You Need A Disneyland DATE NIGHT

MickeyMouse_IconI’ll be heading back to WonderGround Gallery on Friday, September 12th from 5pm – 7pm with a new Mickey and Minnie piece – DATE NIGHT!  That means it’s time to give away more artwork! I’ll be giving out a DATE NIGHT deluxe print as well as a few other goodies to a select few.

Here’s all you have to do to enter…

Post a picture of yourself with any of my Disney art or merchandise. I want to see you drinking from your Small world mug or wearing a Hipster Mickey t-shirt. It can be a pic of you next to my work at WonderGround Gallery or with a piece from your own personal collection. If you don’t own any of my artwork, don’t worry. Just bring up a Disney image of mine on your computer or phone and take a picture of yourself next to it. Get creative!

The picture has to have you in it and any image of my Disney work.

Now that you have a pic, you just need to post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Tag me in the post and include the phrase “I NEED A DISNEYLAND DATE NIGHT”. I’ll enter your name in the drawing for each post on any of the platforms. The maximum number of entries is three per person if you post on all three – Facebook, Instagram of Twitter.

  • Friend me on Facebook. Post your photos on my timeline and make sure you tag it  with my full name (Jerrod Maruyama) so I see the post on my timeline. If I don’t see it, you won’t be entered. If you are unsure, just ask me! Don’t forget the phrase “I NEED A DISNEYLAND DATE NIGHT” in your post.
  • Follow me on Instagram (jmaruyama). Post a pic to your Instagram account and make sure to use #jmaruyama on your post so that I see your pic. If you don’t use the correct tag or if you have a private account, I won’t be able to see the pic. And don’t forget the phrase “I NEED A DISNEYLAND DATE NIGHT” in your post.
  • Follow me on Twitter. Post your pic on Twitter and make sure you include @jmaruyama in your tweet as well as the phrase “I NEED A DISNEYLAND DATE NIGHT”.
  • You must follow ALL rules to be entered into the drawing.
  • Contest ends at midnight on Wednesday, September 10th.
  • Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 11th
Date Night (Available September 12, 2014)

Date Night (Available September 12, 2014)

The winner will receive a signed “DATE NIGHT” deluxe print from WonderGround Gallery.  Depending on the number of entries, I will pick multiple winners. Honorable mentions will be awarded magnets and postcards.

Prizes ship to U.S. addresses only.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort.


Date Night At Disneyland

Date Night (Available September 12, 2014)















Just ask Mickey and Minnie – there’s nothing more romantic than Disneyland after dark. From the bright lights of Main Street to the pink glow of the castle, the park transforms to a different place. In my latest piece for WonderGround Gallery, I pay tribute to the Happiest Place On Earth after the sun has set. Mickey and Minnie are dressed in their finest for a DATE NIGHT at Disneyland.

I’ll be at WonderGround Gallery on Friday, September 12th from 5pm – 7pm. Come  say hello and check out the new art and merchandise available.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort.

Latest Hipster Mickey Debuts At WonderGround Gallery

















The latest Hipster Mickey piece made it’s debut at WonderGround Gallery this past weekend. “Hipster Haunt” features Mickey dressed in his casual-cool ensemble with nods to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in the background. August 9th just also happened to be the 45th Anniversary of the classic attraction so I was honored to be at the gallery with this piece on this day. “Hister Haunt” also debuted in the D-Street location at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney® District.

Items available in this line include…

  • Signed Canvas Giclees (Large, Medium and mini) – Limited Edition of 95
  • Deluxe Print
  • mug
  • Magnet
  • Postcard

You can see photos of the other merchandise currently available at the gallery in the photos below. There’s now a new version of the Warm Up Mickey t-shirt available. The gallery has started selling some cool easel frames that perfectly fit a postcard and has the WonderGround Gallery logo on it.

I say this every time I visit the gallery and this appearance was no exception. The cast members who work at the gallery and the event staff are the best. My sincere thanks to them for always being so welcoming. They are always so very accommodating and friendly. I can’t thank them enough for all they do. Thanks also to Sachiko White one of the two current Disneyland Resort Ambassadors who was kind enough to attend the event. What a fantastic representative they have in Sachiko.

Some Hipster Mickey items – including this latest piece – are available online through the Disney Store website. For the other merchandise, you can order by phone at 877-560-6477.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort.

Cute Groot

KawaiiGroot_SMFinally saw GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY this weekend. I was completely entertained – mostly because of Chris Pratt and, of course, Groot. I know nothing about the origins of these characters and I’ve never read the comic books but I’m hoping for a better villain in the next one.