Maleficent Dragon Returns to Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

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After an 8-month absence, Maleficent, in her guise as a Steampunk dragon, returns to the Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy parade today, January 25. Back on May 11, 2018, there was an incident in which the dragon float caught fire, causing damage to the float itself, but no injuries. After months of repairs and adding … Continue reading "Maleficent Dragon Returns to Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade"
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Farewell to the Maleficent Dragon at the Magic Kingdom

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By now you have probably read about and/or seen the video of what happened to the Sleeping Beauty float in a Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom back on May 11, 2018. Here are a few photos I took of what most people called the Maleficent Dragon. Maleficent in the Disney Festival … Continue reading "Farewell to the Maleficent Dragon at the Magic Kingdom"
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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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Chinese Dragon at the Great Movie Ride

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The Great Movie Ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has gotten a nice face-lift with the new sponsorship from Turner Classic Movies. The Chinese Dragon Foo Dog statues out front make for a nice detail photo of the type of architectural elements found at Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. My first attempt was technically correct. Good focus … Continue reading "Chinese Dragon at the Great Movie Ride"
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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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Disney Pic of the Week: Fire

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Water is used extensively throughout the Walt Disney World Resort for landscaping, live shows and special effects. Fire, on the otherhand, is used sparingly. I am sure it is for safety reasons but, when fire is used, it tends to be very dramatic. When you frist see the Sleeping Beauty float in the Disney Festival … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Fire"
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Bring Back Figment and Dreamfinder

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Dear Walt Disney World Decision Makers. Figment is a lonely purple dragon who used to have a friend named Dreamfinder. I’m sure you remember Dreamfinder well. Together, they entertained us with a Journey Into Imagination and really got us all thinking. Then Kodak came along and sponsored the attraction, the reason why Figment wears a … Continue reading "Bring Back Figment and Dreamfinder"
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China’s Stone Dragons

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Dragon stone carving in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at China.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/1600s, f/2.5, ISO 200, EV +0.3. I am constantly surprised at the amount of detail I find in all the pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase. I found this craved dragon of stone in front of the Hall of Prayer … Continue reading "China’s Stone Dragons"
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Where in the World #149

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This was Challenge #148: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/40s shutter, f/8, ISO 400 Ooh, that one was tricky. Most everyone guessed either the China or Japan pavilion in Epcot. That’s why I included some of the other things on the wall as a hint. Only three … Continue reading "Where in the World #149"
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