Monday, December 28, 2015
As it is so cold her in Texas this evening I thought I would cheer us up with the Frozen float in the Disney Parade at the Magic Kingdom, and also her is my house in the cold snow.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
I took this photograph 11 years ago. It's funny but I don't remember taking it at all. And it's so striking you would think that it's something you would remember. It's obviously taken in Japan in Epcot. I must be getting old.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
For some reason I seem to like this small carousel more than the big one at the Magic Kingdom, working on the photo as put me in the Christmas Spirit. I always liked the German Christmas Fairs that they have in Europe and this reminds me of them.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Sadly this year is the last year for the Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you get a chance to go and see them before the end of the year you should. It's a great show and it will put you in a very Christmas'y mood. The are is part of the new Star Wars redevelopment. It's just a shame they can't find another area to put them in. I'll post a few photos of the lights as we get nearer Christmas. We never did get our September Trip due to un-forseen circumstances, so we have re-booked for the end of January/early Feb. So not too long to go now. Then I can take a whole new bunch of photographs for this blog. Cheers Larry.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
I thought I would do a little series about ways to travel around Walt Disney World. Today, let the train take the strain as you parambulate around the Magic Kingdom.
Monday, October 5, 2015
I remember how excited how I was when Rock n Roller Coaster opened. I remember queuing for hours once when it was down, to ride the front car on the first ride of the day, but sadly it was not to be as it didn't open until really late that day and by then I had wandered off. Sadly as I get older I find the over shoulder harness coasters a bit much so I won't ride them 10 times in a row like I used to, but I always like to have one blast on RnRC in the front row each trip.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Here are a few photos that I like, that were taken when I took a walk between Big Thunder and the Haunted Mansion with the river as the focus. Sometimes it's just nice to take a break from the attractions and soak up all the detail and atmosphere. As I get older the proportion of doing this just seems to be growing!!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
One of my favourite things is to sit back and enjoy the parade. I also am pretty fond of buses too, so here I'm killing two birds with one stone, right outside the castle at WDW.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The food and wine festival is a great time to go. Lots of great foods to try. They make this courtyard look so colorful during the month. It's a great place to sit and eat all the exotic things you are going to try out.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
I think the Tower of Terror is my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World. It's not so much the ride itself, though I love that, it's more the atmosphere of the environment and the wonderful story-telling. Just look at the effort they put into the design of the building itself. All Gothic and menacing. Just brilliant.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
The Lion sleeps tonight. This is taken on Kilimanjaro Safari's in Animal Kingdom, if you have never done this attraction you are missing a treat. Go early and the lion might actually be awake!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
This must be one of my favorite attractions at Disney World. It's so nostalgic of the Walt Era. He's on the screen in the pre-show with the Sherman Brothers which is cool. And I just love the guys voice. I think the 90's scene needs to be updated for this century but that's a minor criticism, more of a suggestion really. I love to go to Tomorrowland, ride TTA and do the Carousel of Progress. Then I can have that tune in my head all day, or at least until I go on "It's a Small World"
Here is a lovely picture from Epcot of the White Rabbit meeting a little girl. Err Correction - It's not the white rabbit at all its a charactor from the Aristocats. Sorry to all kitties out there. I don't know call myself a Disney Expert!!!
Monday, September 14, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
I really like the angle of this shot of the Castle. It is towering over Liberty Square, it looks very real to me like we are looking at some German Schloss towering over the village bellow.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
It wasn't easy but I have found Nemo, I'm not sure how I found him in someone's garden though. Actually he is in a lovely little garden with his friends at the Living Seas in Epcot here in Walt Disney World. Inside they have some tanks with clown-fish where you can watch Nemo all day long if you like, but I prefer to hang out with the Manatees.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
There's a new Sheriff in town at the Disney's Hollywood Studios, A certain Mr D Vader. Rumor has it that it's a long time on a Detention Planet for anyone caught calling the theme park, MGM Studios!!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sadly our trip to WDW has had to be postponed. Family illness has intervened and we need to be closer at hand at this time. In an attempt to cheer us all up, here is Mr. Potato Head.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Yes, it's the worst sight of them all, you've had a wonderful time at Disney and it's the last day. You decided to get as much as you could from the day and you stayed to the bitter end. You have to leave, you wan't to get a hand stamp to remind yourself that you will be back again one day, but they don't do them anymore. Then the horror, you have to get into the tram to go back to your car, or the boat to the dock or even the motorcoach back to your resort for one last sleep before catching that early flight back to normality!!!!!
One of the fantastic things about Tokyo Disneysea is that there is no expense not spared on the visual side of Disney entertainment. Just look at this chicken, I'm betting that's the biggest chicken boat in the world. Probably the only chicken boat in the world. But if there is another one, I'm betting it's smaller.
Not many people know that Walt Disney World had an airport at one time. It was used in the 70s as a shuttle service to Orlando International Airport. (Though it's former name of McCoy Jetport is way cooler!) It is still there you can see it on Google Maps to the South West of the Polynesian, across from the WDW Speedway. However, look at this evidence of a new service being introduced with Mickey and Minnie as the pilots, sign up now for your flights on Mickey Airways at Mickeybyballoon.com OK if you tried to click on that, you know it's a joke right?
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Tomorrowland is my favourite land in any park. I love all the Retro-Metro feel of the place, the sounds, the rides are great and I just love to hang out there. Just look at this cool vista taken from in front of the castle. The good news is I get to go to WDW in six days, yippee. I think I might take my laptop with me so I can post to the blog live. I probably won't have much time to fine tune the photos but it should be fun trying to do it live. I've not tried that before. On the other hand I might just use my Android Phone to do it. The thing is I'm not very good at photos on the phone. I don't hold it steady and get camera shake, maybe I need a tripod adapter.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Yes even in Disney you have to be careful where you step, there may be the odd fire breathing dragon etc around the door step. Fortunately it rains like crazy almost all the time at Walt Disney World.So if you are worried go on a wet day and you should be OK.
Friday, September 4, 2015
I really like the way that this shot came out. It's the castle during Wishes last Christmas. I like it because the fire works look different some how. I love the smoke and the firework trails crossing above the castle. Anyone who has tried will tell you that taking a good shot of the fireworks at the castle is quite tricky. I think I took about 50 that night of the castle and the fireworks and probably three are any good. So moral of the tale is, click away, you'll find some good ones in there!
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Well Mickey certainly arranged a great end to his show at the Castle. After all those Princes and Princesses there had to be fireworks. Well just nine days to our next trip. I'm trying to figure out the best way to make Photographing Disney Live during the 9 days we are there. So you guys can join us in the excitement of our trip. I'm planning to have fun first of all, but also to get some great shots for the next year of the blog. Time to think about, thinking about packing!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Hi for all you Peter Pan and Wendy fans, here is a great photo of them having fun in the parade at the Magic Kingdom. They seem to have stolen Captain Hooks ship. This parade is probably my most favorite since the Remember the Magic Parade around 15 years ago. That tune is still in my head. I loved that one, and I really like the most recent, especially the Steam Punk Dragon. Well I'm getting excited about the forthcoming trip. I'm planning on getting my cameras ready this week. Clean the lenses, charge the batteries. Sort out what I need and what I don't. I'm hoping to get lots of great up to date shots for this blog. Thanks for viewing it, I do appreciate you popping by. Cheers Larry.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
I've learnt not to count my chickens about Disney trips. We had to cancel a trip at short notice last year and postpone it for a couple of months. Hopefully we are good to go a week on Saturday. We are flying there via Las Vegas, where we are scheduled to be about twenty minutes. Las Vegas is of course in totally the wrong direction for Orlando but hey. I like flying so no problem. I'm going to take a quarter for a slot machine, maybe I will win the $1 million jackpot at the Airport. Which unlike any other airport is full of slot machines. Well it is Vegas after all. Then we fly onto Orlando and WDW. The thing I like about WDW is it's capacity to make you forget the real world. So for nine days, I'm going to forget my job, my problems and the fact I lost 25c on a wild gambling spree in Vegas. I might buy a Mickey Chocolate Apple. This is how they make them by the way.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I thought I would have a little competition to see who can figure out where I took this photo. It was a place I had not taken a camera before. Any Ideas? It turned out to be a fun spot to take other photos too. There is a little clue in the left had corner of the photo, something not quite in character with the rest of the shot. If you know what it is, it might give you a clue as to where I was!!!
Hi there, today has been a day of change, I upgraded my computer to Windows 10. Oh gosh that is so much better than 8.1. So to celebrate I decided to work on the look of Photographing Disney, I added a little splash of color, to the old black and white look. I still kept it dark because I think the photos stand out more on the darker background. But it felt a little gloomy to me. I hope you like the new style. Anyway, I looked for a really colorful photo to post and I thought that Mr and Mrs Duck looked all bright and cheerful.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
I love some of the little scenes that you find at Epcot. As some of you may know we went to Japan last year. This photo was taken at Epcot and it could well have been one of the photos that I took in Japan. They have done such a good job at Epcot, it's probably my favourite park now. We are looking forward to being there next month. Yeah.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Well as my friend Vonnie says 23 sleeps to the next Disney trip. This is one of my favourite things to do at Walt Disney World, Illuminations, Reflections of Earth. This form of Illuminations is would you believe 16 years old and it's probably due for a replacement. However, I do love it. This shot is from the start of the show as the globe is heading to the center of the lake. Lots of great colours from the fireworks and the lights. Hope you like the shot as much as I do.