Happy SUNday! – Classic Disney

How many millions have cruised on these boats?

Jungle Cruise

One of my favorite images from our many trips to The Magic Kingdom. We used to refer to the castle as ‘Cindy’s House’.

Cindy's House

Seldom seen view of Cindy’s house. Where did all the people go?




Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! Chris & Carol


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Happy SUNday! – Disney Details

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Have a beautiful day! – Chris

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge… Whispering Canyon Cafe

One of our favorite spots to kick back at Walt Disney World. The food is always fantastic and the grounds are wonderful for strolling after dinner with its “California Lodge” look of what you’d expect Yosemite to look like.








Typical Disney attention to detail throughout – a must stay if you’re a Disney fan and a fan of that California look.

Thanks for your visit and be sure to stop by ccstudio2380 for some great examples of our fine art photography.

Chris and Carol ^.^



Samurai Horseman – World Showcase, Japan Pavilion Epcot

We’ve visited the Japan Pavilion quite a number of times over the years – it’s difficult to find new ways of photographing familiar things. The two samurai on horseback that stand guard to the castle have proven to be photographically “tricky” for me. What I mean is that I’m never really satisfied with my images – they lack the sunshine that would make them pop.

They’re beautifully presented statues, wonderfully sculptured and highly detailed but lack bright natural lighting. With that said, here’s my best “shot” at making something out of a poor original image.


Oh how I wish this sculpture were out in the open against a beautiful blue sky!

And while we’re at it, the torii gate is another of my hard to capture icons at the pavilion. The Epcot background always throws me… who wants to see the “golf ball” peeking from behind the gate!


No Epcot “golf ball” but now we see France and England in the background!

If you haven’t had the chance to wander around the Japan Pavilion at Epcot yet, please find the time. Carol and I will often spend an entire afternoon strolling through the many beautiful exhibits and of course you’ve got to see Mitsukoshi Department Store.


Thanks for stopping by!

Cameras: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 and Samsung Galaxy S4

Chris & Carol ^.^


The Red Bridge

On a cloudy day, the red bridge stands out – the fish swim and the water flows.

At the Japan Pavilion, Disney’s World Showcase, Epcot.




A “Disney Duck” waits for a treat.


And a “Hidden Mickey” brings a smile.


Have a wonderful Monday!

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Chris & Carol

Favorite Disney Ride?

Carol and I have been venturing to Walt Disney World ever since September of 1973 – our first “big” date together and the first time we realized that we were in love with one another. It’s always been our special place.

Over the years many rides and attractions have come and gone – our first trip together Disney used the Ticket Book system where you only had X number of certain tickets before you needed to buy more. The “E” ticket rides were the most desirable.

We’ve had our favorites – Space Mountain, Grand Prix Raceway, Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain and of course, It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Our new BEST favorite ever since it came out??? We’ll give you a clue – it’s on this sign.


So that means we’re in the ever changing Disney Hollywood Studios – and it’s on this sign.





Nope again!


Nope, not the Muppets in 3D…

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It’s Buzz and Woody’s Toy Story Midway Mania!!!


By far we have the most fun and laughs on this ride – shooting 3D stuff at an arcade is a blast!


WE LOVE IT!!! Hope you’ll give it a try if you haven’t been – it’s worth it big time!

Cameras: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 and Samsung Galaxy S4

Lots of Disney love! Chris & Carol

3 Parks 1 Day! 10 hours! WooHoo!

Not bad for an experienced couple – we fell in love in the Magic Kingdom back in 1973, honeymooned at Disney in 1974 and celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in 2014 at Disney! I believe Carol and I have bankrolled a few Disney movies over the years with what we’ve spent – worth every penny!

Some additional rescued images from my dead hp laptop –


At EPCOT for only one reason… 




The “Tower that Carol will never ride” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Disney’s forgotten park – Hollywood Studios.


Not quite NYC.


My Carol ^.^


Chris’ new favorite throwback WDW jacket from the 1970s!


Gotta have a Disney door!


Our daughter always had to test the paint to see if it was wet! 2 cute!


Ye be Pirates!!!


The hat’s gone now!



Slick ride!

Adios Disney’s Hollywood Studios!


Monorail to the MK!


Next stop the Magic Kingdom!


How awesome!


Gotta see Jack… that’s Captain Jack Sparrow if you please.




At the Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge.

We’re done for that day!!! More Disney soon.

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Thanks – Chris and Carol