Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trash Can Thursday

Last week's trash can is one of the many surrounding the American Gardens theater near the American Adventure in World Showcase.

Here's this week's dose of themed trash receptacle:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Food and Wine Festival map released

So this has little to do with live performance, or trash can details, but I'm also a big fan of food so I am excited to see the map of the Food and Wine Festival that was released today.  You can check it out over at the Disney Food Blog. I went to Food and Wine for the first time last November and I loved it. It might be my favorite time to visit.

This year the three new booths to the festival include Hawaii, the Caribbean and Portugal.  Hawaii and the Caribbean don't particularly appeal to me, but I am excited about the wine bar for Portugal.  I'm already making up a Must-Eat/Drink List for Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend. I imagine the day after I run will be spent wandering World Showcase and indulging while catching some of the different World Showcase performances.  On the top of my current indulgence list: South Africa. I loved their offerings last year and this year the fact that their veggie option is named "Bunny Chow" amuses me. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Trash Can Thursday

Last week's trash can can be found in the Animal Kingdom not too far from Flame Tree Barbecue.  Here's your weekly dose of trash can:
Any thoughts on where this one can be found? Let me know!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fantasyland Expansion Renderings

The Disney Parks Blog just released some new artist renderings of three sections of the Fantasyland expansion currently underway.  You can find the whole post here. 

I am most excited about the first of these images. Although the second that appears to be the return/update of Storytime with Belle is exciting for the pure personal reason that I've never managed to see that show.

The first image of the new Be Our Guest restaurant intrigues me because of the little Lumiere on the cart in the corner.
 I haven't heard anyone say this is a possibility but I immediately thought of the Remy animatronic that interacts with guests at Chefs De France in Epcot.  Remy is brought around to tables and interacts as you can see below.  
I unfortunately haven't had the opportunity to see the Remy animatronic first hand but from what I've heard he's been a fun addition so it wouldn't surprise me if something similar were maybe in the works. Mind you this is all my own speculation. I am though extremely curious how this restaurant which from the renderings seems geared toward an elegant experience will work if it is still as previously announced going to be counter service during the day and table service in the evening.  Not of course that I wouldn't like to eat my counter service meal in a nice location mind you, but it does seem a tad odd to think of munching a burger and fries in an opulent ball room setting.

But Disney if you are listening and it really is as ball room like as it appears in the picture, how about a special dinner and dance event sometime?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trash Can Thursday

Last week was super easy.  Those two trash cans can be found at the Ticket and Transportation Center.  Here's the photo for this week. Can you guess where it is?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trash Can Thursday

I was lucky enough to be taken to Disney World with some frequency as a child and one of my clearest memories of being really hit with the Disney bug was when I figured out that each area was detailed down to the trash cans. I spent an entire trip at age fifteen taking pictures of trash cans and I've kept it up since then.  So now I present Trash Can Thursdays: a weekly picture of Disney featuring one of those themed trash cans.

This first one should be easy to identify!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th!

I've had in mind to start a Disney related blog now for quite some time that would focus on some of the side diversions and the smaller details that make up Disney World.  It seems appropriate to get this blog started on the 4th of July as one of the things I'm interested in is the idea of Disney World as a kind of  American theater.
For today I'll start simply with a clip of the Voices of Liberty who are one of the most long standing diversions and one that most people will agree is not to be missed.  Here they are singing one of my favorite songs from the first grade.

I'm sure I'll be writing more about them in the future.