Robert Ashburn’s 3/6/09 WDW Photo Report

Our good friend Robert Ashburn of Figmentsmedia.net has provided us with photos from his trip to the Walt Disney World Resort on Friday. Let’s take a look at some of his pictures:

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Robert began the day at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park

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Some automated ticket machines outside the park

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Water Park and general ticket prices

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Some filming going on at the park on Friday

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A Free mug with locker rental

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Some wait times

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Some fun reminders for those who can’t think…

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More wait times

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A very cool refill station tha requires you to scan your mug before a drink can be poured

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Locker rental prices

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A quick service menu

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A Blizzard Beach mug and “Celebrate Everyday!” napkins

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The Blizzard Beach tip board

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The Lottawatta Lodge

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An add for Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, located just outside Blizzard Beach

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The festive turnstiles

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The first “Celebrate Today!” sign we have seen that features all 4 of the icon balloons

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Moving over to Epcot, many of the topiary characters for this year’s Flower and Garden Festival are up. Here are the Ostriches (including Mademoiselle Upanova) from Fantasia

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A scene straight out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios features Sorcerer Mickey conducting the enchanted broomsticks

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Here are Ben Ali Gator and Hyacinth Hippo dancing

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Hop-Lo, the small mushroom from Fantasia. Yes, it is sad that I know the names of all these characters…

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The Fountain of Nations will continue its refurbishment until the Flower and Garden Festival kicks off this week

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A stop by Club Cool

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As usual, operating until two hours prior to park closing

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No new flavors, but the WDWNT globe appears to be hiding in the sign above the drinks ;)

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“Anything but that!”

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While the exhibit is gone, the time-line of Epcot’s 25 year history remains

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The Magic Music Days stage has returned with a few minor upgrades

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It’s a shame that the economy has halted all plans for any change at Epcot’s Imagination! pavilion

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The receptionist left after the first 100 complaints in 1999

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“Let me out of here!!”

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Despite the current attraction being just a quick fix, the Figment character still brings a smile to many guests faces

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I’d love to sit up there with him and watch those classic clips…

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Coming to FOX: When Figment’s Attack

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As if this pavilion has not been put through enough. Take notice of thethe new Springtime Figment limited edition plush in the background.

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The decorated scaffolding to this area (which was the Centorium store while Mousegear was built in 1999 and a character meet and greet at another point) has recently been taken down

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A Flower and Garden Festival play area under construction

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These bottle-shaped recycling bins continue to pop-up throughout Future World

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Presented by GM for how much longer?

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The Electric Umbrella is closed for refurbishment

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Rumors insist the kitchen is being upgraded and some new menu items will appear when it re-opens April 5th

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Actually, neither beverage station is open, so this sign is less than helpful…

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While the restaurant is vacant, it remains physically open so guests can use its restrooms…

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Since the Spaceship Earth restrooms are currentlyunder refurbishment.

Many thanks to Mr. Ashburn for the report!!!