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July 2, 2017

Where in the World #491

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

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

We’re celebrating Independence Day in the US!
Smiley from Millan.Net

I need to be serious and I understand if you feel this is a game and shouldn't have something serious like this to it. So, if you'd like, please scroll down to the game.

The woman who created this game, Barrie Brewer, passed away on Friday the 30th. She was an amazing woman who did a lot for AllEars supporters. She was one of our photographers, created this game, she created the AllEars trading cards, she wrote for the photography blog for years, and she published a free monthly Disney calendar, and a yearly Disney calendar with all the money going to Deb Wills' Breast Cancer fund. Beyond that, she was my friend. When we got together in Disney, we'd go off on our photo walks like Discovery Island trails and resort Christmas decorations. She took one of her favorite, iconic photos with me, a spiderweb in the morning sun, and when we shared it with cast members who were making sure we weren't disturbing things, they took us off the path to show us one of their favorite things. We'd end our walks sitting in a lounge somewhere and talking for hours (and a competition to see who could tie a knot in a cherry stem with their tongue the fastest. She won). I can hear her saying to me, "Go jump up and down on that bridge. I want to play with this new lens and action shots." and "Go do something with that rabbit carving (in the Tree of Life)." She honestly was one of the best human beings I ever met and I miss her.
The World has lost some of its pixie dust.
Barrie Brewer AllEars15th Anniversary Studios Meet

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Now for Challenge #490:
Where in the World #490

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

One of the resident African Crested Porcupines on the Discovery Island Trails.

Hobbes And Snorky, good answer! 😊

Larissa Huda was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Larissa and to all our winners this week! The Modecki's, Eric Berger, Sandie Albrecht, Phyllis, Evanna Huda, Josette Gabel, Ken Savage, Ken Maikowski, Margaret Convery, Karen Schlumpf, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, The Gunnels Gang, Grumpy's Groupies, Stefan Owens, Laurie Walker, Belicia, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Scott C., Ruben O'meara, Emily Hudson, Theresa Rucando, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Linda Ranatza, Tricia Petty, Carol Baranowsky, Chris Kelly, Martha & Justin Collins, Brian Richmond, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Christine Brown, Linda Hoffman, Bruce Hinterleitner, The Parker Family, Wendy T Faler, The Kertes Family, Arlene Vicek, Deb Ragno, Team Hill, Joseph M. Zafia, Dee Dee Kenney, Paul Dickson, Joann Albrecht, Lori Rienhardt, Andrew Carrieri, K Beasley, Michael O'brien, Karen O'brien, Maureen And Warren Handy, Michaela Obrien, Robert Wescovich, Hillary Waldroop, Sue And Ed Adams, Andy Hickey, Team Bonnie Sue, Hobbes And Snorky, Janet T Thorn, Diane Curfman, Luis Rodriguez, Pam Lorenz, Mary Beth Tarbet, Tom Koval, Pat Schwier, Anne Duque, Al & Kery Ganter, Linda Lundsten, Bonnie Jean, Smitty, Ruth Woodhouse, Gloria Martin, The Long Family, Kyra, Steve Knapp, Sands Family, Claire Gregory, Ed Suscreba, Karen Taylor, Susie Howard, Jodie S., Jim Finley, Kerry A, Vera And Izzy Williams, Sherri Pell, Nan Amor, Loring Family, Karen Adamakis, Eric Enli, Mickey Eckert, Karen Ramirez, Colleen Ringer, Ashley Collins, Cameron Lange, Herb Miller, Theresa Maradei, Jeremy Reichelt, Matt Holley, Linda College, Matthew Frey, Caroline Burmester, Jamie Poynton, Mike Haeberle, Renee Hardiman, The Patterson Family, Mike Amor, Jim Thompson, Christi Ison, Jamie Steiner, Rebecca Keenan, Tammy Warmouth, George Mundy Jr, Scott Sangston, Karen Bellamy, Tim Johansen, Mark Hardy, Jp Carnell, Brian Mcwithey, Jodi Cook, Stacy Guarracino, Eileen Miller, Michael & Jackie Mclucas, Barclay Bakkum, Robert P. Flaherty, Sheila Bagg, Kris Nixon, Don Purney, Terry W, Christy A Schor, Margie Larmon, Shirley Garcowski, Vicki Britt, Jackie Graebel, John Warner, Kristan Bertelmann, Thomas R. Higbee Sr, Chris, and Jane Johnson!


Time for the monthly drawing! The winners are: Sue and Ed Adams! Congratulations! You will be getting a prize from Deb Wills!

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Challenge #491 Where in the world is this?

Moving to another park. I figure it fits this week.

Where in the World #491
Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 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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July 4, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Patriotic

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I have always been very concerned about conservation issues facing my country's natural resources from renewable ones like forests to saving ecological crown jewels in America's National Parks. The scene during the audio-animatronics show called American Adventure in Epcot's World Showcase with President Teddy Roosevelt and Jon Muir is my favorite. It reminds me of how long people have been talking about balancing industrial progress and population growth with conservation of the environment.

The American Adventure show in Epcot's World Showcase, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
The American Adventure show in Epcot's World Showcase.
Nikon D70/50mm, 1/30, f/2.8, ISO 800, EV 0.

It is people like them from America's history we have to thank for the farsightedness of preserving unique wild areas, geological wonders and historical places. I hope Americans never lose that vision as they celebrate the United States of America's 241st Birthday today.

Deb will be here tomorrow with her Patriotic photo.





July 5, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Patriotic

Deb's Digest Blog

I vividly remember the time I met Betsy Ross at the American Adventure. Her story was told as part of the 4th of July festivities back in 2010. Here are 2 photos featuring Betsy Ross in the American Adventure Rotunda.

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I'm not sure if she appeared after that time, but I know I never saw her again.

July 7, 2017

Focusing on Barrie

Scott and Lisa listening to Barrie at the first AllEars.net Photowalk, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Scott and Lisa listening to Barrie at the first AllEars.net Photowalk during Mousefest 2008.
Photo courtesy of Marc Lorenzo.

Our Picture This! Blogmate, Barrie Brewer, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer last week. I asked fellow photobloggers both past and present to share their thoughts about Barrie.

Deb Wills:

I met Barrie years ago, at a Disney Community meet, perhaps Tagrel. I had seen her before but that was the first time we ever spoke more than just a couple words. She was enjoying watching her friends sing and sipping on her Bombay Sapphire Martini. She smiled and laughed. I think that is what first drew me to her.

Over the years she contributed to AllEars; one of our original bloggers, a photographer for the site, the designer and creator of the AllEars Trading cards. She was the event photographer at many AllEars (and other) fan gatherings.

One of my fondest memories was back in 2010. She was an original member of Team AllEars, the running team that began participating in the Disney January Marathon weekend. It was a cold nasty day with sleet and rain. We really had to gut that one out.. and it was our first half marathon. I remember finding Barrie in the runners' finishing area wearing her medal. Standing there in the rain, we spotted each other, screamed with excitement, hugged each other and cried. Two friends, determined to do something they’d never done before.

Walt Disney World was one of her happy places… where she loved to be. She shared that love with all of us through her photography.

This past May I was walking my 18th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I always carry with me an honor roll of those I walk for. The top of the list always has the names of those Fighting Today and I had Barrie’s name at the top. I sent her a photo of that and told her I would be holding her close, that she would be my inspiration and motivation for walking each step. She texted me back a little while later and I’ll be saving that text for a long while.

As I have been thinking about what I want to say about Barrie I was reminded by something I read a long time ago. “Many times, we wait until a friend has died to tell the world what a wonderful person they were and then we realize we never really told them.” I’m just as guilty because I don’t think I ever told Barrie what an amazing, talented, kind, person she was and how glad I was we were friends. And now that I think about it, I wonder if I ever told her I love her. I hope I did but I don’t know.

May this be one of the gifts she leaves us with… the reminder to be positive, kind and let the people around us know how much they mean to us.

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Lisa Berton:

While I'm trying to take in the heavy-hearted news of Barrie's passing, I've been looking at old photographs and reading blogs referencing our fun times together. Scott asked me to share a story about Barrie. Allow me do so and to give you a little insight into who Barrie was.

In September 2008, Barrie let me stay with her at Saratoga Springs. While we spent a fair amount of time running around Walt Disney World on our own and meeting up with other friends, we made time to get out and shoot together. One night we headed to Downtown Disney. I remember Barrie was set up with her tripod and shooting the broomstick statue from Fantasia. Click, click, click in rapid sequence. I remember laughing and asking her what she was doing because the statue wasn't moving. It was one of those moments when I tried to turn our photography skills into a shooting contest and she said it wasn't. This was typical banter. We tried to teach each other and improve each other's skills. If one of us nailed a shot, the other might say "You suck!" with admiration.

She called me out if I wasn't friendly enough or if my jokes went too far. Barrie made me a better person. I will always be grateful for her friendship and encouragement.

Please take a moment to read my trip report from 2008 about the day Barrie and I went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure called You Knee Verse Sull. We had a blast.

Barrie Brewer
The "look" Lisa got when she snuck up on Barrie.

Erin Blackwell

I can tell you the exact moment Barrie Brewer and I became friends. We were already AllEars.net teammates, but we sat with each other during an IllumiNations dinner and talked and laughed.

She was there for so many people, just through Disney alone. Beyond that, she was my friend. When we got together, we'd go off on our photo walks like Discovery Island trails and resort Christmas decorations. She took one of her favorite, iconic photos with me, a spider web in the morning sun, and when we shared it with DAK cast members who were making sure we weren't disturbing things, they took us off the path to show us one of their favorite things. We'd take hours for our walks and end up sitting in a lounge somewhere and talking for more hours (and a competition to see who could tie a knot in a cherry stem with their tongue the fastest. She won).

I can hear her saying to me, "Go jump up and down on that bridge. I want to play with this new lens and action shots." And, "Go do something with that rabbit carving (in the Tree of Life)." She once thought I sounded down in an email and designed a card using one of our photos and snail mailed it to me. She said it was still nice to get surprises in the mail. Barrie once said, "I love how good friends can just pick up where they left off as if no time has passed at all." That's how I felt about us and I'm sure I'm not the only one. With all the photos we took, including of each other, we never took one of just the two of us. I wish we had. We were part of a wonderful photo at the DAK Lodge (see below). She honestly was one of the best human beings I ever met and I miss her so much.

The World has lost some of its pixie dust.

Barrie Brewer and crew at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Barrie Brewer and crew at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Scott Thomas

Barrie and I rarely crossed paths in real life except for the AllEars.net photowalks we co-hosted together along with Lisa. We did talk frequently on various projects she was always working on. I always found Barrie to be a very humble and talented person with a wry sense of humor. Her facial expressions told you what she was feeling or thinking. Her eyes were very expressive, bright and mischievous. Very elf-like.

A little history for those who may have discovered the Picture This! blog after Barrie stopped contributing, Barrie was the original photoblogger here. You can still read over her posts via this link: Focus on Disney World by Barrie Brewer. The early posts are missing photos but her words are there. Through them, you will get to know Barrie.

Rest well, Barrie, you are/will be missed by the many people you touched directly in life and through your gift of photography you freely gave to everyone else.

Barrie Brewer with Spaceman Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/80s shutter, f4.2, ISO 800.





July 9, 2017

Where in the World #492

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 can’t thank everyone enough for all the wonderful notes about Barrie Brewer. That means the people who remember when she was on the team, some Players interacted with her, one hope that Barrie is walking with Walt and taking photos, others shared how they’ve lost their own friends recently, people who shared in the game together. The one thing you all had in common: how much your words helped me and the AllEars family.

Now for Challenge #491:
Where in the World #491

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

The American Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase!

Joann Albrecht was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Joann and to all our winners this week! Evanna Huda, Larissa Huda, Lori Rienhardt, Ken Savage, The Modecki's, Kerri Coggins, Gloria Martin, Leach Family, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Susie Howard, Virginia Pierce, Andy Hickey, Sandie Albrecht, Margaret Convery, Tricia Petty, Eric Berger, Kenneth Jackson, Linda College, Elizabeth Tetlow, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Matt Wildey, Bob Patterson, Mary Beth Tarbet, Vera And Izzy Williams, The Parker Family, Scott Greenbaum, Carol Baranowsky, Janet T Thorn, Patricia Harper, Maryann Romagnano, Christi Ison, Jack Meindl, Bruce Hinterleitner, Emily Hudson, Martha And Justin Collins, Team Hill, Deb Ragno, Loring Family, Hunter Armstrong, Jodi Cook, Joseph M. Zafia, Ken Maikowski, The Tisdale Family, Sharon Powell, Wendy T Faler, Maryann Eckenrode, Bonnie Jean, Ed Suscreba, Robert Wescovich, Beth Mcmeekin, Steve Porter, Kara D & Jay R, Phyllis, Ronnie Alvarado, John Bickers, Karen Adamakis, Liz Moreau, Jesse Gaudette, Mike & Jackie Mclucas, Mike Walter, Theresa Rucando, The Gunnels Gang, Ruth Woodhouse, Janet Spiess, Kertes Family, Luis Rodriguez, Tom Koval, Smitty, Axel Beer, K Beasley, Andreas Beer, Walter, Andrew Carrieri, Pat Schwier, Karen Ramirez, Jim Finley, Grumpy's Groupies, Jim Thompson, Linda Lundsten, Chloe Mayhew, Mary Ann Lamay, Hobbes And Snorky, Malampy(benco Families), Sue And Ed Adams, Patricia Morin, Sands Family, Matt Cofone, Melissa Haeberle, Al & Kerry Ganter, Ruben O'meara, Erin Hammer, Vicki Britt, Dee Dee Kenney, Matthew Grace, The Nufranick Family, Emily Eldridge, Eric Enli, Stefan Owens, Scott Tatelman, Herb Miller, Karen Schlumpf, Jennifer Hess, Mike Amor, Kathy,brooke And Kennedy, Alexis Cavileer, Team Bonnie Sue, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Dean And Anne, Jen Tremley, Maureen And Warren Handy, Josh Weiss, Lyn Sommers, Jodie S., Ruth Senecal, Mary Pauley, Nan Amor, Kyra, Linda Ranatza, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Mark Donahue, Brian Mcwithey, Tim Savlick, Arlene Vicek, Jason Steinmetz, Antoinette Leblanc, Doug Olson Family, Claire Gregory, Jeff Blank, Wayne Chadourne, The Patterson Family, Jennifer Rowell, Joe Pfrangle, Paul Ignudo, Matt Holley, Jamie Steiner, Brian Richmond, Barclay Bakkum, Scott Sangston, Matt Earl, Paul Dickson, Jp Carnell, Renee Hardiman, Megan Krainski, Jairo And Jorge Caso, Robert P. Flaherty, Emma Ramsey, The Miller Family, Paula Massarelli, Hillary Waldroop, Melissa Littman, Les Whitten, Pam Lorenz, Denise Hall, Mickey Eckert, Jackie Graebel, Brenda Strohmeyer, Kristan Bertelmann, Vicky Croft, Diane Curfman, Jo Ann Bailey, Tammy Warmouth, Maryann Daly, Carla C, Laurie Walker, Mark Hardy, Christy Schor, Jeremy Reichelt, Sherry Trapp, Caroline Burmester, Rebecca Keenan, Stacie Huang, Tom Higbee, Chris Bauman, Don Purney, Karrie Rodriguez, Jamie Poynton, Shirley Garcowski, George Mundy Jr, Carri Marotto, Chris Kelly, Sheila Bagg, Sheila And Kelly Barnes, Tj, Tim Johansen, Barb Fry, Karen Bellamy, Stacy Guarracino, Jeff Stetson, Margie Larmon, Jane Johnson, and Glenn Meyer!

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Challenge #492 Where in the world is this?

Going outside the parks and back in time! Anyone remember this sign?

Where in the World #492
Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 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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July 11, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: 1970s

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Liberty Square dedication plaque in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Liberty Square dedication plaque in the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 28mm Focal Length.

I did not visit Walt Disney World until 1983. For my 1970's photo, I found something I photographed in 2010 which was there back in the 1970's. The Liberty Square dedication plaque (not sure about dedication but that is what I am calling it.) is found as you enter Liberty Square from the Hub.

Deb will be here tomorrow with a real photo from the 1970's.





July 12, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: 1970s

Deb's Digest Blog

1970s... when it all came to be in Florida. I actually did visit a few times in the early 70s. Sadly cameras, film and developing were very expensive then, especially for someone in college.

The following is an official Disney photograph of Roy O. Disney and some friends.

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If you have any photos from the 70s you would like to share with me for my archive, please let me know in a comment (I won't publish it). Thanks


July 14, 2017

Looking Down at Walt Disney World

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

If you are a Walt Disney World veteran, you know when walking around the resort to look up and down and all around as Imagineers have placed details in all directions. This week I want to point out a couple of details you would miss if you did not look down.

In Norway, you no doubt have seen the Stave Church in Epcot's Norway pavilion. Did you notice the information sign nearby entitled From Ships to Staves? You would see if you looked down if you were walking towards the public rest rooms in the pavilion or headed towards Mexico.

Sign near the Stave Church in Epcot's Norway pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Sign near the Stave Church in Epcot's Norway pavilion.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 100, EV -0.3, 16mm Focal Length, Cropped.

If you have or will be staying in the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, keep an eye out as you walk around at the street signs. Yes, you can see them on poles but also on the sidewalks. Rue means Street in French.

Sidewalk street sign for Rue D'Baga at Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Sidewalk street sign for Rue D'Baga at Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/4.5, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

Do remember to look down at Walt Disney World. You never know what you may see.





July 16, 2017

Where in the World #493

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!

This is it, Players! Where in the World Photo Fun is 10 years old!
Smiley from Millan.Net

I’m blown away. Some of you have been here since Day 1 and I thank you and everyone else for supporting us! We wouldn’t be here without you!

Mickey Eckert is in Walt Disney World this week. Have a great trip!

Now for Challenge #492:
Where in the World #492

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

The old Pleasure Island sign featuring Jessica Rabbit! I loved this so much – both PI and Roger Rabbit -- I even bought the embroidered shirt and the pin!

Those were great days. My husband and I were on the Island every night, going to the Adventurers Club and the Comedy Warehouse.

Mary Beth Tarbet was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Mary Beth and to all our winners this week! Lyn-marie Johnson, Eric Berger, Hillary Waldroop, Theresa Maradei, Linda Scrivano, Evanna Huda, Phyllis, Jennifer Rowell, Grumpy's Groupies, Brian Gallant, The Parker Family, Cathy Fleming, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Joann Albrecht, Chris Kelly, Claire Gregory, Margaret Convery, Jamie Steiner, Tammy Warmouth, Maryann Romagnano, Ken Savage, Sands Family, The Gunnels Gang, Bruce Hinterleitner, Martha & Justin Collins, Christine Brown, Hunter Armstrong, Joseph M. Zafia, Team Hill, Susie Howard, Linda College, Renee Hardiman, Gloria Martin, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Brian Mcwithey, Linda Ranatza, Paul Newbiggin, Deb Ragno, Belicia, Scott C., Beth Mcmeekin, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Maryann Eckenrode, Diane Curfman, Lori Rienhardt, Pat Schwier, Ruth Woodhouse, Vera And Izzy Williams, Mike Walter, Wendy T Faler, Luis Rodriguez, Smitty, Team Bonnie Sue, Janet T Thorn, Carol Baranowsky, Nan Amor, Matt Petty, Mary Pauley, Ashley Collins, Karen Ramirez, Axel Beer, Caroline Burmester, Emily Hudson, Andreas Beer, Les Whitten, Hobbes And Snorky, Kyra, Jim Thompson, Maureen And Warren Handy, Bonnie Jean, Sue And Ed Adams, Jason Steinmetz, The Long Family, Susan Higginbotham, Jeremy Hardy, Robert Robinson, Kerri Coggins, Jim Finley, Linda Lundsten, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Mark Donahue, Andrew Carrieri, Ken Daube, Arlene Vicek, Susan Doucette, Mickey Eckert, Melissa Haeberle, Phil Vickers, Brian Richmond, Kristi Marie Strembicki, Kristan Bertelmann, Jennifer Hess, Steve Knapp, Kris Nixon, Ed Suscreba, Christi Ison, Karen Adamakis, Tricia Petty, Kate Nejman, Doug Olson Family, Jeff Blank, Herb Miller, Pam Lorenz, Jodi Cook, Cameron Lange, Leigh Mertz, Melissa Littman, Mark Hardy, Matt Holley, Jeremy Reichelt, Paul Ignudo, Karrie Rodriguez, Chris Bauman, Paul Dickson, The Modecki's, Davida, Gallagher Family, Mike Amor, Karen Aguiar, Vicki Britt, Scott Sangston, Jamie Poynton, Tim Johansen, Sara Alaimo, Colleen Ringer, The Kertes Family, Malampy(benco Families), Stacie Huang, Dallas Hamilton, Sandra Edwards, Jamesd (dzneynut), George Mundy Jr, Marie P, John Warner, Elizabeth Scarborough, Sheila Bagg, Liz Moreau, Barclay Bakkum, Karen Ford, Jo Ann Bailey, Don Purney, Dna, Sheila And Kelly Barnes, Carla C, Rebecca Keenan, Nathan Y, Jane Johnson, and Jackie Klafeta!

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Challenge #493 Where in the world is this?

Going back into the parks! Whose hand is that high up in the sky?

Where in the World #493
Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 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!





July 18, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: 1980s

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Mural seen in the queue as guests wait to ride the Maelstrom in Epcot's Norway pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Mural seen in the queue as guests wait to ride the Maelstrom in Norway.
Nikon D70/50mm, 1/20s, f/2.5, ISO 1600, EV +1.

While I visited Walt Disney World many time during the 1980's, I did not get a digital SLR camera until 2005. For my 1980's photo, I found something I photographed in 2009 which was there back in the 1980's. The Maelstrom ride in Epcot's Norway pavilion opened in 1988. It was the first dark and thrill type ride in Epcot and was very popular. Only thing that could possibilty replace it would have been a maga-hit like Frozen which it did in 2014.

Deb will be here tomorrow with a real photo from the 1980's and it's huge!





July 19, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: 1980s

Deb's Digest Blog

The 1980s... sadly I never stepped foot in the Magic Kingdom or Epcot during the 80s. So, once again I have to go elsewhere for a photo.

Did you know Epcot once had real elephants in Future World? It did, in a special event called the Daredevil Circus Spectacular.

Here is a photo a friend of mine recently found of said spectacular...

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If you are sitting there scratching your head about this, here's a link to a Jim Korkis article you'll find informative.


July 21, 2017

Look Up with a Twist at Walt Disney World

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Last week I talked about Looking Down at Walt Disney World. This week we are Looking Up....from Our Phones. Believe me, I appreciate the modern day Smart Phone as much as the next person. Especially in a long queue line for a popular ride or attraction at a Disney park. However, you could end up missing the great details Disney Imagineers design into the parks. This little detail gave me a big smile as I waited for the doors to open on the Festival of the Lion King in Disney's Animal Kingdom. I might have missed it if I did not put my phone in my pocket and take the time to look around. I pointed it out to my family who enjoyed it to upon looking up from their phones.

Sign in the queue for the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Sign in the queue for the Festival of the Lion King show.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO 320, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

Disney restaurants are a treasure trove of details from counter service to sit-down restaurants. One the newest restaurants is found in Magic Kingdom's Adventureland and is full of wonderful details from Disney lore. The Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen has details and surprises in every room and in every direction. As I waited for my meal, I walked around the room instead of thumbing through my phone and found this interesting wall decoration. Anyone know what S.E.A. is and what it represents?

Crest of S.E.A hanging inside the Skipper Canteen restaurant in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Crest of S.E.A hanging inside the Skipper Canteen restaurant.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 6400, EV 0, 70mm Focal Length.


Let us not forget the resorts. Themeing details are found through all of them. On my last stay at Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter Resort, I found this beautiful glass etching after eating some beignets (not to be missed if your are staying there).

Glass etching of a musician with a trumpet at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Glass etching of a musician with a trumpet at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 1100, EV 0, 30mm Focal Length.

Do remember to look up from your phones while you are visiting the Walt Disney World resort. You never know what you may see and not know what you may have missed.






July 23, 2017

Where in the World #494

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!

Thank you for all the anniversary wishes!

Now for Challenge #493:
Where in the World #493

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

It’s Mickey Mouse himself! Standing above the entrance to Mickey's PhilharMagic, Sorcerer’s hat and baton at the ready!

Adolph and Kimberly Timm were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Adolph and Kimberly and to all our winners this week! Al & Kerry Ganter, Andrew Carrieri, Andy Hickey, Arlene Vicek, Ashley Collins, Axel Beer, Barclay Bakkum, Belicia, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Bob Heaton, Bob Hendrix, Bob Henriksen, Bonnie Jean, Brian Gallant, Brian Mcwithey, Brian Richmond, Bruce Hinterleitner, Cameron Kyle, Carla C, Carol Baranowsky, Caroline Burmester, Carolyn Como, Carri Marotto, Chris Bauman, Chris Kelly, Christy Schor, Colleen Ringer, Dallas Hamilton, Dan In Nh, Dawn Oxendine, Deb Ragno, Diane Curfman, Diane Tredore, Don Purney, Ed Suscreba, Emily Hudson, Eric Berger, Erin Hammer, Evald Olson, George Mundy Jr, Gloria Martin, Grumpy's Groupies, Heather Calvey, Herb Miller, Hillary Waldroop, Hobbes And Snorky, Hunter Armstrong, Jackie Graebel, Jacqueline Klafeta, Jamie Poynton, Jamie Steiner, Jane Johnson, Janet T Thorn, Jeff Blank, Jennifer Hess, Jeremy Reichelt, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Jim Finley, Jim Thompsopn, Jo Ann Bailey, Joann Albrecht, Jodie S., John Casey, Joseph M. Zafia, Josh Weiss, Joy Caldwell, K Beasley, Karen O'brien, Karen Schlumpf, Karrie Rodriguez, Ken Maikowski, Ken Savage, Kerri Coggins, Kris Nixon, Kristan Bertelmann, Kristi Strembicki, Kyra, Laurie Walker, Leigh Mertz, Linda College, Lori Rienhardt, Loring Family, Luis Rodriguez, Malampy(benco Families), Margaret Convery, Margie Larmon, Mark Hardy, Martha & Justin Collins, Mary Beth Tarbet, Maryann Eckenrode, Maryann Romagnano, Matt Holley, Matthew Frey, Maureen And Warren Handy, Maureen37703, Melissa Haeberle, Michael O'brien, Michaela Obrien, Mike & Jackie Mclucas, Patti Mccaffrey, Paul Dickson, Paul Ignudo, Paul Newbiggin, Phyllis, Rebecca Keenan, Renee Hardiman, Robert P. Flaherty, Robert Wescovich, Ronnie Alvarado, Ruben O'meara, Ruth Woodhouse, Sandie Albrecht, Scott C., Scott Sangston, Sharon Powell, Sheila & Kelly Barnes, Sheila Bagg, Sherri Pell, Shirley Garcowski, Smitty, Stacie Huang, Stefan Owens, Steve Knapp, Susan Higginbotham, Susie Howard, Tammy Warmouth, Team Bonnie Sue, Team Hill, The Gunnels Gang, The Kertes Family, The Modecki's, The Parker Family, The Tisdale Family, Theresa Maradei, Theresa Rucando, Tim Johansen, Tom Linder, Tricia Petty, Vera And Izzy Williams, Vicki Britt, and Wendy T Faler!

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Challenge #494 Where in the world is this?

Staying in the parks, maybe even the same one!

Where in the World #494
Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 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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July 25, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: 1990s

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Lobby of the Tower of Terror in the Disney/MGM Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Black and White photo of the Tower of Terror's lobby in the Disney/MGM Studios.
Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, ISO 1600, EV -0.6, 18mm Focal Length.

The old Disney/MGM Studios arrived on May 1st, 1989. My favorite attraction/ride in this park did not arrive until 1994. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was an instant hit with me being a fan of the Rod Serling serial television show from the 1950's and 1960's. I often would convert my color photos for the Tower of Terror to Black and White as most of the shows were filmed in.

Deb will be here tomorrow with a photo from the 1990's at the Studios.





July 26, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: 1990s

Deb's Digest Blog

Despite ANY fears I may have, I am determined to ride every single ride at Walt Disney World at least once.

The look on my face is sheer terror! I rode Rock 'n' Roller Coaster just twice! Linda, of course, thought it was a BLAST!

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July 28, 2017

Sharing Details from Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

For the last two weeks I have urged you to look around and enjoy the details found at Walt Disney World. Today I want to just share of few of my favorites from my last visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

As you walk into MuppetVision 3-D, you will see a series of fictitious movie posters starring the Muppet characters. In this one, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem will be starring in a remake of Disney's High School Musical.

Poster for High School Mayhem in the queue for MuppetVision 3-D at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Poster for High School Mayhem in the queue for MuppetVision 3-D.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 1000, EV +0.3, 66mm Focal Length.

After taking in the Muppets, I popped over to enjoy a pizza in PizzeRizzo. If you go there, make sure to walk upstairs and check out the Deluxe Supreme Banquet Hall. When I was there they were getting ready for a wedding reception.

Schedule for Rizzo's Deluxe Supreme Banquet Hall upstairs at Pizzerizzo at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Schedule for Rizzo's Deluxe Supreme Banquet Hall upstairs at Pizzerizzo restaurant.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV 0, 30mm Focal Length.

Lastly, as I was strolling down Hollywood Blvd., I spotted a fellow guest wearing a very interesting and amusing t-shirt. Nice to know our princesses are safe.

Father of daughters walking in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Father of daughter(s) walking around Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/4, ISO 100, EV 0, 120mm Focal Length.

I do love to find fun details at Walt Disney World. I find new ones on every trip.






July 30, 2017

Where in the World #495

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 #494:
Where in the World #494

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

It’s the pre-show for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room in the Magic Kingdom! Specifically it’s the toucans, Clyde and Claude. I still adore this attraction!

Thanks to Jim Finley, Patti Mccaffrey, Sherri Pell, and Joseph M. Zafia for putting the song in my head. So, everybody sing!
Choir emoji
In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room
In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon
In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room!

Grumpy's Groupies were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Grumpy's Groupies and to all our winners this week! Michaela O'brien, Mike O'brien, Karen O'brien, The Kertes Family, Emily Hudson, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Jennifer Rowell, Ryan Mccorristin, Ed Suscreba, Mary Beth Tarbet, Eric Berger, Carol Lyons, Bob Henriksen, Ken Savage, Maureen And Warren Handy, Mike Amor, Martha & Justin Collins, Kevin Miller, Tom Koval, Sue And Ed Adams, Paul Dickson, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Janet T. Thorn, Tricia Petty, The Tisdale Family, Al & Kerry Ganter, Arlene Vicek, Team Hill, Joann Albrecht, Karen Adamakis, Patricia Harper, S Halliday, Dee Dee Kenney, Theresa Rucando, Kris Nixon, Sandie Albrecht, Renee Hardiman, Loring Family, Claire Gregory, Susie Howard, Phyllis, Linda College, Ronnie Alvarado, Margaret Convery, Gloria Martin, Antoinette Leblanc, The Modecki's, Stacie Huang, Suzanne Denham, Hunter Armstrong, Maryann Eckenrode, Deb Ragno, Robert Wescovich, Kathy Love, Team Bonnie Sue, Brian Gallant, Kenny, Smitty, Christi Ison, Wendy T Faler, Karen Ramirez, Blake Schmidt, Chloe Mayhew, Nan Amor, K Beasley, Heather Pedulla, Pat Schwier, Herb Miller, Bruce Hinterleitner, Mark Donahue, Jim Finley, Mark Hardy, Belicia, Scott C., Joyce & Steve, Anne Duque, Cheryl Braud, Steve Knapp, Kyra, Jason Steinmetz, Bob Patterson, Linda Wilham, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Ruben O'meara, Andrew Carrieri, Susan Higginbotham, Hobbes And Snorky, The Gunnels Gang, Linda Hoffman, Caroline Burmester, Michael Webb, Stefan Owens, Julia And Carol Wickware, Laurie Walker, Josette Gabel, Jim Thompson, Tammy Warmouth, Karen Schlumpf, Maryann Romagnano, Carolyn Como, Brian Mcwithey, Melissa Haeberle, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Bonnie Jean, Vera And Izzy Williams, Jeremy Hardy, Malampy(benco Families), Leach Family, Luis Rodriguez, The Parker Family, Erin Hammer, Jan Rosato, Beverly Sobolewski, Kim Meyer, Ruth Senecal, Matt Wildey, Angela S., Jodie S., Scott Greenbaum, Emily Eldridge, Megan Krainski, Jeff Blank, Joseph M. Zafia, Linda Ranatza, Jodi Cook, Vicki Britt, Cameron Lange, Dallas Hamilton, Mike Cerce, Ashley Collins, George Mundy Jr, Jeremy Reichelt, Maureen Tavrell, Paul Ignudo, Matt Holley, Josh Weiss, Rebecca Keenan, Brian Richmond, Karrie Rodriguez, Tiffany Gibb, Jpc, Matthew Frey, Patti Mccaffrey, Theresa Maradei, Chuck Everson, Scott Sangston, Carri Marotto, Nanette Kent, Diana, Matt Earl, Terry W, The Long Family, Shelly Borella, Jamie Poynton, Carol Baranowsky, Robertw. Goodman, Matt N Kristin Cofone, Linda Grau, Jennifer Hess, Chris Bauman, Nicole Benoit, John Warner, Jackie Graebel, Jo Ann Bailey, Kathy, Brooke And Kennedy, Don Purney, Barclay Bakkum, Stacey Clements, Ken Maikowski, Maryann Daly, Les Whitten, Sherry Trapp, Jamie Steiner, Sandy Ceplecha, Eileen Miller, Mickey Eckert, Hillary Waldroop, Margie Larmon, Christy Schor, Tim Johansen, The Patterson Family, Sherri Pell, and Jacqueline Klafeta!

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Challenge #495 Where in the world is this?

Going outside the parks for something different and maybe tougher, so be careful of ending up in the gutter.

Where in the World #495
Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, August 3rd, 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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