| Jan 28, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Naysayers underestimated Disney World this time. Granted, when the company announced plans in September to project photographs of theme-park guests onto Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, details were sparse.
But who, beyond Imagineers, could have...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:42 AM
There has been a lot of pre-launch talk about AquaDuck, the water coaster aboard the Disney Dream. But I had never imagined it as a nighttime activity. During the day, it's quite a view, and it's easy for your deck-bound colleagues to spy you zipping...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 9:38 PM
The giant observation wheel planned for International Drive is supposed to rival the world-famous London Eye. But will the view from an Orlando Eye rival the well-known panorama provided by its English counterpart?
Turns out you can see almost everything...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Forty years have passed since the first theme-park guests walked up Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
A lot has changed since Oct. 1, 1971, not the least of it being the cost of a ticket. Single-day...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:28 AM
The magic turns 40 Saturday as Walt Disney World and its legacy theme park, the Magic Kingdom, celebrates its 1971 opening.
While on assignment at the Magic Kingdom, Thursday, to make some photographs to accompany the Orlando Sentinel's front page...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:52 AM
Even before yesterday's news of the death of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder often was compared to another American inventor and creative force, Thomas Edison.
With respect to Mr. Edison, there was another man who seemed to be an equally creative...
| May 27, 2011
I had a peek behind the construction wall for the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom -- without sneaking in an extension ladder -- last week.
Disney World played host to an international throng of media members in town for the grand reopening of Star...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Although this weekend's Destination D: Walt Disney World's 40th event, produced by Disney's D23 fan club, concentrated on Disney World past and present, there was a recap about the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion during a Sunday session..
| May 20, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Disney Cruise Line's next ship, the Disney Fantasy, is much like a fraternal twin to the Disney Dream -- it shares the same basic structural design but there are some cosmetic differences.
Disney officials revealed many of the new features Thursday,...
| Jun 2, 2011
There are times when the view from a restaurant's dining room can upstage the kitchen's best efforts. It's a bonus that ups the ambience for wonderful eateries and that little something extra that can make an OK destination over-the-top.
It is a "myth...
| Jun 6, 2011
My girlfriend Stephanie and I consider ourselves the Romeo and Juliet of Roller Derby! Two years ago, I was coaching the Houston league under the name "Dirty" and Stephanie was a skater for the Pearland league under the name "Buns-N-Roses." Our leagues'...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:11 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Back in 1971, Disney promised us the World. And that's precisely what it delivered — in spades.
Walt Disney World's castle door flew open Oct. 1 that year, unwrapping an entertainment complex that would go on to vastly...