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The formerly orange “Mars” type rocks surrounding the entrance to Tomorrowland are getting a repaint to a more futuristic metallic look including tones of purple, blue and silvery.

Scaffold is visible for the repainting of the rockwork. It appears a primer or base coat is currently being done.

Scaffold is visible for the repainting of the rockwork. It appears a primer or base coat is currently being done.

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The area in the extended queue for Stitch’s Great Escape that goes down along the side of the building shows fully completed rocks in the new paint scheme. These were taken with flash at night to help show the color.

Completely rock color showing the new metallic silver, purple, blue color scheme, down behind the extended queue for Stitch's Great Escape.

Completely rock color showing the new metallic silver, purple, blue color scheme, down behind the extended queue for Stitch’s Great Escape.

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And you can see some staging area including a popup tent way down at the very end behind the neon lightning of the decor.

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Should be interesting to see what the finished product will look like! This repaint will definitely change the color and style of Tomorrowland’s entry from a Martian theme to a more Sci Fi/ space/futuristic coloration.

Disney Photo of the Day

On my last trip to Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World), I had to run over to the Contemporary Resort. I took the opportunity to snag a photo from the 4th floor observation deck of monorail Lime passing in front of Space Mountain on it’s way to the park. I didn’t have my telephoto lens with me, but I still managed to get a pretty good shot from my Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens.

Monorail Lime passes in front of Space Mountain on it's way to Magic Kingdom, Walt DIsney World. Photo copyright 2016 M. Turner www.TheFloridaProject.com/blog

Equiptment:
Canon 70D Camera
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

Disney Pic of the Day

While strolling through Magic Kingdom late in the evening, I came across a parked stroller with a Mickey ear balloon tied to it right in front of Cinderella Castle. I just loved the juxtaposition and took this quick shot.

Mickey Ears Balloon in front of Cinderella Castle at night, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Florida. Photo copyright 2016 M. Turner www.TheFloridaProject.com

Thank you random person for the perfect shot!

Equiptment:
Canon 70D Camera
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

I absolutely love the Butterfly Garden at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. It’s something I look forward to all year. I am such a fan of macro photography and I always enjoy getting detailed shots of the amazing patterns and colors on the butterflies.

This is a “White Peacock” butterfly.

White Peacock Butterfly Photo copyright 2016 M. Turner Taken at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Walt Disney World in Florida April 2016.

Come back to see more of my Disney Dailies and Disney Photo of the Day! 😀

Equiptment:
Canon 70D Camera
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens

The WDW Monorail chases the sun through Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival.

The WDW Monorail chases the sunset as it goes through Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival, April 2016 by Miss M. Turner

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Equiptment:
Canon 70d camera
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

Final Osborne Lights

We went out on the cold and rainy Sunday for the original final night of the Osborne Lights at Disney’s Hollywood studios January 3rd, 2016. Low crowds because it rained all evening and was very cold; only around 48f. At the last-minute they announced three additional days of the Lights with a final day of Wednesday, January 6, 2016 but the group who braved the weather on Sunday had a really great vibe. We were dedicated and true fans and everyone had even more fun in a weird way for being there in the miserable conditions.

Here’s a view of the soggy but low volume crowds on Streets of America under the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 the original final night of the Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A cold and rainy evening under the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights on the Streets of America backlot.

We were over at MK for a few hours late Sunday afternoon/early evening. I didn’t bring my DSLR, but I did grab my pocket point-and-shoot in case I wanted to snap a quick shot. And I found that I could just reach over the wall around the Castle Forecourt and Stage area to snap some pics.

Sunset over Magic Kingdom

The afternoon of Saturday, July 11, 2105 saw some violent thunderstorms and intense lightning. But they cleared up just prior to sunset, leaving the sky above the Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World) awash in a riot of color.

Hastily captured sunset over Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, WDW shows the beautiful colors painting the sky.

Hastily captured sunset over Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, WDW shows the beautiful colors painting the sky.

By the time I walked a few paces to get a better position, some of the sunset colors had already started to fade. It was here and gone in minutes.

By the time I walked a few paces to get a better position, some of the sunset colors had already started to fade. It was here and gone in minutes.

Disney Picture of the Day

View from one of the new garden areas in the expanded Hub of a fountain and Cinderella Castle in the background.

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Here’s an update at the Hub Expansion construction taking place in Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World.) Shots taken later afternoon Monday, February 2, 2015.

On approach to Cinderella Castle, you can see some of the walls on Main Street as well as the boxed up Partner's Statue (with Walt and Mickey) and other low walls around the central hub.

On approach to Cinderella Castle, you can see some of the walls on Main Street as well as the boxed up Partner’s Statue (with Walt and Mickey) and other low walls around the central hub.

Behind the low walls in the hub, facing Cinderella Castle.

Behind the low walls in the hub, facing Cinderella Castle.

Facing Cinderella Castle, looking left towards Liberty Square bridge from center Hub wall.

Facing Cinderella Castle, looking left towards Liberty Square bridge from center Hub wall.

Facing Cinderella Castle looking right towards Tomorrowland over the low Hub wall.

Facing Cinderella Castle looking right towards Tomorrowland over the low Hub wall.

Turning around with back to Cinderella Castle, looking back towards Main Street from center Hub.

Turning around with back to Cinderella Castle, looking back towards Main Street from center Hub.

The moat surrounding Cinderella Castle was completely drained, revealing concrete and tracks leftover from the Swan Boats.

The moat surrounding Cinderella Castle was completely drained, revealing concrete and tracks leftover from the Swan Boats.

Drained and empty dry moat looking towards Tomorrowland and Cosmic Ray's Cafe, showing concrete, bricks and the old Swan Boat tracks. (Also shows rose garden where the old dock used to be but was removed in 2014.)

Drained and empty dry moat looking towards Tomorrowland and Cosmic Ray’s Cafe, showing concrete, bricks and the old Swan Boat tracks. (Also shows rose garden where the old dock used to be but was removed in 2014.)

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