Day 2 — A little Bit of This and That

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Travel days take a lot out of me. The proof was that I didn’t wake up until 6:45 Monday morning”¦at the time I’m usually just back from my morning run”¦not on this morning. What was worse was that I closed my eyes and didn’t really wake up until 8:30. We had breakfast at Chef Mickey’s … Continue reading "Day 2 — A little Bit of This and That"
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Mike’s Trip Tips Trip Report – Day 1

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So here I am in Walt Disney World and I thought I’d share my trip experiences with you for the main purpose of helping you plan your next trip to Walt Disney World. I’ll reflect on some things that work for me that save me money, time, and stress. Call them tips if you like. … Continue reading "Mike’s Trip Tips Trip Report – Day 1"
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Focus on Disney World – Wolfgang Puck Cafe

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 0.002s shutter, f5.6 It doesn’t take many hamburgers, funnel cakes and chicken fingers for me to start craving the fresh “California Cuisine” offered at Wolfgang Puck Café at Downtown Disney’s Westside. I’ve never been disappointed with a meal that I’ve had there. On my last trip I had … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Wolfgang Puck Cafe"
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Attraction Comparison: Splash Mountain

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Continuing my series of attraction comparisons…I decided to stick with the mountains, and compare the Splash Mountain attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (MK) and Disneyland (DL). Both are located in about the same area of the park – though at MK this area is in Frontierland, and at DL it’s in Critter Country. … Continue reading "Attraction Comparison: Splash Mountain"
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Taking a Break

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How appropriate that MagicMeets interrupted my training regimen. This “stop in the action” reminded me that no matter how hard we try to maintain our routines that sometimes scheduled and unscheduled events will impact these routines. Events could be in the form of vacation, a crazy work schedule, or something unexpected that plays havoc with … Continue reading "Taking a Break"
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Photographic Innoventions: Light Sensitivity

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Spaceship Earth. Copyright © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/10s, f/5.6, 1600 ISO, -1 EC, 135mm Focal Length Many people have sent in questions about how to get good low-light and night photography pictures at Walt Disney World. The key is to get enough light to your digital camera’s sensor to record a well exposed … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Light Sensitivity"
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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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Disney’s California Adventure Attractions

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Don’t ask me why this occurred to me in the shower the other day, but I started wondering about which Walt Disney World park Disney’s California Adventure most resembles, at least in terms of the attractions. With Animal Kingdom, it shares “It’s Tough to Be a Bug”. Walt Disney World Attraction Disney’s California Adventure Attraction … Continue reading "Disney’s California Adventure Attractions"
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