Epcot Adventures

Fluttering Above Epcot

Fluttering Above Epcot © 2013 Bo Mackison

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

I’m on my way home after spending a week at Disney World, celebrating birthdays and family. Disney World isn’t exactly my type of habitat. Deserts and prairies are more my style. But I have to admit that a visit exploring the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom is an eye-opening experience.

I kept imagining the working mind of Walt Disney as he created the first Disneyland in 1954. His idea of having a theme park with five different lands – Main Street, Fantasy Land, Adventure Land, Tomorrow Land, and Frontier Land — for families to enjoy and explore still has an amazing appeal.

A Florida Disneyland was a twinkle in Walt Disney’s eye when he died in 1966; his brother Roy completed the dream and Walt Disney World opened in 1971. There isn’t a space that doesn’t hold a bit of magic, a surprise, or a moment that makes one smile remembering the memories of the early world of Disney.


Bo Mackison is a photographer. She is waiting in an airport, imagining all the creative projects awaiting her in her studio in Wisconsin.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    A far cry from your usual haunts, but looks very appealing nonetheless. Hope you enjoyed.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Yes, indeed. But surprisingly, I had a grand time taking photos of the unusual and even the “Kodak” spots were intriguing in a way.

      It was a great challenge using only a point and shoot, but my shoulder is most grateful for a ten plus day reprieve from the big camera!

  2. Sometimes a change of scenery can be just what the heart and mind need. Seems like you managed a magical adventure. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Magical? Oh yes! And it was such a treat to have a girls week out… such wonderful memories.

  3. It truly is someone’s dream made real. Inspiring for all of us! Love the angle of your photo. A perfect disney ‘mirage’!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Part of the Disney Magic is the people watching. About once every 10-12 years seems a good dose for me! LOL.

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