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September 1, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Cinderella

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

All this month, Deb and I will be sharing photos based on Walt Disney Studios movies.

For the last few years, Disney has come out with a live cinematic version of an animated classic. This spring, Cinderella was released and featured a golden carriage. In advance of the film coming out in theaters, the carriage was displayed on the Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Golden carriage from the live action movie, Cinderella, on display in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Golden carriage from the live action movie, Cinderella, on display on the Streets of America.
Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 220, EV +0.3, 24mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow sharing a special Cinderella image.


September 2, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Cinderella

Deb's Digest Blog

I wanted to find a unique photo for this week's Pic of the Week Cinderella. I thought about a parade photo, or a meet and greet photo and then decided on something special I had forgotten about.

Last year when I stayed at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, I had some time to wander around the hallways. I was quite surprised when I came upon an area devoted to Cinderella and had several paintings as well as beautiful reproductions of her glass slipper, the coach and other items.

I love this painting of Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother. To me, it shouts Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! So it's my choice for this week Pic of the Week:

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September 4, 2015

Encounter with Darth Vader at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Darth Vader menacing young padawans at the Jedi Training Academy in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Darth Vader menacing young padawans and Scott at the Jedi Training Academy.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 450, EV 0, 135mm Focal Length.

Scott is off to Walt Disney World this weekend and is looking forward to another encounter with Darth Vader at the Jedi Training Academy in Disney's Hollywood Studios. With all the recent announcements, Scott is hoping to get some information out of the Sith Lord. Wish him luck.

If you are going to be in Walt Disney World or live in central Florida, come by and see Scott at the next All Ears Photo Meet on Saturday, September 12, 2015 starting at 6:30PM. Click that link for details and click here to sign up on the FaceBook Event page.

Click here to follow Scott's adventures at Disney on Twitter.

September 6, 2015

Where in the World #397

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!

It's September. SEPTEMBER! How?!

Hey back, Jennifer Rowell!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Now for Challenge #396:
Where in the World #396

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Barrie Brewer

This ended up being a medium on the scale of Easy to Tough. It's one of the carvings on the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in the Magic Kingdom.

Jennifer Rowell was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Jennifer and to all our winners this week! Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Carol Ney, Linda Ranatza, Diane Tredore, The Kertes Family, The Gunnels Gang , Vickie Smialkowski, Andy Hickey, Phyllis, Mary Beth Tarbet, Margaret Convery, The Strukel Family, Jan Rossto, Tim Johansen, Robert Wescovich, Pat Schwier, Jennifer Pichert , K Beasley, Scott Cullen, Belicia Cullen, Team Hill, The Modecki's, Jeffrey Kalasinski, Maryann & Courtney , Angela Johns, Todd Johns, Jen Eacret, Mary Ann Lamay, The Tisdale Family, Sandie Albrecht, Herb Miller, Trish Roam, Sharon, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Grumpy's Groupies, Laurie Walker, Kerri Coggins, Ed Suscreba, Jim Finley, Claire Gregory, Lee Anastasi, Kristan Bertelmann, Maryann Romagnano, Lynn Lofton, Martha Collins, Mark Donahue, Josh Weiss, The Filiater Family, Ruben O'meara, Les Stewart, Cheryl Costello, Kelly Smith, Hunter Armstrong, Kristi Strembicki, Jillian Lassiter, Nan Amor, Matthew Frey, Shelly Borella, Terry Fleming, Vicki Britt, Gloria Martin, Mark Hardy, Di Berry, Maureen Handy, Jamie Poynton, Wendy Barney, Joseph M. Zafia, William Allhusen, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Barclay Bakkum, Trish Babler, Don Purney, Elaine Kleinhenz, Rob Blundin, Vera And Izzy Williams, Margie Larmon, Theresa Rucando, George Mundy Jr, Leigh Mertz, and John Casey,!

Time for the monthly drawing! The August 2015 winner is: The Sands Family ! Congratulations! I'll be emailing you with details about your prize!
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Challenge #397 Where in the world is this?

You know I'm now really trying to stump you. Pretty soon, I'm going to post just a leaf. ;)

Where in the World #397

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 10th, 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!

September 8, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

This week's Walt Disney Studios film is one which comes directly from one of Disney Imagineering's best shows: The Pirates of the Caribbean.

Debuting in 1967 at Disneyland, it was the most immersive and technologically advanced attraction of its time. I remember Walt Disney gleefully describing how they got the audio-animatronics to work in a coordinated manner on the TV show, The Wonderful World of Color.

Jumping ahead to 2003, a movie based on the attraction called Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released featuring Captain Jack Sparrow portrayed by Johnny Depp who became so popular, Disney decided to change the attraction to incorporate the character. A first in Disney park history.

And it all started with pirate skeletons...

Pirate skeleton in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Pirate skeleton in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 10000, EV +0.6.

Deb will be here tomorrow time shifting to the beginning of pirates at Walt Disney World.


September 9, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean

Deb's Digest Blog

Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the quintessential Disney attractions!

In the late 1950s, Walt Disney introduced the concept of a pirate adventure to his staff at Walt Disney Imagineering. Like so many other of his ideas, it was far ahead of the current technology needed to achieve the desired effects. It was not until the mid 1960s that the show moved closer to reality. Pirates of the Caribbean opened at DISNEYLAND® Park in New Orleans Square in February, 1967 and in Walt Disney World on December 15, 1973.

You can find this great attraction at Disneyland (a must see!), Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.

Digging deep into my archives, I found this official Disney photo of the construction site of Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World!

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September 11, 2015

Do-over at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

The photo this week was taken by me in February of 2009 from the location of tomorrow's All Ears Photo Meet. Earlier this year, the Sorcerer Mickey Hat was removed from in front of the Great Movie Ride. The view down Hollywood Blvd. is now clear right up to the reproduction of the Mann's Chinese Theater entrance.

View of Hollywood Blvd. from outside of Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
View of Hollywood Blvd. from outside of Disney's Hollywood Studios taken in 2009.
Nikon D70/18-200VR, 30s, f/16, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 170mm (255mm in DX) Focal Length, Tripod.

I am looking forward to re-photographing this scene. If you live in Central Florida or are currently visiting Walt Disney World, come on out to meet me. Click the link for the Meet's location. I will be there starting at 6:30PM. For updates and information, visit the Photo Meet's FaceBook Event page and/or follow me on Twitter at @Scottwdw.

September 13, 2015

Where in the World #398

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!

Mary Beth Tarbet, a little mouse told us that it's your birthday! So here's to celebrating your Disney age (add the 2 digits of your regular age together): Happy Birthday!
Where in the World Photo Fun

Now for Challenge #397:
Where in the World #397

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Barrie Brewer

Scott Greenbaum is right: it's a nail file! … no, wait, that's a different picture. It's the camels in the Island Mercantile's architecture in Disney's Animal Kingdom!

{screeches to a halt} Donna F., your husband works at the Island Mercantile, one of my favorites?! Please tell him that the short brunette carrying a Pal Mickey who screeched as she ran around the store like an overstimulated toddler apologizes if she startled him.
Smiley from Millan.Net

It was a lot of work but it was worth it, wasn't it, Claire Gregory?
Smiley from Millan.Net

Kristi Strembicki was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Kristi and to all our winners this week! Scott Cullen, Belicia Cullen, Gabriella & Matthieu, Andrew Carrieri, Robert Wescovich, Maureen Handy, Kyra, Jennifer Rowell, Kristan Bertelmann, Mary Beth Tarbet, Rob Blundin, Claire Gregory, Hillary Waldroop, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Hunter Armstrong, Donna Frank, and David Tarbet!
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Challenge #398 Where in the world is this?

Switching parks!

Where in the World #398

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 17th, 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!

September 15, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: The Little Mermaid

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

The Little Mermaid was the first Disney movie I took my first born child to. It did not take me long as I watched to realize Disney animation was back making wonderful stories, sharing beautiful songs and creating dazzling scenes after a long drought. The Disney renaissance had begun.

Near the entrance to Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid in the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, you can see Prince Eric's seaside castle. At night, bathed in blue light, you can almost hear Ariel singing to him.

Prince Eric's seaside castle shines at night in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Prince Eric's seaside castle shines at night in Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 20s, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Tripod.

Deb will be here tomorrow to share with you the voice of the Little Mermaid.


September 16, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: The Little Mermaid

Deb's Digest Blog

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the Little Mermaid is the star -- Jodi Benson. I have had the privilege to meet her briefly on several occasions and she is always so kind and gracious with her fans.

This photo was taken in front of the Journey of the Little Mermaid Ride at the media event when the New Fantasyland opened in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, December 2012

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Here's a bonus photo from her induction ceremony as a Disney legend taken in August 2011.

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September 18, 2015

Blue Storm at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Tower of Terror as a storm closes in on Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Tower of Terror as a storm closes in on Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 4.5s, f/22, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Tripod.

I bet you can guess by this photo I took last Saturday from the location of the Photo Meet outside of Disney's Hollywood Studios, the weather was not too good. In fact, five minutes after I took it, the rain came down hard, lightning flashed and thunder clapped. I rushed for shelter at one of the bus stops. The meet was a storm-out, which was disappointing. Will try again!

To the three people who did show up and were smart enough to leave before the rain, thank you.

There was a silver lining. Once the storm passed, I entered the park right as Blue Hour was starting and got this photo of Hollywood Blvd. Not exactly the photo I was going for as I talked about last week. Still, the sky and clear view to The Great Movie Ride made it a very nice consolation.

Blue hour on Hollywood Blvd. in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Blue hour on Hollywood Blvd.
Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 30s, f/16, ISO 64, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Tripod.

I was using a rented Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX lens for my Nikon D750 camera on this trip and liked the wide angle look it gave me. The rain left behind lots of reflective surfaces.

The Great Movie Ride at blue hour in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride at blue hour in Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 30s, f/16, ISO 64, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Tripod.

Walking closer and zooming in to 28mm, I was able to frame the Great Movie Ride right at the height of Blue Hour light. There was still a barrier left over from the stage that was there earlier in the week. It is my hope it will be gone by my next trip.

September 20, 2015

Where in the World #399

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!

Patty McCaffrey! No more surgeries for you, because what's left? Unless they're making you bionic, like in your legs. Think of how you could zoom around Walt Disney World!

Jeff Blank, they just turned Pal Mickey's transmitters off. :( He will still tell you jokes, play the games, and, I think, say a few of his things like “I love you, pal” which makes me melt into a puddle. I still carry him as a plush, after all he is Mickey, and I made outfits for him (like Jerrod Maruyama's Hipster Mickey and the Fourth Doctor's outfit from Doctor Who) so he's still fun.

Luckily, I once held him up to our camcorder's microphone so I have Mickey himself giving a full guided tour of all the parks when you watch the video. :)

Now for Challenge #398:
Where in the World #398

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

Janet T Thorn, wow! You nailed it! "It is a picture of the Walter E. Disney locomotive pulling out of the round house, which can be seen if you take the train tour."

Jennifer Rowell, I have been to the train room at the Villas of Wilderness Lodge! It's amazing! They also have one of my favorite Hidden Mickeys in the lobby. :)

Bruce Jones was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Bruce and to all our winners this week! Tim Johansen, Kristi Strembicki, The Kertes Family, Donna Frank, Mary Beth Tarbet, Linda College, Paula Massarelli, Melissa Such , Elaine Kleinhenz, The Gunnels Gang, Linda Ranatza, Carol Ney, Deb Ragno, Sharon Pierce, Sandie Albrecht, Phyllis, Grumpy's Groupies, John Bickers, Olszak Family, Theresa Rucando, Sandie Albrecht, Claire Gregory, Cynthia Hitchcock, Russ Morgan, Eric Berger, Gabriella & Matthieu, Team Hill, Dave Freemyer , Double Family, Wendy Barney, Marguerite Garofalo, Kris Nixon, K Beasley, Carla C, Susie Howard, Jon Hickman, Diane Tredore, Emily Hudson , Sarah And Chris, Andrea Kruszewski, Smitty, Les Whitten, Jack Jones, Erin Hammer, Janie Peters, Laurie Ruggeri, Janie Peters, Tricia Petty, Kerry A., Bonnie Jean, Robert Wescovich, Pollyanna Buff, Maryann Eckenrode, Matt Wildey , Ellen Sullivan , Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Becky Norman, Judy Simonsen, Lorine Landon, Jennifer Rowell, Liz Moreau , The Yorks, Dennis O'reilly, Marian Sefcik, Jeremy Hardy, Brenda Atkinson , Steve Porter, Mike O'brien, Jennifer Pichert, Ruben O'meara, Carol Baranowsky, Mickey Eckert, Lori Rienhardt, Mike Mondoux , Paul Dickson, The Parker Family, Luis Rodriguez, Mark Donahue, Karen Ramirez, Leach Family, Shannon , Maureen Handy, Kyra, Jackie Graebel, Janet Hodge, Pat Schwier, Bruce Hinterleitner, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, The Long Family, Christi Ison, Martha Collins, Josh Weiss, Wendy T Faler, The Filiater Family, Daniel Record, Larry Sprenkle, Brian Mcwithey, Paige Angermaier, Lynn Lofton, Todd Johns, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Kristan Bertelmann, Andrew Carrieri, Jeff Blank, Jason Skow, Josette Gabel, Wayne Chadourne, George Mundy Jr, Matt Holley, Jillian Lassiter, Paul Ignudo, Duskin Henard, Steve Thorpe, Chris Bauman, Caroline Burmester, Mark Proper, Terry Blair, Melody Odonnell, Matthew Frey, Rob Blundin, Jeremy Reichelt, John Casey, Sands Family, Kelly Smith, Christopher Thacker , Dave Carriere, Maja K., Christopher Hall, Karen Spreitzer, Jim Thompson, Vera And Izzy Williams, Darrell Shortt, Mark Hardy, Jamie Poynton, Shannon, John Warner, Team Bonnie Sue, Cheryl Costello, Vicki Britt, Hillary Waldroop, Janet T Thorn, Timothy Gallant, Steve Smith, Joseph M. Zafia, Jo Ann Bailey, Sheila Bagg, Jane Johnson, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Christy Schor, Mark Archer, Nan Amor, Robert Wescovich, Karen Bellamy, Schuyler Edge, Michelle B., Patti Mccaffrey, Steve Knapp, Jackie Klafeta, Don Purney, Thomas Higbee Sr., Barclay Bakkum, Jodi Cook, Margie Larmon, Matt Earl, Mark Franklin, Hunter Armstrong, Heidi Goodhue, Matthew Cofone, Chris Kelly, Vincent Lieu, and Emma Ramsey!
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Challenge #399 Where in the world is this?

We are outside the parks!

Where in the World #399

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 24th, 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!

September 22, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Toy Story

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

When Walt Disney Studios teamed up with Pixar to bring us the Toy Story movies, the technological innovation changed the industry. Yet, it was the story and the characters in the story which made the movies so well liked. Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye and the rest of the Toy Story gang not only entertained us but made us feel for them. It was quite a feat making computer generated images into movie stars.

Today, you can find Toy Story characters and attractions in every Disney resort worldwide. Even on the cruise ships of the Disney Cruise Line where I photographed Woody and Jessie performing in the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Dream.

Woody and Jessie from Toy Story performing in the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Dream cruise ship
Woody and Jessie from Toy Story performing in the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Dream.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 800, EV -1.0, 135mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow with proof of Toy Story's worldwide appeal.


September 23, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Toy Story

Deb's Digest Blog

I'm back with another Tokyo Disney Sea photo. They have an area of the park called "Toyville Trolley Park" which is where you'll find Toy Story Midway Mania! Here I am at the entrance to Toy Story...........

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September 25, 2015

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Motion

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

When I am out photographing, I like to include motion shots. Sometimes I will use panning to show motion but that can be hit or miss. Another way to show motion is to slow down the shutter and keep the camera still as a moving object goes past the lens. This is how I got this speed shot of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride speeds by in Fantasyland.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/40s, f/7.1, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 28mm Focal Length.

To keep the camera steady, I used the wooden fencing overlooking the ride to anchor my elbows and leaned on it. I took a series of photos as the ride vehicle passed by. After watching people having fun riding, I got in line to ride it myself.

This was my first time going through the standby line and I enjoyed the interactive activities to help pass the time. When I came upon the barrels full of brightly colored gems, I took a few photos before I saw other guests spinning them.

Barrel full of gems on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Barrel full of gems on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue in Fantasyland.
Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 1/20s, f/2.8, ISO 2000, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

I had members of my party spin the barrels as fast as they could while I photographed them with a slow shutter. I kept the camera steady using Da Grip holding technique.

Spinning barrel full of gems on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Spinning Barrel full of gems on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue in Fantasyland.
Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 1/20s, f/2.8, ISO 4000, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

I really liked how some of the shots came out.

When it was time to get on the ride, I changed the shutter speed to 1/30th of a second and did my best to keep the camera steady during the ride. Of the fifty or so photos I took during the ride, six came out.

Riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in Fantasyland.
Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 1/30s, f/9, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length.

The photo above was the best of the lot. As luck would have it, it was near the same location as the photo I took from outside the ride.

Next time you are near a moving subject, give this technique a try.

September 27, 2015

Where in the World #400

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 hit a major landmark, Players! FOUR HUNDRED CHALLENGES! That's right! This is the 400th post for Where in the World! Can you believe it? Thank you, Players! You're the reason we're here. Who would have thought we'd be still going eight years and 399 challenges later? ….well, maybe everybody, because we're awesome. High five, Players!
Smiley from Millan.Net

I missed a couple important holidays. To everyone who celebrated the holiday Rosh Hashanah and the holy day of Yom Kippur, I hope you had a wonderful New Year and had a nice feast.

Congratulations from everyone here to Mickey Eckert's daughter, Kathy, and her brand new husband, Paul! They're now enjoying their honeymoon at Walt Disney World! May you have a wonderful and magical life together!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Jeff Blank, I never thought of posting the Pal Mickey tour guide video. I could do highlights if nothing else. hmmmmmm... I'll let you know if I do!

Sands Family, I emailed you on September 4th, so I'm worried my emails aren't going through. Could you check your Junk folder to see it ended up there?

Now for Challenge #399:
Where in the World #399

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

A Garden View Lounge tea cozy. Located in the Grand Floridian.

Vicki Britt, I did the Tea service once before. A friend suggested it and the husbands went off to do manly things. I did enjoy it as something different and special. I'm going with one of my sisters in December; she really enjoys it. If you didn't know, they have a "tea" service for children: the Mrs. Potts Tea. That's separate from the My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea Party. Click on this link to read more about both!

Claire Gregory, you have to go to this if you love tea services! Kerry A. wants to go. Do a meet up. :)
Smiley from Millan.Net

Jennifer Rowell, which Hidden Mickey?!

Theresa Rucando was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Bruce and to all our winners this week! Kristi Strembicki, Kris Nixon, Sandie Albrecht, Linda Ranatza, Hillary Waldroop, Les Whitten, Carol Ney, Mary Beth Tarbet, Melissa Such , Mike & Jackie Mclucas, Tim Johansen, Angie Perry , Team Hill, Nan Amor, Deb Ragno, Vicki Britt, Marguerite Garofalo, Lori Rienhardt, Carla C, Pat Schwier, Claire Gregory, Sands Family, Bethany Angermaier, Kerry A, Beth Mcmeekin, Lee Anastasi, Todd Johns, Jeremy Hardy, Arlene Vicek, Bonnie Cummings, Maureen Handy, Smitty, Kyra C., Cynthia Hitchcock, Sharon Pierce, The Fosbenders, Phyllis, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Jennifer Rowell, Theresa Maradei, Vera And Izzy Williams, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Liz Mckinnell, Mark Proper, Melody Odonnell, Terry Fleming, Jeremy Reichelt, Caroline Burmester, Matthew Jadro, The Gunnels Gang, Dave Carriere, George Mundy Jr, Ashley Collins, The Kertes Family, Patti Mccaffrey, Scott Sangston, Kristan Bertelmann, Martha Collins, Emily Hudson, Matthew Frey, Dave Freemyer, Ken Savage, Les Stewart, Team Bonnie Sue, Luis Rodriguez, Jodi Cook, Brandi Cannon, Don Purney, Angela Johns, Jackie Graebel, Donna Frank , Jeff Blank, Robert Wescovich, and Mickey Eckert !
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Challenge #400 Where in the world is this?

We're going back into the parks! You may not have been to this attraction yourself, but I think the thumbnail gives you a good clue.

Where in the World #400

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, October 1st, 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!

September 29, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Mission: SPACE

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

For the next few weeks, Deb and I will be exploring Epcot's Future World pavilions. Starting with the modern version of a trip to Mars.

Mission: SPACE in Epcot's Future World is a very good re-enactment of a trip to Mars for a themepark environment. I know when it first opened it was a little intense for a lot of people. Disney had gotten the help of NASA astronauts in development of the ride. To those astronauts, Mission: SPACE probably seemed tame. Goes to show you the difference between people like us and them.

After a few tweaks, most people started to really enjoy the experience. While some, as Deb will tell you tomorrow, never did.

Mission: SPACE in Epcot's Future World, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Mission: SPACE in Epcot's Future World.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 1250, EV -0.3, 55mm Focal Length.

I have always liked this late day photo I took back in 2011 of Mission: SPACE.

September 30, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Mission Space

Deb's Digest Blog

I wanted to love Mission Space, I really really did. As a young girl watching America's space program unfold, I so wanted to be the first woman astronaut. Well, that didn't happen.

So when Mission Space was announced I thought I would finally get to "experience" a real liftoff.
Well, I went opening day and rode. Unfortunately it left me pretty wobbly and dizzy. While I loved the liftoff, the rest wasn't so pleasant. In fact, after my opening day experience, I wrote an article called : To Boldly Go Where I Will Never Go Again"!

When the Green Option became available I had to try it one more time. Sadly, this didn't work for me either. So my fondest memory of Mission Space, was waiting for it to Blast Off in 2003!!

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