Thursday, May 31, 2012

Making Memories: Tomorrowland Tonight

Just some late night shots from Tomorrowland with little to no people around. From several different years and times of year. Can you notice any special holiday lighting?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ye Old Sign Shop: Safari Wars

After the holiday weekend im still feeling lazy, so I pulled up a post from my first blog from way back in the day. It fits well with my sign shop topic idea so I hope you enjoy.

A long time ago in a African village far far away... Two rival safari company's competed for top billing as “the best safaris in all of East Africa. This is the underlying storyline Disney Imagineers inserted to the already bustling story driven village of Harambe. The first company should ring a bell, the Kilimanjaro Safaris. But there rival is a little less known, Cap'n Bobs Super Safaris. Kilimanjaro's slogan is “When it comes to safaris, we go wild!”,bob's is “trust us!” so you be the judge who to travel with.

So how do you find out about the mysterious Cap'n Bob's? Well start by taking time to walk the back alleys of the village and read the posters on the walls. Most look like they have been plastered on 20 years ago not just 9, this is thanks to the great thematic techniques of the Imagineers. So next time in Harambe take some time to read the local ad's you may find there is more then meet the eye.   

Friday, May 25, 2012

Making Memories: Spring time!

Flower and Garden Festival from a year or two back.

Disney Dining: The Pinocchio Village Haus

Disney Dining  will cover the amazing Disney restaurants and the wonderful food they offer. Today we look at Pinocchio's in the Magic Kingdom. With a regular counter service menu this restaurants real stand out feature is its design. It fits great with the rest of Fantasyland and offers a great view of Small World. A experience that can only be found in a few places such as the Blue Bayou at Disneyland. The Pictures that follow are just a glimpse of this quaint lunch time favorite.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Making Memories: Stormtroopers !

It's that time of year again so i dug out some old Star Wars Weekends pics. Enjoy!

Electricians Closet: The Polynesian Resort

Electricians Closet topics will focus on some of the more beautiful lighting around the Disney parks. Both the artful and practical. Today we take a look at some of the thematic lighting of the Polynesian Resort. Above are a few examples of the resorts interior. Starting from the top left clockwise, The Great Ceremonial Hall's lobby has several beautiful water features, but not till night fall do they really show with some soft underwater lighting. Next we head up stairs to the Kona Cafe. Here we see several styles of lighting mixed to give enough light to be functional but also keep the mood soft and warm. Our last two photos take us downstairs to Captain Cooks. First one of several hallway lights, second the general seating area of the restaurant. Both featuring a native theme and soft ambient light.

Now outside for some fresh air. Two main themes on the beach tropical and nautical. This is visible threw the tiki touches and the nautical lanterns that line the beaches and the docks. Take a close look at the middle lantern, I spotted this awesome spider web and had to take a picture of it. Another great bonus to having tiki tourchs is the amount of kinetic energy or “life” it adds to a location. I'll go into my resort “Life” theory in future posts.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nooks and Crannies: Adventureland

For our first nooks and crannies article we are going to visit a few spots in my favorite land in the Magic Kingdom, Adventureland. Three stops on our tour today. First this lovely little courtyard just to the right of the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean. A great place to sneak away from the crowds and relax.

Second stop is across the way at the Tortuga Tavern. One of several well themed rooms with a piratical and nautical flair. A great place to enjoy a taco salad or if it doesn't melt before you get there a Dole Whip.

Last but not least we go down the way to the queue of the Enchanted Tiki Room. Just past the turn-styles take a look up and get lost in this amazing architectural design.

Making Memories: The castle at the end of the street

Just a few views of Cinderella Castle from different times of day and year. In future posts i'll post pics of the castle before the girly pink highlights it got a few years back.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Welcome to my new little blog, just a place for me to put up some pics from all over the Disney parks. pictures from east and west coast parks and from the past and present. most will be photos I've taken during my adventures in the parks but some will be cool or interesting pics from friends or the web. At any rate this is just for fun so i hope you enjoy. If you do please feel free to send me your comments and thoughts.

The above photo of Dreamfinder, Figment, and I was taken at EPCOT CENTER in the late 80's.