There must be hundreds of Disney photographers throughout the parks on any given day. Some you notice and some you don't. On our last trip to Hollywood Studios, there was one photographer that you couldn't miss. As we were leaving during a lull in the afternoon, Jaide was absolutely owning Main Street, posing with her hands on her hips right in the middle of it all. I imagine most photographers would have been happy for a few minutes of peace but she was showing everyone exactly what a great Main Street photo could look like rather than waiting for somebody to approach her.
The Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom is a great show. We always make a point to get a Fast Pass for it. We missed the Fast Pass window, though, on our last visit because a rogue giraffe stranded our truck out on Kilimanjaro Safaris for about a half an hour.
We ran to the Lion King show as soon as our safari tour was over but missed our window so we had to enter in the "regular" line about two minutes before the show started. They took us into the theater and sat us down right on the floor in front of the show!
Despite the fact that they pulled me up onto the stage and made me grunt like a warthog in front of the entire show, it was a great bit of luck! Stay tuned for many front-row photographs from the Festival of the Lion King in the coming months!
This peaceful Japanese garden sits behind a replica of the coronation and ceremonial halls of Japan's Imperial Palace. The building is home to the Mitsukoshi Department Store. The entrance to the busy "shopping mall" of the Japan Pavilion is on the other side. This side, however, is reserved for a peaceful bonsai garden. The Disney Imagineers do such a great job of making the most of all of the structures in Epcot's World Showcase.
This photograph was captured with a Sony a6300. You can learn more about my photography and drone gear at Kit.