Sunday, July 14, 2019

Goal Completed! All 12 Disney Parks around the World and in less than 12 months!

I've been behind on getting out some trip reports because we've had a couple really big trips. Really big like 2 weeks long with lots of stops. In my previous Tokyo trip report, I went into so much detail it was a bit ridiculous, and these aren't going to be any different. 
Looking forward it's been daunting to start. But now it's time to get started. In the coming months, we'll dig into the details.
To commemorate the whole thing, I made a couple fun things. First, a giant picture collage. In it, we're posed in front of all the major icons from each park. I want to get this printed large and framed.

And second, I was surprised Disney didn't create something like this already. I wanted passport stamps for each park. Something simple to commemorate a visit to a park.
I couldn't find it, so I made it myself. A little bit of photoshop skill plus some tips and tricks from a good tutorial. There you go, 12 custom passport stamps, representing each Disney Park.

After the jump, I'll provide some of the files I used to create that passport above.

First, start with a blank passport page. The base is a standard passport page. Overlayed on it is a map of the entire globe. Each of the Disney locations is represented by a Mickey icon.

Now let's get into the passport stamps I created. All these are transparent PNG files, so you can put them on top of other photos, just like I did above. 

Disneyland. The Original. I wanted this one to look like a Cast Member's classic name tag. Plus it's got the tiny tagline "The Happiest Place On Earth".

Disney California Adventure. I really like how this one came out. I took the inspiration from the screens you see at the beginning of Soarin' Over California, where all the cities you're going to visit come out of the screen at you. Taking that, I outlined the whole stamp with cities of California. I had to add a few more to get the type small enough that it's not immediately noticeable. 

Magic Kingdom

Epcot I kept circular, like Spaceship Earth. 

Hollywood Studios looks like a strip of film.

Disney's Animal Kingdom. I really liked the logo from the Animal Kingdom and the only way I could figure out how to keep the animals was to go two-toned. It's also the first use of a negative space, where the letters are the absence of color. For the ring, I took the leaves of the tree of life, squished and squashed it and then made it circular. 

Tokyo Disneyland was very formal and proper. Just a hint of something special with the Mickey heads in the corners.

Tokyo Disney Sea. I wanted this to look similar to a porthole on a ship. 
Disneyland Paris

Walt Disney Studios

Hong Kong Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland

Plenty more to come!


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW...!!!! I REALLY love how you captured each park into each passport stamp...the creativity of each one, the "why" behind the design decisions, and its execution is just......WOW! Then there's the commemorative collage idea...what a GREAT idea to have one iconic picture from each park and then the exclamation point of putting it inside a Mickey shape, instead of just the usual "squares/circles/rectangles/ovals" one gets from the store. That collage will make a memorable, beautiful family picture. Btw, any plans to "date that year-long quest", with the dates/venue on the final collage in some fashion? (Maybe in small print on part of the ocean background or will that look too cluttered? Perhaps something simple like: Shanghai/Hong Kong/Tokyo Oct 2018, Paris June 2019, etc ???) Regardless, the collage is a great keepsake. I think the passport picture should be framed, too! Looking forward to those TRs (Thanks for taking the time and energy to them!) EOM

    1. Thanks!
      They were a fun project to create. I actually did include the dates. Each of the passport stamps has the date of our visit to that park. And I do think I'm going to figure out a way to print both the passport and all the pictures together on the same image. That'll get the dates together. I'll have to lay it out and see how it looks.
      And I'm thinking maybe an aluminum print. Those pictures that I've seen really make the colors pop.

  2. Hello! I love this so much! Would you be okay with me using your awesome passport stamps on a cookie I'm making for some Disney employees?

    1. Sure! Let me know if there's anything else you need for it.
      I'd love to see your results!