Rise of the Resistance

Greetings, I spent months avoiding spoilers, pics, and videos of this ride, and I’m incredibly happy that I did! Riding this ride for the first time was incredible: Everything was new and shiny and working and I had no idea what was going to happen next! Such an amazing ride. I took about 80 photos…

Country Bear Jamboree

Howdy! This post is just 32 pictures of everyone’s favorite ursine crooners: The Country Bears! Country Bear Jamboree is a classic attraction, and I finally took some pics to commemorate it. -ADA

Smugglers Run: AKA Flying the Falcon

Greetings! This ride was wayyyyy too long a wait when I was at Disney in December (180 minutes+), but was a pretty short 45 minutes thanks to pandemic-induced crowd control. I really enjoyed this ride – and chose to be a pilot (each party flies alone now, and I was solo, so they let me…

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

All aboard! This post is 39 photos taken in one ride-through of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. I don’t love the animation style, but I really did enjoy the ride – and I’m a big Great Movie Ride fan. Enjoy the pics below, and they’re in this weird realm between 2D and 3D, so they…

Inside a Room at Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Welcome (back?), These 39 pictures are what you can expect to see when you grab a room at Universal Studios Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Not a whole lot else to say, other than I color-corrected everything from a yellow glow to white to make the colors pop. Enjoy! -ADA

Three Visits to Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania – with Nightscape!

Greetings, Over the past few years, I visited Longwood Gardens and took entirely too many photos. In the 400+ (yes) photos below, I hope you get an idea of how incredible this sprawling former DuPont estate really is. I think, if I still lived nearby, I’d buy an annual pass. Click any photo to enlarge!…

A Sunday at Magic Kingdom During the Pandemic

Greetings! On Sunday, October 18th, 2020, I visited Magic Kingdom for a few hours. I took the following photos – posted in chronological order – throughout my day and am sharing them so you get an idea of what it’s like during the pandemic. I definitely enjoyed the lack of crowds and the mandatory use…

Jaleo at Disney Springs

Greetings! Tonight, a friend and I went to Jaleo at Disney Springs and enjoyed some tapas on the patio with a wonderful view of Saratoga Springs. The food was fresh and incredibly good, and our server (Rafael from Venezuela) was incredibly knowledgeable and talented at his job. I highly recommend a visit here! -ADA

Happy Halloween: The Dream as a Ghost Ship

Welcome back, foolish mortals! This time of canceled cruises and staying home while our four favorite ships idle at sea can be trying. We start to think strange things… like, what if the Dream were empty, sailing the oceans under her own power… a ghost ship worthy of some vintage-style photography? I wanted to take…

Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Greetings! This post is about what I call Schroedinger’s Attraction – it’s Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and I’m never sure if it’s open or not. It’s closed “permanently” twice, is often “seasonal,” and I have no idea what’s happening during the pandemic. Regardless of whether it’s currently open or not, these pictures from 2014 show it…

Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park

Welcome back! As with the Virginia Safari Park, this is a perfect afternoon activity – doubly so in a pandemic! This park is in Kenansville, FL, which is about half an hour from the Disney bubble. The park offers safaris, giraffe feedings, alligators, and airboat rides – we stuck to the driving safari and had…