Also see Travel and Amusement Parks.
Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be twelve years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I don't do that. (Walt Disney)
A: Airplane ride, Ace Ventura Pet Detective (MGM), Alice in Wonderland,
"Are We There Yet?" Animation, Aladdin, Adventureland, Abu, All-Star Sports Complex, Ariel, Arrival, Aaaaaah!, Autographs
B: Beauty and the Beast, Big Thunder mountain Railroad, Backstage Studio Tour, Buzz Lightyear, Brer Bear, Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, Body Wars, "Be Our Guest", Blizzard Beach, Bashful, Belle, Bambi, Bus, Baloo
C: Cinderella, Castle, Carousel, Chip, Country Bear jamboree, Carpet, Carousel of Progress, Catastrophe Canyon, Childhood, Christopher Robin, crowds, Christmas parade, Cruella DeVil, Cartoon, Cantinas, Comedy Warehouse, Captain Hook, Casey Junior's Circus Train(Dumbo), Camera Shop, Critter Country
D: Donald Duck, Dale, Dumbo, Disney, Dwarfs, Dopey, Daisy Duck, Doc, Dolphins Resort, Diamond Horseshoe Saloon Revue, Donald's Dairy Dip, Delightful, Dreammaker, Davey Crockett, Dog Pound
E:Epcot, Eeyore, Elephant, entertainment, Essmerelda, Eiffel Tower, Electric Water Pageant, emporium, Electric Light Parade, Enchanted Grove, Electric Carts, Enchanted Tiki Room
F: Fifty's Prime time Cafe, Frontierland, FUN, Figment, Fox and the Hound, Fire Engine, Firehouse, Fairy Godmother, Fantasyland, Fantasia, Fountains, Fez House, Fireworks, Florida, Food, Flower(Bambi)
G: Goofy, Grand Prix Raceway, Great Movie Ride, Genie, Grumpy, Gift Shops, Gepetto, Grumman's Chinese Theater, Grin, Germany, Garden Gill, Good Times, Ghosts, Green Army Men, Gadgets Go Coaster
H: Hollywood Brown Derby, HoolaHoops, Hall of Presidents, Haunted Mansion, Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground, Hydroponics, hand stamped for re-admission, hunchback of Notre dame, hi ho hi ho, hoop dee doo musical revue, Hollywood boulevard, horse drawn streetcar, horse less carriage, hamm
I:it's a small world, innoventions, Indiana Jones, imagineering, incredible, imagination, illuminations, ice cream, institute, intermission, Italy, I can't believe we're here, id cards, iago, Indian
J:Jungle cruise, journey into imagination, John Smith, Jasmine, Jafar, Jasper, Jiminy cricket, Japan, jumping for joy, jalopy, jingling money, just terrific, jolly trolly
K: kids, knights, kiddie rides, King Arthur, King Louie, keelboats, Kanga, Kodak picture spots, Ketchakiddie Creek, King Stefan's banquet hall, King Tritan, King Neptune, King Arthur's carousel
L: little mermaid, lumiair, living seas, laughter, Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, laser light show, long lines, liberty bell, liberty tree, liberty square, live wire theater, lemonade, Lake Buena Vista, Lottawatta Lodge
M: main street USA, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, magic kingdom, Mad Hatter's tea party, Mr. toad's wild ride, Mary poppins, meeko, monorail, magic lamp, morocco, Mexico, Mr. potato head, Matterhorn
N: Nala, New Orleans square, nighttime parade, New York street, nine-eye, narcoosees, Norway, native dances, never never land, new adventures, never ending fun
O: Orlando, Oliver and Company, O'Malley (aristocats), 101 Dalmatians, owl, Old Yeller, outer rim cocktail lounge, ooooh!, 'ohana(polynesian resort), only's bar, once upon a time, O'Canada, omnibus
P:pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan's flight, Pocohontas, Polynesian luau, Pluto, Pooh, Piglet, Pecos Bill's cafe, Pinochhio, passport, prince charming, Pongo, Perdita, Polynesian resort, pizza planet, parades, pleasure island, planet Hollywood, princess, Pumbaa
Q: Queen of Hearts, Quasimodo, Quartet, Queasy from Crazy Rides, Quiet times, Quick thinking, quite remarkable.
R: Rex, Roger Rabbit, rope bridge, Robin Hood, rafts, Ratcliffe, Rafiki, rescuers, remember the magic, Roo, rides, railroad, rockets, resting, rock inn, rock and roll beach club, river country, race cars, robots
S: sword in the stone, slinky dog, Swiss family tree house, splash mountain, Snow White, space mountain, star tours, skyway, steam boat, Sleepy, Sneezy, swan hotel, souvenirs, swan, spectromagic, sunshine season food court, special effects, star wars, sunset blvd.
T: tomorrowland, Tinker Bell, toon town, Thumper, Tom Sawyers island, thunder mountain, teacups, tram, toy story, twilight zone, tower of terror, Tigger, tickets, tiki birds, trolley, tuckered out, timekeeper, TTA
(tomorrowland transit authority), typhoon lagoon, traders of Timbuktu
U: Universe of energy, uniforms, Uncle Scrooge, under the sea, underground operations, unbelievable, utterly amazing, Ursula
V: Vacation, video arcade, volcano, voyage of the little mermaid, villas at the Disney institute, Victoria and Albert's
W:world showcase, wonderful, world of motion, wonders of life, Woody, Wendy(Peter Pan), Walt Disney, walking shoes, wonders of china, wishing well, wicked witch, Winnie the Pooh, whale
X: x-mas, xtra special (people, places), eXtraterrorestrial Alien encounter, EXcellent, PiXie Dust, EXceptional, EXtraordinary
Y:Yahoo!, yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me, Yankee trader, yellow ponchos, young at heart, yacht club, yachtsman's steak house, yippee, yong feng shopping area
Z: ZZZZZ, Zipidee Doo Dah, Zipidee Ay
To make Minnie Mouse, use black circles, add a bow cut from the white paper with raspberry hearts. Cut the bow from scrap paper, cut it folded in quarters--free hand with knot in middle and ends coming out.
I did a "silhouette page" of the photos with characters because the backgrounds were so busy. I mounted each silhouette on nautical blue paper and re-cut the paper to follow the silhouette outline. For a title I used "When you wish upon a star" and added musical notes stickers. Die-cut stars and small star stickers finished it up.
(from an idea by Amy H. CMC)
Buy your film at home because of the high cost of film at the parks. Write your name and address on a piece of paper and photograph it at the start of each new roll in case your pictures get misplaced at the developers. Have at least one roll of film for each day of your vacation and a roll for each character meal.
If you plan to visit a water-park, a one-time-use waterproof camera is a good investment.
While at WDW:
Pick up at least three good copies of each park map and other important flyers. You'll need two copies for cutting up (one for the front, the second for the back). In a pocket page you can keep the complete maps and flyers.
Keep receipts from meals. They look great next to a picture from the restaurant! They will also be interesting when your grandchildren look at the prices years from now.
Souvenir Menus: Many restaurants are willing to give you a keepsake menu if you ask. Make a note of what you ordered to eat and what you thought of it.
Restaurants: Use pictures of restaurant signs for titles.
Write down at least a rough outline of your activities to help you when you journal at home.
Character autographs: Try to get each one on a separate page, if you will be cutting them out for the book. The Sentiments (5x7) album makes a wonderful autograph book. Simply have the characters sign the page, and add the photo across from it.
Your WDW reservation letter and ticket receipts. You may also want to include your airline tickets or parking stubs.
Be sure to buy:
Postcards showing your favorite attractions.
The Epcot World Showcase Passport. This can be a wonderful treasure. You get it stamped and signed in each pavilion. The stamps are good illustrations of each country.
Pressed Pennies. The machines are set up throughout the WDW. There are many different designs to collect, each one commemorating a unique aspect of Disney-characters, rides, restaurants, etc. You can mount them in your album using Large Photo Corners.
Be sure to take pictures of:
Everyone in your group ALL TOGETHER. Cast Members as well as other visitors will be happy to oblige. Of course, a shot in front of the Castle is great. Epcot: in front of Spaceship Earth; Disney Studios: in front of the Great Movie Ride; Animal Kingdom: with the Tree of Life in the background.
You in front of your favorite attractions and everyone else in front of their favorites!
You/your group at your resort. Get both inside and outside your hotel room. Also, take a picture of the sign at the entrance of the resort. This makes a nice title. Make a note of your first-impressions. Don't forget the pool and the food court/restaurant.
You/your group traveling, packing, arriving at the airport, on the airplane, packing the car, stops for gas, etc.
You/your group traveling AT the park. You will use many methods of transportation while at Disney World. Take photos of the busses, the boats, the Monorail, the train, and the Skyway. Ask someone to take a picture of your groups' feet. You will have done a TON of walking on this vacation.
The unusual and unique treats on your vacation make it special. For instance: turkey legs at Pecos Bills Cafe; Dole Whips; funny hats; Mickey balloons and ice cream bars; the clock on Main Street saying how late you stayed for E-Ride night; special drinks at Epcot; clowning around in line.
Don't miss the Magic Moments. Snap away when you see a special expression of enchantment or wonderment. If your child just LOVES It's a Small World, be sure to take an up-close, un-posed picture of him or her on the ride. Take your waterproof camera on Splash Mountain and capture the looks of surprise after the drop.
Bring a special folder (I used a plastic zippered bag) to keep treasures in. Make sure everyone knows that is *your* special collection; you don't want someone accidentally tossing out the extra maps and papers.
Ideas for the Kids
Buy your kids a throwaway camera and give them a list of 24 or 36 shots they are supposed to find at Disney World. You could also make it a little educational by telling them to use the alphabet and take a picture of something that starts with "A", then "B", then "C", etc. When you get home you could make a Disney ABC album together. Try to keep track of what letters you have taken pics of--it would be awful to get home and find you were missing the letter "Q."
It might also be interesting and educational to focus on World Showcase in Epcot. Have children look for something significant to photograph in each of the countries and get some information about the countries from the foreign cast members.
Take a favorite (small) stuffed animal along. Get pictures of the toy in various locations throughout the parks. Do a page or two called "_____'s Adventures at Disney World."
Visit the Camera Center in the Magic Kingdom near the entrance of the park. Inside are props to pose with. You can also have some professional photos taken that will range from about $12-$50.
Character Meals. If you plan to have any character meals, ask if they take professional photographs.
One way to organize A Disney Album:
Getting Ready to go
On the Road/In the plane
Epcot (Future World/World Showcase)
Meeting the Characters
Brochures and Booklets
When you get home:
Decide the categories you want in your album. This was your vacation and the photos will be uniquely you. Sort through your photos and memorabilia and put them into categories. Maybe use a shoebox with simple hand-made dividers to keep things neat. Some memorabilia will not fit in the shoebox--use a post-it note/index card to record what memorabilia you want to include in each section and store it elsewhere. When you are ready to do those pages, you will know what you want to include.
(from a post by Al on Stampin' and Scrappin')
We got back on Sunday from our week long Disney vacation. We spent a day at the Magic Kingdom and a day at Epcot. We also visited Universal Islands of Adventure and Sea World. Our last day we went back to the Magic Kingdom. I thought I'd pass along some picture discoveries and tips for you to use or pass along to your customers. Keep in mind that Disney changes policies, locations, etc. without notice.
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