Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Colbie "mmm Mmm MMM!!!" Caillat

Disney's Human Element - Colbie "mmm Mmm MMM!!!" Caillat

Every year, during early December, Disney tapes its Christmas Parade that will air on Christmas Day.  The taping usually lasts for 2 or 3 days; and besides a parade, various musical guests perform.  This year, that list includes the lovely and talented Colbie Caillat, singing "Christmas In The Sand".

It was an absolute treat to see this gorgeous wom.... uuhhh, song being performed.  ;)

Colbie Caillat
"Christmas In The Sand"
Disney Parks Christmas Parade Taping - 2012
Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World, FL

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hola, Puerto Rico!!!!

Disney's Human Element - Hola, Puerto Rico!!!!

Cruisers celebrate Disney Cruise Line's first ever sailing into Puerto Rico.  And yes, that is their own Puerto Rican flag gracing the railing.

Entering into the San Juan Bay was such a beautiful sight.  The sunrise had just begun... the 'El Morro' Fort was to the left... rocky waters were to the right... and you could see the blue/gray gradient of the mountains in the distance.

Hola, Puerto Rico!!!

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Disney Fantasy
Deck 13

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Divine Miss DiVine

Disney's Human Element - The Divine Miss DiVine

Walking along the pathway that connects Africa and Asia, one often stops to take in the beautiful scenery of this area.  While gazing upon a unique looking tree, there may be a WTF? ("what the fiffer-foofin?"... gotta Disney it up) kind of moment.  But no need to worry, it is only DiVine!!!!!

The Lady of the Forest can be seen various times throughout the day.  Sometimes, she'll pose with families for pictures.  But as many can attest to, she mainly just does slow poses, and you PRAY you'll get a good shot.  ;)

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World, FL

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DO Feed the Birds

Disney's Human Element - DO Feed the Birds 

...... Then again, maybe don't.

The one downside to feeding the birds????  They become ruthless!!!!!

I've seen (a few mintues before taking this) and heard of (my wife's testimonial) birds swooping down in an attempt to grab your eats.

I guess they figure, since a lot of people give food away, they might as well just TAKE the "offerings" themselves.

America Pavilion
EPCOT World Showcase
Walt Disney World, FL 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

Disney's Human Element - Decisions, Decisions

When those new-fangled phone apps aren't quite cuttin' it, you gotta rely on ol' trusty!!!

This was taken right at rope drop.  So it was kinda odd to see someone standing here.  Most people start sprinting towards the main attractions.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World, FL

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to Photobomb

Disney's Human Element - How to Photobomb

This woman obviously thought I was taking her picture.  Sure, that's what I do... take pictures of strangers.  But she doesn't know that.  Or does she?!?!?!  Hmmm.....

Star Wars Weekends 2012
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World, FL

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cool As SITH!!!!!

Disney's Human Element - Cool As SITH!!!!!

While on the quest for some minor snackage, I was able to witness the birth of this AWESOME piece of artwork.  I'm not sure if this is done every weekend (of Star Wars Weekends); but some of Joseph's co-workers stopped for a bit to admire his work.  And since this eating spot had just opened, I was able to grab an unoccupied chair (an occupied one "might've" been creepy) to stand on, to get a better angle.

This was done over at the Studio Catering Co; which is in the Backlot area of Hollywood Studios.  And being that this particular surface was a few steps higher than the main walkway, most people probably had no idea that this was there.

Star Wars Weekends 2012
Cast Member Joseph
Darth Maul Donald Duck
Studio Catering Co.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World, FL

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Stage Presence

Disney's Human Element - Stage Presence

Think you have the singing chops to comfortably perform in front of a Live audience, and 3 brutally honest judges?!?!? Well, hit an audition spot and give it your all.

 It's just you and the stage....
"THIS is American Idol!!!!"

The American Idol Experience
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World, FL

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Don't Try This At Home

Disney's Human Element - Don't Try This At Home

This beautiful display of fire dancing can be seen during the Festival of the Lion King show. But to me, the most emotionally moving fire dancing scene on Disney property is at the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (a.k.a Polynesian Luau). I don't know what it was about it, but I could've sat there for HOURS just taking it in.

 I was actually at the Luau about a week before taking this. So I was able to easily compare the two. Sorry for the cheese fest. ;)

Fire Dancer
Festival of the Lion King
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World, FL

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Celebrate With Minnie Mouse

Disney's Human Element - Celebrate With Minnie Mouse

What better way to celebrate your birthday, than a trip to Disney World!?!?! huh? Huh?! HUH?!?!?!?

For those that don't know; you can get a free "Happy Birthday" button, where Cast Members (some) will write your name on it. And throughout the day, other Cast Members (and friendly strangers) will wish you Happy Birthday!!!!

Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World, FL

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Kir Royal Earnings

Disney's Human Element - The Kir Royal Earnings

At the end of the night, a manager goes through the daily take from this French dining establishment.

....... I guess. ;)

Les Chefs de France
France Pavilion
EPCOT World Showcase
Walt Disney World, FL