Monday, May 23, 2016

DDW Pic 1725. Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle
I have taken so many pics of Cinderella Castle over the years. However, I couldn't  resist taking this one a few weeks ago. I snapped this shot from in front of Crystal Palace, while waiting for my guests to finish lunch on a picture perfect day.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

DDW Pic 1724. Gorilla

Pangani Forest Trail is one of my favorite spots in Animal Kingdom, mostly because of the gorillas. This guy likes to relax in a shady spot on the backside of the trail, near the exit of Kilimanjaro Safaris. Most guests don't see him, because you have to walk up to a fence and look down. I took this shot last week while my tour guests were enjoying the safari.

DDW Pic 1723. Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House is one of my favorite places to eat at the Magic Kingdom. The food is good and the nautical theming is excellent. Also, there are some fun views to be had of Liberty Square and Fantasyland. I took this shot near the ordering counters last week.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

DDW Pic 1722. Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land
There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the new Star Wars Land coming to Hollywood Studios. However, there is another large area that will be constructed simultaneously that is based on Toy Story Land. This large mural shows an artist's rendering of the new section. It is located on a construction wall in front of the entrance to the old Backlot Tour.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DDW Pic 1721. Meerkat

Whenever I'm at Animal Kingdom, I always try to visit Pangani Forest Trail. Some of the most interesting animals can be found there, including hippos, gorillas, zebras, and meerkats. I took this shot of a baby meerkat on Tuesday, while giving a tour at that park.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DDW Pic 1720. Flame Tree Barbecue

Flame Tree Barbecue
Flame Tree Barbecue is my favorite quick service restaurant in Animal Kingdom. It has great views and a delicious pork sandwich. This "pool" is at the center of the outdoor seating area. The turtle in the photo is stone, but the bird on the post is real. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DDW Pic 1719. Storybook Circus

Storybook Circus
I was standing in Storybook Circus when I took this shot a few days ago. This circus cart is another great example of hidden details that most guests don't realize are there. The number 82 is a reference to the year that Epcot opened. The remaining carts have 71, 89, and 98, for the opening years of the other three parks.