With Aulani Resort and Spa in KoOlina, Hawaii, beginning to take shape, I’m reminded of a serene image Gene Duncan shared with us on Disney Parks Blog in his post “Postcard from Paradise.” Gene has a way of transporting us to a different place through his photography. Here is a look back at some of his blog posts.
Nature as seen through Gene’s lens.
Jewels Beneath Our Feet – This series revealed some often overlooked Florida plants and wildlife.
For Butterfly Lovers – A look at Fawn’s Butterfly House at Pixie Hollow during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Comfort Zones – A Great Egret rests on one leg and a child leads his father on a curiosity-driven quest — each in their “comfort zone.”
A Mother’s Love Witnessed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – A tender moment between mother and baby backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Gene takes us back in time through Disney history.
Yankee Legends – Gene shared the view from his front-row seat at the filming of a television commercial inside the Yankees dressing room with George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin.
The ‘Sunnyside’ of Sleepy Hollow – The real-life cottage that inspired the Magic Kingdom park snack-time favorite.
Let Freedom Ring on Independence Day – A history lesson on the Liberty Bell replica that anchors Liberty Square.
Mickey’s 60th Birthday Celebration – 1988 – In 1988, we Mickey’s 60th birthday with a hot air balloon that made appearances and flights throughout the country, including Niagara Falls.
Gene has captured some of the best-loved characters and performers at Disney Parks.
In Perfect Harmony: The Dapper Dans – Gene showed us the tradition and superb four-part harmony of The Dapper Dans.
The ‘Characters’ of Main Street, U.S.A. – This was the first in a series showcasing the funny and eccentric Main Street U.S.A. Actors.
Mariachi Music at Epcot – Mariachi Cobre performs on the Epcot promenade in front of the Mexico Pavilion.
Gene also has a knack for capturing the magical moments experienced by our park guests.
Big Adventure on Main Street, USA – A young man carefully and slowly journeys down Main Street U.S.A.
Walt Disney World Photography: The Love of a Granddaughter – A young girls shares an intimate moment with her grandfather inside the Morocco courtyard at Epcot.
‘In Character’ From Argentina – These young ladies on holiday from Buenos Aires were captured during a joyous day in the Magic Kingdom.