Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa

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Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/1000s shutter, f3.2, ISO 800 Last May I took a tour of Bay Lake Tower, including a look at one of the Grand Villas, which is the subject of my Pic of the Week for resort rooms. Here you can see the living room and dining … Continue reading "Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa"
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The Bird Sanctuary on the Maharajah Jungle Trek

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One of my favorite areas in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. The Asian tigers are a crowd favorite on the trail but do not overlook the bird sanctuary. Grab a large bird identification chart as you enter to enhance your enjoyment. You will also see some very ornate bird houses just … Continue reading "The Bird Sanctuary on the Maharajah Jungle Trek"
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The Lion Sleeps at Kidani Village

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During a visit to Saratoga Springs to learn about DVC, Disney Vacation Club, I was shown model rooms for Kidani Village before it opened. Alas, I did not buy in due to a lack of cash flow. Nonetheless, I was rather impressed with what I saw. Perhaps someday when my prince shows up. Kidani Village, … Continue reading "The Lion Sleeps at Kidani Village"
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Tower of Terror Glows at Night

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You can take something that is slightly unsettling and make it even moreso just by changing the angle and waiting for the right moment. Disney’s Hollywood Studios plays home to Tower of Terror, an elevator ride you will never forget and I will never attempt again. Anyhoo, there’s a creepy glowing sign outside on your … Continue reading "Tower of Terror Glows at Night"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Resort Rooms

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If the Walt Disney World theme parks were not so great, the Disney resorts could easily satisfy many a vacationing family. They are all themed like the parks and have the ability to take you away from the mundane hotel rooms of other popular travel destinations. Some rooms can transport you to world of Captain … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Resort Rooms"
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Where in the World #174

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Hi, guys! Welcome to this week’s contest! This was Challenge #173: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2006 Erin Blackwell Canon ZR65 MC Walt Disney’s private plane! As some of you pointed out to me, it is a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream 1, serial number 121. As they tell you on the Backlot Tour: “That Gulfstream … Continue reading "Where in the World #174"
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Animal like Water

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Need a little something to calm your sunburned nerves? Plop down on a chair by a water fountain and watch the H2O flow. Looking at water fall, waves lap or nearly motionless bodies of water is very soothing. My favorite fountain can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios across from Muppet Vision 3D. Disney Pic … Continue reading "Animal like Water"
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Vertical Monorails at Walt Disney World

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Many people when photographing the monorail will keep their camera level or in the landscape orientation. I, too, mostly photograph monorails this way. When I was spending some time at the Ticket and Transportation Center at Walt Disney World last fall, I was watching the monorails enter and leave the station. I took photos in … Continue reading "Vertical Monorails at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Fountains

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This week we’ll be taking a look at just a few of the fountains at Walt Disney World. There’s really no way to do this subject justice in just one week. Walt Disney World is loaded with fountains and each one can be interpreted in so many different ways. I think we’re going to have … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Fountains"
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Swan Resort Fountain

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Guess which resort this fountain is in?Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, ISO 400, EV +0.3, 18mm Focal Length. In a hallway off of the main lobby of the (you guessed it) the Swan Resort at Walt Disney World is this lovely fountain and seating area guests walk past from the elevator bank. A very fitting Disney … Continue reading "Swan Resort Fountain"
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