Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean

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The classic Pirates of the Caribbean or POTC ride found in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom has been updated over the years. It was not originally planned for Walt Disney World but, after guests were surprised it was not one of the original attractions at the Magic Kingdom, Disney quickly put it into production. POTC … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean"
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Look Up with a Twist at Walt Disney World

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Last week I talked about Looking Down at Walt Disney World. This week we are Looking Up….from Our Phones. Believe me, I appreciate the modern day Smart Phone as much as the next person. Especially in a long queue line for a popular ride or attraction at a Disney park. However, you could end up … Continue reading "Look Up with a Twist at Walt Disney World"
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Eliminating Distracting Backgrounds at Walt Disney World

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Here are a few ideas on how to separate your subject from its background which are often busy at Walt Disney World. I have previously gone into detail on how to use Aperture mode on a dSLR camera to blur out the background while keeping the subject sharp and clear. For compact cameras and on … Continue reading "Eliminating Distracting Backgrounds at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean

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This week’s Walt Disney Studios film is one which comes directly from one of Disney Imagineering’s best shows: The Pirates of the Caribbean. Debuting in 1967 at Disneyland, it was the most immersive and technologically advanced attraction of its time. I remember Walt Disney gleefully describing how they got the audio-animatronics to work in a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Goofy

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Of the Fab Five, I think Goofy gets some of the best outfits and he tends to show up where you least expect him to. As I was walking out of the Pirates of the Caribbean, I spotted Goofy in pirate garb near The Pirates League where young and old can get made into a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Goofy"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Adventureland

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Have you ever noticed the attractions in Adventureland have elements of water as part of the story? Waterfall in the pre-show of the Enchanted Tiki Room and boats in Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise. While guests ride in the boats, it is what they experience…a trip into the time of pirates and a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Adventureland"
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Jungle Cruise Skipper at the Magic Kingdom

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Skipper of a Jungle Cruise boat waves goodbye to a departing crew.Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV -0.3. UPDATE: I seemed to have caused a stir with this post title. First, I only write about and share photography from Disney themeparks in this space. I do not report news from the Disney … Continue reading "Jungle Cruise Skipper at the Magic Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Jungle Cruise

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I love the Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World and I looooove the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland. Why the difference in my level of affection? In my personal and vast experience, west coast skippers are funnier for the entire ride whereas east coast skippers either excel or fail inside the cave. And no, … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Jungle Cruise"
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Recording Details in the Magic Kingdom

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The Magic Kingdom is full of details and I had fun looking for and photographing on a recent trip. Let’s start with the Pirates Bazaar which is the shop you enter after sailing through Pirates of the Caribbean. This shop, like all Disney shops, is a treasure trove of subjects. As I was walking around, … Continue reading "Recording Details in the Magic Kingdom"
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