Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DDW Pic 1815. Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a classic "dark ride"  in every sense of the term. Unfortunately, because of the low light levels and movement of the ride vehicles, it is often difficult to get good photos. However, when my honey pot stopped briefly a few days ago, I was able to snap a clear picture of the birthday scene.

Monday, August 22, 2016

DDW Pic 1814. Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios
I took this non-descript shot a few days ago at Hollywood Studios. To most people, it is just the back of the Keystone Clothiers building on Hollywood Boulevard. However, the Office Space for Rent sign, as well as the Holly-Vermont reference on the door, have great significance. It refers to the start of the Walt Disney Company, in 1923. Walt and Roy rented a room in the back of this real estate office, and the rest is history.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

DDW Pic 1813. Emporium

Emporium
While looking at some of the details in the Emporium windows on Main Street today, I came across this beauty. It is located across from Center Street, under a sign labeled "Collectibles." I like the nod to the Steinway piano company, as well as the hidden Mickey music stand.

DDW Pic 1812. Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain
I don't often get photos while riding Splash Mountain, due to the high risk of getting my phone wet. However, I was able to snap this shot near the end of the ride today. After the big drop, things remain relatively dry, and my fear of water damage is lessened.

Friday, August 19, 2016

DDW Pic 1811. Polynesian Beach

Polynesian Beach
I had the chance to take a few pics at the Polynesian Village Resort this morning. I was on the beach, looking toward the boat dock. You can see that the new fence is complete, which will keep guests from entering the water.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

DDW Pic 1810. Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce
Like many small towns, the Town Square area of Magic Kingdom has its own Chamber of Commerce. This building is used for merchandise package pick-up. Guests can buy something in one of the shops around the park, and it will be delivered to this spot, which is right near the exit. I took this shot last week, shortly after a train pulled into the Main Street Station.

DDW Pic 1809. The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride
The only attraction at Hollywood Studios still left from opening day in 1989 is The Great Movie Ride. This classic attraction has had some updates to the narration and the movie mantage at the end of the ride. However, most of the physical scenes have remained unchanged. One of my favorites is the gangster scene. A little detail that most guests miss is the license plate number on the car. It references the date of the St. Valentines Day Masacre. I took this shot this afternoon.