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Walt Disney World Chronicles: Partners Statue

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Almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom is the distinctive "Partners" statue in the Hub just in front of the castle's elaborate entrance. Guests from around the world have taken photos of this statue from every angle every hour of the day. Ironically, while he was alive, Walt Disney was extremely adamant that he never wanted a statue of him made and certainly not one that would be placed in his theme park. His widow, Lillian, continued to respect his wishes for decades after his passing. So, what is the story behind this striking statue and how did it end up at Walt Disney World?
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New UP-themed Statues Delight Animal Kingdom Guests

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We spotted the cutest new additions to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom today! You’ve known that the UP! Great Bird Adventure debuted in Animal Kingdom during the park’s 20th Anniversary celebration… … But we’re loving this even newer addition to the park. Russell and Dug turned up in stone statue form on our visit to the … Continue reading "New UP-themed Statues Delight Animal Kingdom Guests"
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Guests Can Take Photos With Oscar Statuette

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From now until February 26, guests can take pictures with the iconic Oscar statuette at Walt Disney: One Man's Dream located inside Disney's Hollywood Studios, during regular park hours. You're encouraged to share your photos on Twitter as "My Oscar Moment" using the hashtag #Oscars to @WaltDisneyWorld. Jimmy Kimmel hosts The Oscars LIVE this Sunday, … Continue reading "Guests Can Take Photos With Oscar Statuette"
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Photographing Disney Statues in the Magic Kingdom

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The Hub in front of Cinderella Castle was expanded a couple of years ago into the Central Plaza. When that happened the Disney character statuettes which were near the Partners statue moved to the new Main Street Plaza Gardens in front of Casey’s Corner and Plaza Restaurant. If you happen to have some free time … Continue reading "Photographing Disney Statues in the Magic Kingdom"
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Jim’s Attic: The Cameraman Statue

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Jim’s Attic: The Cameraman Statue By Jim Korkis Every two weeks, Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. Oddly, the dedication plaque for Disney Hollywood Studios is not near the front of the park but at … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: The Cameraman Statue"
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Deep Colored Partners Statue in the Magic Kingdom

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How does a landscape photographer get those deep colors in their photos? Is it all done in photo software? There was no such thing as photo software a couple of decades ago. So, while today’s digital photographers may use software to deepen or saturate colors, it is easier to do so right in the camera. … Continue reading "Deep Colored Partners Statue in the Magic Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Statues

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There are many statues at the Walt Disney World Resort. You will find them in all the parks, resorts and shopping areas. They depict famous people, animated characters, movie characters and historical places and things. You can find anything Disney from Ariel to Walt Disney, himself. China, the country, is host to thousands of statues … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Statues"
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Tower of Terror Garden Statue

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One of the creepy statues in the Tower of Terror gardens framed by American Sycamore trees.Nikon Coolpix 995, 1/125s, f/4.4, 200 ISO, 0 EV It is my opinion the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is the best themed attraction at Walt Disney World. A few years ago, and before Disney invented FastPass, I spent a … Continue reading "Tower of Terror Garden Statue"
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