holds all of Main Street and other custom-made cabinetry to display their entire collection. Others have been drawn in through Gallery of Light or Heirloom Boxes. Others were already aware of Olszewski's talents through his Storytime collection.
No matter the nature of any particular collector, you can hear the enthusiasm wherever Olszewski collectors gather, talking about their favorite piece or their favorite detail and expressing their wish of what they'd like to see produced next.
On this page, you will find links to recommended websites to find out more about the Olszewski collection, a list of past releases starting with July 2005, a list of confirmed and tentative dates for future releases, and a link to updates from each release day since June 2005.
Welcome to the world of Olszewski.
Here are some other websites related to the Olszewski Disneyland collection that you may find useful and interesting.
This is the official Disney Gallery website of Robert Olszewski's Disneyland miniature collection. There are separate tabs for information about the existing collection, accessories, upcoming/new releases, a FAQ and an artist bio.
This is the official website of Olszewski Studios. The website is still a work in progress, so new information is being continually added. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list so that you can receive news updates and official announcements, especially since some releases are only through the website and not through Disney, including the Main Street platform, various tree packs, and more to come.
This is the official blog site of Olszewski Studios. The site is managed and moderated by Ray Olszewski, Bob's brother. Pay special attention to the June 25, 2007 entry, which is about the Main Street USA collection.
This is Main Street Miniatures, an unofficial website about the Olszewski Disneyland collection but which is highly endorsed by Olszewski Studios. There is extensive information and pictures about all the pieces and accessories in the collection.
Olszewski Fan Bruce Richards' website. This is a fan-based website run by Bruce Richards, who has, among other things, developed a means by which the Astro Orbiter can be mechanized to spin on the Main Street platform. There's a terrific video on the site showing the spinning Astro Orbiter with the train going by, all on the beautifully lit night-time view of Main Street. Bruce also has suggestions and tips for lots of other modifications, and his website is a wealth of resources and information.
There is no website link available, but for those who have ordered or would still like to try to order the plexiglass cover for the Main Street platform, American Plastics Corporation in Camarillo is the one making the cover. The price is $305, and the cover needs to be picked up during the company's regular business hours at its location in Camarillo. Covers cannot be shipped. The person handling this account is named Armando, and he can be reached at (805) 484-3333. While they are still in the process of fulfilling orders, they may be willing to accept additional orders, but once they have finished, they may or may not be willing to start making covers again. If you want to have a local company make a cover for you, contact Olszewski Studios for spec information on the cover.
Mad Tea Party - July 16, 2005
Jungle Cruise ($295) - September 17, 2005
Showcase ($170) - September 17, 2005
Marching Band character pack ($50) - September 17, 2005
Main Street pin cart ($25) - September 17, 2005
Michael Broggie Disneyland train - E.P. Ripley ($135) - September 17, 2005
Carnation Cafe/Bakery/Ice Cream Shop/Penny Arcade ($185) - December 10, 2005
Candy Store/Refreshment Corner ($165) - December 10, 2005
Main Street fruit cart - December 10, 2005
Dickens Carolers - December 10, 2005
Mark Twain ($210) - February 18, 2006
Astro Orbiter ($190) - February 18, 2006
Haunted Mansion including 3 interchangeable rooms ($295) - June 10, 2006
Haunted Mansion shadow box light display ($20) - August/September 2006 (available through the Olszewski Studios website only)
Disney Clothiers ($185) - September 23, 2006
Photo Corner ($175) - September 23, 2006
train track kit - available through the Olszewski Studios website only
Pirates of the Caribbean including 2 interchangeable scenes and Disney Gallery with removable roof ($345) - November 18, 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean shadow box light display ($22.50) - available through the Olszewski Studios website only
Main Street platform (30" x 72") - first-run orders available for pickup/shipping in mid-December 2006; registration open for subsequent orders (available through the Olszewski Studios website only)
Plaza Inn ($245) - March 31, 2007
King Triton's Garden/Ariel's Grotto/Snow White's Wishing Well ($235) - March 31, 2007
first tree accessory pack (set of 6 for $95) - available through the Olszewski Studios website only
second tree accessory pack (set of 5 for $85) - available through the Olszewski Studios website only
Disneyland marquee ($59 each for open edition and annual passholder exclusive) - available online July 3 to 13, 2007 with free shipping
Disneyland marquee ($45 for cast member exclusive) - available through cast portal while supplies last
Gallery of Light - "Beauty and the Beast" ($80) - July 8, 2007
Gallery of Light - "Cinderella" ($65) - July 8, 2007
Gallery of Light - "The Nightmare Before Christmas" ($80) - July 8, 2007
Haunted Mansion re-release - end of July 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean re-release - end of July 2007
Plaza Pavilion/Tiki Room/Aladdin's Oasis (one piece) ($275) - August 4, 2007
third tree accessory pack (set of 3 tree clusters) ($95) - available through the Olszewski Studios website only
Main Street platform lighting kit (approximately $150) - available through the Olszewski Studios website only
Carnation Plaza ($225) - September 22, 2007
Adventureland and Frontierland gateways (one piece) ($210) - September 22, 2007
turnstiles/front gates and 2 side gates at border of Town Square and Main Street (all released together, $90) - September 22, 2007
souvenir stands (the two on either side of the entrance tunnels), newsstand, stroller/wheelchair rental (all released together, $90) - September 22, 2007
Gallery of Light - "Lady and the Tramp" ($70) - November 2007
Gallery of Light - "Snow White" ($65) - November 16, 2007 as part of the Snow White 70th anniversary event
heirloom box - "Snow White" ($65, limited edition of 1,937) - November 16, 2007 as part of the Snow White 70th anniversary event
Peter Pan including two interchangeable scenes (London flyover and Neverland flyover) ($295) - December 8, 2007
Astro Orbiter re-release - December 2007
Town Square re-release - December 2007
Haunted Mansion re-release - December 2007
Gallery of Light - "Bambi" ($65) - December 2007
painting/touch-up kit (15 to 18 colors and primer) ($65) - late January 2008 (available through the Olszewski Studios website only but currently sold out)
Mark Twain re-release (with red, white and blue bunting) - February 2008
Plaza Pavilion/Tiki Room/Aladdin's Oasis re-release - February 2008
King Triton's Garden/Ariel's Grotto/Snow White's Wishing Well re-release - February 2008
Disney-themed pokitpals (Mickey, Jack Skellington, pirate, Tiki Room god Pele) - March 2008
Main Street Electrical Parade - first series (train, drum, Elliott, turtle, lightning bug) ($125) - March 29, 2008
Gallery of Light - "Pinocchio" ($70) - March 29, 2008
heirloom box - "Pinocchio"/Pinocchio on workbench ($75) (limited edition of 1,940) - March 29, 2008
Gallery of Light - "Fantasia"/Sorcerer Mickey ($70) - March 29, 2008
Gallery of Light - "Peter Pan"/Tink ($65) - March 29, 2008
heirloom box - "Peter Pan"/Big Ben ($65)- March 29, 2008
Astro Orbitor re-release - March/April 2008
Haunted Mansion re-release - March/April 2008
Disney-themed pokitpals (Castle, Haunted Mansion, railroad, Matterhorn) - May 2008
Plaza Inn re-release - May/June 2008
Penny Arcade re-release - May/June 2008
Refreshment Corner re-release - May/June 2008
Walt Disney World Main Street collection - Exposition Hall/Tony's Town Square Restaurant, Chapeau/Main Street Confectionary, Central Plaza - June 28 and 29, 2008
Gallery of Light - Aurora/"Sleeping Beauty" - Summer 2008 (not available at the Disneyland Resort but available through retailers)
Moonliner nostalgia miniature piece - July 17, 2008
Disney-themed pokitpals (Tiki Room aloha, Monorail, Tinkerbell, caterpillar ride vehicle) - July 2008
Gateway to Adventureland and Frontierland re-release - August 2008
Carnation Plaza Gardens re-release - August 2008
Haunted Mansion re-release - August 2008
heirloom box - Mad Tea Party/"Alice in Wonderland" ($85) - August 23, 2008
Gallery of Light - Mad Tea Party/"Alice in Wonderland" ($80) - August 23, 2008
Gallery of Light - Tiki Room ($120) (limited edition of 500) - August 23, 2008
re-release of first set of floats in Main Street Electrical Parade - August 23, 2008
Disney-themed pokitpals (fire engine, Columbia, Jungle Cruise boat, original submarine) - November 2008
Astro Orbitor re-release - November 2008
Town Square re-release - November 2008
Peter Pan's Flight re-release- November 2008
Haunted Mansion re-release - November 2008
Gallery of Light - Aladdin and Jasmine magic carpet ride ($70) - November 2008
Gallery of Light - Ariel and Sebastian in grotto ($65) - November 2008
Gallery of Light - Cruella DeVille car chase ($85) - November 2008
Gallery of Light - Sleeping Beauty and prince/love's kiss ($75) - November 2008
heirloom box - Mickey's 80th anniversary ($65) - November 2008
heirloom box - Tink in lantern ($45) - November 2008
heirloom box - Snow White/huntsman's box ($65) - November 2008
Dumbo ($295) - December 13, 2008
Gallery of Light - "The Nightmare Before Christmas"/Jack and Sally on hill ($80) - December 13, 2008
re-release of painting/touch-up kit - December 2008 through mid-January 2009 (will be available through the Olszewski Studios website only)
Mark Twain, Plaza Pavilion/Tiki Room and Clothier Corner re-release - March 2009
reservations for re-release of tree accessory pack #2 - March 2009 (available through Olszewski Studios website only) for delivery June 2009
Walt Disney World Main Street collection - Emporium with Car Barn ($245) and Main Street Cinema/Uptown Jewelers ($245) - March 21 and 22, 2009
Gallery of Light - "Peter Pan" (Tink and children flying in front of Big Ben) ($80) - April 2009
Gallery of Light - "Snow White" (5 dwarfs in diamond mine) ($90) - April 2009
Gallery of Light - "Jungle Book" (Baloo and Mowgli floating down river) ($70) - April 2009
Gallery of Light - "Mary Poppins" (Mary flying over London with umbrella) ($70) - April 2009
next set of floats in Main Street Electrical Parade (Alice segment - 3 mushrooms, other turtle, snail) ($125) - May 9, 2009
Gallery of Light - Splash Mountain ($85) - May 9, 2009
Disney-themed pokitpals (Minnie ($18), Dumbo ($22), Space Mountain ($18), three remaining Haunted Mansion stretching portraits ($22 each)) - May 2009
Photo Corner, Jungle Cruise and Haunted Mansion re-release - June 2009
Mark I Monorail nostalgia miniature piece ($95) - July 17, 2009
Gallery of Light - "Winnie the Pooh" (Pooh finds a pool of honey) ($70) - July 2009
front turnstiles re-release - August 2009
Gallery of Light - Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary - hitchhiking ghosts ($85) - September 9, 2009
Haunted Mansion plaque pokitpal - September 9, 2009
D23 Expo charter member exclusive pokitpal - September 11, 2009
Emporium, King Triton's Garden and Mad Tea Party re-release - September 2009
Heirloom Box - "Sleeping Beauty" (multiple scenes) ($85) - September 2009
Heirloom Box - "Beauty and the Beast" (multiple scenes) ($85) - September 2009
Heirloom Box - "Cinderella" (coach) ($70) - September 2009
Main Street platform re-release ($445) - ordering in August 2009 for delivery in November 2009
Magic Kingdom/WDW Main Street Train Station miniatures piece ($345) - December 5 and 6, 2009
Crystal Arcade, Main Street Train Station and Dumbo re-release - December 2009
Peter Pan shadow box light display ($30) - January 2010 (available through the Olszewski Studios website only)
monorail support stanchion/extension kit ($50) - February 2010 (available through the Olszewski Studios website only)
Disney-themed pokitpals (Maleficent and Jiminy Cricket) ($20) - February 2010
miniatures attraction piece - Mr. Toad's Wild Ride/Alice in Wonderland combined piece (with one Toad scene insert [oncoming train] and one Alice scene insert [combination of elements]) ($345) - March 13, 2010
"The Lion King" (Simba and Nala) Gallery of Light ($85) - March 13, 2010
Disney-themed pokitpals (Geppetto Toy Shop sign, Evil Queen, Mickey Mouse Club and Casey Jr. train) ($20) - March 2010
reissue of third tree accessory pack ($125) - orders taken Spring 2010 (will be available through the Olszewski Studios website only)
Disney-themed pokitpals (Cinderella's pumpkin coach, Autopia car, "Lady and the Tramp", Big Al and Frontierland canoe paddle) ($20) - May 2010
next set of floats in Main Street Electrical Parade (set #3 - Alice/Cinderella/Peter Pan segments) ($125) - June 12, 2010
Jungle Cruise (boat and 2 hippos) Gallery of Light ($85) - June 12, 2010
Mad Tea Party (Mickey and Minnie in separate tea cups) Gallery of Light ($85) - June 12, 2010
Pirates of the Caribbean miniatures piece availability - mid-July 2010
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" (A Gift for Timmy) Gallery of Light ($85) - July/August 2010
"Fantasia" (Sorcerer Mickey on a mountain) Gallery of Light ($85) - July/August 2010
"Cinderella" (romantic bridge) Gallery of Light ($85) - July/August 2010
Gallery of Light - Sleeping Beauty Castle ($125) - September/October 2010
Gallery of Light - Cinderella Castle ($125) - September/October 2010
Magic Kingdom/WDW Emporium (back half) miniatures piece ($255) and Market House miniatures piece ($285) - November 6 and 7, 2010
miniatures attraction piece - Snow White (with Evil Queen in upper window and two scene inserts [Snow White on stairs from beginning of attraction and old hag brewing poison apple]) ($295) - December 4, 2010
Gallery of Light - Marlin and Nemo from "Finding Nemo" ($90) - January 2011
Gallery of Light - Prince Philip and Maleficent (dragon) from "Sleeping Beauty" ($125) - January 2011
Gallery of Light - Jessica Rabbit from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" ($75) - January 2011
Gallery of Light - Tinker Bell in the drawer ($85) - January 2011
Gallery of Light - Disney Dream ($85) - January 29, 2011
pokitpal (Disney Dream ($20) and Captain Mickey ($20)) - January 29, 2011
Disney-themed pokitpals (Golden Horseshoe ($19.95), Mark Twain ($19.95), WDW's Walter E Disney - train ($19.95)) - January 2011
Monsanto House of the Future nostalgia miniature piece ($85) - March 19, 2011
Gallery of Light - Snow White - Hi Ho ($95) - April 2011
Gallery of Light - "The Little Mermaid" (Ariel and Eric on a boat) ($90) - May 2011
Disney-themed pokitpal - Snow White ($19.95) - May 2011
Star Wars-themed Gallery of Light, pokitpal pieces and paperclip boxes in conjunction with Walt Disney World's/Disney's Hollywood Studios' Star Wars Weekends - May/June 2011
Gallery of Light - Jedi Mickey and Darth Maul Donald ($95) - May/June 2011
pokitpals (Donald as Han Solo in carbonite and Darth Vader ($19.95 each)) - May/June 2011
paperclip boxes (Darth Vader ($36), R2-D2 ($36)) - May/June 2011
Gallery of Light - "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (Captain Nemo in the Nautilus) ($90) - June 2011
Gallery of Light - Pirate Mickey #1 (Mickey with Pluto in crow's nest on a pirate ship) (exclusive to Disney Parks) ($85) - June 2011
Disney-themed pokitpals (King Arthur Carrousel ($19.95), Stitch ($19.95), Pluto ($19.95)) - June 2011
next set of floats in Main Street Electrical Parade (set #4 - Dumbo circus segments with calliope and lion) ($125) - July 17, 2011
paperclip box - Mickey Mouse ($30) - July 17, 2011
miniatures attraction piece - Pinocchio and Village Haus (with one permanent scene [Geppetto's toy shop] and two scene inserts [Stromboli's street wagon with puppets and end scene with Blue Fairy and Pinocchio) ($425) - August 2011 at the D23 Expo
Gallery of Light - Talk to Crush [Epcot version of attraction] ($85) - August 2011 at the D23 Expo
Gallery of Light - Dumbo - "Baby Mine" ($85) - August 2011 at the D23 Expo
paperclip box - Maleficent (dragon's claw) ($30) - August 2011 at the D23 Expo
D23 Expo pokitpal ($19.95) - August 2011 at the D23 Expo
paperclip box - Cinderella Castle ($45) - September 2011 (released at WDW only)
Magic Kingdom/WDW Haunted Mansion ($399.95) - September 30, 2011
paper clip box - Haunted Mansion (Disneyland version) ($36) - September 30, 2011
WDW Magic Kingdom marquee ($70) - October 1, 2011
Disney-themed pokitpals (Shootin' Arcade ($19.95), Jungle Cruise ($19.95), WEDway PeopleMover ($19.95), Electrical Parade ($19.95), Mr. Toad's Wild Ride ($19.95), Hall of Presidents ($19.95)) - October 1, 2011
paperclip box - Sleeping Beauty Castle ($45) - October 2011
Gallery of Light - Disneyland Main Street train station (with E.P. Ripley train) ($95) - November 12, 2011
Gallery of Light - WDW/Magic Kingdom Main Street train station (with Walter E. Disney train) ($95) - November 12, 2011
Disney-themed pokitpals (Cinderella Castle ($19.95), Belle ($19.95)) - December 2011
Disney Dream miniature - December 2011
Olszewski Studios appearance at Disneyana Show and Sale - January 15, 2012
Disney Fantasy miniature - March 31, 2012 (maiden voyage version - limited edition 100 - $250; regular version - $195)
re-release of Main Street Train Station - March 2012
re-release of Penny Arcade - March 2012
re-release of Dumbo the Flying Elephant - March 2012
Disneyland Fantasyland platform base (4' x 30", $395 for full platform and $345 for 3/4 back portion of platform) - available for order as of March 29, 2012; initial production run of 100 platforms ready for shipping in early September 2012 - click here to order (availability of platforms moved to November 2012)
Magic Kingdom/WDW Nautilus submarine nostalgia piece ($85) - May 5, 2012 - release event at Disneyland
Star Wars-themed pokitpals (Millennium Falcon, Yoda, R2-D2/C-3PO, Boba Fett/Jango Fett ($19.95 each)) - May 2012
next production run of Disneyland Main Street platform - announcement for orders in May 2012 for availability in August/September 2012 (availability of platforms moved to November 2012)
re-release of Coke Corner - June 2012
re-release of Mad Tea Party - June 2012
re-release of Haunted Mansion - June 2012
C.K. Holliday train ($135 for engine, $130 for set of 3 cars) - Disneyland [Disney Gallery, Disneyana and World of Disney] release (not associated with Olszewski Studios) - July 2012
Olszewski Studios appearance at Disneyana Show and Sale at the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove - July 22, 2012
Disney-themed pokitpals (Ursula ($19.95), Ariel ($19.95), Goofy ($19.95), Cheshire Cat ($19.95), Captain Hook ($19.95)) - August 2012
Disney-themed pokitpals (Lighting McQueen ($19.95), Mater ($19.95), Ramone ($19.95)) - Fall 2012
re-release of Clothier Corners - November 2012
re-release of Mark Twain Riverboat - November 2012
re-release of Pirates of the Caribbean - November 2012
Gallery of Light - Beauty and the Beast - "Fireside Romance" ($95) - December 2012
Gallery of Light - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Evil Queen with Mirror ($95) - December 2012
re-release of King Triton's Garden - January 2013
re-release of Photo Corner - January 2013
re-release of Jungle Cruise - January 2013
Fantasyland platform plexiglass cover (2013) - contact Armando or Robert at American Plastics at (805) 484-3333
next set of floats in Main Street Electrical Parade (set #5 - patriotic finale with flag and eagle - 7 floats) ($165) - February 2, 2013
Magic Kingdom/WDW Ice Cream Corner ($335) - February 9 and 10, 2013
Gallery of Light - Star Wars Weekends - scene from "Return of the Jedi" with Stitch as the Emperor, Goofy as Darth Vader and Mickey as Luke Skywalker - May/June 2013
paper clip box - Enchanted Tiki Room - launch on June 28 and 29, 2013 as part of Tiki Room anniversary merchandise event but will be available as an open edition thereafter
D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center - August 9, 10 and 11, 2013
PlayScapes Piston Cup Stage ($85-$95) - Summer 2013
PlayScapes Tow Mater's ($85-$95) - Summer 2013
Disney-themed pokitpals ($19.95 each) (Chip and Dale acorn, Skyway bucket, Sorcerer's hat from "Fantasia", Minnie as teacher, Mickey golfing, Mickey baseball bat) - Summer 2013
Magic Kingdom/WDW Casey's Corner ($395) - August 23 and 24, 2013
Schedule of future releases on hold.
Storybookland/Casey Junior (one piece now, previously contemplated to be two pieces released separately - will include five or six of the boats used in the attraction) (approx. in $700 range, changed from prior estimate of $600 range, and subject to further change)
King Arthur Carrousel including 68 horses plus bench and the "Sword in the Stone" area (approx. $700 range, changed from prior estimate of $600 range, subject to further change)
Gallery of Light - Enchanted Tiki Room 2.0
Disneyland character/vehicle packs (3 different packs each consisting of 2 bases, 2 sets of characters and 2 vehicles, to include Town Square Mickey pumpkin and Fab 5 in Halloween costumes) ($125-$145)
Main Street seasonal accessory pack (Fourth of July, Halloween [including Town Square Mickey pumpkin] and Christmas) ($195)
Fantasyland platform sign ($85 - $95)
Fantasyland platform lighting kit (2 separate sections, one for each portion of platform)
Fantasyland platform tree pack 1
Fantasyland platform tree pack 2
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride/Alice in Wonderland shadow box light display
Snow White shadow box light display
Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom Main Street platform (expected to be the same overall size as the Disneyland Main Street platform)
Magic Kingdom/WDW - first half of moat at upper end of Main Street
Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom Main Street lighting kit
Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom Main Street platform tree accessory pack #1
Magic Kingdom/WDW Pirates of the Caribbean
re-release of Carnation Plaza Gardens or new piece for Princess Fantasy Faire
Alpine chalet with one stanchion and three sky buckets
Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom Main Street platform tree accessory pack #2
Walt Disney World/Magic Kingdom Main Street platform tree accessory pack #3
Fantasyland platform accessory pack (Kodak kiosk/small world ticket booth, Partner's statue, clump of trees by chalet, block of foliage in front of Toontown train depot, extra Skyway stanchions and sky buckets)
Toontown train depot as a separate piece with base and water tower
Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship
PeopleMover nostalgia miniature piece
A Christmas Fantasy Parade floats
it's a small world
Haunted Mansion Holiday decorations
Main Street mechanical road
Gallery of Light - Christmas versions of Disneyland attraction exteriors - Sleeping Beauty Castle, it's a small world and Haunted Mansion Holiday
fourth tree accessory pack (consisting of stand-alone trees) - on hold
heirloom box - Mickey on Matterhorn Mountain
Disney-themed pokitpals (Central Plaza - DL ($19.95), Central Plaza - MK ($19.95))
June 18, 2005 - Things to note include a picture of the Main Street display half full and extensive pictures of the Jungle Cruise.
September 17, 2005 - Things to note include information about and pictures of the Astro Orbiter, pictures of the Mark Twain, pictures of the Carnation Cafe/Penny Arcade piece, pictures of the Candy Shop/Refreshment Corner piece and information about the Pirates piece and a picture of the paper mockup.
December 10, 2005 - Things to note include pictures of a snow-covered Disneyland, pictures of the tree pack prototypes, a picture of the Disneyland marquee paper mockup and pictures of the Peter Pan mockup.
February 18, 2006 - Things to note include extensive pictures of the Haunted Mansion, pictures of the Clothiers and Market House buildings and paper mockups of Plaza Inn and Plaza Pavilion.
June 10, 2006 - Things to note include information about the release of Haunted Mansion and extensive pictures of the Pirates of the Caribbean.
September 23, 2006 - Things to note include information about a change in procedure for sale/distribution, a picture of the completed Disneyland marquee, and extensive pictures of the Adventureland/Frontierland gateway.
November 18, 2006 - Things to note include information about the availability of the Main Street platform and first view of the platform, the release of Pirates of the Caribbean and information about the plexiglass cover.
January 28, 2007 - Things to note include extensive pictures of Plaza Inn and Ariel's Grotto/Triton's Garden/Snow White's Wishing Well.
March 31, 2007 - Things to note include pictures of a completed Main Street, including the pieces still left to be released, extensive pictures of Plaza Pavilion/Tiki Room/Aladdin's Oasis, pictures of the completed front of the park and close-up views of the individual parts (souvenir stands, turnstiles, stroller and wheelchair rental), pictures of Carnation Plaza and pictures of the new Gallery of Light pieces and Heirloom Boxes.
July 8, 2007 - Things to note include information about the release of the three versions of the Disneyland marquee and Gallery of Light pieces, pictures of the new Snow White Gallery of Light piece and heirloom box, pictures of the Pirates of the Caribbean Gallery of Light piece and heirloom box, a picture of a very special Disneyland marquee and news of the closing of the Disney Gallery.
August 4, 2007 - Things to note include information about and a picture of the third tree accessory pack, information about the Main Street platform lighting kit, information about the fourth tree accessory pack, an update about the continuing development of the mechanical road and Main Street Electrical Parade, information about re-release of previous pieces, a story that shows how much Bob Olszewski cares about the collection, and pictures of the new "Bambi" Gallery of Light piece.
September 22, 2007 - Things to note include details about a very poorly run release, the completed Main Street setup, extensive pictures of Peter Pan's Flight, updates on releases and re-releases of miniatures pieces, Gallery of Light pieces, heirloom boxes and new Disney pokitpals.
December 8, 2007 - Things to note include details about the release of Peter Pan and a new system implemented for purchase of the pieces, information (and pictures) and a release date for the much-anticipated Main Street Electrical Parade floats, news for 2008 including re-releases, a new nostalgia piece, and a new attraction piece as well as information about character packs, good news for Walt Disney World collectors, and information about 2008 releases in the Gallery of Light, heirloom box and PokitPals collections, including pictures.
January 20, 2008 - Things to note include details about and pictures of three new Gallery of Light pieces, pictures of new Disney-themed pokitpals, collectors who were much too presumptuous, and information about a great new interview with Bob Olszewski.
March 29, 2008 - Things to note include information about another problematic release day, and this time, it's not just Disney that's causing the irritation, more pictures and a short video involving the new Electrical Parade floats, information about the next miniature piece being released as well as re-releasing pieces and possible pieces for the future, big news about the Walt Disney World Main Street Collection, and small updates on Gallery of Light pieces, heirloom boxes and Disney-themed pokitpals.
July 17, 2008 - Things to note include the next release date of Olszewski products, new items in the Gallery of Light and Heirloom Box and pokitpals lines, upcoming releases in the Main Street miniatures collection (both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World), and an attraction that's not quite right.
August 23, 2008 - Things to note include a recent policy change in how the signing line is handled, extensive pictures of the new Dumbo attraction to be released in November, pictures of the monorail to be released on July 17, 2009, confirmation of the next attraction piece, pictures of a new pokitpal, and links to a really cool website that Olszewski Disneyland miniatures collectors will certainly enjoy.
December 13, 2008 - Things to note include pictures of the next set of floats to be released in the Main Street Electrical Parade series, pictures of two new Gallery of Light pieces (including one in conjunction with the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary), two new Fantasyland pieces in the works, information about other new Gallery of Light pieces, information and pictures of new Pokitpals, and a link to video of a motorized Mad Tea Party.
January 18, 2009 - Things to note from this short update about the NFFC show include information about re-release of Disneyland miniature pieces, a change to the next Walt Disney World miniatures release, pictures of new upcoming Gallery of Light and Heirloom Boxes, and another new line in the Olszewski Studios arsenal.
May 9, 2009 - Things to note include updated information about changed release dates of attraction pieces, new attractions coming down the line, and great news about Fantasyland.
July 17, 2009 - Things to note include some updated information about miniatures pieces in the works and the re-release of other pieces, speculation and musings about the next land to be tackled, updates about the monorail support stanchion and Peter Pan shadow box light display, important information about new orders for the Main Street platform, information about the next Walt Disney World release, new pokitpals to be released later this year including a D23 exclusive, information and pictures about non-Disney pieces newly available and upcoming, and if you could have a PeopleMover piece, vote for what color you'd want it to be.
September 9 - 13, 2009 - Things to note include the results of the PeopleMover car color poll, a quick update from Bob Olszewski's appearance at the Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary event, an update on the Mr. Toad/Alice piece as well as further information about Fantasyland (and platform) to come, extensive pictures of the Magic Kingdom Main Street platform prototype and Main Street pieces (including hidden surprises), pictures of the new Autopia car pokitpal, how the D23 Expo pokitpal was not readily available, and information and pictures from Olszewski Studios' presence at the D23 Expo.
January 17, 2010 - Things to note from the NFFC show include updated release dates, pictures of new Gallery of Light pieces, pictures of new PokitPals, restrictions on items brought for signature, and the discovery of a tradition.
March 13, 2010 - Things to note include extensive pictures of the Alice in Wonderland/Mr. Toad's Wild Ride piece as well as pictures of the upcoming set #3 of floats in the Main Street Electrical Parade, information about upcoming attractions and accessories, minor updates regarding Walt Disney World releases, and upcoming pieces in the Gallery of Light series.
June 12, 2010 - Things to note include full details on the long-awaited Fantasyland platform, the layout of the remaining Fantasyland attractions to come, updates on many changed release dates, extensive pictures of the platform and the mock-up of the Storybookland/Casey Jr. attraction, a surprise involving the Skyway, pictures of the upcoming Gallery of Light pieces of Sleeping Beauty Castle and Cinderella Castle, and links to two videos that you don't want to miss.
July 18, 2010 - Things to note include pictures of the Snow White miniatures attraction piece to be released in November, extensive pictures of the Fantasyland platform connected to the Main Street platform, extensive pictures of developments to the Storybookland/Casey Jr. miniatures attraction piece, and information about new Gallery of Light and pokitpal pieces.
December 4, 2010 - Things to note include the schedule of upcoming releases and changes in release strategy, pictures of the mockup of the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion attraction, changes in the releases of new Gallery of Light pieces, changes in the releases of pokitpals and pictures of new and upcoming pokitpals, and why collectors might want to consider attending the D23 Expo in August 2011.
January 16, 2011 - Things to note from the Disneyana (formerly NFFC) show and sale include pictures of the awaited House of the Future, pictures of numerous new and upcoming Gallery of Light pieces, pictures of numerous upcoming pokitpals, pictures of the first release in the new paper clip box series, and updated release dates.
March 19, 2011 - Things to note include the release of the House of the Future and how the House fits over Ariel's Grotto on the Main Street platform, extensive pictures of the forthcoming Pinocchio/Village Haus miniatures piece, a preview of the next Electrical Parade floats, updates about future miniatures releases, some Gallery of Lights news, including pictures of an awesome new Star Wars Gallery of Light piece, and a Cinderella Castle pokitpal.
May 10, 2011 - A quick update with information about the release date of the next set of floats in the Electrical Parade, the release of the combined Pinocchio/Village Haus piece, and releases at Disney's Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends.
July 16 and 17, 2011 - Things to note include a couple of Disney misfires from the morning of the release, additional information about the Electrical Parade float sets, information about Olszewski Studios at the D23 Expo, a poll about the Disneyland Main Street platform, updates on WDW miniatures releases, extensive pictures of the Magic Kingdom Haunted Mansion attraction piece, and updates of Gallery of Light, paperclip boxes and pokitpals which include numerous pictures, as well as updates on Olszewski Studios and Enesco, the Disneyana Show and Sale, and of course, the D23 Expo.
August 18, 2011 - A short update which includes the results of the poll from last time, updated information about Olszewski Studios' presence at the 2011 D23 Expo, including information about on-site and on-line sale of the Pinocchio/Village Haus miniatures piece, and how to see our live updates from the Expo.
D23 Expo - August 19 - 21, 2011 - Things to note include a report on Olszewski Studios' presence at the 2011 D23 Expo, pictures of the Disneyland Fantasyland platform and information about accessory packs, trees packs and other add-ons, pictures of the Magic Kingdom marquee and Nautilus submarine nostalgia miniature pieces, two new pokitpals and one new paperclip box.
November 12, 2011 - Things to note include the Disney Gallery train exhibit merchandise release, an update on the Disneyland Main Street Fantasyland platform and the Magic Kingdom Main Street platform, updated release information for Gallery of Light, paperclip boxes and pokitpals pieces, and a signing event by Olszewski Studios in January 2012. NOTE: Additional/changed pictures added January 15, 2012.
January 15, 2012 - Things to note include some pictures of the Disneyland Fantasyland platform as well as ordering information, information about changed release dates for new releases and re-release dates for currently out-of-stock pieces, good news about the character/vehicle packs, and short updates about WDW miniatures collection, Disney Cruise Line miniatures collection, Gallery of Light, pokitpals and paper clip boxes.
May 5, 2012 - Things to note include updated release information for the last set of Electrical Parade floats, extensive pictures of the King Arthur Carrousel prototype, more information about the Disneyland Fantasyland platform and accessories, updated release information on Magic Kingdom Main Street releases, small update on Gallery of Light pieces, pictures of new upcoming pokitpals, information about a new Carsland/"Cars" product line and birthday wishes.
July 22, 2012 - Things to note from the Disneyana Show and Sale include updated release information (particularly for the last set of Electrical Parade floats and the Storybookland piece), pictures of paper mockups of the Fantasyland Skyway chalet, the Toontown train station and the Kodak kiosk/small world ticket booth, information and pictures of the long-awaited character/vehicle packs (including the Mickey pumpkin), information and pictures of the C.K. Holliday train which was released, information about the availability of the Disneyland Main Street and Fantasyland platforms, quick update on WDW/Magic Kingdom miniatures pieces, pictures of the first Pixar-themed pokitpals, and information and pictures of a new line of products called PlayScapes.
February 2, 2013 - Things to note include pictures of the last set of floats in the Electrical Parade series, updated release information regarding Storybook, the Carrousel and seasonal packs, pictures of mockups of more detailed Alpine chalet, sky buckets and Toontown train depot, and pictures of newly released Gallery of Light pieces and upcoming pokitpals.
October 26, 2013 - Quick update with information from the D23 Expo in August and information on Olszewski Studios' new relationship with Disney.
September 13, 2014 - Things to note include a quick recap of the Madame Leota Gallery of Light release, news about the Disneyland miniatures program including the Fantasyland platform, and a tidbit about upcoming releases.
August 16, 2015 - No update about upcoming releases or the status of the Olszewski miniatures collection. Information about the product releases at the D23 Expo and Olszewski Studios pieces included in the Disneyland Archives exhibit at the Expo.
Updates to this site are only posted following releases of Main Street and attraction pieces and the January and July Disneyana show and sale if there's anything new to mention. Updates are published as soon as possible following the release date, but circumstances sometimes delay publishing of an update. If you are not already on the list and you would like to be notified when an update is posted, please send an email to feedback at colddeadfish.net and include "update notification" in the subject line, and when new updates are posted, you will be notified by email. Thanks for your interest.
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