Hours That Are After

After Hours at the Magic Kingdom - 30 Aug 2018

Thank goodness I am not too late to see some Halloween shop window décor.

Minnie in a Jack-O-Lantern

Stitch's Loyal Jack-O-Lantern

Uptown Jeweler balloons

Tilted, ergo artistic.

Cinderella Castle

Tomorrowland by day:

Tomorrowland After Hours:

Currently Tomorrowland is all about the Incredibles.

Stitch has greatly escaped, presumably to the same galaxy where Chairman Clench, S.I.R.Skippy, the Mars Missionaries and the To the Moon Fliers  are exiled.

Former home of XS Tech

Astro Orbiter

Some Happily Ever After viewed from off to the (west) side:

Not gonna stand in one spot for an hour or more in order to get the full frontal symmetrical view.

Shall I whirl ’til I hurl? (Note that the fellow in the green T-shirt and his daughter rode once while I was watching from the sidelines and again when I took my place in a tea cup. And he was making sure they had a very swirling good time.)

As I pause in the almost non-existent queue for the Haunted Mansion, I gaze out on the river where the Liberty Belle is not currently plying the waters because said river has been drained.

They put up dams in order to drain the river in sections. Running through the middle there is the I-beam that “steers” the paddle steamer. This refurbishment project has been going on since January and no completion date has been announced. The Liberty Square Riverboat is one of my favorites and I hope I live long enough to experience it once again…

Later, I have a boat all to myself as I set off to discover that the world is still small after all. No-one will judge you if you decide to join me on the happiest cruise that ever sailed. Or if you decide not to either.

All photos taken on Peter Pan’s Flight tonight are a blur. But I do talk to the Croc as I exit.

But you never smile at a crocodile.

I like the back of Cinderella Castle as much as the front.

Last look at the front thereof before exiting the park.

This took place several minutes past the official end of After Hours at midnight. The monorail had already turned back into a pumpkin. Fortunately, the Richard Irvine ferry boat back to the Transportation and Ticket Center had not.

Behold Disney’s Bay Lake Tower and Contemporary Resort beneath a waning gibbous as seen from the upper deck.

P.S.: On this date in 1946, Dumb Bell of the Yukon was released!

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Wichi Zoo To Go To

A Visit to the Sedgwick County ZooTuesday 21 August 2018

Zoo Entrance

This is a flamboyance:

a flamboyance of flamingos

This is public transport:

Tram Stop

Alas, we have lost our Marbles.


Marbles (obit)

But others carry on carrying on…


…all the way to the top.

atop a pole

top o' the world, Ma

Apes are artistic.

Ape Art 1

In that abstract kind of way.


Madonna and Child

You found your niche, now lie in it.

reclining on the sill

This way to Down Under

Australia and South America

After all-the-ants-you-care-to-eat time.

napping anteater

There’s usually one napping at the end of a trench at Disney’s Animal Kingdom also.


it's a pink flower

“I’m just resting my eyes…”

it's a zygodactyl

“Wait–did you hear a noise?”

open-eyed member of the Psittacidae family

Heaven, I’m in heaven,
And the cares that hang around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing, beak to beak.

These are the tail feathers you’re looking for.

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.

it's a capybara

They need no introduction.

they're ducks

Further flora.

it's a flower

It’s an anapsid.

this one is a turtle

Further flora some more.

this time they're red

“Color me colorful.”

well, it's another parrot

“Not everyone notices me.”

you only noticed because I posted a close-up

Two, four, six, eight — everyone reticulate!

giraffa reticulata

Two, four, six, eight, everybody pollinate!

bee attentive!

“I have the same number of vertebrae in my neck as you do.”

you're looking at our necks, aren't you?

Further flora some more again.

they're pink and red flowers

That’s all. We didn’t see all of the zoo by any means. But although it was cool and nice when we got there, it got hot and sweaty so we left. Through the gift shop, as signs directed us. Sorry, no merchandise photos this time. Perhaps on my next Wichita expedition.

Sedgwick County Zoo websitezoo map • Location


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Plowin’ and Rymin’ for Double the Trouble

Disney Legend
Herb Ryman

Herb Ryman28 June 1910 – 10 February 1989


imaginating World Showcase

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Windows on Main StreetRymanArts

The Plowboyreleased 28 June 1929

Horace Horsecollar

Mickey in drag

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Bone Troublereleased 28 June 1940

Butch, bone, and Pluto

reflections of intimidation

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Donald’s Double Trouble

Donald's Double Troublereleased 28 June 1946

someone doesn't like what she's hearing

it's not what you think--or is it?

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Merrie Little People’s Arithmetic

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Menreleased 26 June 1952

Robin Hood some more


VIDEO: trailer

Darby O'Gill and the Little Peoplereleased 26 June 1959

King Brian

love, laughter, and leprechauns


Donald in MathMagic Landreleased 26 June 1959

fun + adventure + knowledge


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Brother of the Bubbly King in Monte Carlo

Roy Oliver Disneyif Walt could dream it, Roy could do it

Roy and Mickey

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Phil Harris

Phil & Baloo

the voice of Baloo in The Jungle Book (1967)
Abraham de Lacy Giuseppe Casey Thomas O’Malley in The Aristocats (1970)
Little John in Robin Hood (1973)

Alice & Phil

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Michele LeeMichele Lee, born 24 June 1942

in The Love Bug

Bubble Beereleased 24 June 1949

canine nasal stickage

bee of burden


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Herbie Goes to Monte Carloreleased 24 June 1977

Don & Dean


The Lion Kingreleased 24 June 1994

young Simba

hakuna matata

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Pocahontasreleased 23 June 1995

under the willow tree

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on this date in 1944: Springtime for Pluto

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Let’s Get Together

The Parent Trapreleased 21 June 1961



comic book

imminent mortification

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The Hunchback of Notre Damereleased 21 June 1996

Topsy Turvy Day

Quasi and Esmeralda

perched on a gargoyle

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Lilo & Stitchreleased 21 June 2002

sand castle burial

experiment Elvis

suspended serenade


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