Friday, March 25, 2011

26. YouTube


Walt Disney World is the most photographed destination on the planet. As many as 200,000 photos are taken per day by Disney PhotoPass photographers alone. My wife would argue that I actually take more than that when we visit the vacation kingdom, but that is a discussion for another day. With all of the pictures that are taken, it stands to reason that there would also be quite a bit of video footage recorded. There is no better proof of this than YouTube.

For anyone who has just returned from being on a deserted island for the last decade, I will give a very brief description of what YouTube is all about. Simply put, YouTube allows users to "upload" video clips to the internet for all the world to view. These videos can be home movies that Uncle Bob took or they can be very high quality clips that were created by well known companies and organizations. The bottom line is that you can search just about any subject and find a related video on YouTube.  You can access YouTube by going right to YouTube.com.

When it comes to Walt Disney World, there are literally thousands of videos to be found on YouTube. They range from typical home movies to professional productions. You can find complete attraction "ride alongs" as well as entire stage shows and fireworks displays.  You simply type in the name of a ride or show and there will be a list of videos to choose from.  Not only will you find videos from the Disney parks, but you can also find recordings of each and every resort hotel.  This is a great tool when you are trying to decide where to book your next room, especially if you have never visited a particular resort.

YouTube is one of the best and easiest ways to use modern technology to stay connected to Walt Disney World.  It can be accessed from any computer in addition to just about any smart phone available today.   The next time you are daydreaming about a Disney World vacation, you can simply type in your favorite attraction and watch a little clip of the magic.  It certainly won't be the same as enjoying Rock n' Roller Coaster or Peter Pan's Flight in person, but it will take your mind off of the cold and icy weather that we deal with in the Northeast for the better part of six months.  This YouTube technique is a wonderful little escape.  I know this from first hand experience!

Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward.  See ya real soon!http://www.youtube.com/

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