Photos taken in April, 2016 — Visits to all Four Parks plus Disney Springs construction; featuring a farewell to Lights, Motors, Action! and the Streets of America at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a new (mostly video screen) Star Wars stage show, a SpaceX rocket launch was visible over Epcot, and lots more photos from the second month of Epcot’s longest-ever Flower & Garden Festival.
I was invited to visit Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic to see Tangled: The Musical, to have lunch in the Animator’s Palate, and to take a tour of the ship. (Except for tolls and gas, Disney Cruise Line issued me a Media credential and covered all of the expenses of the visit.) The ship is impressive. The show is broadway-caliber with a top-notch cast, a score by Alan Menken, impressive costumes and sets that mixes physical and digital elements. Animator’s Palate (the restaurant) is quite a sight to see — the food was a sampler of the ship’s major restaurants and I only ate a small sampling of that, but the service here was top-notch too and then there was the video-based animation which included the works drawn by every guest in the room mixed with classic Disney animated scenes. During the tour, in addition to the ship, I got some nice photos 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 this afternoon. March 17, 2016.
Photos taken in March, 2016 — Visits to all Four Parks plus Disney Springs construction and views from the Characters in Flight balloon; featuring lots of photos from the first month of Epcot’s longest-ever Flower & Garden Festival and playing with the camera settings for more vibrant fireworks photos. Also, Easter Egg decor at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Photos taken in February, 2016 — Visits to all Four Parks plus my first ever to Hoop-Dee-Doo Review; DVC Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a Members-Only Bash at Magic Kingdom; The Springs emerge at Disney Springs; Epcot begins to set up for the longest-ever Flower & Garden Festival.
Photos taken in January, 2016 — The Holidays are over and the decorations and special events wind down. Construction walls start going up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs continues to develop.
Photos taken in December, 2015 — Star Wars Experiences opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Holidays Around the World at Epcot, Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special returns for a two week run, welcome 2016 at Epcot and more….
Oh yeah, and a couple of nights at Disney’s Beach Club Villas
As a Contributing Photographer to MousePlanet, I attended the media day for Disney’s Hollywood Studios “Star Wars Experiences” on December 4, 2015. I wrote most of the Update for December 8-13, 2015, reporting on the event. Read about it here (link will open a new window on the MousePlanet website).
Photos taken in November, 2015 — Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Holidays Around the World at Epcot and more….
Photos taken in October, 2015 — the rainy season finally ended!
The 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was in full swing.
Photos taken in September, 2015 — the rainy season continued, so I made fewer trips to the Parks.
The 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival got underway.
Photos taken in July, 2015 — it’s “Frozen Summer Fun” — but most of the photos don’t include the “Frozen” themed elements.
Photos taken in June, 2015 — Star Wars Weekends conclude, including “A Conversation with Frank Oz” and the Frozen Summer Fun begins.
Photos taken in May, 2015 — The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival ends, Star Wars Weekends begin.
Photos taken in April, 2015 — The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival continues.
Photos taken in March, 2015 — lots from The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.