The Germany Pavilion at Epcot is one of my absolute favorite pavilions in World Showcase. The architecture here during the day is simply charming – and looks even better after the lights go down, am I right?
Thanks to Disney Photographer Kent Phillips for this great shot.
This week, New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park marked the opening of Prince Eric’s Village Market, a food & beverage location that offers healthy snacks like fruit, veggies, hummus & chips, Greek yogurt, and more. Be sure to click through the gallery below to see other items offered at this location.
And speaking of New Fantasyland, have you heard the news that Princess Fairytale Hall will officially open its doors on Wednesday, September 18? You can read the original blog post with all of the details here.
Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo was recently shot at Epcot during the nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
What do you think of this view? Is this one of your favorite pavilions to watch the show from? If so, tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Anyone up for a parade tonight? Then check out this view of Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade ‘Dreamlights’, the nighttime parade at Tokyo Disneyland.
This shot shows Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and the Three Little Pigs atop an illuminated steamboat. Other characters who appear in ‘Dreamlights’ include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Genie from “Aladdin” and many more.
Have you ever seen this after-dark spectacular? If so, tell us what you loved about it in the “Comments” section below.
One of the two Dumbo topiaries in front of Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland at Disneyland park is in a unique location to photograph during our fireworks spectaculars. From this point of view, you can get part of the show with the attraction in the background. For guests who have seen the fireworks many times from Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland provides a different perspective – with fireworks bursting in the sky both in front and behind you, which brings me to the next photo …
Even though I used a flash to light the Dumbo topiary, I was hoping I would get colored lights from the fireworks to light it as well. I guess I lucked out, because two fireworks of similar colors filled the sky at the same time.
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo was snapped at the Mexico Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot. Don’t you just love World Showcase at night?
This lovely shot was taken by Disney photographer Kent Phillips and it just makes me want to line up to watch “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photos showcase the stillness and serenity of the China Pavilion at Epcot after all the guests have gone home.
I adore this first shot, in which the moon peeks out from behind The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests where you can see the “Reflections of China” film. Photographer Todd Anderson also caught shots of the pavilion’s reflecting pools and greenery – makes me want to visit World Showcase again tonight!
I have to admit I was looking forward to photographing the hand-carved marine creatures on King Triton’s Carousel with a 15mm fisheye lens. It just seemed like it would be great fun! I had photographed this colorful and beautiful carousel before with different lenses so I knew finding a subject was not going to be difficult. There are more than 50 whimsical depictions of marine life on the carousel that can be found along the California coastline. By using the fisheye lens and focusing up close, I was able to fill the photo with the subject and still see a lot of the carousel in the background. This made them appear even more playful than they normally look.
Here’s a fun bit of trivia : The term fisheye was coined in 1906 by American physicist and inventor Robert W. Woods. He based the term on how a fish would see an ultra-wide hemispherical view from beneath the water.
If you happen to be standing in the right spot as the sun sets at Epcot, you’ll have a beautiful view of the park’s flagship attraction Spaceship Earth and its colorful reflection off the water. Disney Parks Blog readers know there’s a lot more to Spaceship Earth than meets the eye. Check out “The Story Behind the Spaceship” at Walt Disney World Resort.
Do you have a favorite spot or attraction at Epcot to visit after dark? Let us know and we may feature it in a future story.
One of the ways I decide what to photograph here at the Disneyland Resort is to look through our photo archive. Rather than look for photos we have, I look for ways to add to our library. In our Sailing Ship Columbia folder, there are a lot of the Columbia sailing on the Rivers of America but only a few docked in Fowler’s Harbor. Also, there are even fewer taken at night and most are from the stern of the ship. With these new shots, I wanted to capture the decoratively carved figurehead on the bow of the Sailing Ship Columbia in the photos along with the great décor of Fowler’s Harbor. Here are four such views for your enjoyment.
FYI: Fowler’s Harbor was named after retired Navy Admiral, Joe Fowler, who enjoyed a 25 year career with The Walt Disney Company. Fowler not only oversaw Disneyland park’s construction but went on to manage its operations after it opened.