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May 11, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Grand Floridian Lobby

Deb's Digest Blog

Depending on the time of year, my senses come come alive in the lobby at the Grand Floridian. From the smell and taste of fresh gingerbread, to looking up at the beautiful ceilings, to listening to wonderful music.

If you happen by on select evenings, there is a piano player in the lobby. I always stop for a bit to listen, it's a great treat.

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What do you think of when you imagine the lobby in the Grand Floridian?

May 10, 2016

Disney Pic of the Week: Grand Floridian Lobby

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

When you step into Disney's Grand Floridian Resort lobby, it is like taking a step back in time to the elegance of Victorian era Florida resorts from the late 19th century. You may hear the sounds of an orchestra playing from a balcony overlooking the lobby adding to the timelessness of the resort. Details abound and the staff always has fresh flowers throughout the lobby.

Flowers in the lobby of Disney's Grand Dloridian Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Flowers in the lobby of Disney's Grand Dloridian Resort.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/5s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 32mm Focal Length.

Deb will here tomorrow with her view of the Grand Floridian Resort lobby.

July 17, 2015

Monorail Resorts at Walt Disney World

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Time to take a spin on the Resort Monorail this week. The monorail stops at the Contemporary, Polynesian Village and Grand Floridian resorts.

Contemporary Resort on the Seven Seas Lagoon, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Contemporary Resort on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/14, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 58mm Focal Length, Polarizer filter.

Okay, so this photo was taken from a Motor Cruiser on the Seven Seas Lagoon, it is still a photo of the Contemporary. Here I used a Circular Polarizing Filter (CPF) to cut through the haze and enhance the clouds and colors of the scene. A CPF is something a good travel photographer should have in his/her bag of tricks.

Lobby of the Polynesian Village Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Lobby of the Polynesian Village Resort.
Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 2800, EV +0.3, 11mm Focal Length.

Our next stop is the newly named and refurbished Polynesian Village Resort lobby. The lobby seems more functional and inviting now. Still has lots of color and Polynesian tales. This is an example of looking down and finding a new perspective.

Chandelier in the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Chandelier in the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/8, ISO 720, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

The last stop is the beautiful and elegant Grand Floridian Resort. The grand lobby atrium is gorgeous as you enter from the Monorail station. From the floor below, be sure to look up at the chandeliers and patterns of the floors which surround them.

Hope you have enjoyed the ride and remember: Please stand clear of the doors...Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.

December 23, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas at Disney

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Visiting Walt Disney World any time of the year is magical...but, and I say this having experienced it several times, visiting during the Christmas holiday season is even more magical. All the parks and resorts get decorated in festive colors. Special parties, events and entertainment occur all over the resort. Disney characters dress in their holiday finest and special treats pop up even in the resorts.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort puts a Gingerbread House in its lobby every year. I know, you can see Gingerbread house displays all over during Christmas time. Well, are those a story high? Do people work inside them? Can you buy Gingerbred goodies from the house's counter? You can at the Grand Floridian's.

Ginger Bread House in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Ginger Bread House in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/4.5, ISO 3200, EV 0, 65mm focal length, Intensify Pro.

Here I used some post-processing magic using MacPhun's Intensify Pro photo editing app. If you own a Mac, I suggest you check out Intensify Pro.

Deb will be here tomorrow to share her wonderful memories of Christmas.

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