Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Disney - Cinderella Castle From the TTA

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Disney - Cinderella Castle From the TTA
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This day in Disney history:

(1971) One of Walt Disney World's most popular attractions, the Electrical Water Pageant, debuted on the Seven Seas Lagoon. Originally known as the Electrical Pageant, it is a thousand-foot-long floating parade, two “trains” of seven barges each bearing 25-foot-tall screens covered in blinking lights. To the sounds of Disney movie music and classical themes, these silhouettes of sea creatures circle the water every night between 9 and 10. The parade is visible from the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Fort Wilderness, and Contemporary hotels; guests often time their dinner reservations to coincide with the free show. The dry-land Main Street Electrical Parade debuted at Disneyland in 1972.

Pictured:
Cinderella Castle
Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January, 2008

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Disney - Engine No. 4 - Roy O. Disney
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This day in Disney history:

(2003) Walt Disney World hosted a railway celebration in honor of Walt Disney's fascination with trains. The event also served as a reminder that the original Disneyland park was partly inspired by Walt's hobby. It was not simply that Walt was a train buff; trains became a major element in his conception of an amusement park. As early as 1948, he wrote a memo describing his idea for a park that featured a railroad station and was circumnavigated by the tracks. A railway is also a major feature of Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and miniature trains run through the Epcot World Showcase pavilion, Germany.

Engine No. 4 – Roy O. Disney - Walt Disney World Railroad
Mickey's Toontown Fair
Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
June, 2008

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Daily Disney - Future World Monorail
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Image by Express Monorail
It's hard to get excited about posting a Disney picture in the wake of what happened early yesterday morning. My heart and thoughts go out to the 21 year old boy and his family. The monorail still is and always will be a beautiful thing to me - it's unfortunate when fantasy clashes with reality, especially when reality is ugly. Darn it, people aren't supposed to die at Disney. Hopefully they can understand by way of investigation exactly what happened so something like this will never happen again.

Quick Exif:
Exposure: 1/1000
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 640

Pictured:
Monorail Red at Imagination Pavilion
Future World
Epcot
Walt Disney World Resort
Bay Lake, Florida
June, 2009

Quick Fact:
One monorail crashed into another around 2 AM on July 5, 2009 resulting in the death of the monorail driver. This was the first such incident in the monorail system's near 38 years of service.

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