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Foto Fridays: Spring Face-off

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Welcome to Foto Face-off, a visual treat of images from members of the TouringPlans Flickr Group. The theme for this Face-off is “Think Spring.” To view more of each entrant’s photography, click on their respective submission, which will direct you to their Flickr photostream.

Who are all of these strange people?
When I think of spring at Walt Disney World, two of my favorite activities come to mind: Golf and Star Wars Weekends. Since I don’t have any photos of the wonderful Disney golf courses, here’s a shot of a few of the visitors to SWW 2010.

Wesley Cullen’s Mom:
Fantasia Brooms
This photograph reminds me of Spring for the simple fact it’s been one of the coldest/snowiest winters on record here in NC. I’m so ready for a broom to pour out brightly colored flowers and fresh kelly green grass all over my yard. I’m ready for Spring and nothing says spring like Disney’s displays for the season.

Isabelle Boivin:
I thought that I had nothing for this subject… but found it this morning. Spring in Disneyland in 2009. It was my first trip there. Beautiful trees, warmed my heart ! And I wanna say that it is -30C today in Quebec…. freeeeeeezzzzzzzzziiiiiinnnnnnnnggggggg.

Centerline 717:
Canada - EPCOT
The gardens at Canada in EPCOT always remind me of spring. They are especially beautiful during the flower and garden festival, one of our favorite times to visit.

Sorcerer's Welcome
When I think of Spring and Disney one thing comes to mind The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. I love this event purely for the topiaries that come to life around the park. Sure, you can find other topiaries around WDW year round, but at Flower & Garden you will surely get your fill. The time and effort required develop and maintain these is mind blowing. It’s much more than just adding water.


Finally, my entry and commentary:
The Dawn of a New Disney Era
I have never been to the parks in the spring, so I don’t have any pretty photos of butterflies or Flower and Garden Festival, but everyday in Walt Disney World or Disneyland is like Spring to me. For some reason, maybe it’s because I know that’s where Flower and Garden is held, but I also love the vibrant colors, beautiful flowers, sun reflecting off Spaceship Earth and Universe of Energy, and the upbeat background music playing all around, EPCOT really gets me in that positive Spring mood.

Now, if only the real Spring would arrive.  I think I speak for everyone in the Midwest, East, and even South, when I say, “we’re ready for you, Spring!”


The next challenge features FANTASYLAND! Post a shot of your favorite aspect of Fantasyland from either Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Enter your submissions in the TouringPlans Flickr Group discussion entitled “TouringPlans’ Foto Face-off Friday Blog – Fantasyland!” You could have your comments and photo chosen to be featured in the next Face-off blog, so get to Postin’!

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Tom Bricker

Tom is an amateur Walt Disney World photographer. He recently married his princess, Sarah, to whom he became engaged at WDW on the beach of the Polynesian Resort in 2007. Tom and Sarah have a miniature dachshund named Walter E. Dogsney and a yellow cat named Yossarian the Cat. Together, Sarah and Tom run the website Tom's photography can be found on his Flickr page ( and he can be contacted via Twitter (@wdwfigment) and Facebook (

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