Water at Walt Disney World — Part One

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If you’ve ever flown over Florida, you can’t help but notice we have a few lakes. If you’ve ever driven in Florida, you may have noticed that a great many of our major boulevards and avenues must twist and turn to avoid these bodies of water. In fact, Florida has over 30,000 lakes of which … Continue reading "Water at Walt Disney World — Part One"
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Photographing Walt Disney World Resorts from the Water

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Of all the forms of transportation at Walt Disney World, I enjoy the water transportation the most. You can choose to be in open air or inside comfort, they do not move too fast and there is something about being on the water which is relaxing to me. It is also a good time to … Continue reading "Photographing Walt Disney World Resorts from the Water"
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Disney Hodgepodge Two

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Today’s article contains another collection of unrelated odds and ends. Enjoy. So You Want to be an Imagineer Over the years, I have received a number of letters from readers asking me for advice on how to become an Imagineer. First, I am not, nor have I ever been an Imagineer. Therefore, I cannot share … Continue reading "Disney Hodgepodge Two"
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Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre

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Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre is located at the Contemporary Resort Marina. This is the spot at Walt Disney World where you can arrange to waterski, parasail, wakeboard, and a number of other activities. Recently, Deb Wills, Deb Koma, and I were invited to experience Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre first hand, as their guests. We arranged … Continue reading "Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre"
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Hotels that Never Were at Walt Disney World

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In early 1971, I purchased the above booklet – a “Preview Edition” of Walt Disney World. Within its 21 pages were dozens of artist’s renderings of this fantastic resort that was under construction in Florida. I took it home and read it cover to cover, twice. The booklet briefly described each of the lands within … Continue reading "Hotels that Never Were at Walt Disney World"
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On the Seven Seas Lagoon

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A Ferryboat and Resort Motor Launch on the Seven Seas Lagoon.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/125s, f/14, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 56mm Focal Length Walt Disney World was designed to use watercraft as a major way to move people around the huge entertainment and resort complex. In my Disney Pic of the Week on Watercraft I choose this … Continue reading "On the Seven Seas Lagoon"
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Waterway Construction

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Several years ago, Disney put out a number of black canvas sandbags along the shores of the waterway that connects Seven Seas Lagoon with Bay Lake. They put these in because”¦ Well, actually, I’m not quite sure why they put these in. I always assumed it was to secure the land from water erosion caused … Continue reading "Waterway Construction"
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