I was at Disney World today — well, at a resort hotel — but didn’t get a chance to hang with Mickey or Harry. So I played with Photo Editor at the airport instead.
That’s a chandelier at the Loews Potofino Bay Hotel — cropped and flopped and posterized.
I think it’s kinda magical.
Posted in Airplanes, Design, Humor, Life, Photography, Travel
Tagged chandelier, design, Disney World, Orlando, photo editor, photography, Travel
Once upon a time there was an apple.
He dreamed of one day being an apple pie on a Thanskgiving Day dinner table. Or maybe an apple cake for a very good girl or boy’s special birthday.
Heck, he would have settled for a turnover at McDonald’s — gooey, crispy goodness on the run.
But what did life have in store for this apple?
Hotel lamp at the Hilton.
Oh well, at least he was in….
Posted in Commentary, Design, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged Americana, apple cake, apple lamp, apple pie, apple turnover, apples, design, Disney World, fruit, furniture, Hilton, home, hotels, Humor, life, McDonald's, Orlando, Travel
I’ve done Disneyland.
I’ve done DisneyWorld, MGM Grand, and Epcot Center. I’ve done Kings Island, Six Flags, Worlds of Fun, Silver Dollar City, and Knotts Berry Farm.
At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done amusement parks, and they’ve done me.
Well, all that changed this week when Universal Orlando Resorts and Warner Brothers announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open in Spring 2010 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Great Merlin’s beard!
I was like a kid in a candy store at the Harry Potter exhibit in Chicago earlier this year…but to get the chance to tour Hogswarts Castle? To stroll down the streets of Hogsmeade? Buy magical candies at Honeydukes, or sip butterbear at Three Broomsticks? I will no doubt embarrass myself amid all the parents and children in attendance.
There are even going to be two rollercoasters — I mean, come on! How am I supposed to behave…like an adult?
Harry Potter turns us all into kids again. That’s the magic.
Posted in Books & Mags, Humor, Movies, Travel
Tagged Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot Center, Harry Potter, Kings Island, Knotts Berry Farm, MGM Grand, Silver Dollar City, Six Flags, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resorts, Warner Brothers, Worlds of Fun