Spaceship Earth — Epcot’s Icon — Part 1

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When planning my vacations to Disney World, I would always request a seat on the left side of the plane. I knew that if we approached the airport from the south, I could see Spaceship Earth as we came in for a landing. This was a major thrill for me as I knew I was … Continue reading "Spaceship Earth — Epcot’s Icon — Part 1"
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New Dining Room at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – True Disney foodies know you haven’t arrived until you’ve dined at the crème de la crème of restaurants – Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. But now the top-rated dining room has a new “must do”: the gorgeous Queen Victoria’s Room. Queen Victoria’s Room is behind … Continue reading "New Dining Room at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa"
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Disney Marathon Runners Leave Warm-Hearted Mark on Central Florida

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2010 – Thousands of runners braved record cold temperatures to participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna and left behind a trail of donations that will benefit Central Florida charities. Disney Marathon organizers collected more than 26,000 pounds of clothing shed by runners who layered … Continue reading "Disney Marathon Runners Leave Warm-Hearted Mark on Central Florida"
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A Vegan Adventure at ‘Ohana

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by Kitty Smith I just returned from a most wonderful Walt Disney World vacation. As a vegan, there were some challenges with meals, but one meal was so amazingly outstanding that it deserves a whole report by itself. On Thursday December 10th, I had the best meal of my life – a seven course vegan … Continue reading "A Vegan Adventure at ‘Ohana"
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Color Theory and Walt Disney World

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Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are of “opposite” hue in some color model. The most popular color model is the artist color wheel where complementary colors are seen opposite of each other. Analogous colors are found next to each other on the same color model. Disney uses this knowledge when designing its themeparks … Continue reading "Color Theory and Walt Disney World"
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Bus Stop

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All Star Sports Resort Bus Stop.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 18mm Focal Length Everything at an All Star resort is oversized including the letters spelling out the All Star Sports name where guests wait for the Walt Disney World Transporation buses to take them anywhere on property. Makes for a large Disney … Continue reading "Bus Stop"
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Disney Pic of the Week – All-Star Resorts

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Keeping Guests on-property is a great benefit to Disney’s profit margin. With a series of 3 differently themed All-Star Resorts, Disney can attract the Sports enthusiast, a Movies buff, and the Music fan. These resorts are categorized as a value due to having the lowest rates for Disney-owned properties. They do have game rooms, pools, … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – All-Star Resorts"
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Have a Seat in Walt Disney World – Part 4

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Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I’ll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most part, I’ll be concentrating on non-restaurant seating. Part 1 covered the Magic Kingdom. Part 2 … Continue reading "Have a Seat in Walt Disney World – Part 4"
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Gerenuk Calf to Herd

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan.6, 2009 — Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently welcomed its 28th gerenuk calf weighing in at eight pounds and approximately 1 ¾ feet tall, after a seven-month gestation. The female calf, named Squirt, was born November 25 to her five-year-old mother Sushaunna, and nine-year-old father Jingle. This latest birth is part of … Continue reading "Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Gerenuk Calf to Herd"
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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Results

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Bastos Prevails in Dramatic Walt Disney World Marathon Brazilian overcomes chilly weather and strong competition to claim sixth straight Disney victory and seventh overall; Mizutani claims back-to-back women’s titles; field of nearly 24,000 runners pushes record marathon weekend total to more than 55,500 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – (Jan. 10, 2010) – Adriano Bastos weathered … Continue reading "Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Results"
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