“Now Approaching… Main Street USA” Photo


As I was editing photos late last night for our December 2011 Walt Disney World trip report (it’s coming soon, I promise!), I noticed this photo that I had given a lower-star rating, which generally relegates it to not being used or only being used in the trip report, but not as a “Photo of the Day.” When I saw it, I instantly smiled. Not because it’s an amazing photo, but because, even after midnight in Indiana as I edited photos in the darkness by only the glow of my computer screen, it instantly transported me to one of my all-time favorite attractions, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

Except among hardcore Disney fans, the TTA is an odd choice for a favorite attraction. Yet, it’s the attraction that we experience the most on every single Walt Disney World trip we take, bar none. This shot combines a few of my favorite things: the TTA, the sea serpent topiary, the Gateway to Tomorrowland, the Swan Boat landing, and Cinderella Castle. Oh, and bright blue skies with nice puffy clouds to photograph. It may not be the greatest or most unique photo ever taken, but it puts a smile on my face every time I look at it!

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6 Responses to ““Now Approaching… Main Street USA” Photo”

  1. Steve Burns says:

    I think the best photographs are the ones that transport you somewhere, either taking you somewhere you have been before or somewhere that you want to go. Technical merits come second. Although this one certainly is good. Love those clouds! And yes, it makes me feel like I am right there on the TTA, and it makes me want to go back.

  2. Laura B. says:

    This may be my favorite photo of yours ever! Thats saying quite a bit! But its like you said, it may not be fancy, but it definitely makes me smile.

  3. Great picture Tom. As you said the best pictures are the ones that evoke an emotion or memory. Seeing this picture puts me right back on the TTA. Thanks for posting this one!

  4. Jud says:

    It’s a great shot! And a fairly rare one- at least at that quality! :)

  5. Sierra says:

    This is my favorite picture on WDW on the internet. Thank you for sharing.

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