Saturday, October 1, 2011

Theme Day: Mystery Object Revealed

Here is the entire statue dedicated to Roy Disney.  The real joy is how they captured his down-to-earth demeanor.  Sitting near the entrance, but surrounded in such a way as to not take away from the rest of the park.  It balances his work for this resort:  behind the scenes until Walt's death forced him to assume the key leadership role.

Theme Day: Mystery Object

It's the first of the month and time for the City Daily Photo Theme Day. This time the theme is Mystery Object. This probably is not that much of a mystery, especially to Walt Disney World fans.  I know there are those that come here quite a bit, and have missed this statue.
For the rest, this is a statue located at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World resort.  While Walt Disney had the vision and tenacity to create a theme park resort in Florida, it was his brother, Roy Disney, who really sweated the details.  And when Walt passed away before the park was completed, it was Roy who kept his brother's dream alive.  I am certainly not doing the story justice here.  It is worth a search to get the whole story.
And opening day for the Magic Kingdom happened this day in 1971; 40 years ago.  Needless to say, the celebrations have been going on today.  And that would not have happened without Roy.  To see the entire statue, click here.

There are several City Daily Photo blogs participating in today's theme.  You can click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Already? Really?

I know that in Orlando, the theme parks begin to celebrate Halloween early.  Universal Orlando resort has Halloween Horror Nights up and running, while at the Magic Kingdom, you can enjoy Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween on certain nights.  Still, this is way too soon to decorate your abode.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hidden Mickey Drain

At the Japan pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot, there is a koi pond. While you look at the fish, look close at the drain. You will find a (not-so) hidden Mickey.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Egret at SeaWorld Orlando, FL.
This egret is looking for an easy meal. Hanging out near the dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando.