California Grill and Pirates of the Caribbean

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One evening, I met Jim and Mark, two friends and neighbors of mine, at the California Grill Restaurant. It was their first time to dine there. We had reservations for 9 p.m. or so, but we arrived at opening (5:30 p.m.) in hopes of getting an earlier seating. It worked! After about 40 minutes, we … Continue reading "California Grill and Pirates of the Caribbean"
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Looking for Mickey in the Magic Kingdom

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I was at WDW looking for Hidden Mickeys while thousands were running the Disney marathon and half marathon. I was fortunate to track down Lou Mongello at the Contemporary Resort, and we sampled the food at the new Contempo Cafe (where the Concourse Steakhouse used to be located). At this new eatery, you place your … Continue reading "Looking for Mickey in the Magic Kingdom"
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Where Pirates All Are Well-To-Do

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There’s a fun interactive show that may not appear on the entertainment schedule you pick at the Magic Kingdom, Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial. Performed every day to the left of Pirates of the Caribbean you’ll learn from Captain Jack Sparrow just what it takes to be a pirate, and you’ll discover what it’s like … Continue reading "Where Pirates All Are Well-To-Do"
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Spooky Pirates

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Spooky pirates found in the Pirates Bazaar.Nikon Coolpix 995, 1/30s, f/2.6, ISO 400, 0 EV What could say Halloween more than those cursed pirates from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies that I found in the Pirates Bazaar gift shop you walk through when exiting the ride in the Magic Kingdom. I added a line … Continue reading "Spooky Pirates"
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Adventureland – Tokyo Disneyland

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You can enter Adventureland from several areas, the first being World Bazaar (Main Street). Unlike the other Main Streets around the world, Center Street connects to Tomorrowland and Adventureland. The next two pictures show the Adventureland Entrance from Center Street. There is also the traditional Adventureland entrance off of The Hub marked by a large, … Continue reading "Adventureland – Tokyo Disneyland"
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Where in the World? #41

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This was Challenge #40: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/500s shutter, f5.6 I’m back! Thanks for putting up with me taking a vacation. I had a wonderful time on my Adventures by Disney tours of Italy and France. I’ll be sharing some photos from my trip with you … Continue reading "Where in the World? #41"
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Disneyland Resort – Panama Canal Trip – Day 17

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May 26, 2008 Disneyland Resort Weather: Partly Cloudy, 60s. The alarm went off bright and early. As I reached for my glasses, they weren’t there. Huh? I hesitated for a moment and then I realized I wasn’t on the ship anymore. 15 nights in one place will do that to you. I opened my eyes … Continue reading "Disneyland Resort – Panama Canal Trip – Day 17"
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Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic – Day 4

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MouseFanTravel President Beci Mahnken was part of the first ever Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic Tour! Day 4 – Walt’s World The alarm went off at 5:30 am to ensure I had enough time to shower and do a little work before our 7 am meeting time in the lobby of the hotel. From there … Continue reading "Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic – Day 4"
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Pirate Tutorial

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The “Pirate Tutorial” show at the Magic Kingdom has been moved to a new location. Once performed in a make-shift area next to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, the “Pirate Tutorial” show has now found a permanent, more substantial home. The small stage next to the “El Pirata y el Perico” restaurant that was … Continue reading "Pirate Tutorial"
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Photographic Innoventions: Landscape or Portrait?

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When taking a picture, one of the first elements I think about is whether to use a Landscape (horizontal) or Portrait (vertical) orientation. A lot depends on the subject as people and tall objects like towers or castles look better to me as a portrait. While four legged animals and sweeping vistas look better as … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Landscape or Portrait?"
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