The American Film Institute Showcase

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While the Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios isn’t nearly as exciting (in my opinion) as it used to be, one cool factor is the American Film Institute (AFI) Showcase. The tram drops you off here at the end of the tour. You can also access it via the AFI Showcase Shop. Here you’ll discover … Continue reading "The American Film Institute Showcase"
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Hollywood Studios Update

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I stopped by Disney’s Hollywood Studios today to do a little blog research. Before I got started I decided that I’d take a quick spin on Toy Story Mania and headed in that direction. When I got there, Fastpasses were already longer than I cared to wait and the Standby Line was 50 minutes, so … Continue reading "Hollywood Studios Update"
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The Time is Right

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/320s shutter, f9 Here’s a quick tip: If you change time zones when you travel to Walt Disney World, remember to reset your camera’s clock so that your photos are stamped with the correct time. It didn’t occur to me to do this when I travelled to … Continue reading "The Time is Right"
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Visiting BoardWalk and Lights Motors Action!

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My wife Vickie and I strolled around the BoardWalk area recently on a warm Florida afternoon. Inside the BoardWalk Bakery, I ordered an espresso and Vickie a bottled water. I’d spotted two Mickey images in the past, on two aprons hanging on the right wall, and they’re still in place. Vickie thinks they’re more like … Continue reading "Visiting BoardWalk and Lights Motors Action!"
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Hollywood Studios’ Streetmosphere

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One of the things I enjoy most about Disney’s Hollywood Studios are the Streetmosphere characters even though I don’t always get a chance to stop and watch them. When I do, they always make me smile and/or laugh. Part of their time on-stage is scripted while the rest is improvised. You never know what they … Continue reading "Hollywood Studios’ Streetmosphere"
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Green Army Men characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN A trio of Green Army Men characters from the Disney-Pixar animated films “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” march through “Pixar Place” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The newest addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Pixar Place” is modeled after Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. The street is adorned with larger-than-life … Continue reading "Green Army Men characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios."
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Tower of Terror 13K

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Walt Disney World is again holding the Tower of Terror 13K race in October this year. Lee and I ran the first one last year, and, well, we were less than impressed. As I wrote in my blog entry, it was a fine race, just not “Disney” at all, and not what we were expecting. … Continue reading "Tower of Terror 13K"
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Color Creativity

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Do you envision the universe in black and white, sepia, vivid color or cyanotype? Your camera does. Yes, it too sees life in artistic form, pointing out shadows that are more prominant in a story without color. Enjoying the richness of reds and greens that pop out from the scenery and making everything new look … Continue reading "Color Creativity"
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Toy Story Midway Mania Hidden Mickeys

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New Hidden Mickeys can appear anywhere on Disney property at any time. Your best bet is to check out a refurbished area or a new attraction. Toy Story Midway Mania, a new attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, doesn’t disappoint! A compelling new classic Mickey image is near the end of the Standby queue (the attraction … Continue reading "Toy Story Midway Mania Hidden Mickeys"
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Disney Pics of the Week: Night Photos

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This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing night photos in our Pic of the Week series. One of the most common questions I hear is, “When is the best time to visit Walt Disney World?” My favorite answer to that question is “After dark!” It’s less crowded, cooler and absolutely beautiful! There’s no … Continue reading "Disney Pics of the Week: Night Photos"
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