Focus on Disney World – Astro Orbiter – Magic Kingdom

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 8s shutter, f4.6 Although many people will tell you what a great view there is while riding the Astro Orbiter, I think the best view is of the ride itself, especially at night. This retro looking rocket ship ride is located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. I … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Astro Orbiter – Magic Kingdom"
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Focus on Disney World – Introducing Barrie

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Hi everyone! My name is Barrie and I am a big Disney World fan. As a child I received a book about Disneyland from an aunt in California. It was a photo book of all the rides and attractions with small descriptions of each. I’m sure you’ve seen similar books for sale in the parks. … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Introducing Barrie"
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Parking Lot Trams

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On my recent visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I noticed that the parking lot tram now has speakers mounted on the side of each passenger car, facing outward. I asked the tram driver about these speakers and he told me that this new system allows them to direct comments to guest standing along the roadside. … Continue reading "Parking Lot Trams"
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Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister

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My sister, Donna McMurrey, stayed at Pop Century last week for one of her twice yearly visits to Disney World. Donna is an Assistant Principal at a Dallas area high school. When she visits, we plan days or evenings in the parks (depending on my work schedule); we look for Hidden Mickeys and generally have … Continue reading "Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister"
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July 4th, 2007 Walt Disney World Naturalization Ceremony Part 2

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July 4th, 2007 Walt Disney World Naturalization Ceremony Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege to witness more than one thousand immigrants become United States citizens. The event took place in the Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella Castle, where people from more than a hundred nations raised their right hand and swore allegiance to … Continue reading "July 4th, 2007 Walt Disney World Naturalization Ceremony Part 2"
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July 4th, 2007 Walt Disney World Naturalization Ceremony Part 1

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AllEars® Team Member Jack Spence attended the special ceremony and sends these photos. His writeup will follow later. Complete Program Welcome Remarks – Meg Crofton, President Walt Disney World Larger Image Administration of the Oath of Allegiance – Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez, Director USCIS Larger Image “Key Note Address – The Honorable Mel Martinez, United … Continue reading "July 4th, 2007 Walt Disney World Naturalization Ceremony Part 1"
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Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Construction Update

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We have received lots of email the last 2 weeks about the ongoing construction at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Some readers reported they were contacted by Disney and moved to another resort (Saratoga Springs being the primary one). Others have written stating they have not been contacted and asking for advice. All Ears Team Member Linda … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Construction Update"
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Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Epcot

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Recently, I called to make reservations at the Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion. I wanted to eat sometime between 5pm and 7pm. I didn’t care what day. The operator checked every day starting on June 25. It wasn’t until October 31st that he was able to secure a table for me at 5:45pm. … Continue reading "Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Epcot"
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Routines: Part 1

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We are all creatures of habit so it becomes quite a challenge for us to start a running program that impacts our daily or weekly routine. But before you begin your new routine you need to figure out how best to transition into it. If we are talking about adopting a serious running program in … Continue reading "Routines: Part 1"
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Resort Reflections – Animal Kingdom Lodge Part 2

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In Part 1 of Animal Kingdom Lodge I spoke of the pre-opening and the opening of the Lodge. In this blog, I’ll talk about the Savannahs. The most unique aspect of Animal Kingdom Lodge are the animals and their savannahs. There are 3 savannahs encompassing a total of 11 acres, each with it’s own look … Continue reading "Resort Reflections – Animal Kingdom Lodge Part 2"
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