New Stamps Unveiled at Epcot

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Trooper Bill sends us a report from the Disney stamp unveiling ceremony that was held at Epcot on 8/16/07: The stamp unveiling ceremony was held at 1 p.m. in the America Gardens Theatre. It began with the Fife & Drum Corps, and a female singer named Jackie Stressman, who performed the National Anthem. Following that, … Continue reading "New Stamps Unveiled at Epcot"
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Day 8 — A Very Sunny Sunday

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Put your hands together because I actually got out of bed on this morning at around 5:30, put on my running gear and went out at 5:45 to run around the resort. It had been at least a week since my last workout and I had no idea what to expect. My whole body was … Continue reading "Day 8 — A Very Sunny Sunday"
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Contemporary Resort Updates 8/22/2007

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I visited the Contemporary Resort on 8/22/07. Construction abounds. First, the lobby is undergoing a complete makeover. When you enter the building from the main entrance, the first thing you’ll notice is the statue of Mickey has been removed. I have no idea if this is temporary or permanent. Only time will tell. Also, half … Continue reading "Contemporary Resort Updates 8/22/2007"
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Day 7 — The M-Day…MGM, Muppets, and Mama’s

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I knew it was going to be next to impossible to get up early and run after getting in after 1 A.M. I was right. I woke up at 8:30. Please don’t tell anyone. I have a reputation to uphold. I knew we’d be leaving the room late so I looked for the “Privacy Please” … Continue reading "Day 7 — The M-Day…MGM, Muppets, and Mama’s"
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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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Focus on Disney World – Cinderella’s Castle

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 0.769s shutter, f4.8 No doubt you recognize the subject of this photo. Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom has got to be the most photographed subject in all of Disney World. In fact, I think I recently read that it is the most photographed subject in the entire … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Cinderella’s Castle"
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Day 6 — From Pop to Port

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Well, the good news is that I woke up early enough on Friday to go out and run. The bad news is that I said to myself, “Let me close my eyes for just another 15 minutes.” We call that a “mistake.” Next thing I know its 6:47 and we have an 8:10 ADR at … Continue reading "Day 6 — From Pop to Port"
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Photographic Innoventions: Dialing in Digital Exposure

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Positive Exposure Compensation of +0.3 EV.© Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/50s, f5.6, 200 ISO Exposure Compensation allows you to adjust the exposure measured by the camera’s light meter and telling the camera to allow more light in (positive exposure compensation) or less light in (negative exposure compensation). On your digital SLR camera, look for … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Dialing in Digital Exposure"
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Day 4 – Animals and Actors…but no Miles

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Arrgghhh….slept until 6:36 and since we had an early ADR at Donald’s Breakfastosaurus another morning went by the boards without me running. Not good. Anyway, we headed out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and made our way to Donald’s. Here’s me…awake for only an hour, with Mr. Goofy. We left breakfast and went to see Festival … Continue reading "Day 4 – Animals and Actors…but no Miles"
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Day 5 – Good Morning EPCOT; Good Bye Alfredo’s

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Looks like no running for me at Pop Century on this trip. Missed it again this morning and tomorrow we move to Port Orleans French Quarter. Today we got a late start (wrote my blog until 1 A.M.) and went to EPCOT. We decided to visit Figment first and then we stroled into World Showcase … Continue reading "Day 5 – Good Morning EPCOT; Good Bye Alfredo’s"
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