Category Archives: EPCOT

Grazing in Mexico

Grazing in Mexico, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*.

The birds situation here at the waterside tables in Mexico is abhorrent. We spoke to the manager and let him know that the dining experience is severely degraded and the birds and humans are in peril when guests are not told that feeding wildlife table side is not acceptable. He asked us to stop by guest relations and tell them too.

Wildlife challenges at Disney World

When a mama duck will parade her children past a crowd that is only 6 feet away, it’s time to relocate the family. These ducks are simply too unafraid of humans and this leads to encounters with humans that are not safe for anyone involved.

This morning on Walt Disney World property, I witnessed parents and children alike persisting in chasing ducks down, trying to pet them, and then "OUCH – hey it BIT me!". More signs and more Cast Members are needed to educate and intervene.

Please, Disney – you used to be better at this! Don’t wait until someone gets hurt. And yeah, "someone" includes the animals. Practice a little risk management while making the World a little safer for the wildlife that lives and breeds on YOUR property. You can do this – don’t let me down!

Mahi Mahi from the Singapore kiosk at EPCOT

The fish and rice are citrusy and flavorful. I am told by the Cast Member serving that the wine is French, and that there is a large French colony in Singapore. It’s a bit on the sweet side for me. I am holed up an an alcove under the terrace in Japan – the wind from Hurricane Sandy’s outer bands has really picked up and there’s some shelter to be had back here.

VIDEO: #epcot30 Illuminations

A special edition of ILLUMINATIONS: REFLECTIONS OF EARTH was presented at EPCOT in Walt Disney World on the evening of that theme park’s 30the anniversary on October 1st 2012. Here is some really, REALLY primitive video of the event. The show ran 18 minutes long with the extra tribute fireworks, which reverberated in the ears and chest, and scared the heck out of the local flock of ducks (at about 17 minutes, 41 seconds, you’ll see a few of them leaving). We had the EXCELLENT harvest moon alongside the show too, dancing in and out of clouds that flashed frequently with heat lightning. It was nice of Disney to arrange that for us ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you all enjoy.

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