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July 15, 2018

Where in the World #545

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World!

Now for Challenge #544
Where in the World #544

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Scott Thomas

The crest for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers in the opened "secret room" in the Skipper Canteen in the Magic Kingdom.

Tammy Warmouth was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Tammy and to all our winners this week! Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Gloria Martin, Chris Kelly, Joann Albrecht, Belicia, Scott C., Joseph M. Zafia, Bruce Hinterleitner, Margaret Convery, Team Hill, The Gunnels Gang, Maddie Inman, Jen Tremley, Carol Baranowsky, Bonnie Jean, Deb Ragno, Craig, Andreas Beer, Luis Rodriguez, Phyllis, Tj, Mis Jamie Marie, Grumpy's Groupies, Maureen And Warren Handy, Theresa Maradei, Jim Finley, Nan Amor, The Kertes Family, Julia And Carol Wickware, Smitty, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Hillary Waldroop, Sue And Ed Adams, Vera And Izzy Williams, Ruben Omeara, Renee Hardiman, The Parker Family, Kyra, Claire Gregory, Mickey Eckert, Brian Mcwithey, The Fosbender Family, Jeff Blank, Jeremy A Hardy, Linda Ranatza, Ashley Collins, Emma Ramsey, Mike Amor, Tricia Petty, Barry Sklenar, Wayne Chadourne, Rebecca Keenan, Jamie Steiner, Patrick Broaddus, Mark Hardy, Emily Hudson, Pensacola Glenn, Karen Spreitzer, Jamie Poynton, Carla C, Cheryl Chambers, Jeremy Reichelt, Martha & Justin Colllins, Sharon Pierce, Jackie Graebel, Diane Curfman, Laney, Donald Purney, Jane Johnson, Shirley Garcowski, Hunter Armstrong, Christi Ison, Linda Scrivano, Vincent Degasperis, and George Mundy Jr!

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Challenge #545 Where in the world is this?

Could be a toughie, could be a medium level challenge. Switching parks:
Where in the World #545

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 19th, by clicking on the blue box below.

Please do not post answers using the Feedback Form link at the bottom of this post.

See you soon, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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Everyone who sends in a correct answer to a Where in the World Challenge this month will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for some special AllEars® goodies!

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July 13, 2018

Meet the Real Doc Hudson from the Disney Movie, Cars

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Every once in awhile, the Disney fan in me meets up with a real life Disney star. During the summer, I go to a few car events in my area. A couple of weeks ago, I came across a beautiful 1951 Hudson Hornet. Yes, like many cars in the Disney animated movie Cars, "Doc" Hudson had a real life version. Just check out the photos I got of the stock car version starting with the truck showing the Hornet emblem.

Trunk of a 1951 Hudson Hornet photographed near Syracuse, New York
Trunk of a 1951 Hudson Hornet car.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 1000, EV 0, 44mm Focal Length.

The rocket ship shaped Hornet emblem also appears on each quarter panel of the Hudson.

Quarter panel emblem of a 1951 Hudson Hornet photographed near Syracuse, New York
Quarter panel emblem of a 1951 Hudson Hornet car.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 2800, EV 0, 85mm Focal Length.

What made the Hudson Hornet so fabulous in real life was it's Twin H-Power of the dual carburetors.

Twin H-Power dual carburetors of a 1951 Hudson Hornet photographed near Syracuse, New York
Twin H-Power dual carburetors of a 1951 Hudson Hornet car.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/80s, f/8, ISO 4000, EV 0, 55mm Focal Length.

Being a stock car, this Hudson Hornet had a dashboard of the early 1950's. Stark but functional.

Dashboard of a 1951 Hudson Hornet photographed near Syracuse, New York
Dashboard of a 1951 Hudson Hornet car.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/50s, f/8, ISO 4000, EV 0, 44mm Focal Length.

Here are the front and rear views of the 1951 Hudson Hornet which was in great shape for a car that is 67 years old.

Front and rear views of a 1951 Hudson Hornet photographed near Syracuse, New York
Front and rear views of a 1951 Hudson Hornet car.

Now, compare the real thing with the race trimmed "Doc" Hudson from the movie. The Pixar animators did a great job.

Doc Hudson from the movie Cars
Doc Hudson from the movie Cars.

So, as you wander about your life, be on the lookout for Disney references. You just never know when you will run into a Disney Movie Star like I did when I visited Carsland at Disney's California Adventure a few years ago.





July 10, 2018

Disney Pic of the Week: Bayside Marina

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Bayside Marina Waterways map near Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Bayside Marina Waterways map near Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 220, EV 0, 62mm Focal Length.

The Bayside Marina serves both of Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts on Crescent Lake. At the marina you can rent pontoon boats for a family cruise or Sea Raycers speed boats which can reach speeds up to 22mph. The waterways map shows where rental boats can go and when to go slow in the No Wake zones.

Illuminations cruises depart from Bayside Marina nightly.





July 8, 2018

Where in the World #544

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World!

Bastille Day is approaching! Have a wonderful time to all our Players in France!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Now for Challenge #543
Where in the World #543

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Scott Thomas

The Fife and Drum Corps in the American Pavilion, paying homage to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. You can find this picture in our Desktops sections if you’d like to see it larger. I miss them too; to me, they were an integral part of the pavilion.

Bruce Hinterleitner was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Bruce and to all our winners this week! Stefan Owens, Belicia, Andrew Carrieri, Scott C, Bonnie Jean, Nan Amor, Eric Nesbit, Robert Wescovich, Martha And Justin Collins, Joann Albrecht, Dee Dee Kenney, Deb Gallo, Julie And Carol Wickware, Grumpy's Groupies, Josh Weiss, Sandie Albrecht, Wendy T Faler, Phyllis, Erin Hammer, Deb Ragno, Wayne Chadouurne, Karen Ramirez, Herb Miller, Team Bonnie Sue, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Michael Haeberle, Linda Hoffman, Vera And Izzy Williams, Vicki Britt, Scott Greenbaum, Andy Hickey, Carol Baranowsky, Jim Finley, Luis Rodriguez, Mickey Eckert, Gloria Martin, Claire Gregory, Kyra, Jeff Blank, Karen Schlumpf, Ken Maikowski, Karen Adamakis, The Fosbender Family, The Gunnels Gang, Linda Ranatza, Joseph M. Zafia, Ken Savage, Cheryl Chambers, Bob Patterson, Emma Ramsey, Brian Gallant, Susan Higginbotham, The Parker Family, Mike Amor, Janet T Thorn, John Paul C., Joyce Tofflemire, Tricia Petty, The Nufranick Family, Jim Thompson, Mark Hardy, Pam Lorenz, Emily Hudson, Joe Pfrangle, Chris Kelly, Jamie Steiner, Al & Kerry Ganter, Steve Knapp, Theresa Rucando, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Catherine Fleming, Rebecca Keenan, George Mundy Jr, Michael & Jackie Mclucas, Lori Rienhardt, Lynn, Margaret Convery, Team Hill, K Beasley, Arlene Vicek, Brian Mcwithey, Eric Enli, Pensacola Glenn, Karrie Rodriguez, Jamie Poynton, Hunter Armstrong, Terry Harris, Teri Michalski, Karen Bellamy, Smitt, Mis Jamie Marie, Jodie S., Sheila Bagg, Donald Purney, Jo Ann Bailey, Hillary Waldroop, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Tammy Warmouth, Thomas Higbee Sr, Jackie Graebel, Sue And Ed Adams, Shirley Garcowski, Linda College, Stacie Huang, Jane Johnson, The Kertes Family, Jodi Cook, Vincent Degasperis, Christi Ison, Maddie Inman, Diane Curfman, Gallagher Family, and Elaine Prosecky!

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Challenge #544 Where in the world is this?

OK! Some Players asked for tougher challenges so here we go! We're in the parks and this place is relatively new being only a few years old.
Where in the World #544

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 12th, by clicking on the blue box below.

Please do not post answers using the Feedback Form link at the bottom of this post.

See you soon, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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Everyone who sends in a correct answer to a Where in the World Challenge this month will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for some special AllEars® goodies!

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July 6, 2018

Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

A monorail passes Journey into Imagination's Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks explode overhead in Epcot's Future World, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
A monorail passes Journey into Imagination's Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks explode overhead.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 15.7s, f/9, ISO 400, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Tripod.

Scott is taking this week off to enjoy Fourth of July festivities which will include fireworks. It reminded him of this photo of a monorail passing Journey into Imagination's Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks exploded overhead in Epcot's Future World from 2011.

Scott will be back next week sharing more photographic tips from Disney properties.





July 3, 2018

Disney Pic of the Week: Independence Day

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

The Muppet's Present...Great Moments in American History on Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
The Muppet's Present...Great Moments in American History on Liberty Square.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/250s, f/4, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 120mm Focal Length.

The citizens of the United States of America have been celebrating Independence Day for 242 years as of tomorrow. None, I can assume, have ever looked at the history of their country like the Muppets do in their daily presentations in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom during their The Muppet's Present...Great Moments in American History. The show may not be exactly historically correct but it sure is entertaining.





July 1, 2018

Where in the World #543

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World!

We’re celebrating Independence Day in the US! Hopefully no aliens will attack.
Smiley from Millan.Net

Laney, I already picked out this week’s Challenge, but I promise I will find some real toughies in the next few weeks!


Now for Challenge #542
Where in the World #542

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Scott Thomas

Fa Mulan! I just realized she’s one of the few Disney princesses whose full name we know.

Jeff Blank, a “Who’s On First” reference: awesome!

Sharon Powell was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Sharon and to all our winners this week! Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Margaret Convery, Ken Savage, Mike Walter, Craig, Joseph M. Zafia, Wendy T Faler, Al & Kerry Ganter, Patty Carty, Joseph M. Zafia, Emily Hudson, Joann Albrecht, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Phyllis, The Tisdale Family, Antoinette Leblanc, Dee Dee Kenney, Patricia Morin, Tricia Petty, The Kertes Family, Kris Nixon, Josh Weiss, Belicia C, Scott Cullen, Sands Family, Julie And Carol Wickware, Steve Porter, Diane Tredore, Maureen And Warren Handy, Sandie Albrecht, Ken Maikowski, Michael Kirkpatrick, Claire Gregory, Mary Ann Eckenrode, K Beasley, Team Hill, The Gunnels Gang, Ruth Woodhouse, Linda Ranatza, Theresa Maradei, Russ Morgan, Karen Ramirez, Karen Ramirez, Linda Scrivano, Angela Johns, Beth Mcmeekin, Martha & Justin Colllins, Jim Finley, Kenneth Jackson, Sue And Ed Adams, Deb Ragno, Ed Suscreba, Phil Vickers, Stephen Reilly, Theresa Rucando, Linda College, Herb Miller, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Michael O'brien, Karen O' Brien, Michaela O'brien, Andreas Beer, Jeremy Hardy, The Nufranick Family, Brian Mcwithey, Buster Webb, Grumpy's Groupies, Deb Gallo, Scott Greenbaum, Mis Jamie Marie, Susie Howard, Cathy Connors, Smitty, Tom Koval, Carol Baranowsky, Stefan Owens, Walter, Hobbes And Snorky, Janet T Thorn, Brian Gallant, Gloria Martin, Anne Duque, Jim Thompson, Robert Wescovich, Bruce Hinterleitner, Nan Amor, Lenz Family, Jan Rosato, Karen Schlumpf, Karen Bellamy, Mike And Jackie Mclucas, Ruben Omeara, Chris Kelly, Smitty, Smitty, Ronnie Alvarado, Jamie Steiner, Andrew Carrieri, Renee Hardiman, Erin Hammer, Wayne Chadourne, Emma Ramsey, Susan Higginbotham, Linda Hoffman, Michael Haeberle, Karen Adamakis, Luis Rodriguez, Tammy Warmouth, Cheryl Chambers, Stacie Huang, Pam Lorenz, The Fosbender Family, Jeff Blank, Dean And Anne, Ashley Collins, Kyra, Cameron Lange, Maddie Inman, The Parker Family, Vera And Izzy Williams, Loring Family, Terry Harris, Karrie Rodriguez, Patrick Broaddus, Pensacola Glenn, Rebecca Keenan, Monica, Mike Amor, Susan, Juan Maldonado, Matt Earl, Carri Marotto, Bonnie Jean, Mark Hardy, Jamie Poynton, Tj, Jennifer Hess, Vicki Britt, Tim Johansen, George Mundy Jr, Sandy Ceplecha, Barry Sklenar, Lori Rienhardt, Barclay Bakkum, Sheila Bagg, Eric Nesbit, Robert P. Flaherty, Jodie S., Donald Purney, Diane Curfman, Sharon Leitgeb, Jackie Graebel, David Ballard, Barb Welshhans, Bobby Welshhans, Amanda Garrett, Karen Ford, Sherry Trapp, Sherri Pell, Shirley Garcowski, Christy Schor, Cheryl Costello, Jane Johnson, Christi Ison, Vincent Degasperis, Eric Enli, Laney, Matt Cofone, Leigh Mertz, Thomas R Higbee, Grumpy's Groupies, Gallagher Family, and Mickey Eckert!

Time to announce the June winner and the person is: Andrew Carrieri! Congratulations! We’ll be contacting you about your prize!

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Challenge #543 Where in the world is this?

Actually, this could be a toughie because we could be in at least of a couple places and you don’t have a lot to go on. Maybe a search on the entertainers group’s name in AllEars will help.
Where in the World #543

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 5th, by clicking on the blue box below.

Please do not post answers using the Feedback Form link at the bottom of this post.

See you soon, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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Everyone who sends in a correct answer to a Where in the World Challenge this month will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for some special AllEars® goodies!

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June 29, 2018

Fantasyland Rides in One Second

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Last week I showed you a few on ride photos. This week I want to expand on the motion aspect but from the outside of a moving ride.

Returning at night to the Mad Tea Party (aka the Tea Cups) in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, I setup my camera with a Sigma 15mm Fisheye lens on a tripod as close to the rail as I could. I found an one second shutter speed produced a good exposure at 100 ISO with an f/5 aperture.

Mad Tea Party at night in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Mad Tea Party at rest in Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0.

I then waited for the ride to start up and get to full speed and took another photo.

Mad Tea Party in motion at night in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Mad Tea Party in motion in Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0.

I bet you did not think just one second would make such a difference.

After seeing the results at the Tea Cups, I moved over to Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland's Storybook Circus. I repeated the same exposure on a stopped Dumbo ride.

Dumbo, the Flying Elephant at night in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Dumbo, the Flying Elephant at rest in Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0.

Then again after the ride got up to speed.

Dumbo, the Flying Elephant in motion at night in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Dumbo, the Flying Elephant in motion in Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0.

Wow! What a difference!

While I was using a tripod and would recommend it. One second exposures are not very long. If you propped your camera onto the railings surrounding the rides and used a wide angle lens, you could get similar results at one second or shorter exposure times.





June 26, 2018

Disney Pic of the Week: Summer

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Sandals for sale in the Keystone Clothiers store on Hollywood Blvd. in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Sandals for sale in the Keystone Clothiers store on Hollywood Blvd.

Hey, it is now officially summer! Yeah! I hope you all have a wonderful Flip-Flop Summer and what better way than a by getting a His and Her set of sandals featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse from the Keystone Clothiers store on Hollywood Blvd. in Disney's Hollywood Studios.





June 24, 2018

Where in the World #542

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World!

Happy Belated Father’s Day! I hope you had a wonderful time!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

My dogs “helped” me with this week’s post (they laid on the keyboard). I think I cleaned up their additions, but I apologize if I missed any. They get demanding for attention sometimes.
Smiley from Millan.Net

Now for Challenge #541
Where in the World #541

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Erin Blackwell

My husband with the late Mr. Richard Garth, the greeter at the Grand Floridian. A wonderful man who gave a perfect example of what a cast member should be.

Let’s also hear it for my husband’s fashion choices. You can tell he’s shy and likes to blend into the background. 😊

Cathy Fleming was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Cathy and to all our winners this week! Patricia Morin, Phyllis, Joseph M. Zafia, Brian Gallant, Martha & Justin Colllins, Gloria Martin, Claire Gregory, Linda Hoffman, Larissa Huda, Steve Porter, Al & Kerry Ganter, Tammy Warmouth, The Gunnels Gang, Sandie Albrecht, Michael O'brien, Karen O' Brien, Andy Hickey, Michaela O'brien, The Nufranick Family, Team Hill, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Tricia Petty, Bruce Hinterleitner, Stephen Reilly, Ken Maikowski, Sharon Powell, Michelle Buchecker, Hunter Armstrong, Josh Weiss, Joann Albrecht, Belicia Cullen, Scott C, Jim Finley, Karen Ramirez, Margaret Convery, Vicki Britt, K Beasley, Linda College, Loring Family, Russ Morgan, Chris Kelly, Sands Family, Tim Johansen, Luis Rodriguez, Beth Mcmeekin, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Amy, Leach Family, Bonnie Jean, Karen Schlumpf, Emma Ramsey, Ruth Woodhouse, Maureen And Warren Handy, Nan Amor, Emily Hudson, Team Bonnie Sue, Grumpy's Groupies, Smitty, Stacie Huang, Steve Knapp, Theresa Rucando, Jeremy Hardy, Renee Hardiman, Janet Fosbender, Vera And Izzy Williams, Mickey Eckert, Kris Nixon, Ashley Collins, Mis Jamie Marie, Christi Ison, Erin Hammer, Andrew Carrieri, Ken Savage, Theresa Maradei, Karen Taylor, Pam Lorenz, Becky Norman, Deb Ragno, Jodie S., Melissa Haeberle, Jeff Blank, Kyra, Wayne Chadourne, Blake Schmidt, Cathy Connors, Pensacola Glenn, Karrie Rodriguez, Leigh Mertz, Nicole Shuler, John Paul C., Christine Dagney, Linda Scrivano, Rebecca Keenan, The Patterson Family, Kate G, Robert Wescovich, Monica, Annie Middelberg, Jim Thompson, Sue And Ed Adams, Cheryl Chambers, Terry Harris, Mark Hardy, Jamie Poynton, The Kertes Family, Dee Dee Kenney, Cheryl Costello, Karen Adamakis, Eric Enli, Carri Marotto, Jamie Steiner, Dan In Nh, Patrick Broaddus, Hillary Waldroop, Sheila Bagg, Barclay Bakkum, Liz Moreau, Donald Purney, Linda Grau, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Matthew Cofone, Jane Edgecomb, Shirley Garcowski, Andreas Beer, Melissa Gvist, Michael & Jackie Mclucas, Thomas R Higbee, Gallagher Family, Maureen Tavrell, Linda Ranatza, Vincent Degasperis, Jane Johnson, Sherri Pell, and George Mundy Jr.!

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Challenge #542 Where in the world is this?

One of my favorite characters! You only have to tell me who he/she is. Hint? This person is dressed for a celebration here, but they are more known for their… let’s say masculine attire.
Where in the World #542

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, June 28th, by clicking on the blue box below.

Please do not post answers using the Feedback Form link at the bottom of this post.

See you soon, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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Everyone who sends in a correct answer to a Where in the World Challenge this month will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for some special AllEars® goodies!

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