Monday 22 October 2018

at Walt Disney World

the approach on the ferry

A beautiful day. Dare we say that fall has begun in Central Florida?

Main Street Square

City Hall

Cinderella Castle

Entrance to Adventureland

If you lived in Adventureland, you’d be home now.

In the words of Franz Robinson…

Treehouse of the Swiss Family Robinson

The organ in the parlor is stuck on the Swisskapolka.

Swiss Family Treeparlor

But there is a fine view of Space Mountain from here.

Perhaps more congruently, from mom and pop’s bedroom,

…the view is more of a Tiki thing.

The Crow's Nest: Fritz, Ernst, Francis - their room

Three crows, two hammocks. Two slept while the third kept watch, of course.

Watch over Splash Mountain, that is.

The library, which every treehouse has these days.

"Our kitchen and dining room"

Be amazed by the Swiss family system for running water.

The organ survived the wreck intact but not, alas, the dishes…

After ascending to the top and descending back down to the bottom, have a seat and a grape.

the Disney movie on the IMDb • Johann David Wyss • the novel on Project Gutenberg
UndercoverTourist “Secret History”

Faces of Adventureland.

Leave us take a boat over to Bay Lake

( on the way therepassing the Contemporary )

where wilderness welcomes us.

Welcome to Fort Wilderness

From there, leave us hit the trail.

walking, waddling, whatever

At the end of which are flowers.

and

Wilderness Lodge

In a window of Wilderness Mercantile, Donald says it with flowers.

Donald & Daisy

Once inside the lobby, therapy is available.

in the form of a rocking chair

Lunch at Roaring Fork. Wilderness Salad, of course.

Then on to the obligatory lobby photos.

Ancestor of Sam Eagle.

Fireplace and rocking chairs

and beyond.

Swimming pool and no-swimming pool (Bay Lake)

cascading waters

Leave us now take a bus to Disney Springs, to tour the recently reimagined

World of Disney

which is pretty much the same as the earlier World of Disney minus the charm and whimsy of the décor.

Although there is some covetable merchandise.

Haunted Mansion bookends

Leave us now take a bus to Disney’s Grandiose Floridian Resort and Spa, where a reservation is rarely necessary at the Café.

Grand Floridian Café

Negroni + Appetizer A (Shrimp Cocktail) + Appetizer B (Mushroom Soup) = Dinner.

Leave us now take the boat from the Grand Floridian back to the Magic Kingdom (with a stop at the Polynesian). On the way, this cycle’s final waxing gibbous shines on the Contemporary.

Main Street Railroad Station at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom

The clogging of Main Street USA as seen from the railroad station.

I have been pretty peripatetic today, so after some wandering around and a grand circle tour of Tomorrowland on the PeopleMover, (you know the drill)

[…] take the ferry back to the Transportation and Ticket Center where the automobile awaits the drive home. During the voyage, a look back at where we have been.

 

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