Hi everyone. I have returned from a very productive trip to Florida last
week. The N.F.F.C. World Chapter meeting was very entertaining. I
especially enjoyed Charlie Ridgeway’s talk and having the opportunity to
chat with him about his upcoming
book. The Magical Mountain
meet with Nathan Rose was great! I had a fantastic dinner at Raglan Rose
and made some new Disney Friends! I am currently working on a project
with Mr. Rose that will be announced in the coming months. I also
attended the Daytona 500 and although there was no Disney/Daytona
promotion this year, it was a excellent race and a great time!
Pirate & Princess party’s were excellent! I attended two evenings of
this new Disney hard ticket event and it far exceeded my expectations! I
recorded the new ‘Disney’s Enchanted Adventures Parade’ from three
different locations. The ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial’ was
better than ever at the party, especially with a energetic crowd dresses
in their Pirate best. The ‘Princess Jasmine’s Royal Guard Recruitment
was fun and very reminiscent of the Jedi Training Academy from Star Wars
Weekends. I was also able to record the ‘Dream Along With Mickey’ castle
show featuring the new articulated movements. Watching Mickey and the
gang talk and blink really brings them to life! The real highlight of
the party is the all new ‘Magic, Music & Mayhem Fireworks Spectacular’.
This has to be the best fireworks show ever presented at the Magic
Kingdom. This comes close to matching my all time favorite Fireworks
show ‘Remember…Dreams Come True’ at Disneyland. I am currently working
on a new Pirate & Princess Party DVD that will feature all the above
shows, parade, fireworks and more!
This edition of photo memories features shots from the various events at
the Pirate & Princess Party.
I have also added a few shots from the Daytona 500. The first shows last
years winner Jimmie Johnson crashing out of the race. The second is the
field heading to the checkered flag on the final lap!
Many thanks for all the help at the Pirate & Princess party’s to Robert
Bish, Max Schilling and Suzy Castle! As always, if anyone wants to
request a future photo memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me
a line at