Re: 4/25 Update: Main Street refurbs and....um...where did everybody go?
Originally Posted by 2DieFR
The window frames on the World Showcase exterior are being given a healthy dose of TLC - new wood, paint, the like. Of course this and the other Main Street buildings were last given updates in the months prior to the 50th, but that job was pretty rushed, and now some effort is being made to really get things up to par, in time for the big Pirates premiere and red carpet. I think the floor replacing job for the Penny Arcade, although simultaneous, is not geared for the premiere but is purely out of necessity. But that's just speculation on my part.
localdisneyfan, no offense but the color in your photos looks unnatural. Did you alter the saturation?
No offense taken. I've been experimenting with different tools in Photoshop since I'm already using it to reduce the photo size and crop, etc. Depending on how much of a hurry I'm in when I'm taking shots, I'll simply use "auto" which on my Nikon d70 leaves my shots a bit overexposed in bright sunlight. Most of the color boost in the shots above is actually from triming a bit from the brightness and boosting the contrast. I have found that using shadows/highlights will also change the color of my shots quite a bit as well. And I'll also add a bit of saturation here and there, though "unnatural" isn't exactly what I'm aiming for. I'm still dealing with sharpness issues as well, and one of these days I hope to have it figured out. Daddyb mentioned recently that his prowess with photoshop is one of the ways he gets those stunning colors in his desktop updates. I'm nowhere near that, obviously, but through trial and error, I hope to get closer.
Originally Posted by piglet770
I was there yesterday too with my two daughters. To answer your question, Fatasyland was where everyone was yesterday morning. 40 minute wait for Peter Pan, but other than that, the crowds were a bit lighter than the previous weeks.
Good call. I did walk through Fantasyland and it was fascinating that no matter how empty the rest of the park felt, Peter Pan still had it's 40 minute wait, the Dumbo line was spilling way past the chains, and the storybook canal boats looked like at LEAST a 30 minute wait. I'm thinking that with kids who are 5 and under, there are only so many rides that they are interested in, and most of them are pretty much in Fantasyland and NONE of those rides are what you would consider a high capacity ride. Thus....even on a day like yesterday, the wait times are still up there.