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October 2, 2016

Where in the World #453

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 #452:
Where in the World #452

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

It’s Gaston! Well, a statue of him in front of his Tavern in the Magic Kingdom!

Thanks, Matt Wildey. Now I’m craving cinnamon rolls.
Where in the World Photo Fun

Matt Wildey was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Matt and to all our winners this week! The Kertes Family, Russ Morgan, Tammy Warmouth, Evanna Huda, Kerri Coggins, Sam Rossman, Kris Nixon, Linda College, Joseph M. Zafia, Ken Savage, Eric Berger, Tricia Petty, Grumpy's Groupies, Al & Kerry Ganter, Duskin Henard, Bruce Jones, Roger Vollmer, Ed Elder, Sandra Albrecht, Vera And Izzy Williams, Linda Ranatza , Joann Albrecht, Team Hill, Mary Beth Tarbet, Margaret Convery, Deb Ragno, Andy Hickey, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Sharon Powell, The Rider Family, Carla C, Carla Nale, Ken Maikowski, Vicki Britt, Maryann Eckenrode, Belicia Cullen, Antoinette Leblanc, Mickey Eckert, Scott C, Robert Wescovich, Melissa Such, Renee Hardiman, Jim Finley, Smitty, Kyra, K Beasley, Paul Dickson, Julia Owens, Susan Higginbotham, Kye Layton, Tina G, Chloe Mayhew, Christine Brown, Nancy Ahlsen , Ronnie Alvarado, Vanessa Stjohn, Carol Lyons, Jamee Smith, Fiona Knight, Ellen Sullivan, Aimee, Phyllis, Ryan Marsillo, Adam Lucas, Cindy Derosa, Ed Adams, Bret Sohl, Chris Horne , Lisa, Hunter Armstrong, Janet H., Andrew Eckert, Laura Trepanier , Lenz Family, Carolyn Como, Paula Smith, Michelle Harris, David Chap6, Renee Worsnop, Joyce Shipman, S. Halliday, Michael Haeberle, The Fosbender Family, Andreas Beer, Eric Enli, Margie-ann Feczko, Ron Nufranick, Bethany Angermaier, Dennis O'reilly, Jan Rossto, Luis Rodriguez, Joe Bateman, Angie Williams, Gloria Martin, Loring Family, Sharon Russo, Julie Holding, Tina Gottron, Dave Freemyer , Lee Anastasi, Otts Family, Fiona Enright, Sasha Bune, Janet T Thorn, Helene Hair, Matthew Baldwin , Ryan Mccorristin, Tommy Montgomery, Karen Adamakis, Mark Donahue, Trina Noggle, Stefanie Vandiver, Ken, Lisa And Makayla Daube, Jennifer Rowell, Krista Serpi, Nick Payne, Lori Rienhardt, Ruth Woodhouse, Jim Thompson, Crystal Palmer, Deb Gallo, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Nan Amor, Martha & Justin Collins, Brenda Strohmeyer , Michael O'brien, Karen O'brien, Claire Gregory, Bonnie Jean, Becky Norman, Paul Newman, Mike Mondoux , Mary And Damian Dieuliis, Robert Graham, Ruben O'meara, Stacie Ventimiglia, Robert P. Flaherty, Kathy,brooke And Kennedy, Maureen And Warren Handy, John Bickers, Ed Suscreba, Ann Hawkins, Brenda Mclean, Matt Petty, Bev Dehring, Claudia3201@yahoo.com, Sarah And Chris, Emily Eldridge, Arlene Vicek, Linda Lundsten, Leach Family, Kristi Strembicki, Patty Carty, Theresa Rucando, Patricia , Melissa Littman, Jessica Chidsey, The Parker Pack, Ben M, Hobbes And Snorky, Chris Kelly, Susie Howard, Angela Sandoval , John Stella, Anne Duque, Jessica Prendergast, Phil Vickers, Josette Gabel, Ken Jobin , Andrea Kruszewski, Les Whitten , Diane Curfman, Mike Amor, Clare S, The Harper Gang, Jason Steinmetz, Ruth Senecal, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Linda Hoffman, Jodi Cook, Tom Jefferson, Beth Paczkowski, Kristan Bertelmann, Laurie Walker, Linda Scrivano, The Murr Famlily, Lyn Johnson, Larry Sprenkle, Donna Frank, Josh Weiss, Clay Anthony, Jamie Steiner, Blake Schmidt, The Long Family, John Warner, Jennifer Pichert , Michael Belemjian, Karen Ramirez , Megan Krainski, Evald Olson, Cathy Fleming , Karen Nablo, Karen Costa, Doug Olson Family, Jeff Blank, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Theresa Maradei, Barbara Remele , Jeremy Hardy, Robin Burns, Wanda Lansbergen, Scott Greenwald, Staci Kemmrle, Brian Gallant, Wayne Chadourne, Herb Miller, Bob Patterson, Nancy Crossman, George Mundy Jr, The Holmes Family, Alison Rosenberger, Mark Hardy, Matt Holley, Kelly Smith, Sara Alaimo, Melody Odonnell, Allen Young, Karrie Rodriguez, Paul Ignudo, Wendy T Faler, The Hutchinson Family, Dave Carriere, Matthew Frey, Nick Bryant, Scott Sangston, Jeremy Reichelt, Cheryl E, Les Stewart, Erin Hammer, Sarah Goulding, Will Gates, Rebecca Keenan, Chris Bauman, Emily Hudson, Brian Richmond, Rob Blundin, Jamie Poynton, Elaine Prosecky, Jessie Regan, The Gunnels Gang, Cathy Connors, Scott Greenbaum, Regina Allen, Carri Marotto, Matthew Grace, Marina Chan-fagundo , Cynthia Hitchcock, Judy Simonsen, Kimberly J Pierce, Kerry A, Joy Laughlin, Mary Coleman, Emily , Andrew Carrieri, Tim Johansen, Caroline Burmester, Davida, Mis Jamie Marie, Terry Watt, Rhonda Harris, Shelly Borella, Melesia Love, Dan D., Jolynn Digiallonardo, Kerri Vellotti, Carol Baranowsky, Tiffany Gibb, Team Buonnie Sue, Barclay Bakkum, Rhonda Brand, Thomas, Michael Bailey, Steve Knapp, Jackie Graebel , Linda Grau, Sheila Bagg, Laura Tucker , Patti Mccaffrey, Jessica Polizzotto, Jo Ann Bailey , Jane Johnson, Barb Welshhans, Christy Schor, David Ballard, Sherry Trapp, Shannon Murray, Peggy Saeger, Don Purney, Ronald Delorey, Heidi Goodhue, Tom Koval, Nancy Doty, Lisa Cash, Margie Larmon, Christopher Hall, Stacy Guarracino, The Patterson Family, Stefan Owens, and Hillary Waldroop!
Time for the monthly drawing! The September winner is: Phyllis! Congratulations, Phyllis! You will be getting an AllEars prize from Deb Wills!
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Challenge #453 Where in the world is this?

Switching parks! Perhaps it’s tougher? Could be, Dude!

Where in the World #453

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, October 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 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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October 4, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Cocktails

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I am not a big drinker but, when I visit Castaway Cay during a Disney Cruise, I make a stop at Serenity Bay's Castaway Air bar for the island's signature cocktail, Konk Kooler. I have it on good authority, you get more to enjoy with the sipper cup, too.

Bartender fills up a Konk Kooler Sipper Cup at the Castaway Air Bar on Serenity Bay on Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line, Bahamas
Bartender fills up a Konk Kooler Sipper Cup at the Castaway Air Bar on Castaway Cay.
Nikon D750/Nikon 16-35VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 180, EV +0.3, 22mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow to share one of her favorite Disney cocktails.

October 5, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Cocktails

Deb's Digest Blog

I'm not much of a cocktail drinker, wine is my preference. However in the last few years I have acquired a deeper appreciation of fine bubbles :)

During a recent lunch at Chefs de Francein Epcot, I decided to begin with the Cocktail des Chefs - blanc de blanc sparking wine and black currant ($9.99), I found it quite refreshing and enjoyable.

A votre santé !
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October 7, 2016

Partners and the Crane at the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I got on the ferry to travel from the Ticket and Transportation Center on my last visit to the Magic Kingdom. I walked up the ferry's stairs and made my way to the front railings. I looked over the Seven Seas Lagoon to see the beautiful sights as the ferry sailed closer. I first notice the Main Street USA Train Station and, off to the side, the brilliantly white Space Mountain thrill ride. Then I look back for a glimpse of Cinderella Castle and frown. I picked a day Disney was doing work on the exterior of the castle using a big -- no, huge -- construction crane.

Partners statue in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Partners statue in front of Cinderella Castle.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/13, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Fill Flash.

I could use software to remove the crane. Still, it would never look as good if the crane was not there. It was time to think, as I wanted a good, recent photo of the Partners statue featuring Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse for my photo library. I started to walk around the statue while avoiding everyone else who was photographing the statue and/or guests in front of the statue. I found a composition I liked and got a little lower in my stance for a good angle.

Partners statue in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Partners statue in the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/13, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Fill Flash.

The next time you go to photograph in a location and things are not what you thought they would be -- think, move and let your creativity find a solution.

October 9, 2016

Where in the World #454

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!

Just so you know, I’m writing this Friday night and Deb Wills, Jack Spence, and the rest of the team in Florida are fine!

Now for Challenge #453:
Where in the World #453

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

It’s the microphone from Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot’s Seas with Nemo and Friends!

I so have dude stuck in my head!

Evanna Huda was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Evanna and to all our winners this week! Emily Hudson, Ken Savage, Linda Ranatza, Sandie Albrecht, Michaela O'brien , Mike O'brien , Karen O'brien, John Bickers, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Matt Wildey, Grumpy's Groupies, Antoinette Leblanc , Karen Schlumpf, Tricia Petty, Mary Beth Tarbet, Ken Maikowski, Tammy Warmouth, Eric Berger, Diane Curfman, Phyllis, Nan Amor, Sands Family, Matthew Grace, Melissa Such, Russ Morgan, Mike Haeberle, Ed Suscreba, Chris Kelly, Blake Schmidt, Carla C, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Team Hill, Claire Gregory , The Kertes Family, Andy Hickey, Gloria Martin, Al & Kerry Ganter, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Becky Norman, Kristan Bertelmann, Leach Family, Smitty, Lee Anastasi, Jim Finley, Deb Ragno, Bob Patterson, Kris Nixon , The Gunnels Gang, Aimee, Tiffany Brakefield , Vanessa Stjohn, Jim Thompson, Susie Howard, Vera And Izzy Williams, Christy Flinchum, Andrew Carrieri, Dennis O'reilly, Kelsi Mills, Lyn Johnson, Mike Chong, Chasady Mirkes, Fiona Knight, Christine Brown, Sarah And Chris, Dave Freemyer , Carol Lyons, Tricia Harper , Maureen And Warren Handy, Arlene Vicek, Linda College, Cathy Fleming, Theresa Rucando, Emily Eldridge, Sharon Lucia, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Kye Layton, Ruben O'meara, Jenniifer Snook, Chris Horne, Laura Walker, Vickie Smialkowski, Steve Porter, Steve Knapp, Holly Bercase , Luis Rodriguez, Robert Wescovich, Maryann Eckenrode, Stefanie Vandiver, Mary Tougas, Andreas Beer, Mickey Eckert, Joyce Shipman, Martha & Justin Collins, Jeremy Hardy, Nancy Ahlsen , Carolyn Como, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Tim Johansen, Andrea Kruszewski, Kelli Conte, Dee Dee Kenney, The Reilly Family From Scotland, Mike Amor, Maryann Romagnano, Beth Mcmeekin, Linda Scrivano, Sharon Powell, Pat Schwier, Bonnet Jean, Mary And Damian Dieuliis, Mark Donahue, Kerri Coggins, Paula Smith, Ken Savage, Clay Anthony, Ben M, Kristi Strembicki, Erin Hammer, Phyllis, Tom Koval, Lori Rienhardt, Erica Slomka, Linda Lundsten, Pam Lorenz, Jodi Cook, Paul Newman, Melody Odonnell, Hillary Waldroop, Kate Nejman, Andrew Eckert, Catherine Moore, Belicia, Scott C., Sharon Russo, Marie Summers, Jennifer Pichert, Ronnie Alvarado, Hunter Armstrong, Karin Dion, Shannon Murray, Brian Mcwithey, The Fosbender Family, Erin Loring, Josh Weiss, Donna Frank, Sally Morris , Jamie Steiner, Paul Dickson, Eric Enli, Diane S, Bruce Hinterleitner, Melissa Littman, Kyran Smith, Murr Family, The Long Family, Herb Miller, Mike Vacchi, Jeff Blank, Christi Ison, Terri Rimorin, Scott Greenwald, Ruth Woodhouse, Ian Hetherington, Wayne Chadourne, Anne Duque, Brian Gallant, The Holmes Family, Liz Mckinnell, Becky, Tim Tjarks, Chris Bauman, Cameron Lange, Paul Ignudo, George Mundy Jr, Michael & Jackie Mclucas, Caroline Burmester, Karrie Rodriguez, Rob Blundin, Carla Nale, Karen Aguiar, Will Gates, Matthew Frey, Jamie Poynton, Trevor, Nick Bryant, Jeremy Reichelt, Gallagher Family, Mike Schultz, Brian Miller, The Hutchinson Family, Shelly Borella, Mark Hardy, David Mountford, Rebecca Keenan, Matt Petty, Vicki Britt, The Anzurs, Christopher Hall, Brian Richmond, Dana, Krista Serpi, The Harper Gang, Jay Tillis, Tiffany Gibb, Megan Krainski, Kevin Geiger, Carol Baranowsky, Christine Dagney, Cheryl Costello, Duskin Henard, Melesia Love, Lisa Pinder, Annie Snodgrass, Jared Orth, Matt Earl, Carri Marotto, Kyra, Mary Greger, Michelle Palazzo, Mis Jamie Marie, Dave Carriere, Paul Hitopoulos, Barclay Bakkum, Chad Citro, Sherry Trapp, Robert P. Flaherty, Karen Ramirez, Sheila Bagg, Jane Johnson, Jackie Graebel , James Raiford, Susan Higginbotham, Leigh Mertz, Matt Holley, Shirley Garcowski, Don Purney, Peggy Saeger, Cathy Connors, Sherri Pell, Jamesd (dzneynut), Jodie S., Theresa Maradei, Margaret Convery, Tom Donnelly, Jolynn Digiallonardo, John Foggo, Glenn Meyer, Stacy Guarracino, Jennifer Rowell, Sandy Ceplecha, Renee Worsnop, and David Ballard!
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Challenge #454 Where in the world is this?

I have debated with myself all year about using this photo, because I’m afraid it’s too hard. But! I’m hoping with the way I cut it and a hint, it’ll be doable. Because the idea is to have fun and see interesting Disney details, not aggravate you. So:

Switching parks again! Now who would have these styles of clothes in artwork on their boulevard? You can give me a general description of it and what park if you want. Like if it was a hot air balloon with art for American ______, you can say hot air balloon in ______ park. If you know or find out it’s a hot air balloon for American ______ on ______ street in ______ park, obviously that’s great too!

By the way, it’s not a hot air balloon. ;)

Where in the World #454

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, October 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 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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October 11, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Food Preparation

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

There a few show kitchens at restaurants in Walt Disney World. None more unique than that in Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Epcot's Italy pavilion. There, you can see pizzas made from start to finish.

Chef making a pizza in Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Epcot's Italy pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Chef making a pizza in Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO 1800, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

I have featured this photo before in a post called: Making Pizzas at Via Napoli.

Deb will be here tomorrow to share her Disney restaurant food preparation photograph.

October 12, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Food Preparation

Deb's Digest Blog

Today, I take you to the Food and Wine Festival tasting preview, where I watched that amazing Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel Sauce be made.

This photo is of the chocolate-almond truffle as it comes out of the liquid nitro! And just seconds later, the chef takes the ladle and smashes the frozen goodie to put warm whiskey caramel sauce on top!

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October 14, 2016

Lens Correcting inside the American Adventure

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I enjoy photographing with a Fisheye lens even when entering the American Adventure to listen to the Voices of Liberty.

Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure using a Fisheye Lens.
Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 4000, EV 0.

Many photo editors can "correct" distortions in many lenses including fisheye ones. To test this in my editor of choice, Adobe Lightroom CC, I opened up the Lens Correction brick. After enabling profile corrections, the software found and used the profile for the Sigma 15mm lens I photographed with. Using the profile, Lightroom cropped and rotated the image to straighten the curves created by the fisheye lens. The results you see below.

Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure with Lens Correction.
Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 4000, EV 0.

This is an extreme example but you get the idea. Check your software and see if it has Lens Corrections for any lenses you own.

October 16, 2016

Where in the World #455

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 #454:
Where in the World #454

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

It’s the American Tourist billboard above Keystone Clothiers on Hollywood Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This and 2 sets of prop luggage on Sunset Boulevard celebrated American Tourist becoming the Official Luggage of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

Jim Thompson, that’s a wonderful idea! Put inside the buildings a picture of each old Hollywood building that was the inspiration for the park building. The way Brown Derby does!

Ken Savage was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Ken and to all our winners this week! Ed Suscreba, Kristi Strembicki, The Kertes Family, Linda College, Evanna Huda, Hillary Waldroop, Kerri Coggins, Bonnie Jean, Mike Amor, Eric Berger, Mary Beth Tarbet, Melissa Such, Sharon Pierce, Linda Ranatza, Tammy Warmouth, Emily Hudson, Phyllis, Theresa Rucando, Kris Nixon, Vera And Izzy Williams, Joseph M. Zafia, Paul Dickson, Grumpy's Groupies, Luis Rodriguez, Al & Kerry Ganter, Team Hill, Andreas Beer, Axel Beer, Claire Gregory, Jessica Hernandez, Vanessa Stjohn, Jessica Hernandez, Dvc Mary Or Mary Finkle, Michael O'brien, Karen O'brien, Michaela O'brien, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Krista Serpi, Team Bonnie Sue, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Margaret Convery, The Gunnels Gang, Jennifer Pichert, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Becky Norman, Pat Schwier, Sandie Albrecht, K Beasley, Jim Finley, Smitty, Mark Donahue, Andrew Carrieri, Jason Hocker, Ruben O'meara, Deb Ragno, Mike Haeberle, Kyran Smith And Chiara, Arlene Vicek, Duskin Henard, Thetesa Maradei, Linda Scrivano, Maureen And Warren Handy, Mickey Eckert, Susan Higginbotham, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Carol Baranowsky, Hobbes And Snorky, The Parker Family, Lori Rienhardt, Jim Thompson, Trevor Mcnutt, Diane Curfman, Dave Freemyer, Steve Knapp, Robert Wescovich, Anne Duque, Elaine Tomko-deluca, Maryann Romagnano, Donna Frank, The Harper Gang, Tammy Cousin, Laura Walker, Megan Krainski, Hunter Armstrong, Tommy Montgomery, Eric Enli, Andy Hickey, Virginia Pierce, Karen Taylor, Andy Hickey, Bob Patterson, Dee Dee Kenney, Sharon Russo, John Bickers, Alison Rosenberger, Tim Johansen, Les Whitten, Cheryl Costello, Shelly Borella, Scott Sangston, Cathy Fleming, Nick Bryant, Rebecca Keenan, The Holmes Family, Tricia Petty, Jeremy Reichelt, Dave Carriere, Mary Coleman, Les Stewart, George Mundy Jr, Ed Adams, Carla C, Rob Blundin, Matt Holley, Caroline Burmester, Janet T Thorn, Joyce Shipman, Matthew Frey, Will Gates, Jamie Poynton, Melesia Love, Jamie Steiner, Kyra, Barclay Bakkum, Robert P. Flaherty, Chad Citro, Jodi Cook, Leigh Mertz, Vicki Britt, Wendy T Faler, The Patterson Family, Don Purney, Nan Amor, Linda Hoffman, John Warner, Jodie S., Jane Johnson, Linda Hoffman, Stacy Guarracino, and Jared Orth!
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Challenge #455 Where in the world is this?

Switching parks! This one does not need a three paragraph explanation. :)

Where in the World #455

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, October 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 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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October 18, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Table Settings

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Table settings is an art. Managers and/or Imagineers go to great lengths to match a Disney restaurant's theme to the table settings put in front of their guests. On the Disney Cruise Line ships, this is quite evident. I found the table settings in Palo, an adult only restuarant on the Disney Dream cruise ship, blended perfectly with the decor and themeing of the restaurant.

Table settings in the adult only restaurant, Palo, on the Disney Dream cruise ship, Disney Cruise Line, Bahamas
Table settings in the adult only restaurant, Palo, on the Disney Dream.
Nikon D700/Nikon 28-300VR, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 280, EV +0.7, 28mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow with her Disney table setting photo.

October 19, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Table Settings

Deb's Digest Blog

Thinking of table settings in Disney restaurants, I immediately thought of the recently redesigned Flying Fish. As you'll see, even the silver wear keeps with the theme.


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October 23, 2016

Where in the World #456

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!

Chris Kelly, your first ever Disney cruise got canceled?! That’s awful! Do you need a hug, a drink, the Disney bear of comfort? Seriously, what do they do? Book you on the next ship?

Chloe Mayhew, are you in the World now? If you are, have a wonderful trip!

Now for Challenge #454:
Where in the World #454

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

Did you know these performers are called Citizens of Main Street? Neither did I; you players told me. Here they are on a Main Street Trolley to perform a show!

Matthew Frey, you’ve never rode a Main Street vehicle? You should do it for the heck of it, if nothing else. Gives a nice view of Main Street. I video called a friend of mine once and let them ‘ride along’ with me; that’s fun to do.  Sandra Albrecht will take you; she just went!

Sam Rossman was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Sam and to all our winners this week! Evanna Huda, Emily Hudson , Joann Albrecht, Kerri Coggins, Hillary Waldroop, Vera And Izzy Williams, Susie Howard, Linda College, Ed Suscreba, Sharon Pierce, Phil Vickers, Michael O'brien, Karen O'brien, Wayne Chadourne, Mary Beth Tarbet, Michaela O'brien , Paula Massarelli, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Theresa Rucando, Linda Ranatza, The Kertes Family, Tammy Warmouth, Joseph M. Zafia, Sandra Albrecht, Team Hill, Andreas Beer, Matt Wildey, Bob Patterson, Sharon Powell, Jason Steinmetz, Janet T Thorn, Cheryl Costello, Ken Maikowski, Robert Wescovich, Mike & Jackie Mclucas , Kris Nixon , K Beasley, Grumpy's Groupies, Maryann Eckenrode, Gunnels Gang, Smitty, Dee Dee Kenney, Karen Schlumpf, Tricia Petty, Ruben O'meara, Al & Kerry Ganter, Becky Norman, Vickie Smialkowski , Beth B Mcmeekin, Chloe Mayhew, Andy Hickey, Arlene Vicek, Andrew Carrieri, Sands Family, Kyra, Sands Family, Team Bonnie Sue, Luis Rodriguez, Hobbes And Snorky, Dave Freemyer , Mike Patrick, Candice Grimes, Claribel T, Rob Blundin, Virginia Pierce , Fiona Knight, Mike Amor, Michelle Young, Carla C, Brian Mcwithey, Jim Thompson, Melissa Such, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Margaret Convery, Nan Amor, Anne Duque, Stefan Owens, Jennifer Pichert, Mary Colemam, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Chris Horne, Diane Curfman, Krista Serpi, Lee Anastasi, Liz Moreau, Paula Smith, Mark Donahue , Kristi Strembicki, Lynn Lofton, Jim Finley, The Long Family, Shannon Murray, Steve Knapp, Sarah And Chris , Jeremy Hardy, Eric Enli, Mickey Eckert, Karen Adamakis, Ben M, Paul Dickson, Ryan Mccorristin, Ruth Woodhouse, Maureen And Warren Handy, Tom Koval, Matthew Brand, Craig, Deb Ragno, Trevor Mcnutt, Les Stewart, Karen Taylor, Josh Weiss, Donna Frank, The Parker Family, Erin Hammer, Herb Miller, Phyllis, Christi Ison, Gloria Martin, Martha & Justin Collins, Jen Cerce , Tim Johansen, Angela Sandoval, Matthew Baldwin , Blake Schmidt, Cathy Connors, Hunter Armstrong, George Mundy Jr, The Harper Gang, Nancy Crossman, Chris Bauman, Matt Holley, Lori Rienhardt, Beth Josuweit, Karrie Rodriguez, Scott Sangston, Matthew Frey, Rebecca Keenan, Pat Morin, Jeremy Reichelt, Carri Marotto, Wendy T Faler, Caroline Burmester, Mike Cerce, Alison Rosenberger, Wendy Palmquist, Mark Hardy, Claire Gregory, Ed Adams, John Warner, Jamie Poynton, Vicki Britt, Belicia , Scott C., Theresa Maradei, Jeff Blank, Eric Berger, Jodi Cook, Will Krebs, Les Whitten, Russ Morgan, Jamie Steiner, Duskin Henard, Jared Orth, Kathryn Hughes, Barb Schmidt, David Ballard, Barclay Bakkum , Robert P. Flaherty , Don Purney, Sheila Bagg, Maryann Daly, Sherri Pell, Thomas R. Higbee Sr, Shirley Garcowski, Jo Ann Bailey , Dave Carriere, John Paul Carnell, Jay Tillis, Jane Johnson, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Linda Hoffman, Tiffany Gibb, Stacy Guarracino, Jodie S., and Karen Ramirez!
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Challenge #456 Where in the world is this?

We are going outside the parks! Everybody get what they wanted at the Magic Kingdom? (Claire Gregory, you have to leave the Emporium now.)

Where in the World #456
Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, October 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 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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October 25, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Signature Restaurant

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Signature restaurants at Walt Disney World stand for fine dining and feature unique experiences, menu choices and are the most expensive places to eat on property. For those on the Dining Plan, meals at a signature restaurant take two dining credits per meal. It has been my experience the extra cost at a signature is more than made up in the quality of the restaurant, service and food and drink served.

I recently dined at the newest signature restaurant at Walt Disney World called Tiffins in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Tiffins is found on the path which will eventually lead you to the future Pandora attraction. Here is a collage of photos from the experience.

Collage of photos from Tiffins restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Collage of photos from Tiffins restaurant.

From top left, Tiffins napkin on the Travel Log (aka menu), Berkshire Pork Tenderloin entrée, wall art created from photos and items brought back from Africa by Imagineers when doing research for the Animal Kingdom and Berbere-Spiced Lamb Chop entrée.

The food and ambiance was excellent. Check out the Nomad Lounge for a before or after dinner cocktail which is right next door.

Tomorrow, Deb will share one of her favorite Signature Restaurants.

October 26, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Signature Dining

Deb's Digest Blog

Several restaurants came to mind when I thought about Signature Dining. But of all the places I have dined, none can boast the view found at California Grill in the Contemporary Resort.

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Can you think of any place to dine at Walt Disney World with a better view?

October 28, 2016

Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Heads in the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

My last visit to Walt Disney World was the day after Labor Day here in the United States. Even so, the Magic Kingdom was all decked out for Halloween and the start of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties later that week. Main Street USA had these bright and lighted lamp post decorations featuring Mickey Mouse pumpkin heads. Photos of them have been all over flickr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Being a big fan of Mickey Mouse, I could not resist taking a few photos either. Here are three of them with show different aspects of photographic composition.

The first Mickey Mouse pumpkin head lamp post decoration I use as an anchor and story telling piece in front of Main Street USA's City Hall. It is easy to assume City Hall is ready for Halloween or maybe it's celebrating Autumn. By using the decoration in the frame, it is easy to see the decorations are for Halloween. What other holiday uses a jack o' lantern? See? Placing the deocration in front of City Hall and in the lower third of the frame, anchors the photo and gives a viewer's eye a place to start exploring the image.

City Hall celebrating Halloween on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
City Hall celebrating Halloween on Main Street USA.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/1, ISO 110, EV +0.3, 40mm Focal Length.

In the second photo, I leave no doubt as to the subject by getting in closer to the Mickey Mouse pumpkin head lamp post decoration. I still leave part of the image open and fill it with Cinderella Castle. This gives the viewer a sense of place and time.

Mickey Mouse Pumpkin decoration in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin decoration in front of Cinderella Castle.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/11, ISO 160, EV +0.3, 105mm Focal Length.

In the last image, I got in close and filled the frame with the smiling Mickey Mouse pumpkin head lamp post decoration. Letting a viewer enjoy the fun of a Mickey Mouse Halloween.

Close up of a Mickey Mouse Pumpkin decoration on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Close up of a Mickey Mouse Pumpkin decoration on Main Street USA.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/11, ISO 100, EV -0.3, 98mm Focal Length.

In these photos I showed you three different ways to tell a story using the same subject. This is how you work a subject. The subject could be a person or persons, a landscape, a building, a pet or a smiling Mickey Mouse pumpkin head decoration.

October 30, 2016

Where in the World #457

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 realized this week that I completely miss wishing all our Canadian Players a Happy Thanksgiving on October 10th. I even emailed friends of mine to wish them a great holiday, but missed you guys. I’m sorry! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Two players are in the World: Claire Gregory and Dennis O'reilly! Have a wonderful trip!
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Happy Halloween to the US Players! May you have a wonderful time!
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But none of this now! It’s not the Disney spirit.
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I’m also celebrating my wedding anniversary this week. Hugs and kisses to my husband! <3
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Did I post an old picture last week?! Ugh. I’m a mess. Kids, this is a lesson on don’t rush your work! Some of you were very nice about it; some of you were like:
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LOL!
Either way, I’m very sorry, Players! This is the correct one:
Where in the World Photo Fun

Now for Challenge #456:
Where in the World #456

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
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The Boardwalk Bakery! One of our favorites. AllEars once had a photo walk that started here and went around Crescent Lake. Gorgeous views everywhere and we had such a great time!

Thanks to Toni, Jim Thompson, Vera And Izzy Williams, and Herb Miller for talking about the donuts, key lime tarts (my husband’s favorite), and cupcakes here. Not that I have a craving now or anything. (Dennis, you’re staying at the Boardwalk; could you get me a donut, a key lime tart, and a cupcake?) Claire Gregory, I swear: if I get photos of you enjoying a cupcake…

Tom Higbee, that was awesome. LOL!

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Challenge #457 Where in the world is this?

We’re back in a park! That was quick. :)

This is new-ish. It’s a new part for an existing attraction.

Where in the World #457
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