Friday, June 29, 2018

DDW Pic 2509. Pluto

There have been many characters who have greeted guests in the center of Town Square over the years. Pluto has certainly been one of the most frequent visitors. I took this shot a few days ago, while giving a Magic kingdom tour.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

DDW Pic 2508. Elastigirl

As part of Disney’s "Incredible Summer," guests are able to interact with some of the characters from the recent movie. They come and go throughout the afternoon, and are part of the dance party in Tomorrowland. I took this shot of Elastigirl while giving a Magic Kingdom tour yesterday.

Monday, June 25, 2018

DDW Pic 2507. Tusker House

Tusker House
The Tusker House at Animal Kingdom is known as a popular dining location where guests can meet Mickey and friends. This restaurant has so many great African inspired details. The Jorodi Masks and Beads spot can be seen on the second floor to the left, just after entering the building. It is a fun tribute to the lead designer of Animal Kingdom, Joe Rohde.

Friday, June 22, 2018

DDW Pic 2506. Frontierland

Frontierland is very well themed to the old West. If you look at the street address numbers atop the buildings, they correspond roughly to the years being depicted in this area of the Magic Kingdom. I took this shot while giving a tour yesterday.

Monday, June 18, 2018

DDW Pic 2505. Space Mountain

Space Mountain
They are doing some work on the exit of Space Mountain. So, guests are currently exiting through a back door and walking along the outer edge of the building, in a backstage area. This picture falls under the category of "rarely seen by guests."

Friday, June 15, 2018

DDW Pic 2504. Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror is one of my favorite attractions, primarily because of the story and details. This little table can be found in the library part of the pre-show. I took this shot while giving a Hollywood Studios tour today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DDW Pic 2503. Lagoona Gator

Lagoona Gator
Lagoona Gator is the mascot at Typhoon Lagoon. His statue can be seen right after entering the park, near the old fashioned "beach patrol" car. I took this shot when visiting with friends and family last week.

Monday, June 11, 2018

DDW Pic 2502. Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
The Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom has featured a fire breathing Maleficent dragon, since it debuted in 2014. Unfortunately, the head of the dragon was damaged when it caught fire about a month ago. However, a float with Aurora and Prince Philip has now taken the place of the dragon. So, after 4 years, Sleeping Beauty has finally made her way into this parade.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

DDW Pic 2501. Pandora Utility Suit

Pandora Utility Suit
The new Avatar area of Animal Kingdom is already the most popular area in recent theme park history. Flight of Passage is considered to be the best attraction ever created, by most who ride it. However, Disney continues to add even more to Pandora. Recently, the Pandora Utility Suit made its debut.

Monday, June 4, 2018

DDW Pic 2500. Diaper Dash

Diaper Dash
The "Incredible Tomorrowland Expo" is in full swing at Magic Kingdom. This summer celebration is helping to promote the upcoming Incredibles 2 movie. One of the more unique events is the daily Diaper Dash, where babies crawl in a 20 foot race across a padded mat. I took this shot today, while giving a Magic Kingdom tour.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

DDW Pic 2499. Galápagos Tortoise

Galápagos Tortoise
Animal Kingdom has so many interesting species for guests to observe throughout the park. However, the Galápagos Tortoise is most likely the longest living animal to be found there. They currently have six that can be seen near the back of the Tree of Life. Although the ones at Animal Kingdom are still young, the Galápagos Tortoise has been known to live in excess of 150 years.