This week in Disney History, “Alice In Wonderland” was released in theaters in 1951. The film, based on the story penned by Lewis Carroll, tells the story of a daring young girl who follows a certain white rabbit down a rabbit hole – and of the adventures that follow.
Today, you can often meet Alice at Magic Kingdom Park at the Mad Tea Party. Be sure to check the MyDisneyExperience App for her latest schedule.
Thanks to Ryan Wendler for the great portraits. To check out more in our series, see the list below.
Adventures by Disney now offers “Long Weekend” getaways, taking travelers on 4-day, 3-night trips to some of North America’s most beloved destinations. While I’m eager to try them all, this early morning shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic sights you can see on an Adventures by Disney trip to San Francisco & Napa, truly beckons me.
Which Adventures by Disney Long Weekend trip are you most excited to experience?
Tonight’s “After Dark” image was snapped at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Looks like the perfect night for a calm walk – right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.
Have you visited Hong Kong Disneyland? What was your favorite part? Tell us in the comments section below.
I can’t imagine a more perfect sky than the one caught in this terrific shot of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park (Paris).
The 167-foot castle is truly magical, as it’s look was inspired by the castle in “Sleeping Beauty” as well as various French monuments. Word has it that the castle also features a sleeping dragon in its basement, who occasionally awakens when guests are near. Now that’s magic.
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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is where I learned to drive. Yes, I know you don’t really steer the car, but to a young boy, it sure seemed like I was. So the next time you are in Fantasyland at Disneyland park, take a spin through the English countryside and see if you can find your inner child at Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
The photo above of J. Thaddeus Toad was taken sometime ago, but is still a favorite of mine.
Here’s the camera setting if you are interested:
- I wanted to use the available lighting so I set the ISO at 5000.
- The lens was a 16-35 mm at maximum aperture of 2.8 and a 1/30 shutter speed.
This week’s “After Dark” image was snapped in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. Anyone for a late-night spin on one of the 16 carpets at The Magic Carpets of Aladdin? Which color would you choose?
In just a few days, Walt Disney World will be alight with fireworks in celebration of the Fourth of July.
Tonight’s “After Dark” image celebrates one of the grandest nighttime spectaculars we have on our property – “Wishes” fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.
Do you plan on spending the holiday with us? Which nighttime show are you planning to see? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
I adore tonight’s “After Dark” image, which was shot at Epcot‘s France Pavilion.
The pavilion’s Belle Epoque architecture, the winding gardens and pink Florida sky make this really look like a perfect fairytale destination, don’t they?
On this week in Disney History, “Brave” debuted in theaters, introducing us to the bold, strong Princess Merida.
In the film, Merida, daughter to King Fergus and Queen Elinor, is determined to shape her own future. In doing so, Merida’s actions unleash chaos among the Scottish Lords, and accidentally unleashes a dangerous curse. In the end, Merida must discover the true meaning of bravery to save her family before it’s too late.
Thanks to Photographer Ryan Wender for these great shots.
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This week’s morning shot was taken at the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot. Who’s ready for a trip back in time to “the dawn of recorded history”?
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