Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DDW Pic 1147. Town Square

Town Square
One of my favorite things to do in the Magic Kingdom is to find a comfortable spot and people watch. A great place to do this is from a rocking chair on the porch of the Town Square Theater. It offers a great vantage point to see the excitement of guests entering the most popular theme park in the world. I took this shot a few days ago, while enjoying the beautiful October weather that Central Florida is known for. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

DDW Pic 1146. Living with the Land

Living with the Land
Today, I had the chance to ride Living with the Land at Epcot for the first time this month. This is one of the few remaining attractions from Epcot's opening back in 1982. As we floated through the greenhouse area, it was fun to see this display set up for the "fall season." It seems that Disney is always doing little things like this to highlight the different times of year.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DDW Pic 1145. Adventureland

Adventureland 
I was standing near the exit of Jungle Cruise yesterday, when I saw this view of Adventureland. I like how the palm trees nicely framed the lamp atop The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. It is always fun for me to see a different perspective of attractions that I've been enjoying for years.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DDW Pic 1144. Crystal Arts

Crystal Arts
Today, I had a young tour guest who was interested in seeing a "glass blower" in action, so I took him to Crystal Arts on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. This store features handmade crystal and glass item, many of which are made right on location. Here is a master craftsman who was in the process of creating a "glass ball" Christmas ornament. This is a great little spot that many guests don't even realize exists in the most popular theme park on earth.

Friday, October 17, 2014

DDW Pic 1143. Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror
While waiting for my tour guests this morning at Hollywood Studios, I found myself standing near the charter bus drop off area. I noticed the Tower of Terror in the distance, framed by nearby trees and bushes. Although it doesn't look scary on a bright sunny morning, it is still an impressive structure, even from a distance.

DDW Pic 1142. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Halloween time is so much fun at Walt Disney World. It is highlighted by Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. Tonight, my family had the chance to attend the event as guests of some very generous friends. We had a great time enjoying the trick-or-treating, shows, parade, and spectacular fireworks. I took this shot as I was leaving the park.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DDW Pic 1141. Way Back Wednesday - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Here is a shot of my dad and sister from back in 1977. They are standing in front of the now extinct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in the Magic Kingdom. This classic attraction was located in the section where New Fantasyland is today. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train currently sits where the loading area seen in this photo used to be. Although 20,000 Leagues has been gone from the Magic Kingdom for many years, a similar submarine attraction can still be found in Disneyland.