Monday, August 21, 2017

DDW Pic 2175. Eclipse 

Today was the great solar eclipse of 2017. I thought it would be fun to get some pictures from the most popular tourist destination on the planet. Although it wasn't a "total" eclipse for Central Florida, about 85% of the sun was blocked by the moon. You can see the crescent of the sun in the opening in the clouds. I was standing near the back of Cinderella Castle, and you can see a spire to the left.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

DDW Pic 2174. Main Street Railroad Station

Main Street Railroad Station
The Main Street Railroad Station is the backdrop for one of the most photographed spots in the world.....the Magic Kingdom entrance. Until recently, the park opening show took place on this platform every morning. A few days ago, I took this shot from the station, looking out toward the park entrance and the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

DDW Pic 2173. Magic Carpets

Magic Carpets
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is the first and only Adventureland attraction based on a Disney animated feature. It is very similar to the Dumbo ride, but can hold more guests, since there are two rows per carpet. I took this shot by the spitting camel yesterday.

Friday, August 18, 2017

DDW Pic 2172. Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Speedway 
Tomorrowland Speedway is one of the original Magic Kingdom attractions. The best view of the track is from above. I took this shot today, while riding the PeopleMover thru Tomorrowland.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

DDW Pic 2171. Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge
I spent some time at Animal Kingdom Lodge today. It is one of my favorite resorts to visit. I took this shot from the savanna overlook area, after viewing the animals that were nearby. The quietness of the afternoon and beautiful weather conditions made for a nice panorama.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DDW Pic 2170. Pirates

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is as popular as ever. The movies continue to do well at the box office, and the attraction always has a good number of guests in line. The Pirate's Adventure is a fun, interactive experience that takes place all around Adventureland. This shot features one of Pirate's Adventure locations, which is right outside of the attraction entrance.

DDW Pic 2169. Magic Kingdom 

Magic Kingdom
The entrance area of Magic Kingdom is one of the most photographed spots in the world. This park is also the most visited theme park on the planet, topping 20 million guests per year. So, it is very rare to get a picture like this, without people in it. However, a couple of days ago, this area was vacant for just a few seconds, so I quickly took a panorama.