Sunday, May 31, 2009

Me and my associate here gots some bargains...

Hey youse - listen up. See, we gots a lot of nice bargains today on some high class goods that we gotta move. What's that? Are they hot? Not a chance pal, the boss says that dis stuff here is the real deal. So what can we interest you in today? By da way, we hear dis here blog thing hits 500 posts today...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Welcome to Africa

This colorful and huge giraffe welcomes you to Africa from Discovery Island. The welcome signs to all the lands around the park keep with their host land theme (in this case, Discovery Island's whimsical theme) before you pass into the next land to explore...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Do not bump the car in front

For all of you that can't seem to follow the rules of the road - Don't bump the car in front of you! Some people, always thinking everything is a round of bumper cars... These rather large and bright signs can be found at the speedway near the loading platforms.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pizza time

It is time for pizza and how about a trip to Pizzafari? With all sorts of rooms with a different (and very colorful) themes to choose from the experience is creative and entertaining...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Yes that's right folks, it is "Battleship on the ceiling", the new game craze that is sweeping the world. Ok, maybe not quite but if you look up at the little streetside shop across from Toy Story Mania you'll find this larger than life version above your head...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Desktop: Rose & Crown

This week's desktop (since today is the start of the work week in the US it is a bit late...) brings us to the UK and the stately Rose & Crown pub. It is a bit overcast today, but then again, that's a bit like England isn't it?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lift off!

The little green aliens are sending off another rocket to help fight Zurg. Even though it is a trademark Buzz Lightyear ship it appears to have a green friend in control...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ready to cook

This assortment of old time cooking utensils sits in a corner of the Yankee Trader in Liberty Square. Tucked next to shelves of the latest and greatest for you to buy, this is a nice reminder on why it is important to appreciate your stove and microwave!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ministry of Econmic Development

You can, if you look close, find these signs all around Anandapur from the Ministry of Economic Development. I'm still trying to figure if there is a pattern or not...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bumper Stickers

Two for one today to make up for me slacking off yesterday! Here is a look at just a few of the bumper stickers found in the cabs of the safari trucks on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. With all sorts of wildlife, Disney, and conservation topics they add a bit of a personal touch to each truck...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Welcome Street

Via Benvenuti - or Welcome Street - can be found in the Italy pavilion in Epcot, just another in the long list of streets to be explored around Epcot!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Desktop: 24 Hr. Road Service

No matter where you are in Hollywood Oscar's will be there to get you out of a jam. Their spotless and classy tow truck sits out in front of their gas station just waiting for the call...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Four hands

I have absolutely no idea what this sign says but if there is anyone out there that does speak up! You can find it near the Yak and Yeti courtyard, just look up at the building as you are munching on the honey chicken and rice...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Village Haus balconies...

Yet another in the series of balconies that we can't access! It would be fun to be able to just lounge up there for a bit and watch the world go by down below in Fantasyland...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Harambe Fort

This sign on the fort in Harambe helps put a date to the town. Seeing as the fort is from 1420 the rest of the town would logically have followed in its footsteps...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

To ground transportation...

This art deco type sign can be found as you leave Hollywood Studios - even the rich and famous stars need help with directions some times!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Life in a tree

The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse is one of those overlooked yet incredibly impressive attractions. Here we are up in, I believe, the dining room. Look at the details, the organ, the creative reuse of all the material they could find on the ill-fated ship...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Meet G2-4T

While you wait in line for Star Tours you get to meet G2-4T, one of the goose style droids that are working near the queues. He spends most of his time talking and making sarcastic remarks about the passengers rather than working... Sounds like some folks I know (wait, sounds like me...)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Good eats

When we visited last winter there was a new sign outside of Tamu Tamu refreshments advertising good eats. This corner stand is prime real estate in Africa and offers light meals on the go...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome to Mickey's Toontown Fair

Unlike today's boring "welcome to..." highway signs this sign greeting visitors is a mix of old country town sign and whimsical cartoon fun. Look for all sorts of details in the characters and rides shown on the sign...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sal's Pawn shop

Looking for that unique souvenir? Sal's Pawn shop might just be the place. Located on the Streets of America this storefront

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

El Perico

A bonus shot for the holiday to make up for the missed day over the weekend! This parrot is a new addition I believe (part of the Kim Possible adventure...) and the newly decorated corner as you come down the ramp into the plaza is a great touch.


Welcome to Mexico! Today being Cinco de Mayo we're here to enjoy the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot. The sign outside says it all - there is a lot to see and do inside the pavilion so stop standing there and head inside!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Desktop: Dem Bones

This week's desktop is a photo of this tired dinosaur, found lounging away at Big Thunder Mountain... Every is nice and peaceful for him - except for the runaway mine train that arrives every minute or two...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ready for work

Construction season is getting finally underway in my part of the world now that winter has ended but today we're looking at a slightly more rustic construction site on the outskirts of Anandapur. Near the Yeti Hotel advertisement one can find the brick laying crews' equipment, including this neat truck (well, actually I don't quite know how to describe it...), cement mixer, and more...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Esablished 1989

While the Sunset Hills Estates might have been established in 1923, MGM Studios opened its doors on this day in 1989. And look how far it has come in 20 years - hopefully the next 20 are just star -studded as the last... After all, this is Hollywood...