Friday, March 16, 2018

DDW Pic 2448. Lappet-faced Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture
There are two lappet-faced vultures that can be seen at Animal Kingdom. These large birds are located in the same area as the kangaroos. I took this shot yesterday, from near the base of the Tree of Life.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

DDW Pic 2447. Morocco

Morocco is one of my favorite pavilions for relaxing at Epcot. There are several “out of the way” spots to take a break. I was sitting at one such spot when I took this shot a few days ago.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DDW Pic 2446. Tigger

There are so many fun topiaries at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Tigger can be found near the United Kingdom pavilion. I took this shot today, while giving an Epcot tour.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

DDW Pic 2445. Roy O. Disney

Roy O. Disney
Built in 1916, the Roy O. Disney is the oldest of the Magic Kingdom steam engines. I took this shot today, just after it pulled out of Fantasyland Station. This is one if the few areas of the park where a full view of the train is possible.

Monday, March 12, 2018

DDW Pic 2444. The Pirates League

The Pirates League
The Pirates League is an experience at Magic Kingdom where guests can get “made up” like a pirate. It is a popular activity, especially with young boys. This mannequin stands outside of the salon, as an example of what can be done.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

DDW Pic 2443. Maleficent

The Festival of Fantasy Parade includes some great floats and so many classic Disney characters. My favorite is definitely Maleficent. This large dragon has quiet a presence with its large moving parts and fire breathing head.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

DDW Pic 2442. Gorilla Falls

Gorilla Falls

The Gorilla Falls area of Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite spots at Walt Disney World. This waterfall can actually be seen right near the exit of Kilimanjaro Safaris. There are four, male, silverback gorillas that live here, and you can see one of them sleeping here.

Friday, March 9, 2018

DDW Pic 2441. Fantasyland

This is normally one of the busiest areas of the busiest theme park in the world. However, if you get here before the park officially opens, you can get this “empty” shot. I took this photo while waiting for my tour guests to finish up breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

DDW Pic 2440. Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest
I have posted many photos of Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom. However, the majority of them were during the day. Last week, I took this shot at dusk, shortly before the Rivers of Light show began.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

DDW Pic 2439. United Kingdom

United Kingdom
The United Kingdom at Epcot features a “Hyde Park” area toward the back of the pavilion. This is where guests can see the band, British Revolution, perform each day. I took this shot while giving a tour last week.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DDW Pic 2438. Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh is a very popular character at Magic Kingdom, with an attraction, a meet-and-greet location, and even a character dining spot. While giving a tour over the weekend, I spotted him coming out of a backstage area in Fantasyland. He was on his way to his meet-and-greet spot with Tigger.

Monday, March 5, 2018

DDW Pic 2437. Adventureland 

Adventureland is full of interesting details. This  animal is an Asian Water Buffalo when viewed from Adventureland. However, it can also be seen from Frontierland. From that area, this same animal is considered a Texas Longhorn Steer.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

DDW Pic 2436. Future World

Future World
The Imagination pavilion, with its glass pyramids, has been an Epcot icon since the park opened. While giving a tour yesterday, I saw this shot coming into view. The monorail passing through this area is quintessential Future World.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

DDW Pic 2435. Anna

With the Flower and Garden Festival in full swing, it is fun to roam around Epcot to photograph this year’s topiaries. Of course Anna and Elsa are located in the Norway area. I took this shot of Anna while giving a tour today.

Friday, March 2, 2018

DDW Pic 2434. Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House
There are so many easily overlooked details in the restaurants at Walt Disney World. The Columbia Harbour House at Magic Kingdom is full of pictures, signs, and objects from colonial times. I took this shot today, near an exit door on the Hall of Presidents side of the building.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

DDW Pic 2433. Grand 1 Yacht

Grand 1 Yacht
Walt Disney World has several specialty cruises. The Grand 1 Yacht is a 52 foot Sea Ray that can be rented from the Grand Floridian Resort. A nighttime cruise gives guests a unique view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. I took this shot today from the MK ferry boat.