More Photobombs from Readers

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Did you miss last week’s blog? What about the one from two weeks ago? In the words of Mabel from Pirates of Penzance, “For shame, for shame, for shaaaaame.” The last one was with a little more vibrato. Here are the links you need to catch up and pass the exam. Photobombs from Readers Disney … Continue reading "More Photobombs from Readers"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Halloween Time

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Disneyland and California Adventure are packed during September and October and for good reason; Halloween Time is when the parks get a makeover not only with decorations but with attraction transformations, a party, and themed treats. I love how Haunted Mansion has a Nightmare Before Christmas layover and more villains are out mingling and stirring … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Halloween Time"
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Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure

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Buena Vista Street lamppost sign.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 360, EV 0, 210mm focal length. Disney parks are known for their Main Streets. In Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, I have walked up Main Street USA. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s Hollywood Boulevard. For California Adventure, Buena Vista Street is where you enter the park … Continue reading "Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure"
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United Kingdom Kidcot Fun Stop

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World Showcase Cast member decorates a Duffy cutout for a guest in Epcot’s United Kingdom pavilion.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 200, EV 0. Kidcot Fun Stops in Epcot’s World Showcase pavilions give young guests an opportunity to meet Cast Members from all over the world in a fun and creative way. In the United Kingdom … Continue reading "United Kingdom Kidcot Fun Stop"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie

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Raise your hands if you thought Disney would be successful in making movies based on themepark rides or attractions? I wonder how many of you would have raised your hands before the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Curse of the Black Pearl. Now with four movies in the series with a fifth in the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie"
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Monstrous Memorial Day Weekend

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How was your trip?, my co-workers asked me repeatedly on Tuesday. My responses varied from “Eh” to “Not so good” to “I’ll write up my trip report blog and hand out copies. It’s a long story.” Before I jump into the actual trip, let me back up by telling you what they already know. I … Continue reading "Monstrous Memorial Day Weekend"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Echo Lake

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers up a look into movie making and Hollywood in general with shows like Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and attractions like American Idol Experience. Both of these take place in a portion of the park known as Echo Lake, marked by a man-made body of water that sits near the entrance … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Echo Lake"
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Newbie and the Geek Take Downtown Disney and More

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Our fourth day of vacationing was the most relaxed which might be an odd statement once you read all that we did. The morning began as usual with eating breakfast in our room at All-Star Movies. We’d each bought cereal, milk, and fruit and had the same thing almost every day. I also had some … Continue reading "Newbie and the Geek Take Downtown Disney and More"
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EPCOT30 Pins

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ast Member showing guests the Limited Edition Epcot 30th Anniversary Pins.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/4.5, ISO 200, EV 0, 40mm focal length. While waiting in line for EPCOT30 merchandise, Cast Members were showing guests waiting in line for Mouse Gear these photos of the Limited Edition Epcot 30th Anniversary Pins which were worth the three plus … Continue reading "EPCOT30 Pins"
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Cast Member Service Anniversary Event

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Today’s blog is going to be a little different. Instead of highlighting some attraction, shop, or restaurant, I’m going to take a look at a “backstage” cast member event. Back in July, I wrote an article about getting a job at Walt Disney World and what to expect. In that article I described both the … Continue reading "Cast Member Service Anniversary Event"
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