Raft Pilot

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Cast Member Anthony pilots a raft from Tom Sawyer Island back to the Magic Kingdom.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/500s, f/8, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 18mm Focal Length There’s only one way to get over to Tom Sawyer Island which is by free floating motorized rafts piloted by Cast Members trained to handle the tricky watercraft. On my … Continue reading "Raft Pilot"
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Nostalgia — Ticket Books and Transportation

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I’ve had a number of requests to post more pictures of the early years of Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, I’ve already blogged any that show a difference between then and now. So last night I dug through some of the Disneyana I’ve collected over the years. I’m hoping these scraps might help appease the voracious … Continue reading "Nostalgia — Ticket Books and Transportation"
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Highway in the Sky

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For years I was convinced I was seeing the future of public transportation when I would see the Disneyland Monorail on television. When I first visited Walt Disney World I marvelled at the ease I could get from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom. The monorail system is quiet, comfortable and gives a scenic view of … Continue reading "Highway in the Sky"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Transportation

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One of the best things about vacationing on the Walt Disney World property is that you really never have to get in a car if you don’t want to. For some people, that’s worth the price of the whole trip! You could fill a whole data card with photos of all the boats, buses, monorails, … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Transportation"
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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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Bus Transportation

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Yesterday (10/19/07), I ate lunch at Olivia’s at Old Key West. After I ate, I needed to run a quick errand at Epcot. Since I live in Orlando, I usually drive to all my Disney World locations, but today I decided to take the bus. The weather was pleasant and I thought it would be … Continue reading "Bus Transportation"
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Monorail Updates

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The Interior of Monorail Lime has been redesigned. Disney has taken out the large middle supports in each car and replaced it with four poles and one overhead handrail. This definately increases the capaciy of the train. Now, every car can easily accomodate a stroller. Each car could also accomodate a wheelchair, however I’m not … Continue reading "Monorail Updates"
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Parking Lot Trams

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On my recent visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I noticed that the parking lot tram now has speakers mounted on the side of each passenger car, facing outward. I asked the tram driver about these speakers and he told me that this new system allows them to direct comments to guest standing along the roadside. … Continue reading "Parking Lot Trams"
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