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June 2, 2013

Where in the World #282

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!

Lisa Nelson, you're in Walt Disney World too? I thought that was you! But you didn't wave back; you probably didn't see me. :)

The Kertes Family is here too! It's just a Where in the World Players reunion here. Let's all meet at the castle. I'll be the one acting like a big kid! That narrows it down, right?


Emily Hudson, where in the Garden State are you? North, Central, South? And is it Six Flags or Great Adventure to you? ;)

Patti Mccaffrey, Dale says hi!

Sure, Claire Gregory, you gave the Disney bear back. From Millan.Net Hey, do you have a mission for me? ;)

IMPORTANT: If you received an email from me that you won the monthly prize and have not received it; please let me know with your address.

Here's Challenge #281:
Where in the World #281

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

Sing along, everyone! You know you already were!
From Millan.Net

it's a world of laughter,
a world of tears
it's a world of hopes,
it's a world of fear
there's so much that we share
that it's time we're aware
it's a small world after all

CHORUS:
it's a small world after all
it's a small world after all
it's a small world after all
it's a small, small world

Specifically, the joey in Momma Kangaroo's pouch in the Australian/Pacific North Rim section of the ride!

The Hoekzema Family was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to The Hoekzema Family and all our winners this week! Hobbes And Snorky, Erin Hammer, Lisa Nelson, Erin Loring, Axel Beer, Lori Elias, Tracy Ludwig, Devin Wisman, Paige Meeker, Russ Morgan, Chris Masse, Erika Murphy, Alyssa, Darcy , Richard, Ed Elder, Michelle Raimist, Victoria Wieting, Kathy Davies, Heather Ferguson-hull, Andrew Pettit, Kathy Hucabee, Terri , Jennifer Harmon, Kim, Mike Rotkiske, Karen Adamakis, Amber Henry, Hillary Waldroop, Rob And April - Team Vanderpool, Jared Orth, The Foley Family, Mary Beth Tarbet, Debbie Marielle, Angela Fennell, Todd Ritter, Andrew Swiatowicz, Pam Brzuski, Kristen Mccoy, The Kahle Family, Hayley Valk, Hayley Valk, Kye Layton, Barbara Remele, David B, Sharon Pierce, Emily Hudson, Amanda Woods, Virginia Pierce, Kristi Strembicki, John Sheridan, Betsy Silvestri, Scott Cullen, Belicia Cullen, The Kertes Family, Diana Harris, Kerryann, Chris Kelly, K Beasley, Karen Schlumpf, Larissa Huda, Tricia Petty, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Maggie Klotz, Derek Carty, Chris, Gretchen, &Katie Barnes, Patty Carty, Jason Hocker, Nick Bentz, Susan Doucette, Kerri Coggins, Jennifer Rupert, Noah Schweizer (9 Yrs Old), Hannah Couture, Karen Costa, Erin Connell, Patti Mccaffrey, Jason Skow, Steph And Nick , Diane Curfman, Kathryn Perkins, Josh Weiss, Dan Johnston, Billie Jean Albolino, Carolyn Como, Morgan M., Len Beebe, Tom Donnelly, Karen Davis, Mark Franklin, Melodi Clark, Michelle Roth-smoot, Wayne Chadourne, Kate Fischer, Chris Bauman, Staci Plunkett , Ken Rhinehart, Karrie Duffey, Andy Schumacher, Alan Mize, Diane Ramos, Matt Holley, Mike Cerce, Emily Watson, Matt Ciccone, Larry Sprenkle, Mary Jo Gallion, Les Stewart, Paul Dickson, Vicki And Elizabeth Edwards, Zachary Falcone, Amanda Ober, Jessi, Kim Howe, Mike Hulse, Team Meeker, Kristin Dormuth, Ed Bene, Kimberly Watson, Agnes Ciotti, Kathie Goldberg, Tom Koval, Jackie Graebel, Theresa Rucando, Angel Diven, Wendy T Faler, Emily Dagney, Christine Dagney, Kerry Mccaffrey, Carla Leger, Carla Leger, Brooke Whitlatch, and Cheri Palmisano. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.

Drumroll, Players, because we are announcing the May 2013 winner! Chris Masse, it's you! Congratulations! Deb Wills will be sending you a prize in the mail!
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Challenge #282 Where in the world is this?

We're staying in the parks, Players!
 Where in the World #282

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, June 6th, 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 next week, 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!

June 4, 2013

Disney Pic of the Week: Dumbo

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I do not usually partake of the Fantasyland rides. Even when my kids were little, I let Mom do those rides. So, when this topic was proposed by Lisa, I sighed and had every intention of riding Dumbo the Flying Elephant on my very next trip. You know how it goes at Walt Disney World? Time gets away from you or lines become too long or it gets to late before a parade or fireworks show. About two years later, I finally got to ride Dumbo. In the meantime, Dumbo had been moved and had cloned itself. There was now a no-line queue under the Big Top which for little ones and their parents is a fantastic idea.

I used a wide angle lens to look across at the end of the ride when all the Dumbos are lifted as high as they can go. You get a good view of the new Storybook Circus area in Fantasyland from up there.

View from Dumbo in its new location in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
View from Dumbo in its new location in the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 16mm focal length.

Lisa will be here on Thursday to share her Disney Pic of the Week with her View From Dumbo.

June 5, 2013

Monstrous Memorial Day Weekend Part II

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


Thanks for coming back for the 2nd half of my didn't-go-as-planned getaway. If you missed last week's entry, you can read it here.

Upon waking up on Saturday morning at Ramada Gateway, I realized I was covered in sweat from my head to my cute wide feet. The flashbacks started to my Walt Disney World visit last May (I never learn, do I?) when the same thing happened and I knew it meant I had sun poisoning. I gulped down half a liter (shout out for my readers outside the US) of water, made a few non-prank phone calls, showered, dressed, iced my achilles, and stared at a broken television. At check out, I told the girl about the broken TV and how security had tried to fix it and said he would have someone make notes in my reservation. Guess what? There wasn't any mention of the TV not working. The front desk clerk said she couldn't give me a partial refund because I had prepaid through a travel agency so she gave me a coupon for a free continental breakfast.

My longtime friend Joe (good evening, Joey) called me back and read me the symptoms of sun poisoning and how to take care of it from WebMD. I checked nearly every box. Hooray! I got an A.

I've never been served a continental breakfast before. The beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt New Yorker who served me gave me various choices. I went with cottage cheese, a bagel, fruitcup, and some hideous tap water. The Coke I requested was Pepsi. Ech. I took the Pepsi Challenge multiple times and always picked Coke. You can't fool me. I also had Chobani yogurt that I'd bought the night before at a grocery store practically beside the hotel but I didn't have any silverware until now. You should have seen me try to make microwaveable Kraft Monsters Inc Mac 'n Cheese the night before using a coffee stirrer. It was like an episode of Seinfeld and I was Kramer.

My next, third, and final hotel for the weekend was Pop Century. When I checked in online, I informed them of an early check-in, before 7 AM as I had planned to stay up all night at Magic Kingdom. The security guard was the most jovial I have ever met. She laughed at me when I told her I had sun poisoning. I didn't take it personally, her personality made it difficult to be upset. Cast Member Allen tried to land me a room that was ready but it was a no-go. He had me cracking up as he demonstrated how I should "run from shadow to shadow" to avoid more sun exposure and worsen my condition.

My friend Tracy (see, I have multiple friends) called and sued her medical assistant/mommy voice and told me I had to stay out of the sun for 24 hours starting yesterday. I listened and follow instructions. I lingered around the lobby, had some snacks in the food court, made lunch plans for Sunday with my cousin Matt, signed up for a Disney Vacation Club tour with a pick-up in just 20 minutes, and called to check on my room. It was ready! I dropped off my bags and saw that housekeeping was next door so literally, my room had just been cleared for check-in.

Shortly thereafter I was in a van and off to Saratoga Springs at 1:20 PM for my 2nd DVC tour. The driver was very friendly, too bad he didn't give me the actual tour. Instead I wound up with Joshua from Bethesda, MD. He plopped down on a couch and began reading me the riot act, telling me I had signed up for tour after tour so why was I there again and what did I need because people either buy right away or come back once more and buy. According to him, Disney knew more about me than the NSA (National Security Agency. He insulted my photography skills by saying he didn't know why I was taking photos to show my mom when the website ones were better. He criticized the fact that I was staying at Pop Century and not at a Disney Vacation Club resort. Yeah, he was the kind of real estate agent that doesn't belong there and Disney will get a letter from me in greater detail.

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Gamorrean at Disney's Hollywood Studio, nice guy.

A different driver, who was also very nice, took me back. I had considered eating and shopping at Saratoga springs but after dealing with Joshua, I wanted to get away from the place. I had a chicken sandwich ordered to go so I could watch TV in my room, relax and watch Flea Market Flip. After lunch I failed at napping.

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The party atmosphere had begun. I liked this DJ's blend of Disney songs and Star Wars music.

Evening had begun and I headed off to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The plan was to take it easy, get character photos, have dinner, and see what Darth Mall had to offer. Finally, things got better. I grabbed pics of Darth Goofy, some Star Wars characters, and a video of Darth Vader walking from the gate to his photo op location, back towards Pixar Place, and then turning back towards his meet and greet spot.

I had tried to get into Mama Melrose's for dinner and was told they could possibly take walk-ins after 8:30 PM. No problem. From there I watched Jedi Training Academy with special guest Darth Maul. It was pretty funny. I couldn't tell if the kids got to battle him and Darth Vader or one or the other because I came in late. A little shopping was on the agenda. I got myself a Passholder Star Tours name tag. It's black with pretty gold letters. I'm Leia from Naboo and before you think I'm a nerd (I'm a dork), Leia is my Hebrew name so my name tag is legit-ish.

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Whoever was running the Angry Birds game at Darth Mall flew the coop.

It was about 9 o'clock now so I tried Mama Melrose's again where I was initially told they weren't taking walk-ins anymore. The hostess called 50's Prime Time Cafe and Brown Derby but neither one was taking walk-ins. Finally, it sunk into her head that I was a party of one and suddenly they could take care of me. In fact, I was seated at a table that was empty (they had plenty of open tables) from the moment I arrived. Chef Rafa took great care of me and I had a very friendly server. I wish I had written down his name because if I guess at the spelling, I'll butcher it. He's a cute fella from Morocco. Dinner was chicken, penne, and vegetables. I took half of it back to the room.

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She's not in the photo but I swear the Jedi Master and Darth Maul had googly eyes for each other. It's like Romeo and Edna just in a galaxy far, far away.

Sunday morning came around and I quickly packed most of my stuff, got ready for the day, and polished off last night's leftovers. Why not, protein is good for me. After much back-and-forth discussions within my head, I decided to start out at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It was closest to Pop Century and a quick drive to Downtown Disney where I planned to meet up with my cousin for lunch.

Traffic was crazy just in that short distance. It was like being in Los Angeles where driving 1 mile takes 10 minutes. Parking was off the charts. Stage was practically empty but we were routed down and around to Music/Donald, row 62. I got into the park around 10:30 AM and hung out in the shops until the parade started. Then I ventured out into the shaded side of the street, about 5 rows deep and became that person who holds the camera high up in the air, angles it down, and uses the flip out LCD screen to see. If anyone had been behind me, I wouldn't have done it.

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I didn't even notice what's going on in the photo until I edited it.

I spent the next few hours getting more character photos and avoiding the sun. The Great Movie Ride came as a great relief from heat and we got the cowboy live-action sequence. When did Alien move back to the wall? I kept looking up until I realized nothing was popping out. Oh, maybe the other guy went away for the holiday weekend. That makes sense now. Another great place to cool off is The Magic of Disney Animation, they have padded benches in each room. You can also watch Drawn to Animation and sit in an actual chair. Party like a rock star! I grabbed an eclair and bottle of overpriced water at Starring Rolls and sat in the shade. Thankfully, I also had a package of tuna with me. I was starving. I called Matt, my cousin, and the call went straight to voicemail. I left him a message and never heard back. He's coming up here in a few weeks for a family affair. If you could see the expression on my face you'd be scared of what's going to happen to Matthew, and you should.

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Chewie strikes a pose. He's too sexy for the heat.

The car told me it was in the mid 90's. Knowing I should keep out of the sun because I felt as though the sun poisoning may have returned, I headed to Downtown Disney to see a movie. Once I was informed that AMC is split into 2 different theaters, I tracked down the one I wanted. With my kid's pack in hand, my face beat red, and my heart racing, I plunked down to watch Star Trek into Darkness. The theatre was cool and refreshing, at first. About 30-40 minutes into the movie I was freezing and couldn't figure out if I had chills from sun poisoning or the room was just too dang cold. My nose started getting stuffy, my throat was closing, and I felt crappy. I found the manager and told her I thought it was the theater. She asked for the number and when I told her she said they were waiting for maintenance to fix the air conditioning, it was in fact, busted. She offered me a full refund and a pass to use at home. Now that's excellent customer service.

It had cooled off outside and there was a good steady breeze coming off the water. Still feeling off, I asked a pin cart worker if they had a First Aid station. There isn't one and by no means did I require emergency medical attention so I sad and drank my water and called my mommy. The Cast Member was very nice and lent me a water squirting fan and talked to me. A late lunch was necessary so I walked to Planet Hollywood.

My friend had given me a gift card for the restaurant. I had a baked potato and a plain chicken sandwich for $13.00. Yes, that is above normal chain restaurant pricing. Anyway, while I was there I started getting phone calls from Southwest. The 1st one said my flight had been delayed from 9:10 PM to 12:30 AM. Guess whose face turned red again?! The car was due back at 7:30 so I stuck with the original plan. When I gave the waitress the gift card she said I either had to use the whole thing ($25) or pay. They couldn't give me a credit for the balance. I paid, Southwest called back and my flight was now back to its original time and I took my gift card into the gift store.

Long story short, I didn't buy anything. I complained that I've never had a gift card that forces you to use the full amount in one transaction. I was given a coupon for 20% online purchases and the store manager's business card. Aside from my fiasco in April at Trump Taj Mahal where they wouldn't take my Trump gift card, this was the worst gift card headache ever. There's more to this story but I'm in the middle of said Planet Hollywood manager completing my online transaction because the website isn't designed to take a gift card.

I was so happy to head to the airport until Southwest called me, again, and again, and again. By 8 o'clock, they had called me 5 times. By the time we got on the plane at 11:15, they had called 3 more times. I found out there was a mechanical issue with the plane early on in the day. They replaced our airplane around 8 but the only crew they could get was coming in from Milwaukee at 10:30. It was a loooooong day. I slept almost the entire flight home and then had to drive another 45 minutes to my house.

I'm not going back to Walt Disney World in May or June, July, August, and probably not in September. If I ever buy into Disney Vacation Club, it won't be through Joshua. John Ames is a great friend and travel agent. Be nice to airline employees, especially when things are out of their hands. They just might give you special treatment. Clouds can trick you into thinking the sun isn't as brutal as you might think. Finally, I think that the skywriter working on "Jesus loves you" should have spelled out "Jedis love you", that would have been perfect themeing.

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June 6, 2013

Dumbo's New Fantasyland View

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


Taking flight on the original Dumbo attraction in it's new location in Fantasyland gives a completely different perspective, of course. Personally, I think there was more to see before the big move. Eventually I'll have a go at the second Dumbo attraction and see for myself which elephants got a better deal.

Disney Pic of the Week - View from Dumbo

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June 7, 2013

Splash Mountain Motion in the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

For the next four weeks I am going to go around the World of Disney and share a photo from each of the Walt Disney World parks starting with the Magic Kingdom. I will tell you how I took each photo and link to relevant posts for research if you wish to find out more.

This is a photo I planned to get in advance. I wanted a photo to show motion and the Splash Mountain ride in Frontierland immediately came to mind. To take this photo I needed a slow shutter speed but not so slow the log and people in it would become invisible. The rest of the image had to be sharp and I did not have a tripod. When I need to hand hold a slow shutter speed, I use Joe McNally's Da Grip Camera Holding Technique.

Setting the camera to Shutter Priority mode, I photographed the scene using several shutter speeds between 1/2 of a second to 1/80th of a second. I found this one at 1/15th of a second to best fit my vision.

Guests drop down the Splash Mountain waterfall in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Guests drop down the 52 foot Splash Mountain waterfall.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/15s, f/20, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 122mm focal length.

With all the moving rides and attractions in Walt Disney World, capturing motion in a still photograph is a fun way to jazz up your vacation photos.

June 9, 2013

Where in the World #283

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!

As you read this, Players, I am home from my Disney vacation. (lip trembling). Someone Disney bear me.
From Millan.Net
Although, Claire Gregory, I did do everything you said. :)

On the other hand, there's apparently a Where in the World Photo Fun convention that I didn't know about because Duskin Henard, Chloe Mayhew, Penny Urell, and Karen Smith are all in the World! Have wonderful trips!

Sophia and John Bickers, thank you so much for your wonderful notes!

Here's Challenge #282:
Where in the World #282

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

Elaine & Aj Deluca would like to say, this is "the unbelievably, totally awesomely wicked, statue of AJ's favorite pals Chip & Dale in the Hub of the Magic Kingdom". :) A lot of people listed these little guys as their favorite hub statue while other people are visiting others!

Dulcie Hayes was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Dulcie and all our winners this week! Daniel Record, Deedee Kenney, Michelle Raimist, Cheryl Akers, Karen Drum, Denise Cayz, Kevin Miller, Chris Nichols, Audra Miller, Kris Nixon, Jim Dewalt, Jessica Longdon, Anne, Kenny, Julie Canaday, Ed Elder, Theresa Rucando, Paul Gera, David, Belicia Cullen, Russ Morgan, Scott Cullen, Tinkerbell Wells, Amanda Campbell, Johnny Kay, Hoekzema Family, Anne Marie Cronin, Pam Vanaustin, Cheryl Chambersl, The Fromm Family, Tiffany Gibb, John Sheridan, Ed, Stephanie Clark, Wendy T Faler, Kathy Wicks, Deme Grabert, Lori Thomas, Suzanna Tweddle, Kristina Mcdonald, Steve And Ruby Jordan, Ken Daube, Ellen Sullivan, Marcus Davies , Mike Walter, Jennifer Lovell, Zach Szymko, Roger Vollmer, Will Belmonte, Jenni Miller, Mary Beth Tarbet, Sharon Pierce, Colette Stanton , Jenny Brennan, Kristi Strembicki, Chris Masse, Julie Wickware, Becky Norman, Jennifer Harmon, Andrew Carrieri, Mary Thatcher , Theresa Lucotti, Susie Johnson, Ed Hogan, Laurie Walker, Betsy Silvestri, Maryann Eckenrode, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, James Dezern, Matthew Brisbin, Jared Orth, Clinton Dickinson, Kathy Morris, Elaine & Aj Deluca, The O'meara Family, Deb Ragno, Dawn Bach, Paul Moore, Emily Hudson, Team Hill, Craig Lordan, Jillian Domings, Kye Layton, Jason Hocker, Patti Miller, Staci Plunkett, Patti Gumiela, Brian Miller, Double Family, Lynette Michalos, Laura V., Sharon Dale, Rebecca Smith, Curtis Bille, Virginia Pierce, Lee Anastasi, Jennifer Bourg, Angie Young, Lorine Landon, Rachel Rimorin, Megan Krainski, Mary Jo Gallion, Vicki And Elizabeth Edwards, Karen Stevens, Mike Malampy, Craig, Christine Kahle, Maureen Hanlon, Billie Jean Albolino, Paul Knott, Craig Livingston, Erin Loring, Dennis Loring, Emma Poprock, The Kahle Family, James Steele, Cheryl Costello, Patty Carty, Cynthia Hitchcock, Kelly Cummings , Sandie Albrecht, Joe Calomeni, Vera Williams, Jim Riddle, Millie Tenreiro, Caryn Schill, Melanie Dunlap, John Bickers, Jeremy Hardy, Sharon Powell, Donna Currier, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Hobbes And Snorky, Susan Thompson, Trina Noggle, Karen Schlumpf, Kristen Mccoy, Erin Hammer, Alan Mize, The Moore Family, Susie Howard, Pollyanna Buff, Dan Mangini, Kristyn Scibienski, Linda Scrivano, Brian Mcwithey, Maggie Klotz, Sophia, Kyler Scott, Ellie Argaluza, Morgan M., Gerald Skanes, Trisha Johnson, Maureen Handy, The Klein Family, Alison Rosenberger, Duskin Henard, Herb Miller, Mike Rotkiske, Judy Simonsen, Leach Family, Ashley P. , Chris Kelly, Tom Koval, Claire Gregory, Mike Gunnels, Lindsey Schlaud, Matt Petty, Stefan Owens, Kerri Coggins, Angela Fennell, Larry Sprenkle, Rob Blundin, Heather Pedulla, Tricia Petty, Ed Suscreba, Janet Thorn, Nick Bentz, Nick And Steph, Louise, The Patterson Family, Jennifer Rupert, Brenda, Paul Dickson, Jennifer Greene, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Mike Haeberle, Blake Schmidt, Patti Mccaffrey, Diane Curfman, Clay Anthony, Chloe Mayhew, The Kertes Family, Carolyn Como, Jackie Purcell, Karla Callen, Lynn Goshert, Orange Bird, Doug Olson Family, Christina & Natalie Rotella, The Foley Family, Kelly Smith, Brian Gallant, Richard Costall, Les Stewart, Melesia Love, Andrew Bailey, Jessica Folan, Karen Aguiar, Kerrie Hogan, George Mundy Jr, Josh Carney, John Menjes, Kate Fischer, Michelle Roth-smoot, Stephanie Dollar, Jeff Brashear, Steven Rose, Jennifer Snook, Matt Holley, Diane Ramos, Randy Thomas, Shelly Borella, Mary Virginia Clause, Anastasia Macneil, Joy Ousterout, Mary Greger, Tim Johansen, Linda Ranatza, Carol Ney, Christopher Hall, Carri Marotto, Andy Schumacher, Carla C, Zachary Falcone, Maryann Romagnano, Jullie Pudem, Nancy Johansen, Peter Boguszewski, The Holmes Family, Mike Cerce, Will Gates, Stephanie Linares, Melodye, Diane Furtado, Matt Ciccone, Lorie, Karen Bellamy, Penny Urell, Brian Yesutis, Vicki Vaught, Jim Thompson, Annie Snodgrass, Cris Sefransky, Sara Alaimo, Nathan York, Karen Smith, Reagan Herman, John P, Scott Greenbaum, Mike Venere, Team Bonnie Sue, Chuck Sands, Ashley Hill, Agnes Ciotti, Evald Olson, Mike Hulse, Mickey Eckert, The Hicks Family, Terry Berringer, Robert Hildebrandt, Donna Hawkins , Laney, Elizabeth Scarborough, Davida, Jim Riley, Carla Leger, Vincent Maltese, Brooke Whitlatch, Cheri Palmisano, Melissa Kirk, Nathaniel Clements, Angel Diven, Brendan Abel, Tom Buck , Sandy, Kim Howe, Patti Deluca, Vanessa Gordon, Kim Howe, Pecosace, Jane Johnson, Joseph M. Zafia, Team Meeker, Diane Batista, Olivia , Christine, Kathryn Hughes, Paul Ignudo Jr, Jeremy Reichelt, Christy Gattis, John Pasqueralli, Kerry Mccaffrey, Kathie Goldberg, Peggy Saeger, Theresa Maradei, John Paul Carnell, Vicki Britt, Jean Ehlert, Paul Latella, Stacy Guarracino, Emily Harper, Margie Larmon, Edward Haja, Tom Higbee, Heidi Goodhue, Elizabeth And Dan Johnston, Jeremy Mccaffrey, and Karen Kristoff. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #283 Where in the world is this?

Still in the parks! Don't let the fact that this picture was taken at night throw you off when you're guessing.

 Where in the World #283

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, June 13th, 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 next week, 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!

June 12, 2013

Disney Pic of the Week - Construction

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


If you build it, Disney fans will show up in droves. While much of the new Fantasyland expansion has opened up, work continues on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, scheduled to open next year. Let's hear it for the boy(s) and girls who bring to life our favorite characters and stories and provide us with a larger-than-life playground.

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Scott will post his construction themed photo on Thursday.

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June 13, 2013

Building a Home for the Beast in Fantasyland

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Construction of the Be Our Guest and Gastons Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Construction of the Be Our Guest and Gastons Tavern in the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/11, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 105mm focal length.

It can be disappointing when we walk around a Disney park and there are signs of construction. As much as Disney would love to hide it, when a project as large as the ongoing work in the new Fantasyland is, it is just impossible. However, I look at it as new magical adventures to come. Which is what I did back in October of 2011 when I took this photo where the Be Our Guest restaurant and Gaston's Tavern were being built. They are now open and receiving guests daily. An interesting Disney Pic of the Week on Construction.

June 14, 2013

Looking Up at Spaceship Earth

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

This week we visit Epcot and its "castle", Spaceship Earth. You will often hear Walt Disney World fans say to Look Up when walking around the parks. I took the saying to heart when I walked up to one of the pillars which hold up Spaceship Earth and looked straight up its edge. I leaned my camera right against it and looked through the viewfinder to see this...

Looking up at Spaceship Earth in Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Looking up at Spaceship Earth in daylight.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 1600, EV +0.3, 16mm focal length,.

Leading lines, reflections, geometric and repetitive shapes in silver popped right at me. If someone had never seen Spaceship Earth, they might thing this was an abstract image.

As Walt Disney World fans, you all know once the Sun goes down, the parks become transformed. Spaceship Earth is no different. I repeated the same photo here...

Looking up at Spaceship Earth in Epcot at night, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Looking up at Spaceship Earth at night.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/50s, f/2.8, ISO 6400, EV +0.3, 16mm focal length,.

The gold and yellow lighting gives it a different feel don't you think?

While this is an extreme case of Looking Up, it is a good idea to do anywhere you find yourself photographing.

June 16, 2013

Where in the World #284

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!

All together, Players: let's hear it for the Dads! Happy Father's Day!
Happy Fathers Day
I hope you have a great day!

Guess who's birthday is on Thursday? Yes! How did you know? You guys!
From Millan.Net
to me!
Does this mean I can go back to Disney World?

Chris Masse, I am floored by your note! THANKS!

Here's Challenge #283:
Where in the World #283

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

The guitar tuning pegs at the attraction archway for The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, a favorite for some many of us!

Ooo, Duskin Henard! You said "bumfoozling"! From Millan.Net

Steve and Ruby Jordan was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Steve & Ruby and all our winners this week! Daniel Record, Paul Dickson, Erin Hammer, Kye Layton, Andrew Carrieri, Janet Thorn, Jen Tremley, Kristi Strembicki, Debbie Connors, The O'meara Family, Scott Cullen, C.j. Connors, Team Hill, Belicia Cullen, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Caryn Schill, Tommy Montgomery, Sharon Pierce, Tami Howerton, Christie, Dulcie Hayes, Charlie Zimmerman , Emily Hudson, Ed Hogan, Kate Flanagan, Freemyer Family, Jim Riddle, Patti Gumiela, Vicki And Elizabeth Edwards, Chris And Sarah, Jennifer Noble, Melissa Such, Tina Powell, Tricia Petty, Les Whitten, Mike Rotkiske, Yvonne Marchione, Mike Walter, Dawn Burns, Amanda Campbell, Samantha Raucci, Brendan Abel, Carolyn Lobel, Julie Signor, Paul Moore, Maggie Klotz, Ariana Stowe, Orange Bird, Stuart Hale, Nick Bentz, Angie Blair, Brian Gallant, Joe Calomeni, Malesky Family, The Moore Family, Cathy Connors, Bruce Jones, Stefan Owens, Carol Becker, Chris Kelly, Alan Mize, Megan Krainski, Kenny, Larissa Huda, Maureen Handy, Adr, Marcus Davies , Laney, Joe Mangini, Pam Vanaustin, Amy Schweizer, Ladonna Tisdale, Clay Anthony, The Kahle Family, Judy Simonsen, Rob Jacob, Claire Gregory, Eileen Miller, Jennifer Harmon, Ed Suscreba, Cynthia Hitchcock, Jim Dewalt, Rob Blundin, John &Rhonda Nottell, Andrew Swiatowicz, Gail States, Chuck Sands, Kirk Hardy, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Katie Wood, Brian Skinner, Julie Wickware, Vera Williams, Randi Balch, Karen Ramirez, Mike Malampy, Doug Olson Family, Gallagher Family, Bill Cudney , Carol Ney, Joe Jennings, Emma Poprock, Jeff Blank, Erika Loboda, Len Beebe, Charles Everson, Jennifer Shaw, Dallas Hamilton, Philip Badcock, Jenny Brennan, Anastasia Macneil, Wayne Witherspoon, Mike Cerce, Tricia Noble, Craig Lordan, Sandra Edwards, Chris Bauman, Russell Hamlin, Noah Schweizer, Daniel Schweizer, Kerri Coggins, Matt Holley, Mary Beth Tarbet, Terry Fleming, Anna Keene, Mackenzie D., Nancy Cole, Dick Smith, Nancy Cole, Mark Franklin, Annmarie Arlauckas, Amy Park, Kara Morton, Duskin Henard, Brooke Whitlatch, Carla Leger, Michael Gunnels, Cheri Palmisano, Randy Thomas, Amy Kleinfieldt, Matt Ciccone, Capt James K, Morgan M., Ashley Elizabeth, Mickey Eckert, Ronald Delorey, Vicki Vaught, Kris Nixon, Amber Slifer, Nicole Shuler, Les Stewart, John Pasqueralli, Sonnen's, Patti Mccaffrey, Agnes Ciotti, Tammy Kennedy, Chris Nichols, Donna Hawkins , Nathaniel Clements, The Holmes Family, Jennifer Barbour, Bill , Dwayne Fontenot, Tom Buck, Jason Skow, Heidi Goodhue, Morag Lemon, Fred Shakeshaft, Kara Cummings, Jenny Mcqueen, Elizabeth Scarborough, Jeff Brashear, Brooke Sifferman, Emily Harper, Larry Sprenkle, Kate Fischer, Melodye Berry, Dan And Elizabeth Johnston, Lindsey Nozal, Denise Cayz, Earl Wilcher, Carolyn Comp, Laura Labadie, Vicki Yarnell, and Brent Lollar. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.

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Challenge #284 Where in the world is this?

Orange Bird said the challenges are too easy: so... everyone say it together, Players!
It's a DOUBLE CHALLENGE WEEK!

Extra tough challenge:
tough challenge

And regular Challenge #284: staying in the parks again!
 Where in the World #284

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, June 20th, 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 next week, 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!

June 18, 2013

Disney Pic of the Week: World Showcase

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I have enjoyed returning to Epcot's World Showcase going on 30 years this year. The changes over that time have given the perpetual world's fair renewed life with grand festivals in the Spring and Fall. Musical entertainment in the pavilions and featured acts on the America Gardens Theater stage throughout the year. And the evolution of Illuminations fireworks show which is performed each and every night (weather permitting, of course).

Yet, it still gives my a huge smile when I see a little blond girl in a blue dress dash off into the garden behind the shops looking for a white rabbit. I bet you would to.

Alice looking for a white rabbit in Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Alice looking for a white rabbit in the United Kingdom.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 92mm focal length.

Lisa will be here on Thursday to share her Disney Pic of the Week on World Showcase.

June 19, 2013

Direct Sunlight and Harsh Shadows

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


They don't call it the Sunshine State for nothing, so when you're visiting Mickey's vacation home (just where does he sleep now that Toontown Fair is gone?), take a moment to look at the lighting on your subject before hitting the shutter release button.

Here are a few examples:

The sun is brightly illuminating your friend/frenemy/family and at the same time dark shadows are cast upon him/her/them.

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You have a few options to deal with the lighting:

1. Get new friends/frenemies/family.

2. Move said model(s) to a location without shadows or put him/her/them into the shadows completely. If you move your model(s) into the shade, make sure you use fill flash to brighten up the image and to remove the cyan/blue tint shadows create in photographs.

3. Get closer and/or use the camera's zoom lens so that the shadows (depending on their location) are out of the photo. Should this be your final decision, stand so that the person of interest isn't looking directly towards the sun. Although it's funny to watch them squirm and eyes tear up, it'll ruin the photo if they're squinting or making faces.

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Nowhere else to go? Use this backup plan. Tell your model(s) to close his/her/their eyes and not top open them until you count to 3.. You focus on them and when you are ready, count 1, 2, 3. The moment you see the whites of his/her/their eyes, shoot! This trick also works well on people who blink when the flash fires.

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Today's lesson is $10.00 and payable by... What? Why not? Fine! Deb says I can't charge you. You'll have to provide your own models, too. Have a magical day.


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June 20, 2013

Sun Kissed in Morocco

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


Have you ever noticed the specific trees, plants, and flowers used in each of Epcot's World Showcase pavilions? They are specifically chosen to be true to that country's landscape. In Morocco you will find palms and fruit trees. Tempting as it may be, fruit picking is not allowed by Guests. They don't mind being photographed though so take all the photos you want but no autographs.

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Disney Pic of the Week - World Showcase

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June 21, 2013

Photographing a Star in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Whenever the Citizens of Hollywood set up shop in Disney's Hollywood Studios there will soon be a gathering of park guests around them. To make sure to separate the lovely and talented Evie Starlight from the people behind her, I made sure to shoot my lens wide open at f/5.6. Shooting wide open means using the largest aperture setting of a lens.

Evie Starlight is a bubbly and beautiful starlet and one of the Citizens of Hollywood performing on Sunset Blvd. in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Evie Starlight is a bubbly and beautiful starlet performing on Sunset Blvd.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV 0, 300mm focal length,.

The result is a sharply focused starlet with the crowd befitting her status softly focused in the background.

June 23, 2013

Where in the World #285

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!

I'm writing this on the first official day of Summer!
From Millan.Net
Who wants to join me in my convertible and head for the beach? convertible

Thank you to everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes!

Chloe Mayhew has the post-Disney vacation blues. What would you like, Chloe? Hug hug emoticon or Disney comfort bear From Millan.Net?

Rapunzel, good luck with your Disney trip sweepstakes! You're taking me along if you win, right?

We had two challenges last week.! Here's the Extra Tough Challenge:
Where in the World Extra Tough Challenge

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

A Mickey topiary fountain garden in the Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney. I asked my husband if we could get one, but he said they had sold out. Sigh. How awesome would that have looked?

Craig and Jeff Blank came the closest. Craig said a flower bed and Jeff said a few plants in in 44 sq miles of plants. Way to go, guys!

Duskin Henard, again with the potty mouth, saying bumfoozled! You are a rebel!

Here's Challenge #284:
Where in the World #284

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

Just about everyone got this: the backdrop at Country Bear Jamboree in the Magic Kingdom.

Everybody, sing!
The bear band bears will play now in the good ol' key of G
Zeek and Zeb and Ted and Fred and a bear named Tennessee
Zeck's a-tangin' on the banjo and a-tappin' with his feet
While bangin' on a dishpan with a real ol' country beat
Zeb's a-sawin' on the fiddle with a crooked hickory bow
When the spirit moves that bruin, he can make that fiddle go
Brother Ted is on the corn jug now I mean that bear can blow
He also plays the washboard with a handle of a hoe
And big Fred's playin' mouth harp, he plays it kinda sad
He never took a lesson, he just picked it up from Dad
And lil ol' Tennessee Bear is a featured on the thang
Sounds just like a guitar but it's only got one string
So clap your hands and stomp your feet and try to keep right with 'em
One sure thing the Bear Band's got is real ol' country rhythm
Yeah. clap your hands and stomp your feet and try to keep right with 'em
One sure thing the Bear Band's got is real ol' country rhythm - AH Ha!
(teddy bear squeak)

Jeremy Hardy, let me know how that Dr. Winch sign goes over at your dental clinic! ;)

Paul Dickson was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Paul and all our winners this week! Candice Grimes, Denise Cayz, K Beasley, Mark Burden, Karen, Tinkerbell Wells, Belicia Cullen, Scott Cullen, Mary Beth Tarbet, Janet Thorn, Donald Leblanc, Chris Nichols, Kenny, Ellen Sullivan, Dave Wang, Anne Marie Cronin, Tracy Ludwig, James Dezern, Bruce Hinterleitner, Christina, Steve And Ruby Jordan, Team Hill, Melissa Such, Vera Williams, Deb Ragno, Johansen Family, Amy Schweizer, Kristi Strembicki, Tricia Petty, Joe Calomeni, Dee Dee Kenney, Robert Avnet, Deb Falvo, Colette Stanton, Daniel Record, Duskin Henard, Lee Anastasi, Maggie Klotz, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, Pat Schwier, Herb Miller, Sharon Powell, Anne Beebe, Maureen Handy, Dawn Bach, Stuart Savage, Kat Georgiou, Scott Greenbaum, Tom Koval, Craig, Brian Miller, Jeremy Hardy, Patty Carty, Sandie Albrecht, Betsy Dross, Pam Vanaustin, Jennifer Rupert , Jim Thompson, Morgan M., Bill Mckim, Chuck Sands, Julie Wickware, Les Stewart, Michael Mclucas And Jackie Mclucasi, Mike Rotkiske, Jonathan Thomas, Ladonna Tisdale, The Parker Family, Susie Howard, Kerry Mccaffrey, Andrew Swiatowicz , Judy Simonsen, Billie Jean Albolino, The Kertes Family, Vicki And Elizabeth Edwards, Kristyn Scibienski, Claire Gregory, Brenda Strohmeyer, Carolyn Como, Jenn Crosby, Randi Balch, Erin Lamb, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Agnes Ciotti, Lindsay Coram, Jeff Blank, Kevin Miller, James Steele , Nigel Mcquire, The Foley Family, Linda College, Heather Sabatino, Jeremy Reichelt, Barclay Bakkum, Chloe Mayhew, Karrie Duffey, Rebecca Keenan, Anastasia Macneil, Nathaniel Clements, Michelle Boykin, Nathaniel Clements, Josh Weiss, Jim Finley, The Patterson Family, Davida, Karen Bellamy, Team Meeker, Brian Richmond, Jen Cox, Ron Harper, Kat Curtis, Carla Leger, Dave Freemyer, Ed Suscreba, Matt Holley, Betsy Silvestri, Emily Hudson, Team Bonnie Sue, Sharon Pierce, John Pasqueralli, Hoekzema Family, Chris And Sarah, Jason Skow, Mandy Kromer, Ed Elder, Doug Olson Family, Linda Ranatza, Carol Ney, Kerry A., Dan And Elizabeth Johnston, Brian Gallant, Brooke Whitlatch, Caroline Burmester, Evald Olson, Dave Kanigowski, Sandy Kanigowski, Stacy Lee, Rapunzel, Kristen Mccoy, Larry Sprenkle, Robert Wescovich, Leigh Mertz, Terry Fleming, George Mundy Jr, Patti Mccaffrey, Virginia Pierce, Josh Carney, Karen Smith, and Peter Boguszewski. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #285 Where in the world is this?

Once more into the parks! Look at me, I'm quoting Skakespeare.... kind of.
 Where in the World #285

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, June 27th, 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 next week, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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June 25, 2013

Disney Pic of the Week - Boats

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton

Ahoy there! Set sail with Scott and I as we set our sights on those magnificent floating vessels found at Walt Disney World. Being the piratical rebel that I am, I've selected a special photo for you today. Seen here is the mock patrol boat and volunteers used to demonstrate movie action scenes that use water tanks and underwater explosions at the Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


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If you'd like to participate in this segment, arrive early for a tour and speak to a Cast Member. There's probably an age minimum of 16 or 18.


Swim back on Thursday for Scott's boat-related photo.

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June 26, 2013

Indiana Jones Fire Sequence

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


Have you considered upgrading your point and shoot camera to a DSLR (digital single lens reflex)? If you've become tired of missing out on action shots, think about what a DSLR can do for you. There's no lag time between depressing the shutter button and when the image is recorded.

I set my Canon EOS 30D with Canon 75-300mm USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) lens to 1/200 shutterspeed priority. The ISO was 800 and I used continuous shooting mode. I held my position, pushed down on the shutter release button and cranked out a series of photos at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Here are Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood fleeing the scene at the appropriately titled, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.


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June 27, 2013

Motor Cruising on Bay Lake

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Motor Cruiser coming into the Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort dock, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Motor Cruiser coming into the Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort dock.
Nikon D700/28/300VR, 1/400s, f/10, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 300mm focal length.

Motor Cruisers travel between the Bay Lake Resorts and the Magic Kingdom daily. Larger than Motor Launches, Cruisers are a comfortable way to enjoy the ride as they pass over the water bridge between Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon.

My contribution to our Disney Pic of the Week on Boats.

June 28, 2013

Ceremonial Canoe in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Our next stop is along the walk to Asia and just past the Yeti Shrine in Disney's Animal Kingdom rests (rested) a very colorful ceremonial canoe. On a calm day, the water creates reflections of the canoe. To capture the beautiful colors of the canoe, I underexposed using exposure compensation by -0.3 of a stop.

Ceremonial canoe on the walk to Asia in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Ceremonial canoe on the walk to Asia.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 200mm focal length.

I used a stopped down aperture of f/16 to make sure to get everything in focus from the water reflection to the wooden fencing behind the canoe. Have not seen this canoe on my last couple of trips. It may have been moved or otherwise taken off stage.

I will be taking a summer break the next two weeks. See you back here then!

June 30, 2013

Where in the World #286

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'll be celebrating Independence Day here in America this week!
4th of July emoticon

Congratulations to Jeremy Mccaffrey and his football team for their PERFECT season record!
From Millan.Net

Karen Ramashyrez, thank you for your lovely note!

Rob And April Vanderpool, where have you been?! Missed you, you ol' so and so's!

A note about last 2 weeks: when I do those double challenges, the Tough challenge is meant to be INSANELY difficult. Hence it be a leaf or a seagull or a patch of grass. So always enter if you know the second challenge because that's the real one. The first one is to laugh over. :)

Here's Challenge #285:
Where in the World #285

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

The sign for Dinosaur in Disney's Animal Kingdom; a lot of you remembered this was originally "Countdown to Extinction" and was changed when the movie "Dinosaur" came out featuring the Iguanodon.

You know what this means, Christina Rotella: you reward yourself with another Disney trip!
Mickey ears smiley emoticon

Claire Gregory, you said your daughter likes dinosaurs, so here's some for her:
dinosaur emoticon dinosaur emoticon dinosaur emoticon

Kristi Strembicki was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Kristi and all our winners this week! Mary Beth Tarbet, Phyllis , Tricia Petty, Herb Miller, Chris Kelly, Daniel Record, Bill Mckim, Sharon Pierce, Lee Anastasi, Colette Stanton, Bruce Hinterleitner, Darlene Haven, Jessica Iglesias, Tinkerbell Wells, Dawn Bach, Carolyn Como, Mike Haven, Steve And Ruby Jordan, Theresa Lennon, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, Team Hill, Mike Rotkiske, Lynette Michalos, Beth Mcmeekin, Jennifer Rowell, Scott Precise, Chris Nichols, Ken Motta, Ainsley Poe, Kerry B Finnamore, The Emich Family, Jeff Bush, Patti Gumiela, Joe Calomeni, Julie Wickware, Claire Gregory, Cheryl Chambers, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Joanne Dechiaro, Eric Enli, Ellie Argaluza, Kerry Mccaffrey, Kirsten Miller, Paul Moore, Barbara Remele, Sheena W., Antoinette Leblanc, Lee Deroia, Melissa Such, Kerri Coggins, Sandie Albrecht, Curtis Bille, Maureen Handy, Rob Blundin, Stuart Savage, Kathy Morris, Judy Simonsen, Danielle Suscreba, Rob And April of Team Vanderpool, Clay Anthony, Vinnie Gilberti, Karen Ramãshyrez, Betsy Silvestri, Kerry A., Hayley Valk, Belicia Cullen, Ashley P., Scott Cullen, Jason Skow, Laura Vaughn, Annie Snodgrass, Tammy Rice, Emily Hudson, Denise Cayz, Olivia, Jared Orth, Paul Dickson, Double Family, James Dezern, Linda Ranatza, Carol Ney, Hoekzema Family, Jeff Blank, Robert Hildebrandt, Cynthia Hitchcock, Robert Wescovich, Nicole Lassiter, Jennifer Shaw, Jeremy Reichelt, Tricia Noble, Christina Rotella, Brian Gallant, Sara Alaimo, Patrick Broaddus, Bob Henriksen, Terry Fleming, Team Meeker, Mike Cerce, Shelly Borella, Brian Yesutis, Kristen Mccoy, Jeff Finger, Chuck Sands, Patti Mccaffrey, Mitchell Holmes, Jenny Brennan, The Foley Family, Heidi Goodhue, Team Bonnie Sue, Jeremy Hardy, John Arena Jr, Vicki Britt, Karen Smith, Randi Balch, John Pasqueralli, Les Stewart, Evald Olson, Theresa Maradei, Melissa Rappley, Ashley Deitchler, Julia C, Jim Finley, Robert Flaherty, Agnes Ciotti, Jane Johnson, Maggie Klotz, Josh Weiss, and Jen Tremley. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #286 Where in the world is this?

We're in a park, Players, and wait until you see the reveal. It's fun. :)
 Where in the World #286

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 4th, 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 next week, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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