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This page is to help you quickly jump through this picture set. Below you will see a listing of the pages and the captions on that page.

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    We start off at the Magical Express desk at 6:40am... not much of a crowd
    Entering Disney property around 7:15am
    Noticed the road signs have the studios new name on them
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    Approaching the Contemporary (where we stayed all seven nights)
    The front desk (around 7:30am)
    Arriving at the Animal Kingdom, it was 9:15am
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    West Palm was out front greeting people
    Banners were up for the 10th anniversary today
    As were the Year of a Million Dreams banners that are everywhere.
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    There were several stations set up around the park to celebrate earth day as well as the 10th anniversary
    Our first destination was the 9:45am Joe Rohde presentation.
    Val Bunting, vice president of Animal Kingdom, made the introduction
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    Joe took the stage
    He then gave a great talk about the formation of Animal Kingdom, here are some shots of a couple of the slides he showed
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    Some early concept maps
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    An early entrance concept
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    Storyboards for the Safari
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    Next up we went for a trip on the Safari
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    I did not grab a picture of his sign, but he is the artist who makes the masks they sell
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    One of the Earth Day stops in Africa
    It was hard to get a good shot due to the crowd/set up.. it was basically a row of tables and you had a shopping list, once completed you got a pin.
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    De Vine out in Africa
    Waiting in line at Flame Tree BBQ
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    Joe Rohde was making an appearance at the gift shop too
    Next up we head off to do some shopping..
    While waiting for the bus, noticed the signs for the studios are changed
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    Our first stop was the Animal Kingdom Lodge, here they are working on the existing building
    In the distance you can see the new villas
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    Some shots of the construction
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    Heading out to Downtown Disney
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    En route to Downtown Disney
    On the way back to the Contemporary we drove by what was Eagle Pines, now is a semi flattened construction site where they were burning debris
    The pictures did not come out well (I have better ones later in the week)
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    They were working on the area near the Contemporary Bus stop
    Also noticed part of the new walkway is installed connecting the DVC tower to the main tower.
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    Here are some shots of our room (note all Contemporary Resort rooms were redone over the past couple years)
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    The computer on the left is the one that came in the room and is for the online concierge service and you can use it to surf the internet
    The closets, the fridge is in the cabinet in the middle
    The bathroom
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    The soap/shampoo/etc.. the giftshop now sells this too
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    The view out the window, we had a standard garden wing, garden view room, we would have had a view of the lake if that tree was not in the way
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    Looking to the left
    Down at ground level looking up
    The bus stop
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    Look at how bare this is, compare to a shot I have in a couple of days.
    A look a the new tower
    An ashtray along the walkway to the Magic Kingdom
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    The glass blowers shop on Main Street has been redone and looks great
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    There was a photo shoot going on near the castle
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    The benches along the River looked recently redone or at least really clean
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    The stage in Tomorrowland.
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    The Contemporary work from in the park
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    A classic sunset shot, makes you wish for the skyway again when you could really get these great shots.
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    Now some shots playing around with framing and the wide angle lens
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  • Page Number: 41
    Thought this was funny a large sign for dinning plan people at the Noodle station.

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