IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth to Be Replaced by All-New Show in 2019!

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Walt Disney World has announced that after nearly 20 years, "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will end its run in the second half of next year. "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" is planned to run until the end of summer 2019. It debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is currently creating a new show that will debut immediately following the conclusion of "IllumiNations," to continue the tradition of nightly entertainment on World Showcase Lagoon.
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Disney Pic of the Week: Bayside Marina

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Bayside Marina Waterways map near Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club resorts.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 220, EV 0, 62mm Focal Length. The Bayside Marina serves both of Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club resorts on Crescent Lake. At the marina you can rent pontoon boats for a family cruise or Sea Raycers speed boats which can … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Bayside Marina"
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Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot

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A monorail passes Journey into Imagination’s Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks explode overhead.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 15.7s, f/9, ISO 400, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Tripod. Scott is taking this week off to enjoy Fourth of July festivities which will include fireworks. It reminded him of this photo of a monorail passing Journey into Imagination’s Reverse … Continue reading "Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot"
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Where in the World #450

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! It’s a solemn day today as we mark the 9/11 attacks in America. All of us and all those who have … Continue reading "Where in the World #450"
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Walt Disney World announces 2016 Shining Stars among its Dreamers and Doers

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Walt Disney World has announced its 2016 Shining Stars recipients from among about 400 Central Florida students who were named Disney Dreamers and Doers last month. The students originally were chosen by their schools for actions they took this past school year to inspire other students. Each of the 400 winners at schools across Central … Continue reading "Walt Disney World announces 2016 Shining Stars among its Dreamers and Doers"
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Illuminations at 28mm

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On my last trip to Walt Disney World, I went light by only bringing the Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. At 28mm this lens is not as wide as I would like to photograph Illuminations, I found this pleasing composition back when photographing at last December’s All Ears event. Illuminations Holiday Tag at 28mm.Nikon … Continue reading "Illuminations at 28mm"
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Celebrating 20 Years of All Ears

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All Ears founder Deb Wills celebrated her 20th year since launching her website featuring information about Walt Disney World last weekend. I attended two of the anniversary events starting with the Anniversary Adventure held in Epcot on Saturday. All Ears guests checked in for the event and received their name tags and lanyards to give … Continue reading "Celebrating 20 Years of All Ears"
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FP+ Fireworks Locations at Walt Disney World

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I photographed Illuminations and Wishes fireworks shows from FastPass+ (FP+) locations in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on my last trip. The FP+ locations had their advantages and disadvantages which I will discuss below. Magic Kingdom Wishes photographed from the FP+ location in the Magic Kingdom.Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 10.5s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm … Continue reading "FP+ Fireworks Locations at Walt Disney World"
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Foreground Objects at Epcot

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More on Aperture this week with a pinch of composition. I am going to guess most of the time the subject you are photographing is in front of something. Have you ever tried putting something in front of the subject? During last year’s Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, a temporary entertainment location was put … Continue reading "Foreground Objects at Epcot"
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