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One-Stop Searching: Gene Duncan

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Post Card from Paradise

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.

The Sanctuary and The Sanctuary, Part II – The stunning beauty of the spectacular butterfly garden at the Fort Wilderness Campground Outpost.

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.


  • This may not get a lot of feedback; it was posted below the construction update from Hawai’i dated July 23rd.

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