Fountain View in Epcot

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Anita Answer and I were strolling through Future World at Epcot today when Anita noticed that the Fountain View restaurant is now sponsored by Edy’s Ice Cream. The pastries are gone and the facility now offers approximately 12 flavors of ice cream. We didn’t see any sugar-free ice cream on display, however, we didn’t ask … Continue reading "Fountain View in Epcot"
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Spaceship Earth Wand Removal

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Demolition continues on the Mickey Mouse arm and Epcot sign over Spaceship Earth. Currently, the east entrance walkway next to Spaceship Earth is completely closed off to guests. All traffic entering Epcot is directed to the west pathway, next to the restrooms and the Art of Disney store. Earlier photos of Spaceship Earth Wand Removal: … Continue reading "Spaceship Earth Wand Removal"
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Pecos Bills – Magic Kingdom

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Several years ago, the Pecos Bill Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom tested a couple of automated “ordering” stations where guests could place their meal order via touch-sensitive screens instead of interacting with a cast member. For whatever reason, these stations were removed after a month-long test period. Last month, they appeared again, this time with … Continue reading "Pecos Bills – Magic Kingdom"
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Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #3

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Answer to Where in the World challenge #2: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 0.002s shutter, f5.3 This bronze sculpture of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket is one of several character statues in the garden in front of the Cinderella’s castle at the Magic Kingdom. Quick Tip: Giving a photo a shallow depth of field … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #3"
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Epcot Updates

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Welcome TrooperBill as our guest blogger. He visited Epcot (8/1/07) and sends these photos and updates: The wand that once adorned Spaceship Earth continues to be dismantled. You can see progress daily. Larger Image Larger Image The House of Tomorrow in Innoventions recently reopened — the entrance way is still the same, with the fingerprint … Continue reading "Epcot Updates"
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Focus on Disney World – DiVine

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Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 1/250s shutter, f5.1 I remember reading about DiVine on some of the Disney forums and I had no idea what people were talking about. People talked about how beautiful she is and how gracefully she moves. When I finally saw her last December I couldn’t take my eyes … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – DiVine"
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Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #2

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Answer to last week’s Where in the World challenge: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/1250s shutter, f4.6 If you guessed Asia in the Animal Kingdom you’re right! This string of lights crosses the path on the way past the restrooms disguised as a mountain trading post. That’s Expedition Everest in the background. Quick … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #2"
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Spaceship Earth Photos

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Debra Martin Koma is in Walt Disney World right now. She sent these photos of the continued removal of the wand/arm that’s been on Spaceship Earth for several years. Also, this morning she reported that at 10ish, the standby wait for Soarin was 75+ minutes. They were able to get FastPasses with a window beginning … Continue reading "Spaceship Earth Photos"
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Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Construction Update

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We have received lots of email the last 2 weeks about the ongoing construction at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Some readers reported they were contacted by Disney and moved to another resort (Saratoga Springs being the primary one). Others have written stating they have not been contacted and asking for advice. All Ears Team Member Linda … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Construction Update"
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Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Epcot

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Recently, I called to make reservations at the Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion. I wanted to eat sometime between 5pm and 7pm. I didn’t care what day. The operator checked every day starting on June 25. It wasn’t until October 31st that he was able to secure a table for me at 5:45pm. … Continue reading "Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Epcot"
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