Focus on Disney World – Donde esta Donald?

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/200s shutter, f4.9 Say hi to Donald Duck, star of the new Mexico attraction “Gran Fiesta”. This was taken outside of the Mexico pavilion at Epcot where Donald was doing a meet and greet with park guests. In between posing with children Donald turned and gave me a … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Donde esta Donald?"
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Routines: Part II

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We have talked about the pros and cons of running in the morning. The morning running routine is definitely for morning people who, like me, love to jog in the pre-dawn hours and ward off the creatures of the morning. But if morning runs don’t work for you let’s look at another option: the mid-day … Continue reading "Routines: Part II"
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New Merchandise at the Contemporary

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While at the Contemporary Resort yesterday, I came upon some new merchandise. First a Mickey Mouse Frame that features the traditional three circles (one big and two small). The price was $20. Also, a new vase ($14) and bowl ($14). These are white with small embossed Mickeys covering the surface.
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Attraction Comparison: Space Mountain vs. Space Mountain

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As a blog topic, Deb Wills suggested that readers might be interested in a comparison of attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. It sounded like an intriguing idea to me…see what you think! I thought I’d start with one of my favorites: Space Mountain. Which is at Disneyland in California, and at Magic Kingdom … Continue reading "Attraction Comparison: Space Mountain vs. Space Mountain"
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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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