Park 8 Limited Edition Explained

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Park 8 Limited Edition

Update: 5/23/12 9″ Contemporary and Birthday Cake Castle get June 1st release dates. Contemporary will cost $89.95 and comes with a 3″ Gold Monorail. Castle will price at $54.95.

9″/3″ Contemporary Resort
and Monorail Gold
WDW (1971-Present)
LE 2000
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Price: $89.95
Artist: Lin Shih

One of the original three resorts to open at Walt Disney World (Fort Wilderness and Polynesian). The side of the resort is featured on the viny’s front. The resort is famous for it’s A-Frame design and unique room construction. Each room was built off site complete with electrical and plumbing and then just inserted into the frame.

Picture from D23 WDW 40th slide

Picture from D23 WDW 40th slide
The resort is also famous for the monorail track that travels right through the building. So it makes sense, a 3″ Monorail would accompany it. We have 4 Monorails (Red, Blue, Green and Orange), but this will be the first in new mold.

9″ Yeti
Animal Kingdom (2006-Present)
LE 1000
Release Date: TBA

We have a Park 1 Yeti and a Park Starz version, but none seem to capture the Yeti’s ferocity as depicted in the Exhibition Everest attraction as this one does. It has the straggly fur, glowing red eyes and big teeth where as the other version depict a more cartoonish Yeti.

Picture from JimHillMedia.com

Picture from MousePlanet.com
The figure looks to take inspiration from both the animatronic Yeti himself as well as some of the artwork in the queue. But the big question remains… will the Vinylmaiton Yeti’s arms move?

9″ 25th Birthday Cake Castle
Magic Kingdom (1996-1998)
LE 1000
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Price: $54.95
Artist: Mike Sullivan

To celebrate the 25th birthday of MK, imagineers transformed Cinderella’s Castle into a giant cake.

Picture from leagueent.com
400 gallons of pink paint, 26 giant glowing candles, 30 3ft. tall lollipops and more decorated the castle for 15 months. This figure seems to represent one of most debated renovations in Walt Disney World history.

9″ Mickey Mouse Revue
Magic Kingdom (1971-1980)
Artist: Alex Maher
LE 1500
Released: May 2012

An opening day attraction that featured audio animatronic performers lead by Mickey Mouse. This figure portrays the dressed up conductor Mickey with accessory baton. The rest of the orchestra was made up of classic Disney characters.

Picture from Walt Dated World
The attraction was replaced by Magic Journeys, The Lion King and eventually Philharmagic. The show now resides at Tokyo Disneyland.

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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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  • I love the 25th Anniversary one and it is a must have for me, my 1st visit to WDW was during its 25th Anniversary and i thought the castle was fantastic. I went with my family and our friends, i was only 12 and i still have great memories from theis trip. When i saw the picture of the 9″ it sent shivers down my spine

  • Are you kidding me Disney $89.95 for the combo!?!? The design isn’t even that good and it’s le of 2000! Very,very bad move Disney marketing!

  • So if a stand alone 9″ is $55, and a 9″/3″ is $90, does that mean that the included 3″ is now equal to $45? That’s the cost of most 9″ figures for a 3″.

  • Be careful Rust, looks like your very good at math. Disney has been looking for someone that is good in math to help with Vinylmation pricing for sometime now. If your not careful, they may come find you and hire you for the position. LOL!!

  • Man. Except the Yeti, they all are awful. Even then, I’ll wait until the Yeti goes down in price.

    Well, if I can get past the fact that the 9″ mold is a blobby, accentuated-from-3″ new mold.

  • Love the birthday cake castle – I was at WDW at that time and have some great memories. Wish it came in a 3″ – I’m not big on the 9″ and I can’t afford to buy one for $54.95. Yeti is just too scary!

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