I have to say, I have the most tempting job in the world, being constantly bombarded with breathtaking images taken on Adventures by Disney vacations around the globe. How can I resist the urge to hop on a plane to each and every destination I see? They all look too amazing for words.
Case in point, this incredible “after dark” shot from the Adventures by Disney Wyoming trip. Geyser steam rises, meeting the chill in the April air. And this photo beckons me to come explore this beautiful landscape more.
But tomorrow I’ll see another photo. Perhaps of Greece or Laos and I’ll be drawn to those images as well. It’s a sweet torture to imagine all the places I could be right now.
Time to scroll through the Adventures by Disney website and pick out my next adventure!
Anyone who has strolled through Fantasyland at Disneyland park knows the familiar double-honk from the Disneyland Monorail as it begins to make its way around the Matterhorn. Its course takes it past some of our classic attractions, and thanks to some clever maneuvering, Disneyland Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer was able to catch these shots of the Disneyland Monorail as it passed “it’s a small world” and Alice in Wonderland.
Which Disneyland Resort attractions are your favorite to spy from aboard the Disneyland Monorail?
Have you ever noticed the ceiling inside The Land pavilion at Epcot? Next time you’re rushing to Soarin’, waiting to take a trip through Living With The Land, or grabbing a bite to eat at Garden Grill or Sunshine Seasons, be sure to check it out. The ceiling is festooned with four balloons that each represent one of the earth’s seasons.
Each balloon, winter, spring, summer and fall are decorated differently – and the real morning sun shining through makes a lovely accent!
Check out the posts below for more unique perspectives of Walt Disney World Resort:
In this image, snapped by photographer Tom Bricker, the sun is rising on another day of adventure in the Arabian Coast area of Tokyo DisneySea. This part of the park is home to Jasmine’s Flying Carpets, Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage, The Magic Lamp Theater and Caravan Carousel.
Check out the area at night in our previous “Disney Parks After Dark” image of the same area here.
I have a confession to make about tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark image, which was shot by photographer Mark Willard. Every time I pass The Universe of Energy attraction at Epcot, the attraction’s original theme song always pops in (and then gets stuck in) my head. The tune “Energy (You Make The World Go ‘Round)” was addictive if you were there in the 1980s, and lucky enough to get a cassette tape of the park’s soundtrack.
“Energy…you are profound. You make the world go round and round. You make the world go round. You make the world go round. You make the world go round.”
It’s hard not to walk through a Disney Park and feel inspired or to have fond childhood memories come to mind – or in the case of Photographer Mariah Wild, both.
Mariah, a photography intern in our Yellow Shoes Department, recently visited the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and during a walk through the United Kingdom Pavilion, was struck with an old memory.
“When I was walking through the beautiful flowers in the gardens … it was like I could hear all the flowers singing ‘The Garden/All in the Golden Afternoon’ from “Alice in Wonderland,” she said. Mariah wondered if it was possible to recreate that moment from the film – in which a shrunken Alice wanders through a garden of oversized, musical flowers – in real life.
Mariah worked with the Horticulture team to arrange the flowers just the way they appeared in the film. Alice even agreed to stop in to participate. Here’s the result:
Can’t get enough “Alice In Wonderland”? A brand-new film, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” will be released in theaters on May 27, 2016.
Isn’t it amazing how our Florida sky makes our parks even more beautiful at night? This great shot, snapped near the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth, shows how well a fiery orange sunset illuminates the attraction.
Which Disney Park do you enjoy most during this time of day? Tell us in the comments section below.
Dino Gertie, the towering dinosaur who houses Dino Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction, brings a smile to many guests walking around the Lake Echo area. (To learn about Gertie’s place in film history, be sure to check out this previous post).
What’s on her mind in the above photo? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” image in the comments section below.
Of all the photos we’ve featured in our “morning” series, I have to say that this is my favorite shot so far. The morning sunshine hits the pond, lilypads and temple at the China Pavilion just perfectly. Such a peaceful sight! Now who is ready to explore World Showcase for the day?
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Tonight’s “After Dark” image was shot at Hong Kong Disneyland of the park’s nighttime fireworks spectacular, “Disney In The Stars.”
The show is an illuminating celebration that combines music with fireworks that brighten the sky above the park’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Favorite Disney character images and lighting effects are also projected across the castle’s walls and turrets during the show.
Have you seen “Disney In The Stars”? Tell us what you liked about it in the comments section below!