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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 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.





April 4, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Watercraft

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

One of the reasons I enjoy staying at either the Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter Resorts is the ease of getting to Disney Springs using the water ferries on the Sassagoula River. They are a relaxing way to travel to and fro the resorts and the re-imagined shopping and entertainment complex.

Memphis Miss water ferry on the Sassagoula River near the Port Orleans Riverside resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Memphis Miss water ferry on the Sassagoula River near the Port Orleans Riverside resort.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60, f/11, ISO 200, EV 0, 82mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow to share her watercraft photo.

July 13, 2014

Where in the World #340

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!

Last week's challenge: number #339
Where in the World #339

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

The Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort! Like Michelle Palazzo, it's my favorite moderate resort. :)

The Gunnels Family: I remember what you do about this place. Thanks for making me feel old!
"Why I remember when this was Port Orleans and the other resort was Dixie Landings!" From Millan.Net

Plenty of you asked for beignets: did you know Disneyland makes Mickey shaped beignets?
Now I'm craving them; thanks, Players. :)

Michaela O'brien was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Michaela and to all our winners this week! Mike O'brien, Daniel Record, Kristi Strembicki, Tricia Petty , Mary Beth Tarbet, Chuck Sands, Ed Elder, Christi Ison, Dee Dee Kenney, Bill Mckim, Virginia Pierce, Paula Massarelli, Nan Amor, The Parker Family, Betsy Silvestri, Diane Tredore, Sharon Pierce, Jim &Lorie Sonnen, Linda Ranatza, The Kertes Family, Carol Ney, Barbara Ajak , Linda Scrivano, Leigh Mertz, Erin, Brian Miller, Bruce Jones, Phil Vickers, Pollyanna Buff, Stephanie Peterson, Craig, Dwayne Fontenot, Janine, Kylie Durr, Jason Hocker, Kerri Coggins, Jenny Brennan, Jen Tremley, Pat Schwier, Beth Pleban, Laura Lagerstedt, Theresa Rucando, Mike Schmidling, Emily Hudson, Lisa, Sarah Francis, Ken Maikowski, Mike Haeberle, Ed Suscreba, Diane Marsden, Eric Johnson, Lisa Collymore, Michelle Darabaris, Dave Freemyer, Michelle Darabaris, Melissa Such, Kye Layton, Jennifer Rowell, Leslie Schmauder, Kristaserpi, Kellie Conway, Nick Ruber, Hillary Waldroop, Mike Mondoux, Wendy Barney, Fiona Knight, Valerie Nance, Brian Newell, Roberta Thomas, Jamesd (dzneynut), Jeffrey Howell, Tommy Montgomery, Brittany Chichester , The Gunnels Family, Ryan Mccorristin, Tyler Otts, Laura V., Sarah Orman, Gina Smith, Phyllis, Ken Clark, Shannon Savoia, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, The Emich Family, Heather Sabatino, Tracey Horan, Tom Koval, Kara Morton, Cathy Derecola, Deb Ragno, Kim Miller, Jodi Cook, Judy Simonsen, Caroline Steill, The Long Family, Stefanie Vest, Lorine Landon, Belicia Cullen, Karen Schlumpf, Darcie , Agnes Ciotti And Danielle Harsley, Sherry Debray, Christine Dagney, Scott Cullen, Joe Kmiech, Amy P, Maryann Eckenrode, Tim Johansen, Josette Gabel, Lee Deroia , Jim Thompson, Lisa Bohannonl, Marsha Waidelich, Lee Anastasi, Paul Knott, Carla C, Patti Gumiela, Hobbes And Snorky, Sandie Albrecht, Vera And Izzy Williams, Shari Sand, John Mahoney, Carol Collins, Dusty Cheatham, Karen Bortz, Matt Wildey, Jeremy Hardy, Suzanne Renfroe, Donna Frank, Sherry Tarantino, Nancy Ahlsen, Susie Howard, Kris Nixon, Herb Miller, Maureen Handy, Samantha Palmieri, Grumpy's Groupies, Lori Rienhardt, Robert Davis, Lisa Bufo, David Leonhardt, Scott Mcbride, Leigh Robillard, Carolyn Como, Wendy Markwood, Andrea Kruszewski, Rob Blundin, Chris, Gail States, Bruce Hinterleitner, Dawn Bach, Madison Hovan, Stefan Owens, Kirsten Miller, Matt Cofone, Debbie Desimone, Heather Pedulla, Elaine Tomko-deluca, Mary A., John Bickers , Demetrios Makres, Steve Morin, Michele Zowacki, Stacey Guman, Team Bonnie Sue, Antoinette Leblanc, Tiffany Gibb, Karen Costa, Les Stewart, Mike Malampy, Russ Morgan, Maggie Klotz, Stephanie Newell, Chloe Mayhew, Matt Weier, Kimberly O'reilly, Vincent Maltese, Meg Brancato, Marjie Phillips, Chris Bauman, Darci Collins, Maureen Tavrell, Elaine Kleinhenz, Jeremy Reichelt, Al Sandal, John Wolff, Matt Holley, Lisa Zitek, Terry Fleming, Elizabeth Scarborough, Anastasia Macneil, Monica Owens, Alexander Wells, A. Beaulieu, Sara Alaimo, Juliet O'hare, Emmalee Poprock, The Patterson Family, Kirk Hardy, Les Whitten, Ron Harper, Mike Cerce, Deborah Wolfe, Dave Carriere, Josh Carney, Smitty, Desiree Fremer, Stephanie Dollar, Patrick Broaddus, Alex A, Brenda Hawk, Scott Greenbaum, Scott Harrington, Julie Ob, Rebekah Schultz, Ashley Collins, Cheryl Chambers, John Foggo, Rob Hepler, Heidi Goodhue, Mickey Eckert, Cynthia Hitchcock, Tom Hermes, Shelby Watson , Claire Gregory, Jennifer Peterson, Randy Thomas, Fran Rendulic, Brad Mossbarger, Betsy Dross, Rebecca Keenan, Christopher Hall, Annie Snodgrass, Kevin Morgan, Vicki Britt, Robbyn Anglin, Jennifer Mercier, Michelle Palazzo, Elizabeth Cordes, Julia Marsh, Suzanne Denham, Arlene Vicek, Jennifer Bogdan, Jackie Graebel, Jane Johnson, Kim Howe, Karen Ramirez, Meredith Rule, Eileen Miller, Shirley Garcowski, John Dupre, Paul Dickson, The Foley Family, Teri Michalski, Amber Slifer, Carrie R, Stacy Guarracino, Tricia Noble, Melissa G, Kevin Ennis, Patti Mccaffrey, Olszak Family, Andy Hickey, Diane Furtado, Nathan York, Kyle Burdo, Deb Horvath, Carey Smith, Jeff Blank, Caroline Burmester, Kendra Hettel, and Marissa D'ambrosio.
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Challenge #340 Where in the world is this?

We are in a park!
 Where in the World #340

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