Monday, May 31, 2010

For the economic tourists...

You can stay at the Leopard Lodge if you are headed on a wildlife adventure or if you are more of an economical tourist you might try the Wisdom Guest House - both conveniently located in Anandapur...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beaming to other galaxies

Another look at the post-queue at Space Mountain, one of the high tech transporters beaming intergalactic packages back to the labs is set up right next to one of the holes down to the dig site. Think Indiana Jones of the 22nd century!

And somehow I've hit 800 posts here at the Backside of Water - go figure!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tigers and clouds

This logo can be found around Anandapur - the tiger in the clouds theme would appear to be related to the town's crest or logo...

Kayak time

Just in time for the holiday weekend! The great outdoors calls, it is summer time, get out there and enjoy it! Even if you aren't up for much kayaking you can at least get soaked on the Grizzly River Run...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photo memories

Don't forget to capture your memories of your visit to the Himalayas! They'll last a lifetime and prove that you met the Yeti...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ice Cold Refreshment

Tucked deep in the back of Hollywood Blvd in California Adventure is this one-time Coke refreshment stand. Like many other food joints in DCA it has long been shuttered, yet the lights still carry on every night...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Desktop: Riding into the Future

Two of the most futuristic icons of Epcot and all of Disney World make up today's desktop image as Monorail Coral whisks by Spaceship Earth...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Time to water

At PT Flea's you can find all sorts of stuff - and when you are done shopping don't forget to check out their creative fountain out front...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Toontown Train Station

Toontown has a very understated train station, it isn't nearly as elaborate as another of the other stations in either of the US parks... It is more utilitarian with a few decorations here and there as well as the only water tower on the loop track for the locomotives to fill up...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I love Pot Holes

Being from pot hole country this bumper sticker in the Kilimanjaro Safari trucks hits home!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stand here

Watch out for the target on the ground near Muppet Vision...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Desktop: Flammable

No smoking while on the job, or while eating in this case. This week's desktop is a workplace themed one at the Backlot Express' paint shop...

Prehistoric Laffs

Just like the sign says, Dino-Rama is hardly scientific but certainly is full of endless gags and details! I personally love the dinosaur shoving the professor aside...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

La Gemma Elegante

The sign outside of La Gemma Elegante in Italy is certainly ornate, complete with a figurine on top. But then again they are selling Elegant Gems so an elegant sign never hurts.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The sign says it all

The Columbia Harbour House serve chicken and fish, and even if you didn't know that this sign should be a pretty good clue...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Castle Bros.

One of the ornate signs on the original Main St. USA - I'm still trying to figure out the original store it belonged to on Main Street...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Music and Voice lLessons

Another reason to look up as you wander the parks. This sign in Liberty Square advertises music lessons by none other than Mr. Ichabod Crane from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow fame. And check out that sign holder, look familiar?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sector - 2

The Droid Lift in Sector-2 has a couple of passengers at the moment. Though they appear to be more interested in you, the Star Tours passenger, than their ride on the lift...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

One side of Liberty Square is home to Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in the home of three former stores disquised as rowhouses and small businesses...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tool Time

Wait, that was another show. Anyway, just more details for the gear heads in the crowd from Test Track.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gents Furnishings

One of the many signs in Frontierland - just in case you needed a new hat...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Bienvenido and welcome to Mexico! Today is Cinco de Mayo, be sure to celebrate accordingly with at least a tasty Mexican meal if nothing else!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Desktop: Water Wheel

Spring has certainly sprung and this week's desktop features the neat gardens that line the Promenade in Morocco. The water wheel and classical geometric designs make it a calming place to just relax for a few minutes as the world rushes by...

Lab Retriever

And here we have.... the Lab Retriever. The punch line to the FedEx shipping story at the end of the Space Mountain exit queue was the robot dog seen here, munching contentedly on a bone from the archeological digs on another planet...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

French Market

When in New Orleans Square be sure to grab a quick bite at the French Market. With outdoor seating, live jazz, and a neat serving area inside with plenty of details it is a favorite stop for me on any trip to Disneyland. This sign and wrought-iron fence is just one of the authentic accents...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Places everyone!

And....Action! Is it just me or does the little inflatable Gonzo is on look like a cross between Rizzo and Mickey? Decide for yourself the next time you are headed to Muppet Vision in MGM...