Disney Wish at Castaway Cay, June 30, 2022

Over the years I’ve been reporting for MousePlanet.com, I’ve been hosted by Disney Cruise Line aboard voyages to Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, on Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and Disney Wish. The family beach provides excellent views …

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Just some of the Citizens of Main Street U.S.A.

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for March 14-March 20, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

Just some of the characters of this year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival rolling along.

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for March 8-March 13, 2017. The article, including lots of photos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

Disney Wonder, Frozen: A Musical Spectacular, Tiana's Place

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote Visiting the Enhanced Disney Wonder Cruise Ship. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

DVC's Moonlight Magic Event at Magic Kingdom included appearances by rare characters like Bowler Hat Guy

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 28-March 6, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is just days away

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 21-27, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

At long last, Disney's Animal Kingdom publicly soft opens Rivers of Light

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 14-20, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

Magic Kingdom hosted a salute to 2017 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots with James White.

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 7-13, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

The new Rivers of Light nighttime show debuts at Animal Kingdom

Photos taken in February, 2017. The all-new Epcot International Festival of the Arts continues and preparations get underway for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the NFL Super Bowl champion is saluted at Magic Kingdom, Rivers of Light debuts at Animal Kingdom and lots of other stuff around the “World.”

Disney Wonder 2017

I was invited to visit Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder to see Frozen: A Musical Spectacular, to have lunch in the new Tiana’s Place, and to take a tour of the ship. (Except for tolls and gas, Disney Cruise Line issued me and a guest Media credentials and covered all of the expenses of the visit.) The ship is as impressive as its twin, Disney Magic that I toured last year. The show is broadway-caliber with a good cast, with very impressive special effects and an on-stage costume change that got a round of applause. Tiana’s Place (the restaurant) is drawn from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, down to the menu — with top-notch service and a live jazz band (introduced by Tiana, of course). Like last year’s tour of Disney Magic at Port Canaveral, in addition to the ship, I got a nice photo of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at neighboring Kennedy Space Center. With the rest of the media, was escorted off the ship before its sailing that afternoon.

From Epcot International Festival of the Arts -- the paint-by-number mural.

Photos taken in January, 2017. A New Year! Photos from all around Walt Disney World: holiday decor for the first week or so, a walk around Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, the all-new Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a tribute to the passing of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is again Disney’s Hollywood Studios nightly fireworks show, lots of animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the new look to the Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs, Planet Hollywood Observatory opened at Disney Springs and more. And, oh yeah, the NFL Pro Bowl came to Orlando for the first time and ESPN Wide World of Sports, Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs all hosted related events.

ESPN Wide World of Sports hosted the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl Experience

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for January 31-February 6, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

Enjoy just a simple Magic Kingdom Moment

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for January 24-30, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

With the holiday season over, Mickey & Minnie Topiaries Stand in front of Disney's Hollywood Studios

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote the Walt Disney World Resort Update for January 18-23, 2017. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

As a Contributing Writer/Photographer to MousePlanet, I wrote Visiting the First Ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts. The article, including lots of photos and videos, is here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).