Noah to Celebrate WDW 40th at Diamond Horseshoe

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Among the many great experiences at D23, we ran into the artist Noah roaming around the expo floor. We have admired his work for a while now, so we walked over to introduce ourselves. A nicer man you will be hard to find. He seemed just as happy to meet us as we were to meet him.

Nick and Noah

We talked for awhile and he told us a couple pieces of exciting news. We knew he will be at WDW on September 30 for Room For One More. Stay tuned here for a look at the Vinylmations Noah made for the event. Pictures will be released soon. Noah said it’s done and sitting in his studio. We can’t wait. The big news was that Noah will also be at the Magic Kingdom the next day celebrating the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World. Noah will be at the Diamond Horseshoe with some special Vinylmation for the event.

Picture from Yesterland.com
The Diamond Horseshoe at MK is not like it’s former self. Instead of a great stage show with your food, it’s now seasonally open serving sandwiches at lunch and a buffet for diner. Will they be revamping this place for the 40th? Will the place come alive again with crowd pleasing shows? Noah did call it the “Golden” Horseshoe, probably a slip of the tongue. The Golden Horseshoe is in Disneyland and has a rich history. M.C. and I had the chance to eat lunch there on our trip to Disneyland after D23.
We enjoyed a quick service meal of chicken and fries, but also timed it just right to see a stage show featuring Billy Hill and Hillbillies.
It was a fun show and a great experience at the park. Maybe this bit of magic is returning to the kingdom? Noah also had a booth set up at D23 showcasing some of his Disney art.
The booth featured many of his classic Vinylmation 9″ figures, lent to Noah by a collector for the event, as well as numerous Disney themed paintings. This was my favorite. It seems Noah likes Sorcerer Mickey as much as I do. 
My biggest regret is not purchasing this:
Well, not exactly THAT one, but one of the reproductions at the Dream Store. It was $50 for a print and I had already spent much money, but it is an amazing painting. Lots of color and and characters. And Sorcerer Mickey! Noah also had this brilliant Pirates painting hanging around.
As we posted earlier, Noah is planing a line of Villains merchandise to be released at Vault 28 at Downtown Disney Disneyland on October 15th. There will be much more than just Vinylmation, but Vinylmation there will be. Here is one of them.
Poison apple from Snow White. And like most of Noah’s 9″ creations, it comes with a stand and print on the back.
Noah also talked about a future appearaces aboard the Disney Cruise Line. He’s a busy guy. Thank you Noah for all your amazing work, for taking the time to talk to us and also thank you for the words of encouragement. It means a lot coming from you. You are a class act and we look forward to seeing the work you have to come. For more on Noah, check out our June interview with him.

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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