The Seas Granted Accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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Silver Spring, Maryland, March 30, 2009 – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that The Seas was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “The Seas has been awarded AZA accreditation because of its high standards in every aspect of its operations,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “Orlando should be … Continue reading "The Seas Granted Accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums"
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Three for Tea and Tea for Three – Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

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by Emily Owens Pickle One of my favorite exhibits at the Flower and Garden Show is the English Tea Garden at the World Showcase, United Kingdom. The word ‘fanatical’ or ‘addicted’ might come to mind when describing my feelings for coffee in all shapes and styles. However, I also enjoy the occasional cup of tea … Continue reading "Three for Tea and Tea for Three – Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival"
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Where in the World #79

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This was Challenge #78: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f/8 Looking for some great comfort food and some big fun? Have dinner at the 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The cast members there will keep you in stitches throughout your meal. Hillary W … Continue reading "Where in the World #79"
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The JAMMitors!

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The JAMMItors have been playing Epcot’s Future World well, as long as I can remember. At least since the 1990s! On a recent trip, I got to enjoy their special brand of music for the entire set. Here are some photographs followed by a (beta test) video of one of their songs. Enjoy See my … Continue reading "The JAMMitors!"
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Hyper-Hollywood

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Hyperfocus is a term you may run across when reading about photography. It is a one word term to say everything in a photograph is in sharp focus from front to back. You see hyperfocal photos on the covers of travel magazines where a tropical beach is featured and everything is in focus from the … Continue reading "Hyper-Hollywood"
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New Strollers Magic Kingdom

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Walt Disney World has replaced the rental strollers in all of their parks. The new, updated strollers have a tan plastic shell, with tan mess sides and back (to let air in and keep the children cool) and a blue cover that provides shade and protection from rain. There are two bottle holders and a … Continue reading "New Strollers Magic Kingdom"
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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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I DO Believe in Fairies! Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

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by Emily Owens Pickle I Do Believe in Fairies-I do, I DO! One huge addition to the 2009 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival is Pixie Hollow. Tinkerbell had a lovely fairy garden at the 2007 show and either I overlooked it last year, or it was majorly scaled-back. Adjacent to Minnie’s Magnificent Butterfly Garden, the … Continue reading "I DO Believe in Fairies! Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival"
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Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Construction Update

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Construction on Disney’s Bay Lake Tower is nearing its final stages. I noticed that they were paving the parking lot and starting to do some landscaping. The only noticeable work being done to the outside of the building was work on the main entrance. As you’ll see from the following pictures it appears that, except … Continue reading "Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Construction Update"
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