This week, some of the most unusual photos snapped at Walt Disney World Resort were taken by David Roark and Matt Stroshane at Magic Kingdom Park, where they were perfectly positioned to catch a Blood Moon move over our park.
Be sure to check out the full gallery above. And for full details on this rare event, click here.
How fun is this post-“Illuminations” shot of World Showcase Lagoon from the Italy pavilion? Photographer Tom Bricker snapped it just as the show was ending.
Anyone up for a late-night gondola ride?
If you were up early this morning, you may have spotted an unusual sight in the sky – the brilliance of a rare lunar eclipse called a “blood moon.”
Here at Walt Disney World Resort, the moon added the perfect spooky atmosphere to our parks, especially Magic Kingdom Park, which is already decorated for Halloween. Our photographers David Roark and Matt Stroshane were on hand to document the moon’s path over our parks.
Here’s how a blood moon works and why it’s significant: Full lunar eclipses happen maybe once each year, but blood moons that light up with color are extremely rare. Their bright red “blood” color happens when planet Earth is perfectly positioned between the moon and the sun – and the sun is able to shine only a small ring of red light past the earth and onto the moon (sort of like a worldwide sunset is reflecting on the moon). This morning’s blood moon is the second blood moon in a rare tetrad (a series of four) that will appear in 2014-2015. The next two blood moons are set to appear on April 4 and September 28, 2015.
Be sure to click through the gallery above to see the blood moon make its way over Walt Disney World Resort.
Tonight’s “After Dark” image is a lovely shot snapped in our Moroccan pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot. What a beautiful sunset!
This week’s Disney Parks After Dark image was snapped by Disney Photographer Charlie Champagne – and what an ominous shot of City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park it is!
Taken during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, this pic perfectly shows how haunting the park can look on Halloween nights.
Earlier this week we shared a look at some of the amazing Halloween decor that is now brightening up Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort. These are truly some can’t-miss photos, don’t you agree?
Of course, one great time to experience the fall decor for yourself is during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Have you been to one? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
For more fall activities coming to Walt Disney World Resort, check out the links below:
It may not be fall yet, but Magic Kingdom Park is already in the Halloween spirit.
Our Disney Photographer Charlie Champagne recently headed out to get these great nighttime shots of the park in both the daytime and nighttime, including shots of fall garland, illuminated pumpkins, scarecrows and more.
Which element of the park’s fall decor is your favorite? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
For more on Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort, check out the links below:
If you look back at this week’s stories, you’ll see some great photos shared on the Disney Parks Blog. But the image featuring Cinderella Castle as the sun set at Magic Kingdom Park was probably the week’s favorite.
And earlier in the week, we shared some wonderful images from our first-ever Disney Side Dogs Day at Magic Kingdom Park.
For this week’s photo recap, I had to share about 80 new images that were added to our coverage of the day.
Be sure to keep an eye out for some new images from the Disney Side Dog’s Day at Magic Kingdom in the future. To read more, check out our original Disney Parks Blog story.
I absolutely adore this image of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Photographer Tom Bricker did an amazing job capturing just how magical this part of the park is. And I’ve always loved the intricate detail that appears on this side of the castle.
Is this one of your favorite “After Dark” images we’ve shared? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image is of a place that appeals to the inner child in just about all of us – the light-up walkway through Future World at Epcot.
Exiting through this part of the park at night always makes me smile. How about you?