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the highest resolution and largest size (in more way than one) on the Web!
The large pictures are quite large, but you'll find them to be worth the
download in many cases. A few were downsized, and some were edited in Photoshop
as well. But they're pretty raw, overall. Note that the large photos
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I was in the park for less than 2.5 hours, so I didn't get much
done (in fact, the only thing I actually tried to ride--Space Mountain--broke
down while I was in line). But photos were taken!
After a check HISTA and Astro Orbitor soft-opening check (no luck there),
I took a look at the new sign for Redd Rockett's PizzaPort (left).
Would like to see it at night.. it looks pretty nice. When Space Mtn broke,
I ended up on the roof of the Imagination Institute, so I turned around
and took a shot of the still brown Space Mountain (right). The sun
messes this one up a bit. Also, I noticed there is some green starting to
appear on the Harbor Blvd. side -- check it out if you can.
Still upstairs, I next turned the camera towards Cosmic Waves (left),
a new "interactive fountain" that looks pretty neat. I don't think
they've actually fired it up yet though. Funny how they have interactive
fountains in front of HISTA here and at WDW. On the right, you can
see that Innoventions is still taking shape slowly but surely.
If you like Rocket Rods, today was your day. I counted 11 Rods going at
one time. I keep on hoping if I stand around long enough and look interested,
they'll give me a test ride. As you've probably guessed, I didn't get close.
I noticed that somebody in line for Space Mountain (lines were long today)
asked the guy at the loading area what they were called (I think). He said
they didn't have a name yet. Uh huh. ;-) Anyway, above there are
at least 5 Rods in a variety of colors.
Coming back down to earth (so to speak), I next checked the progress of
the various murals in Tomorrowland. The new one above the Premiere Shop
(left) is still coming along--I personally think it looks cool. Kind
of strange, but if you look carefully you can see Innoventions, the subs,
the Astro Orbitor, and the Moonliner. On the right you can see how
the Star Tours Mural looks on the far side of the entrance.
Okay, you will like these photos shown above. This is from the rotating
sign at the Tomorrowland Train Station. It rotates between Primeval World
(left), Main Street USA (center), and Frontierland (right).
Hey, where's Toontown!?
I think this is a very cool shot here--I made a panorama of Toontown (above)
! I was standing in front of the Bounce House (I think) to give you
some bearing on what you're looking at. The paint in Toontown is really
fading, and DL really needs to do something about it. It's a bit hard to
tell in these shots, but take my word for it. I didn't use a tripod for
this shot, either! PhotoVista works wonders ;-)