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...]

Disney Executive Honored As Hispanic Community Champion


Eugene Campbell, vice president of domestic minority business development for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, was honored as this year’s Hispanic Community Champion at the annual Don Quijote Awards, which recognize business excellence, dedication to service and outstanding professionalism in Central Florida’s Hispanic community.Campbell, who was one of the five honorees announced at the ceremony, said the award is the result of a true team effort.“Disney’s contributions to the Hispanic … [Read more...]

Capturing Disney in Pictures: 7th Day of Christmas at the Magic Kingdom Flag Ceremony

Flag Ceremony at the Magic Kingdom

 Every photo has a story.Picture this…there are 8.5 million lights decorating the resorts, theme parks and down towns of Walt Disney World.  If you purchase a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there is a 100% chance of Disney created snow flurries.  If you’ve braved the holiday crowds to make it to the Magic Kingdom, it’s hard to miss the epic-sized Christmas tree in Town Square. Every day at 5:00 p.m., there is a Flag Ceremony in the square at the entrance to Main … [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...]

Capturing Disney in Pictures: Haunted Mansion, Florida Style

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 Every photo has a story.People enjoy being scared for fun, and what better place than a haunted house?  Studies show up to 40% of Americans believe in house-haunting. So nearly one in two people believe, more than they believe in any other paranormal actitity, that spirits haunt houses.  Your buddy standing next to you right now?  He probably believes.  He's listening for rattling chains.So of course Walt Disney incorporated a haunted house into plans for his new theme … [Read more...]