As many of you know, there used to be live webcams in each of the Walt Disney World theme parks, accessible from the WDW website.
After 9/11, the cameras were taken off line (no one is 100% sure why).
A few kinda/sorta webcams have popped up since then. There's the MatterCam at Disneyland, and the interesting Fake Magic Kingdom Webcam.
I'm sure many of you have also seen this webcam, which sits atop the Dolphin hotel and is notable because Spaceship Earth is clearly visible.
What with the Epcot Wand on SSE finally being removed as of 7/8/07, those of us not fortunate enough to witness the removal in person would no doubt be watching the cam. So I figured why not have a little fun, and do something you can put in your forum signature on various Disney websites?
So I created a little PHP widget, which goes and grabs the webcam image, crops it to show Spaceship Earth, and then puts a nice little wrapper image around it with the date.
Here is the widget. It loads as an image, and comes in three flavors, and chooses one randomly every time the image loads.
Enjoy. Hopefully my server can handle the bandwidth (I guess we'll see!)