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An Eye for Detail in Disney Parks

This summer I spent week at Disneyland, and then a week later, I played at WDW. This was my 16th trip to Disney parks, so it always a challenge to “see” something new. The following are things that I had not noticed on previous trips.

The Wonderful World of Disney Color…

Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure

All the pavilions at the Flame Tree in Disney Animal Kingdom have carved examples of predators attacking prey. Bizarre. This is just one of those images.

Death Pavilions at Flametree Barbecue

Death Pavilions at Flametree Barbecue

The helium balloons are captivating.

Balloons

Balloons

Mary Blair’s art work is on display in It’s a Small World, The Grand Fiesta Tour in Epcot, and the Contemporary Mural.

Mary Blair art at Contemporary

Mary Blair art at Contemporary

The Frozen Fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are among the best I have ever watched.

Frozen Fireworks 1

Frozen Fireworks 1

Frozen Fireworks

Frozen Fireworks

Frozen fireworks 2

Frozen fireworks 2

Two Magic Bands – they work interchangeably.

dueling magic bands

dueling magic bands

The recreation of Africa in Harambe is stunning.

Tusker House

Tusker House

Asia is fantastic too…

The Yeti at Everest

The Yeti at Everest

The Beastly Kingdom was never completed, but it would have been awesome I am sure…

Remnants of the long lost Beastly Kingdom

Remnants of the long lost Beastly Kingdom

The Tower of Terror scores a perfect 10 for theming, pre-show, and ride. A perfect theme park experience.

The Hollywood Hotel

The Hollywood Hotel

Details in the Hollywood Hotel Basement

Details in the Hollywood Hotel Basement

Being a librarian, you would think I would have noticed this before…

Streets of America in Hollywood Studios

Streets of America in Hollywood Studios

The World Showcase in Epcot…

Japan in Epcot

Japan in Epcot

Japan - Anime Exhibit

Japan – Anime Exhibit

Morocco in Epcot

Morocco in Epcot

Up close and personal with a terra cotta warrior

Up close and personal with a terra cotta warrior

It’s Tough to Be a Bug pre-show. This is an incredibly well themed area…

Movie Poster Tough to be a Bug

Movie Poster Tough to be a Bug

A Dung Ball in Tough to be a Bug

A Dung Ball in Tough to be a Bug

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Wall-E is one of Pixar’s best films, but Wall-E is banished from the parks except in the Pin Trader store in Downtown Disney…

Wall E

Wall E

Hollywood Studios is desperate for attractions, so they closed their weak Pirates of the Caribbean experience, and replaced it with some benches…

A lounge to cool off

A lounge to cool off

Funny bathroom image…

Kill the Beast - restroom signs in New Fantasyland

Kill the Beast – restroom signs in New Fantasyland

At the Muppet Theater…

Gonzo hanging on for dear life.

Gonzo hanging on for dear life.

Sadly, staff must have been cut at the Magic Kingdom, because this is becoming more common…

Peter Pan trashed #2

Peter Pan trashed #2

Peter Pan trashed

Peter Pan trashed

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