Coast-to-Coast Crystal

Artistic ichthyology: Crystal Arts, Main Street USA.

Don’t be late for tea.

Main Street Station of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

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Festivus at the Magic Kingdom

Saturday 23 December 2017

at 7:50 a.m., the approach:

Main Street Station

Between City Hall and package pick-up, Candy Cane Lane minus Santa.

The festooning of City Hall.

A rodent and his best friend in the Emporium.

Cinderella Castle draped in a network of lights, admitting guests into Fantasyland.

Ash-girl makes her getaway in Dorthea Redmond‘s mosaic mural (as executed by Hanns-Joachim Scharff).

Riders on the Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland.

Come in and have a nice cuppa tiki.

The serene fountain adjacent to Pirates of the Caribbean.

Getting a view from the fo’cs’le above Plaza del Sol Caribe.

Another lovely fountain has disappeared.

The snowballers

precede the noon edition of today’s

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Pinocchio and Gepetto

In case you would like to see some of last year’s fancy stepping:

Prince Eric and de-mermaided Ariel.

Jasmine and Aladdin.

On high, Fairy Godmother’s gown conceals her safety anchoring.

Jessie the yodeling cowgirl


After standing in place for 45 minutes, my feet are in excruciating pain and I am every bit as glad as Santa that the parade is over.

How the whole thing looked back in 2015:

And even further back in 2013:

And would you believe 21 years ago?

I’m obviously some kind of masochist. And if you watch all this video, well . . .


Happy Festivus!

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Canine Hour

The Clock Storereleased 28 September 2017

happy clocks


Greyfriars Bobbyreleased 28 September 1961

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The Only Way to Be

Fun and Fancy Free
released 27 September 1947

Fun and Fancy Free

Bongo the Bear

Jiminy Cricket

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Caecus mures

Three Blind Mouseketeers

Three Blind Mouseketeers
released 26 September 1936

mus triumphantes

Pete's fantasy

Comparative Size Sheet

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Camouflage Duty

The Vanishing Privatereleased 25 September 1942

in italiano…

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The Big Bunny

Saturday 23 September at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Alighting from the Courtesy Tram at 10:41 a.m.

And—to me, anyway—these Courtesy Trams are new.

Onward to the Oasis.

Yes, Irma was here.

But the Tree of Life is still living. Or at least standing.

Marsupial Meet-Up thereunder.

plus a turkey in the straw

The usual flamboyance.

Meanwhile, in Pandora-The World of Avatar, all floating mountains are intact.

Out-of-this-world flora.

On the path from Pandora to Africa.

Looking back from Harambe to the path to Pandora.

Welcome to Harambe.

port of East Africa

Obligatory Everest-in-the-distance shot.

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, a perennial favorite of mine.

Rafiki welcomes you to his Planet Watch.

Where it’s National My Bunny Is Bigger Than Your Bunny Day.

At least I was smart enough not to test this

are you smarter than a box turtle?

They say a little reptilia squamata teiidae dracaena goes a long way…

Caiman Lizard

Back in Harambe, the Nice Try Wall at the Wildlife Express Station.

post no bills

For me, the décor in the retail establishments is usually more appealing than most of the merchandise.

On the path from Africa to Asia. Because I know you want to see the Tree of Life partially obstructed by foreground flora.


prayer flags

At Flame Tree Barbecue, I have thoughtfully done some cropping to protect the identity of a family that is about to lose part of their lunch, if this guy’s plan works out.

Who knows why this tee is offered in child sizes only…

(Be sure to watch at 1080p HD)

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