Thursday, May 31, 2018

DDW Pic 2498. Dash Pizza

Dash Pizza
One of my favorite spots to take a break in the Magic Kingdom is the Tomorrowland Terrace. It has a huge seating area and "outdoor" air conditioning. As part of the Incredible Summer celebration, they are serving Dash Pizza at this location. I took this shot while giving a tour today.

Monday, May 28, 2018

DDW Pic 2497. Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge
This window display can be found in Wilderness Lodge. It is in the area leading from the main building to the "Villas." Donald and Daisy are dressed appropriately for the theme of this resort.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

DDW Pic 2496. Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan’s Flight
Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the most "classic" attractions at any Disney park. It has remained virtually unchanged in 46 years, and has always been one of my favorites. This sign houses a partial hidden Mickey in the clouds, just under Peter’s feet.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

DDW Pic 2495. Pandora

Pandora
Once considered predominently a "daytime" park, it can now be argued that Animal Kingdom has the most scenic spots at Walt Disney World at night. One of these areas is the Valley of Mo’ara, which can be found in Pandora - The World of Avatar. I took this shot tonight, from the outdoor queue of Flight of Passage.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DDW Pic 2494. Boardwalk Inn

Boardwalk Inn
I spent some time at the Boardwalk Resort today, and took a walk thru the area of the cottage suites. These are unique accommodations in that each has their own little yard. I like how they use birdhouses to post the room numbers.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

DDW Pic 2493. Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs
Located adjacent to Disney Springs, Saratoga Springs is one the largest of the Disney resorts. Themed to the upstate New York horse racing town, this hotel is also the home to the Disney Vacation Club preview center. I took this shot of the racehorse statue while visiting friends yesterday.

Friday, May 18, 2018

DDW Pic 2492. Frontierland

Frontierland
While walking thru Frontierland the other day, I saw this view of the Rivers of America. I like the way the Tom Sawyer Island raft sail helped to outline Thunder Mountain in the distance. This raft was parked, but you can see two other full rafts in this shot.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

DDW Pic 2491. Chef Mickey’s 

Chef Mickey’s
Some of the most popular Disney restaurants aren’t actually in the theme parks. Chef Mickey’s can be found at The Contemporary, not far from Magic Kingdom. I took this shot of the restaurant entrance yesterday, while visiting this resort.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DDW Pic 2490. The Boneyard

The Boneyard
The Boneyard is a fun playground in the Dinoland area of Animal Kingdom. It is themed to a "dig site," where kids can dig up the bones of a mammoth. There are some great props in this area, including this boom box that resembles one that I owned in the 80s.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

DDW Pic 2489. Tomorrowland Terrace

Tomorrowland Terrace
Tomorrowland Terrace is a quick service restaurant at Magic Kingdom that is only open during the busiest times of year. However, this large seating area is almost always open. Although it is open to the outside, it does have air conditioning. It is a great place to take a break on a hot Florida day.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

DDW Pic 2488. Main Street Railroad Station


Main Street Railroad Station
The Walt Disney World Railroad has three stations at Magic Kingdom. They are all themed very well, but the most authentic is the Main Street Railroad Station. It is filled with antiques, like this old-time football arcade game, from the early 1900s.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DDW Pic 2487. Lion

Lion
One of my favorite parts of Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom is the lion area. Disney did a great job of creating a natural habitat, without putting an obvious barrier between these African beasts and the guests. Although they sleep for most of the day, it is common to see them walking around on a nighttime safari.

Monday, May 7, 2018

DDW Pic 2486. Rey

Rey
Hollywood Studios has a big focus on Star Wars, especially with the new Galaxy’s Edge area opening next year. There is currently a show at the center of the park called Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away. I took this shot of Rey, near the backside of the stage. Disney did a great job of casting, as this girl looks a lot like the "real" Rey, Daisy Ridley.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

DDW Pic 2485. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios takes place almost entirely in the dark, which makes it hard to take any photos. However, a few days ago, the coaster I was riding stopped just short of the exit area. This gave me a chance to take out my phone and grab this shot.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

DDW Pic 2484. Hall of Presidents


Hall of Presidents 
The Hall of Presidents is a great attraction for many reasons. The new show is very well done, and the music is phenomenal. However, one of the best things about this spot is the lobby. It is a great place to get out of the summer heat, and take a break from a busy day at the Magic Kingdom.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DDW Pic 2483. Mickey

Mickey 
Mickey can be found in every Disney park, but this is probably the most unique one. The right ear of this “stationary” version of the mouse is actually a lightening rod. He can be seen near the entrance to Hollywood Studios.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

DDW Pic 2482. Thunder Mountain

Thunder Mountain
Although I have posted more photos of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad than any other attraction, this vista caught my eye a few days ago. I was standing near the boardwalk along the Rivers of America in Frontierland when I took this shot. I like how the mountain was framed by the trees and fence.