Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DDW Pic 2427. Magic Kingdom Opening Show - Onstage


Magic Kingdom Opening Show - Onstage
The Magic Kingdom opening show is now being done on the stage in front of the castle. Each morning, Mickey and friends greet guests, just prior to the opening of the attractions. I had a great spot to grab this “onstage” photo this morning.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

DDW Pic 2426. Ring-Tailed Lemur

Ring-Tailed Lemur
The ring-tailed lemur is a fun little animal found on Discovery Island, not far from the Tree of Life. In the wild, lemurs are found on the island of Madagascar. I took this shot during the “animal discovery” portion of a tour I gave yesterday.

Monday, February 19, 2018

DDW Pic 2425. Kali River Rapids

Kali River Rapids
This Asian temple sits atop the inside part of the Kali River Rapids queue. I was standing in this spot, waiting for my tour guests to float by on the river. The blueness of the sky gave this photo a nice background.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

DDW Pic 2424. Thunder Mountain

Thunder Mountain
Although I have posted dozens of Thunder Mountain pics over the years, this view thru the fog is unique. I knew there would be some fun Magic Kingdom photo ops this morning, when I couldn’t see Cinderella Castle while walking up Main Street. This was some of the most dense fog I can remember at Walt Disney World.

Friday, February 16, 2018

DDW Pic 2423. Polynesian Village Resort


The Polynesian Village Resort is one of the original Walt Disney World hotels, opening in 1971. The decor and the landscaping transport guests to an island in the the South Pacific. I took this photo just outside of the main entrance, yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DDW Pic 2422. Enchanted Tales with Belle

Enchanted Tales with Belle
Enchanted Tales with Belle has one of the better “holding areas” for a Magic Kingdom attraction. Guests wait inside Maurice’s cottage, where they can enjoy some references to Belle’s childhood. There is even a height chart, where you can see how tall she was on each of her birthdays. I took this shot while giving a tour a few days ago.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DDW Pic 2421. Enchanted Tiki Room

Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is an opening day attraction with some historic significance. The original Disneyland version was home to the very first “audio-animatronic” figure. I used the iPhone “long exposure” feature on this shot that I took in the pre-show area this morning.