Declaration of Independence in the American Adventure

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Scott is off this week. Probably recovering from a good old American cookout in celebration of the 4th of July holiday in the United States of America. He wanted to share this scene from Epcot’s American Adventure to remind his fellow patriots of the history behind our annual day of celebration and fireworks. Scott will … Continue reading "Declaration of Independence in the American Adventure"
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Walt and the Promise of Progress City: A New Standard for Clean

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the past few months, AllEars.Net has been highlighting exclusive excerpts from Sam Gennawey’s book, Walt and the Promise of Progress City. The book explores the process through which meaningful and functional spaces were created by Walt Disney and his artists, as well as how guests understand and experience those spaces. It also … Continue reading "Walt and the Promise of Progress City: A New Standard for Clean"
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Disney Pic of the Week: American Adventure

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As an American, it is hard not to feel a huge sense of pride when visiting the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. The Disney Imagineers did a monumental job in fitting together the history and elements of the United States of America in its art, accomplishments and architecture. The pavilion itself was done … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: American Adventure"
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Hall of Flags inside the American Adventure

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Hall of Flags inside the American Adventure.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO 800, EV +1, 18mm focal length. After being allowed to enter the walkway to the theater inside the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, you walk up stairs or take the escalators through the Hall of Flags. These flags were displayed at different … Continue reading "Hall of Flags inside the American Adventure"
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Little Blue Coupe

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The Auto Biography of Susie the Little Blue Coupe in Mickey Mouse’s Garage.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 280, EV +0.3 I found this nod to Walt Disney’s animated short Susie the Little Blue Coupe from 1952 in Mickey Mouse’s garage in Toontown. Narrated by character actor Sterling Holloway’s distinctive voice, I remember watching the story … Continue reading "Little Blue Coupe"
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Brother, can you spare a dime?

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A scene from the American Adventure.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/50s, f/1.8, ISO 800, EV 0, 50mm Focal Length Photographing the American Adventure show is a challenge for me and my camera. On my last trip, I was able to sit close enough to use my fastest lens, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 or Nifty Fifty. That allowed me … Continue reading "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
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King of the Wild Frontier

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I enjoyed a stop at the Trail’s End restaurant in Fort Wilderness for a hearty all-you-can-eat buffet. Before I left, I explored Crockett’s Tavern which is inside Trail’s End and is a small bar where you can enjoy some spirited drinks. Next to the bar is a wall of paraphernalia from the life of Davy … Continue reading "King of the Wild Frontier"
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