Once upon a time, I knew nothing about photography. I figured the job of a camera was to capture what was in front of me, exactly as I saw it. Do you remember the days of film and that exciting moment you picked up your developed pictures, ready to relive your vacation memories? If you are anything like me, those pictures came with a few ounces of disappointment when the entire roll you had dedicated to fireworks contained nothing but blurry castles and squiggly lines in the sky. Fast forward to today: the age of digital , we immediately see our results. Each time I visit WDW I see guests all around me confused and disappointed that their pictures don't look like postcards. I've put together a few tips to help capture great fireworks shots on your next vacation!
Step One: Location, location, location.
If you have never seen Wishes at the Magic Kingdom before, I recommend you watch from Main Street near the bakery. From there it is a symmetrical show with Cinderella…
When guests hear the words “Walt
Disney World,” immediately visions of characters, theme parks and dining
emerge.I am here to tell you that soon
bowling is sure to become synonymous with Disney.You heard me – bowling!!
A wonderful new entertainment
venue debuted in December 2012 – Splitsville!Splitsville is a modern day take on bowling and billiards spanning two
levels in Downtown Disney West Side.With
30 bowling lanes available and billiard tables scattered throughout, there is
no shortage of opportunities for fun.There
are even opportunities to enjoy live music and dancing, as well as adult
Splitsville is more than just a
bowling alley – it is an experience.This
is not your neighborhood bowling establishment – it is “luxury lanes.” There are interesting murals and other design elements throughout. Instead of just one long line of bowling lanes,
the lanes are divided into sections within the facility thereby creating a
more intimate setting for you, your family and friends…
Part of the 2013 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, 'The Land of Oz Garden’, is now open. Although the rest of the festival does not open until 3/6/2013, this kids playground is now open daily from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The area is based on the new Disney film, “Oz the Great and Powerful.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OzCt4E1qjbgVideo from the Disney Parks Blog It appears that Epcot's last remaining Segway tour, 'Around the World at Epcot,' has now been discontinued. According to members on the WDWMagic discussion forums, Disney has been contacting those with reservations to cancel, and no new bookings are being taken.
The Fort Wilderness' 'Wilderness Back Trail Adventure Segway Tour' looks to still be available at this time. Rosetta will be rejoining Tinker Bell at Tinker Bell's Magical Nook in the Magic Kingdom from 2/22/2013. It is expected that at the same time Periwinkle, who has been meeting with Tink since l…
I’m always on the lookout for a new, favorite restaurant in
Walt Disney World. On each trip I like to try at least one new restaurant to
see if it could be that new favorite that gets added to my “Must Do” or, should
I say “Must Eat” list. On a trip in February 2012, my husband and I decided to
give La Hacienda de San Angel a try and boy, are we glad we did!
I love Mexican food, especially chips and salsa, so I’m
always eager and a little apprehensive before trying a Mexican restaurant. I
know a good salsa when I eat one and La Hacienda’s salsas did not disappoint!
The menu doesn’t have your traditional selections that you may find at a local
Mexican restaurant so it can be a little intimidating at first.
A great way to start off your meal is with a Margarita! The
Classic Margarita is great but if you’re feeling adventurous, give the Avocado
Margarita a try. It sounds a little crazy and I was hesitant to try it at first
too, but trust me, it’s delicious! There are also Mango Bl…
'Disney Junior - Live on Stage!' has been closed for a
refurbishment and is set to officially reopen on Friday, February 15th. Cast Member
only previews are scheduled for this Sunday and Monday, with guest soft
openings then expected ahead of the official reopening on Friday. As always,
plans are subject to change, especially with soft opens, but if you are in the
park and want to see the new show, keep a look out mid-week. The show has been updated to include new characters 'Sofia the First' and 'Doc
The final component of the NextGen
MyMagic+ experience is set to begin testing in the parks late next week. MagicBands will be given to a limited number of guests
during a small trial period, where the full spectrum of MyMagic+ will be tested
in real-world use for the first time. Wearing the MagicBands allows the guest
to 'Touch to Enter' at the parks main entrance, 'Touch to Pay' at shops and
quick service restaurants, touch for FAST…
last month, Les Halles Boulangerie & Pâtisserie opened at Epcot’s
France Pavilion in World Showcase.I had
the pleasure of visiting a couple of weeks ago to check it out and grab a snack
while I was there, though I would have liked to have quite a few of the snacks
they were serving!Everything looked
(and smelled) delicious! One of the great things about the bakery is that it now
opens at 9:00 am, before World Showcase opens at 11:00 am.What better way to start your Disney day than
with a cappuccino, coffee or latte with a delicious pastry like a chocolate
croissant?Especially if you can grab an
outdoor table in the morning Florida sunshine!Absolutely perfect! There is also
an indoor dining area with tables and chairs, as well as small tables you can
stand at and enjoy your snack. The selection of food is set up in glass cases that form
a “U” shape.Guests form a line in the
center.From there they can choose to go
left or right (both sides have the same selections, as well as r…
In case you missed it, yesterday Disney announced the rest
of their itineraries for 2014! Those who have sailed more than 5 times on
Disney before can book starting today, and everyone else can book tomorrow!
Here are your wonderful choices, beginning in the summer of
2014. These are organized by ship!
Disney Wonder - 15 Night Westbound Panama Canal – 5/2 Friday Miami, FL Saturday Key West, FL Sunday At Sea Monday Cozumel, Mexico Tuesday – Wednesday At Sea Thursday Cartagena, Colombia Friday Panama Canal Saturday – Tuesday At Sea Wednesday Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Thursday Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Friday At Sea Saturday San Diego, CA 2 Night Cruise to Nowhere - 5/17 Saturday San Diego, CA Sunday At Sea Monday San Diego, CA 5 Night San Diego to Vancouver – 5/19 Monday San Diego, CA Tuesday At Sea Wednesday San Francisco, CA Thursday At Sea Friday At Sea Saturday Vancouver, Canada 9 Night Alaska - 5/24 Saturday Vancouver, Canada Sunday At Sea Monday At Sea Tuesday Sitka, Alaska Wednesday Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska Thursday…