Thursday, July 30, 2015

DDW Pic 1427. Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boutique

Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boutique
Guests always ask what is inside Cinderella Castle. The second floor is almost entirely Cinderella's Royal Table restaurant. However, much of the first floor is occupied by Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boutique, where little girls are transformed into princesses. A few weeks ago, I had two little guests get "makeovers" in this spot.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DDW Pic 1426. Restaurantosaurus

Restaurantosaurus is one of the largest quick service spots in Walt Disney World. It has a great theme that fits in with the story of a nearby "dig site." You can see a couple of chairs on the roof where college paleontology students would sit while taking a break from the dig.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DDW Pic 1425. Morocco

The Morocco pavilion has some fun "hidden treasures." Although this Moroccan Style building is one the first things you see in the area, very few guests open the doors to enter the small museum inside. However, it is a nice, quiet, air conditioned spot to take a break from the hot Florida sun!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

DDW Pic 1424. Starbucks

Recently, Disney opened the newest Starbucks location on property. It is located in the old Creature Comforts shop in Animal Kingdom. This is the last of the parks to get a Starbucks. Once again, Disney did a very nice job with the theming of this "coffee shop."

Saturday, July 25, 2015

DDW Pic 1423. Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln
Although The Hall of Presidents isn't the most popular attraction at the Magic Kingdom, it is certainly one of the most iconic. Opening in 1971, it was way ahead of its time from a technology standpoint. It still amazes me how realistic looking each president appears. I took this shot of Abe Lincoln on the 4th of July.

DDW Pic 1422. Maurice's Cottage

Maurice's Cottage
Enchanted Tales with Belle is one of the new Fantasyland attractions that opened in 2012. It is a unique telling of the Beauty and the Beast story with great special effects and a chance to meet Belle. Maurice's cottage is the "portal" to Beast's Castle and the final section of the queue.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DDW Pic 1421. The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace
On real hot days, The Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom has a table with ice water dispensers set up on the porch. It is for the guests waiting for a table to be ready. A few weeks ago, I noticed this hidden Mickey in one of them. It was made with orange slices, and a cast member verified it was placed there on purpose.