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?
posted on October 9th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on October 8th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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.
posted on October 2nd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on September 25th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Taken during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, this pic perfectly shows how haunting the park can look on Halloween nights.
posted on September 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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:
posted on September 12th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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:
posted on September 6th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
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.
posted on September 4th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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!
posted on August 28th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on August 21st, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
For this “Disney Parks After Dark,” I wanted to find a place in the Disneyland Resort where I could take a series of photos while staying in the same place over a short period of time. My goal was to make each photo look different without adding additional lighting. The first photo is a typical example of what I would normally take of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It was taken at 9:18 p.m.
The second photo was taken at 9:22 p.m., but under the bright red glow from the finale of “Fantasmic!” on the nearby Rivers of America.
The last photo was taken at 9:32 p.m., during the “Magical” fireworks spectacular. For these three photos, I made minor adjustments in the camera to vary the blur of the trains. For this last photo, I moved the tripod a bit to the left to get more of the fireworks in the shot.