Capturing Disney in Pictures: 9th Day of Christmas at the Contemporary’s Gingerbread Tree

Contemporary Resort's holiday Gingerbread Tree

Every photo has a story.Lou Mongello reports in his Walt Disney Trivia Book that the Contemporary Resort was originally referred to the “Tempo Bay Resort Hotel.”  He cites early picture postcards of the Contemporary with a written description listing the name as the Tempo Bay Resort Hotel.  Mongello says the word “Tempo” was chosen because the hotel was designed to be a backdrop for the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland.  Of course the resort opened as the Contemporary Resort, the name most … [Read more...]





Capturing Disney in Pictures: 8th Day of Christmas Riding the WDW Monorail

Hop a WDW monorail for magical transportation.

Every photo has a story."Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas. Ladies and Gentlemen, please collect your belongings and watch your head and step. Please assist small children by the hand." If you've ever ridden on a Disney monorail, this simple exit speech is etched into your Disney memory forever.Picture this...since the 1971 opening of Walt Disney World, the monorail system has carried more than one billion passengers.  The WDW Resort Monorail System, the most heavily traveled … [Read more...]





Capturing Disney in Pictures: 6th Day of Christmas at Wilderness Lodge

Christmas tree at Wilderness Lodge

Every photo has a story.Consistently rated as one of the top authentic-themed lodgings in Orlando, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort is like stepping straight into the Old West.  Tall pines, thick forest, and a 450-acre lake all add to the feeling that you have left sunny Florida and magically traveled to Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn, one of several rustic landmarks used as inspiration for Wilderness Lodge.  You are traveling using magic -Disney Magic!Picture this…during … [Read more...]





New Fantasmic Dining Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Forget sit-down dining when you’re in a hurry to play – the new “A Taste of Hollywood To Go – A Fantasmic! Dining Experience” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios lets you enjoy an affordable picnic plus reserved seating for the fab Fantasmic!, the park’s nightly extravaganza that takes guests inside the dreams of Mickey Mouse – into a world where his magic creates dancing waters, shooting comets, animated fountains, swirling stars, balls of fire and other amazing wonders.Reserved viewing is first … [Read more...]





Capturing Disney in Pictures: 3rd Day of Christmas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian

  Every photo has a story.With theme park crowds at some of their highest levels during the Christmas Season, you may need a break from the long lines.  Hop a monorail and head over to the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for some holiday shopping in a fabulous resort themed in the style of America's palace hotels.  As you walk into the lobby from the monorail platform, you'll feel as if you have entered an archetectural era of days gone by.  Inspired by the Brown Palace … [Read more...]