Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wish I Were Here

Frontierland holds a special place in my heart and truthfully Splash Mountain is a personal favorite- what about you? If you could head straight for any ride this morning, which would it be??

Pixar Prize Pack Giveaway!!

Want to win this awesome Pixar Prize pack?

This fun Prize Pack is sure to delight any Disney/Pixar fan and includes:
  • 3 inch Cars vinylmation set of Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater
  • 4 inch Monster's Inc soft plush from Kellog's of Mike and Sully
  • Monster's University button given away opening weekend in Disney Parks

Just use the rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win!
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Full Moon over Bay Lake

The beautiful full moon made its debut just as we were leaving dinner at Narcoosee's our last trip and with the sun having just set and the beautiful dusk colors still painting the sky I was mesmerized by this awesome view of the Contemporary.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tomorrow is Just a Dream Away! :)

Don't you just love the Carousel of Progress??
I don't know if its the evolution of animatronics, it being a Walt Disney design, or my love of history... or maybe just the catchy song! Either way this is a MUST for me, what about you? Are you a Carousel of Progresser must rider or skipper?

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's Monster's University Day!!!

Are you seeing the prequel today? I love me some Mike & Sully!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Night at the Seas

 I could not help but snap a few pics seeing how beautiful the outside of the Seas looks at night, particularly with a view of Spaceship Earth in the background

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Meet your Chef in France!

Chefs de France  is an awesome and unique dining location in Epcot! The food is delicious and consistent and the best part (to me at least) is when Remy rolls out to squeak around and see his guests! :)

 Have you ever eaten here? What did you think?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Take a ride on Magic Carpets of Aladdin!

 Take a virtual ride on Adventureland's Magic Carpets of Aladdin with me! Often overlooked and tons of fun! Let's ride! :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Disney Parks Print Etsy Giveaway!

The very first time I really started to network with other Disney fans was after my first trip when a friend introduced me to the DisBoards.  I soon after found out about the Passporter guide and was intrigued by their message boards.  Turned out after doing some trip reports and getting lots of planning help it seemed I had more than networked with other Disney lovers but made some friends along the way.  One of these lovely Disney ladies is Amy, who also has traveled to the Disney Parks coast to coast and loves photography.  Her photography is a totally different style from my own so I am pleased to share her Etsy shop and offer this giveaway! What is so great about this one is Amy is going to let YOU choose your prize! You will be able to choose any image for your 8x10 print prize! :)
You can find pictures from all of Amy's travels in her shop and she offers a wide range of macro Disney and non-Disney prints! Simply use the rafflecopter below and check out her shop on Etsy for a range of ways to enter! Remember that Etsy, Twitter, and Facebook are all free to sign up for and I love them all!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

A Different Look at Main Street

 I had the opportunity to take a unique look at Magic Kingdom's Main Street USA at night during some super late, super empty extra magic hours in March with some cool sidestreet, shop, and even castle views.  What's your favorite place to visit and explore at night?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Epcot World Tour: China Pavilion!

Often crowded but worth working your way through there is beauty to take in all around, once you are done taking in and taking pictures of the grandeur of the pavilion there is still plenty to do!

  • Reflections of China CircleVision Film Screening
  • House of the Whispering Willows featuring a small scale replica of the Qin Terra Cotta Soldiers
  • Joy of Tea (drink kiosk)
  • Nine Dragons restaurant (for sit down meals)
  • Lotus Blossum Cafe (for quick service meals)
  • House of Good Fortune and Good Fortune Shopping stops
  • Live Entertainment during the day from the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
 From the art and architectural style to the Reflections of China show, you and your family will love exploring, shopping, and dining here (although I recommend the quick service over the table service restaurant here).  Even the Flower and Garden Festival addition was magnificent!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Epcot World Tour: Mexico Pavilion!

Epcot's Mexico pavilion is known for the great snacks, drinks, and items you can get before you even step into the amazing pavilion so its no wonder I could spend hours wondering around the marketplace! This amazing area makes you feel like you have just stepped into an evening marketplace at the heart of a Mexican cultural town.

  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros ride
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante (for sit down dining inside the pavilion marketplace)
  • La Hacienda de San Angel (for sit down dining outside the pavilion marketplace)
  • La Cantina de San Angel (for quick service dining inside the marketplace)
  • La Cava del Tequila (for quick service drinking inside the marketplace)
  • Awesome margaritas at a stand outside as well as most dining locations
  • Marketplace shopping at Plaza de los Amigos
  • Lagoon view shopping at Ranchito del Norte
  • Live Entertainment throughout the day by Mariachi Cobre and Viva Mexico
And one of my favorite rides is house here: Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros! Don't miss it or the amazing shopping and dining experiences within!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Free Disney Quote Typography Printables!

Here I am again, grateful to my lovely fans and followers for allowing me to share my love of Disney with you and being so receptive and caring.  If it weren't for your likes, follows, shares, and comments I wouldn't be able to spend my free time on this photoblog hobby and I wouldn't get the hits that contest sponsors are looking for so I could review and give away some awesome stuff!
To show my ever growing appreciation now that we have hit 4000 Facebook fans here are two 8x10 art printables that I used to sell exclusively in my Etsy shop for you to download FREE! :)

If you right click on the files and "open in a new tab" you should be able to enlarge the image and save.  I was able to print it on 8x10 cardstock and it fit nice and clear but you may be able to go bigger! :)

Also be sure to check out the map art printables I have up for free as well!

Epcot World Tour: Morocco Pavilion!

Have you journeyed to Morocco on a tour of Epcot? The tilework and architecture alone are worth taking time out of your day to stop in.  The natural sunlight that pours into the buildings in this pavilion give it a glow like none other.

  • Marketplace style shipping in a variety of shops including Tangier Traders, Souk-al-Magreb, Brass Bazaar and Casablanca Carpets
  • Walkthrough Gallery of Arts and History
  • Restaurant Marrakesh (for sit down dining)
  • Tangerine Cafe (for quick service dining) 
  • Live Entertainment throughout the day from Mo Rockin

 And the King of Morocco himself commissioned the building of this pavilion- the only one in Epcot built by the country's own government! He even sent craftworkers from Morocco to make sure everything was built true to their customs- such as damaging a small area of an artwork to represent the idea that God alone can create perfection. 

Don't miss Morocco on your next Epcot World Tour!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Epcot World Tour: Canada Pavilion!

Have you ever taken the time to take a really nice stroll through the Canada Pavilion? It is worth the time to observe the natural beauty and imagineered majesty that can be found through the pavilion.  It is usually fairly secluded and the attention to detail is incredible.  From the towering spires of the replica French hotel to the waterfall and treeline, take a moment to stop and check out the beautiful pavilion dedicated to our wonderful neighbors to the north.

  • O Canada! CircleVision film
  • Northwest Mercantile fun shopping stop
  • The incredibly popular restaurant Le Cellier Steakhouse (for sit down dining)
  • Live Entertainment from the band Off Kilter

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Book Expo America Disney Publishing Giveaway!

As you may have noticed, I am a total bookworm! This weekend I had the opportunity to attend New York's huge event Book Expo America thanks to my educator credentials.  We came home with a suitcase, duffle bag, and two bookbags filled with amazing books! (Follow me on GoodReads to check out my reviews as I read through them!)

In any case, the Disney Publishing booth didn't have any of their big books coming out to give away since Ridley Pearson was at the expo signing for a ticketed event but I did manage to nab this adorable Disney reading tote, 2 sets of Kingdom Keepers trading cards, a World of Reading book starring Sophia the First called "Welcome to Royal Prep" and a Heroes of Olympus pin (the series is published by Disney and written by Rick Riordan). 

This Disney Publishing prize pack is up for giveaway this week here on Picturing Disney with easy entries just for following and liking across the web! 

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