Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot’s World Showcase

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Trash can with the World Showcase emblem in Epcot.Nikon D750/Sigma 15m Fisheye, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 450, EV 0. Epcot’s World Showcase is the closet to one of the original Epcot concepts of being a world exposition which features countries from all over the world. Each country pavilion features its architecture, people, food and music. As … Continue reading "Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot’s World Showcase"
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Photographing Flowers and Gardens

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Dragon topiary in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the China pavilion at Epcot.Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 25mm Focal Length. This year’s Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot is currently going on. I am not much of a flower photographer by my own admission. In fact, a … Continue reading "Photographing Flowers and Gardens"
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Surprise Visits from Mickey Mouse to Delight His Biggest Fans around the World

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To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse will surprise his fans in eight locations around the globe, including Japan, Chile, Canada, China, and England. Moments from his trip will be shared on Disney's Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram pages. Mickey will also visit the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 15. The big day is November 18, and Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate with special "Happy Birthday, Mickey!" buttons, merchandise and Sorcerer Mickey Cake. To commemorate the occasion, guests can sing and dance along with "Happy Birthday" during Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It!, Cosmic Dance Party in Tomorrowland and performances by the Dapper Dans. Plus, birthday photo props will be available at all four theme parks, and everyone who collects their photos at the parks will receive a folder with a commemorative sticker. Fans are encouraged to join the fun on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.
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Adventuring Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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By Guest Blogger Kay Belin This summer I had the opportunity to set out with Adventures By Disney to China. This was not my first travel experience with them and it was actually my 12th adventure. But I had some nervousness about heading to a place that I knew nothing about…..people, land, language. It was … Continue reading "Adventuring Out Of Your Comfort Zone"
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Disney Legend Marty Sklar on Shanghai Disneyland: ‘It’s the best Disney park’

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The first time Marty Sklar walked down the main thoroughfare of a Disney theme park -- Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., on July 17, 1955 -- he was a 21-year-old intern working in the park's public relations department and was, for all intents and purposes, just another face in the overheated crowd on that momentous opening day. The most recent time Marty walked down the main thoroughfare of a Disney theme park -- Shanghai Disneyland's Mickey Avenue, on opening day, June 17, 2016 -- he was an 82-year-old retiree who was far from just another face in the crowd.
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Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China

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SHANGHAI, June 16, 2016 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening today, culminating one of Disney’s most ambitious projects ever. The wonder and imagination of Disney greeted the people of China in magical new ways as the gates opened to Shanghai Disneyland, … Continue reading "Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Topiaries

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Each year during the annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, Disney brings out many topiaries to decorate both Future World and World Showcase. The topiaries come in many sizes from very small to extremely large like the Dragon I photographed in Epcot’s China pavilion in front of the scaled replica of the Hall of … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Topiaries"
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