Monday, March 30, 2015

DDW Pic 1307. Morning Monorail

Morning Monorail
I took this shot of the Magic Kingdom Express at about 7:30 this morning. The air was crisp and the sky was very blue. What you can't see in this photo is the huge crowd that was lined up behind me, waiting to head over to the Magic Kingdom.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

DDW Pic 1306. Epcot Entrance

Epcot Entrance
Disney has been using the new electronic touch point system for over a year at the park entrances as well as for FastPass attractions. The Mickey symbol either lights up green for "go" or blue if there is a problem. However, when they are doing the morning tests, the touch points cycle thru a number of colors. I took this rare shot of a pink Mickey a few days ago at the Epcot entrance.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DDW Pic 1305. Aloha Isle

Aloha Isle
One of the most famous treats at Walt Disney World is the pineapple soft serve known as Dole Whip. For many years, guests would line up at Aloha Isle in Adventureland to get it. However, this past week, Aloha Isle moved to a different location. It switched places with Sunshine Tree Terrace, which is located just down the hill. This new location can handle twice the amount of business, which should cut the Dole Whip lines in half.

Friday, March 27, 2015

DDW Pic 1304. Donald Topiary

Donald Topiary
Donald Duck is one of the main entrance topiaries at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival this year. He is at the back, facing Spaceship Earth. I took this shot this morning right after the park opened.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DDW Pic 1303. American Adventure

American Adventure
The American Adventure is a classic attraction at Epcot that has changed very little since it opened in 1982. The only update has been to the film montage near the end of the show. I took this shot of Ben Franklin and Mark Twain in the finale last week. These are impressive audio animatronics, especially since they have been around for more than three decades.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DDW Pic 1302. Anna and Elsa Topiaries

Anna and Elsa Topiaries
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is now in its third week. I had the chance to get a closer look at some of the topiaries a few nights ago. This year, the festival is featuring the popular sisters from the movie Frozen, Anna and Elsa. They can be found right at the end of the walkway that connects Future World to World Showcase.

DDW Pic 1301. Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest
I took this shot yesterday from the front row of Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom. This is the large lift hill that takes riders toward the top of the mountain. It is unique in that it is one of the few coaster lifts that doesn't have the "click-click-click" sound that is typically associated with this type of ride.