Belle’s Library

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Photos like the one below, taken in the Beauty and the Beast Meet and Greet Library in Epcot’s France pavilion showing some of the famous Disney detail, used to come out blurry and underexposed back in the days I shot film on my trips to Walt Disney World. I either didn’t have a fast film … Continue reading "Belle’s Library"
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EPCOT Sombrero Club

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Members of the EPCOT Sombrero Club.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/3.8, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 22mm Focal Length, Flash Used Are you a member of the EPCOT Sombrero Club? Admit it. Who hasn’t put a sombrero on their head when walking around the market inside the Mexico pavilion. They are big and brightly colored. Just perfect for … Continue reading "EPCOT Sombrero Club"
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Matsuriza — Taiko Drummers

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One of my favorite things to do is walk around the World Showcase in Epcot and catch some of the fantastic entertainment offered at the various pavilions. If you’ve never taken the time to do this you’re missing, in my opinion, a part of Epcot that makes these pavilions more real and very special. Each … Continue reading "Matsuriza — Taiko Drummers"
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Norwegian Watercolors

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I haven’t seen any commercials lately for Norway but something tells me if they were to spark a whole new advertising campaign to draw in tourists they’d have a catchy song that would go a little something like this. When you’re feeling adventurous And you’ve had enough of churros If you seek oceanic Viking sailings … Continue reading "Norwegian Watercolors"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Norway

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Norway, in Epcot’s World Showcase, is the subject of our Disney Pic of the Week. Like all the World Showcase pavilions, Norway has a lot to explore and many details easily overlooked. Recently, Disney replaced the Viking Ship play area with a flower garden but some of the remains of the ship where kept in … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Norway"
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Using a Tripod at WDW

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Hollywood Studios Entrance.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 30s, f/16, ISO 200, +0.3 EV, 170mm Focal length, Tripod I have never carried a tripod into a Walt Disney World park until my last trip. I thought it would be too much trouble and a bother. However, if you plan ahead, it can be done without too much disruption to … Continue reading "Using a Tripod at WDW"
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Where in the World #81

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This was Challenge #80: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/800s shutter, f/8 O Canada! Hello to all our Canadian readers! The answer to this week’s challenge is the Canada Pavilion in Epcot. Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in World Showcase. How perfect is the theming … Continue reading "Where in the World #81"
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Disney Pic of the Week: National Treasure

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When I suggested this theme, Barrie and Lisa were not too keen about it. I kept telling them to think about the National Treasure movies and look for them at Walt Disney World. In the meantime, Disney unveiled the National Treasures exhibit in the American Heritage Gallery which is located inside the American Adventure pavilion. … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: National Treasure"
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Guest Services Cast Member

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Guest Services Cast Member processes an Annual Pass for a guest.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/30s, f/4.5, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 36mm Focal Length Cast Members, or CMs for short, make the magic come alive at Disney themeparks. From entertainers to street sweepers to guest services CMs, they all contribute to make our stay (the Guests) like no … Continue reading "Guest Services Cast Member"
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Smiles Are the Same in Any Language

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This week’s series is about Cast Members who work at EPCOT’s World Showcase and it is one of my very favorite subjects. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with the kids (of all ages) who absolutely love telling you about their home country and answering any questions you have regarding customs, food, … Continue reading "Smiles Are the Same in Any Language"
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