This scene of two ‘racing’ monorails, Spaceship Earth, and the flower bed at Epcot has become one of my Walt Disney World “Signature Shots.” The original from 2009 is one of my most popular Flickr photos of all time, and that photo (which was inspired itself by a Walt Disney World press photo from the early 1980s) has since inspired a number of other shots of the scene, by both myself and others. The shot has become increasingly difficult for me to accomplish since the monorails don’t run during Evening Extra Magic Hours (the usual nights we visit Epcot), so I decided to try for a daytime version during our recent trip.
While the shot has its own unique challenges at night, given the high number of people in this dual-PhotoPass zone during the day, it’s even more challenging then. I was pleased that I was able to capture it, and look forward to capturing this signature shot in a new way next time!
Technical details: Nikon D7000 and Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens. See our Disney Photography Guide for more photography equipment recommendations.
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