Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'entertainment'

St. Patrick's Day at Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! In celebration, here are photos from the Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant located in The Landing of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Now, you would expect a rousing time there...

Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Holiday Entertainment

When I was at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party earlier this month, I enjoyed a new a cappella group for the first time. Voiceplay performed on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland and sang traditional and non-tradtional Christmas songs....

Harps of Disney's Animal Kingdom

I enjoyed performances of musicians playing harps in Disney's Animal Kingdom recently. The first one was a very unique instrument called a mandinka harp (kora) which is a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa made from a large...

A Dapper Dan Close Up on Main Street USA

The famous photographer, Robert Capa, once said that, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”. Keep this in mind when photographing at Walt Disney World. Using either a zoom lens or zooming with your feet, you...

Disney Pic of the Week: Cast Costumes Magic Kingdom

Not sure if I am supposed to use entertainment Cast Members but I am. Main Street USA is my second favorite place to find, interact and photograph Streetmosphere cast members. You have characters like the Mayor, Town Councilors and,...

Adjusting White Balance Inside the American Adventure

One of my favorite entertainers is the Voices of Liberty a cappella group at Walt Disney World. They perform shows inside the American Adventure under the rotunda at Epcoot's World Showcase. The area was designed for the acoustics and...

Farewell to Epcot's Red, White & Blue Spirit of America

Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps performing in front of the American Adventure in Epcot's World Showcase.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/16, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 32mm focal length. Like many Walt Disney World fans, I was surprised at the...

Disney Pic of the Week - Epcot Entertainers

Scott and I would like to dedicate our Disney Pic of the Week to the cast of talented actors, musicians, singers, comedians, and dancers who were recently let go from Epcot. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for always making...

Photo Sequence: Serveur Amusant

One of the things you can try the next time you set out to take photographs is to tell a story. An easy way to do that is to shoot sequential shots of some physical change or act. It...

Disney Pic of the Week - Special Events

What do Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Star Wars Weekends, and Epcot International Food and Wine Festival have in common? They're all special events that draw in even bigger crowds to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Also,...

Flag Bearer outside the American Adventure

A Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps member carries the Spirit of '76 flag in front of the American Adventure.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/250s, f/11, ISO 200, EV +0.3. Today, the United States of America is celebrating its 238th year...

Flights of Wonder: Feed the Birds

Do you want to ride Expedition Everest? Okay, give me your backpack and I'll go watch Flights of Wonder. This show, like other segments of Animal Kingdom's Asia (land) eluded me visit after visit. I took a wrong turn...

Disney Pic of the Week: Asia

Asia in Disney's Animal Kingdom is full of mysterious places like Expedition: Everest where the Yeti lurks, Maharajah Jungle Trek where tigers and dragons romp and a trip down the Kali River Rapids is anything but dry. It is...

My Laugh Affair with Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

I fell in love with Disneyland during my 4 year residence in Ocean County. Each time I walked through the tunnel I discovered something new and wonderful. At some point, a friend took me to the Golden Horseshoe to...

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies' The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Scott and I decided on this week's theme long before Disneyland announced they were retiring Billy Hill and the Hillbillies' show. If you haven't seen them yet then hop a plane, jump in the car, or skip over to...

Disney Pic of the Week: Frontierland Entertainment

While wandering around Disneyland's Frontierland, I heard music and laughter coming from the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. Upon entering, I saw the place full of guests and a troop calling themselves the Laughing Stock Co. doing a show. Well, I...

Bootstrappers in New Orleans Square

Bootstrappers performing in New Orleans Square.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length. I found The Bootstrappers, a band of scurvy pirate musicians performing sea chanteys, Disney favorites, and even a song about Captain Jack...

Disney Pic of the Week - Celebrity Concerts

Eat to the Beat concerts take place during Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Shows begin September 27th and run until November 11th this year. The lineup will make anyone who grew up in the 80's and part of the...

DiVine, in profile

DiVine, in profile, as she walks around Discovery Island.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 1100, EV +0.3, 300mm focal length. DiVine, the living and moving vine you see at Disney's Animal Kingdom moves slowly, often stopping to blend into the...

Disney Pic of the Week - DiVine

Have you heard of DiVine? No? Ah, well, she is a performance art character who gracefully mingles with trees and plants. She is one with and of nature. DiVine comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom from Living World Entertainment. You...

Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot - The End

Here they are, the links to each part of the epic trip report including the prequel. If you missed an entry or want to relive my vacation with my friend Yoli, happy reading. Make sure you have sufficient light,...

Newbie and the Geek Take Disney's Hollywood Studios

Last Wednesday I recapped our day at Magic Kingdom. The week before that was Animal Kingdom Disney's Hollywood Studios marked our third consecutive day in a theme park. I'm certainly accustomed to back-to-back-to-back (to-back, etc..) adventures that last from...

Disney Pic of the Week - Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! is a nighttime spectacular show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland. The shows have the same title but have many differences. At Disneyland, Guests spread blankets out on the concrete ground of Frontierland facing Rivers of America....

United Kingdom Guitar Solo in Epcot

British Revolution band performer doing a guitar solo in the United Kingdom pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/80s, f/5.6, ISO 500, EV 0, 250mm focal length. The British Revolution play throughout the day in the United Kingdom pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase....

Preparing for Illuminations

People love watching Epcot's fireworks, laser show, worldly images, flaming spectacular every single night at 9 PM EST. To get ready for the show, crew members prep the centerpiece globe as well as barges from where the fireworks shoot...

Officer Peabody, Citizen of Hollywood

Who are the people in your neighborhood, the people that you meet each day? If you lived in Hollywood, Disney's Hollywood Studios, to be precise, you'd encounter quite a number of colorful characters. Seeing as Hollywood draws in men...

High School Musical Dancers

Major props to the entertainers at Disney Parks who sweat energy and smile year round regardless of weather conditions. A quick glance back in time to 2007 when the High School Musical trilogy wound down its Wild Cat-infused popularity....

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show playbill from the Pioneer Hall balcony.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/50s, f/3.5, ISO 4000, EV 0, 28mm focal length. My wife and I have attended the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show at the Fort Wilderness Resort...

Disney Pic of the Week: United Kingdom

The Unitied Kingdom pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase is home to the Rose & Crown Pub and Yorkshire County Fish Shop restaurants. People can shop for British sporting goods, clothing, ancestry, tea and music. Speaking of music, the Hide...

Epcot Artists and Artisans

My favorite Walt Disney World park is Epcot with World Showcase ranking above Future World. I look for something new to experience with each visit. One overall aspect of World Showcase that can easily be missed are the artisans...

Disney Pic of the Week: Main Street USA

I often tell people until I walk up Main Street USA, I have not arrived at Walt Disney World. The sights, sounds and smells are like walking into the past to the time of Walt Disney's imagined everyday Main...

Juggling Entertainment at World Showcase in Epcot

Interactive juggler Sergio entertaining guests at Epcot's Italy pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV 0, 58mm focal length. Sergio, the International interactive juggler, entertains guests in the World Showcase pavilion of Italy five days a week. Check the...

Rockin' Around Epcot's World Showcase

Epcot's World Showcase features live musical entertainment daily and seasonally. Canada, Japan, Morocco and the United Kingdom have permanent stages while Mexico and the American Adventure have roving musicians. Today I am showing you the Rockin' part of World...

Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Dream

The Walt Disney Theatre entrance foyer.Nikon D70/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 450, EV -0.3, 28mm focal length The Walt Disney Theatre accommodates 1,340 guests and is located at the forward end of Deck 3 with balcony seating accessible from Deck...

Sounds of Liberty

Photography is a visual art which makes it a challenge to convey the other senses. Walt Disney World on the other hand fills our senses with the smell of buttered popcorn, feel of acceleration on Rock'n Roller Coaster, taste...

Those Colorful Dapper Dans

The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet entertain guests along Main Street USA.Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16, 1/40s, f/13, 200 ISO, +1.0 EV, 11mm Focal Length If you are walking down Main Street USA, keep an ear out for the Dapper Dans Barbershop...

Photographic Innoventions: Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is a compositional rule in photography and other visual arts. The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points...

Photographic Innoventions: Shutter Speeds and You

Shutter speed is the time for which the shutter is held open during the taking of a photograph to allow light to reach the image sensor in a digital camera. A fast shutter speed will freeze the subject but needs...

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