Friday, April 17, 2015

Old Harambe Bathroom Signs...

   We've waxed poetic about the importance of well themed bathroom signage before...and you know we will again.  I also realize that we have discussed the very well themed signs of Harambe...and those of NEW Harambe.  But heck, I don't recall ever sharing these bathroom signs from Harambe.
   Located next to Mombasa Marketplace in a cluttered little corner surrounded by planters, random bicycles and a stage, I find myself using these bathrooms a lot.  I'm not sure why, but there is rarely a trip to Animal Kingdom in which I am not using this facility.

   Despite being such a cluttered area, I absolutely adore the building that houses these restrooms.  Sorry about the pink pictures...clearly I had been "shaking to randomize" that morning.

   The actual signage is simple, rugged, and perfectly suited to the area.  Ladies and Gents.  How absurdly charming is that?  I only wish the individual ladies sign reflected the full length dress of the picture above.

   Terrific right?  I don't know what it is about these restrooms, but I am drawn to them every trip.  No, they're not quiet or particularly clean...but I have to use them.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BGM Of The Week: Theater In The Wild

   Welcome back to another Background Music Loop Of The Week! Normally I reserve these posts for lazy Sundays or random Saturdays. However, cleaning the house yesterday morning I noticed a particular efficiency to my housekeeping.  The only think I could pin it on was that mornings music choice...the Theater In The Wild bgm.  For those of you who don't recognize the name the Theater In The Wild is the home of Finding Nemo: The Musical, on the walkway between Asia and Dinoland USA.
   I cannot confirm this, but I'm pretty convinced this background music loop is used by the Merry Maids to up their productivity.   Enjoy these soothing sounds whether you're cleaning or not...its pretty awesome.

   Admittedly, I wasn't always crazy about this loop.  It took a few listens before it really grew on me...but now as I pass Finding Nemo and hear this ambient loop I get the feels for real. Love it. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Animal Kingdom Artifact: Bedu Mask

   It's been far too long since we've featured an Animal Kingdom Artifact on this blog...regardless of the fact that I collected a few hundred photos this past October.  Among these are this insanely gorgeous mask.

   Made by the Kulango people of the Ivory Coast and Burkina-Faso, though it doesn't say, I'm pretty sure this is a mask of a cow or other cattle. Bedu masks are plank based masks that are worn by dancers who are believed to rid the village of evil spirits.  Bedu masks are a common trope throughout the peoples of Western Africa, and have an ancient and rich tradition of awesomeness.

   I forgot to make a note of where at Animal Kingdom Lodge this guy is displayed. (whoops...) But since I don't see him too often I'm assuming at the end of a corridor somewhere.  This is one of the better mask examples at the lodge, and I love the raffia flourishes...which add so much to the bedu dancing.  Oh Animal Kingdom Lodge, how we adore you. 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Early 1970's WDW Postcards Part 2

   Last week I shared the first half of a fun new acquisition of vintage Walt Disney World postcards.  Here is the second half as promised, which includes some real gems indeed.

This postcard has a lot going for it, and is my favorite of the bunch for sure. I mean

For some reason the Alice walk around characters never age well.  Its weird
because I REALLY LOVE the old White Rabbit costume. 

Shrugging before it was cool. 

This shot from Small World seems like such a weird image for a postcard. Right? 

I have no idea whats going on here.  Can someone tell me what this is? 
Maybe Discovery Island? 

   I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.  Adam and I will be going to the fossil and gem show, which we look forward to every my weekend is awesome.  Make sure you're following along via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.