Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Magic Kingdom Park Main Street, U.S.A. Collection?
The collection was started with the notion of creating a Christmas style village, with a working train being able to go around the village. The village would be completed with characters and vehicles to create an interactive architectural model. Through collaborative efforts with Olszewski Studios, headed by renowned miniaturist Robert Olszewski, Disney is proud to present these state-of-the-art reproductions of Main Street, U.S.A.
Each design has been carefully crafted to retain the “magic” of Magic Kingdom ® park, exquisitely detailed with special lighting allowing the collector to view the park both at daytime as well as nighttime. The buildings have been created in “Z” scale (1/220th) with doorways and windows enlarged to create the illusion that the vehicles and characters relate to them. Characters and vehicles have been created in “N” scale (1/160th).
The reason behind the two scales is that with “Z” scale for the buildings, we are able to create the entire Main Street, U.S.A. setting that can be placed on a normal 6 foot banquet table. The “N” scale train, characters and vehicles are complimentary pieces to the overall land.
Q: Are the pieces limited?
Q: How are the pieces marked?
Q: How do I ensure that my piece has a “first day of issue” premier plaque?
A: We encourage any Guests interested in acquiring a signed piece to attend the scheduled product release and signing with Olszewski. Please note a limited number of sculptures are available on the day of release. Special Guest Artists will only sign their respective pieces. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Artist appearances are subject to space and availability and are not guaranteed. Information subject to change without notice.
A: We encourage you to purchase the new sculpture or piece on the first day of release and/or shortly thereafter. Even though the First Edition marking should be reflected on any item produced in the first 12 months, there is no guarantee that all orders for that item will be placed in that timeframe.
Q: How do I know when a sculpture is about to be sold out?
Q: Where can I purchase the Olszewski sculptures?
The Art of Disney at DowntownDisney
The Art of Disney at Epcot
Uptown Jewelers at the Magic Kingdom
Animation Gallery at Disney Hollywood Studios
Guests unable to visit the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort may call Merchandise Guest Services (Mail Order) at 877-560-6477 for more information.
Q: Will there be a platform created to hold all the Main Street, U.S.A. Collection?
A: Olszewski Studios is in the development of a platform that will allow Guests the opportunity to display their entire Main Street, U.S.A. Collection together into a single display unit. This unit will measure approximately 72 inches by 30 inches and will fit on a standard 6-foot banquet table. We ask that you please continue to watch for announcements from Olszewski Studios. We send periodic emails through our Olszewski Studios News and Views. To join our mailing list, go to the Olszewski Studios Contact Us Page.
Q: Is there going to be a mechanical street available?
A: Olszewski Studios is also in the process of developing a mechanical street. However, there is no current release date scheduled for this piece.
Q: Is there somewhere that I can view the entire collection together?
A: Information will be published when it becomes available. The Disneyland Main Street, U.S.A. Collection can be seen at that park's facilities. A virtual tour of that platform can be view on-line at www.olszewskistudios.com.
Q: What is the Commemorative Collection?
A: The Commemorative Collection consists of five attractions that were created in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland® park. One current attraction will represent one of the original lands from 1955. The attractions are as follows are: Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland; Jungle Cruise in Adventureland; Astro Orbitor in Tomorrowland; and Mark Twain Riverboat in Frontierland. Each Commemorative Collection sculpture comes marked with a 50th Anniversary commemorative logo (May 2005 through December 2006). Each piece has been created in the same scale as the Main Street, U.S.A. Collection, so everything can sit together. The Commemorative Collection is considered open stock as well. After the 50th Celebration commences the commemorative logos will be replaced with the appropriate logos from each corresponding land. In addition, due to the overwhelming popularity of our beloved Haunted Mansion attraction, it has been named an honorary “Commemorative Collection” sculpture.
Q: Are any of the Commemorative Collection sculptures part of the Main Street, U.S.A. Collection?
Q: How do I turn the lights on?
Q: Can the lights be changed in the pieces?
A: Yes, the lights can be changed in the pieces. The LED’s should not need be changed as they have a life expectancy of 10,000 hours. The small street lamps have a 1.3mm incandescent bulb and can be changed easily by removing the faux wood base (unscrew the 3 or 4 mounted screws). Pull the lights out from the street lamp from below and clip the wires. Take a new bulb and twist each pair of wires together (keep the positive and negative wires apart using electrical tape). Push the new bulb back up into the lamp post and tape the wires to the piece, so the bulb does not slip back into the post. Put the faux wood base back on the piece. New street lamp bulbs can be purchased at your local hobby shop or from Olszewski Studios at www.olszewskistudios.com.
For additional information on Robert Olszewski, please visit www.olszewskistudios.com
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