Sunday, July 5, 2015

DDW Pic 1404. The Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents
Yesterday, I took this picture inside The Hall of Presidents to commemorate Independence Day. Sadly, I just learned that Blaine Gibson passed away today. He was the sculptor for all of the presidents in the attraction up to Barack Obama. He is also know for sculpting the famous Partners Statue that is found in the Magic Kingdom hub. Mr. Gibson was an incredibly talented artist who will certainly be missed.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

DDW Pic 1403. 4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks
Thanks to a good friend, we had the opportunity to enjoy the Magic Kingdom 4th of July fireworks from one of the new Polynesian bungalows tonight. This was an incredible view of one of the best fireworks displays in the country. Disney always does a great job with their shows, but it was something special to see it from this location this year.

Friday, July 3, 2015

DDW Pic 1402. Garden Grill

Garden Grill
On the eve before Independence Day, I thought this would be a fun photo to post. This display was set up outside of the Garden Grill restaurant in The Land pavilion at Epcot. I took this shot today, while my tour guests were enjoying Living With the Land.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DDW Pic 1401. Grand Floridian

Grand Floridian
Yesterday was the 27th birthday of the Grand Floridian Resort. It first opened its doors on July 1, 1988, and has been the flagship Disney resort ever since. I have tour guests staying there this week, so I grabbed a quick photo before meeting them this morning.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DDW Pic 1400. Frozen Fireworks

Frozen Fireworks
I have taken many fireworks pictures over the years, but this shot is definitely from the most unique vantage point. Last night we were visiting friends at the Boardwalk resort pool when the Frozen fireworks started. I decided to climb to the top of the clown waterslide to get a better view. It is from this perch that I took this shot of the finale. On a side note, today is the 19th anniversary of the Boardwalk's opening.

DDW Pic 1399. Railroad

Railroad
Yesterday morning, I found myself behind the Magic Kingdom when the Roger Broggie steam train came out of the shed and passed in front of me. There is a little reflection since I took this shot from inside of a bus, but I thought it was a fun picture anyway. You don't often get a chance to see the Walt Disney World Railroad from this perspective 

Monday, June 29, 2015

DDW Pic 1398. Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion is my favorite Disney attraction for many reasons. I'm always looking to get interesting pics of this iconic ride. However, it is tough to get clear shots in the dark, so most of my photos are of the exterior of the building. Today, I took this picture during a thunderstorm and added a black and white filter.