Through The Lens 150 – Happy Halloween

Since its almost Halloween, I thought I would share one of my favorite photos of the Haunted Mansion Gravediggers.

Happy Halloween!

Through The Lens 142 – Illuminations China

Running behind this week, so I’m going to share a fireworks shot from the China Pavilion in EPCOT.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 98 – Happy Halloween!

One of my favorite photos of the Undead Ballroom Dancers from the Haunted Mansion Sequence of the Boo To You Halloween Parade at Walt Disney World.  The cast members who make up this group really play up their characters, making them a lot of fun to photograph.

Happy Halloween!

The Great Movie Ride

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

While not a typical trip report, I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of my favorite photos from the recently closed Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World. The Great Movie Ride opened with Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989 and was an incredibly detailed attraction that took you into the movies.

As the name suggested, each attraction scene featured animatronics of movie stars in their most famous roles. The Imagineers went to great lengths to make sure every detail was perfect from filling the scenes with props to dressing the animatronics in clothes actually worn by the star(s) represented in the scene.  Photographically, I think the level of detail is what made The Great Movie Ride so much fun to shoot.

Through The Lens 74 – Wishes

In honor of Walt Disney World’s Wishes fireworks which ran its final show last night, I thought I’d share one of my favorite photos of the show.  The impressive amount of pyrotechnics, launched from the castle, the adjacent building roofs and the main launch site behind the Magic Kingdom made this show a favorite of mine. While the show was impressive from inside the park, watching it from across the lagoon really showed the scale of the show.