"It's a Kingdom of Lights during this Season, Mickey"

My favorite thing about Partners from a non-photographic standpoint is all of the different meanings that have been and can be ascribed to it (contrary to what may be told by Cast Members or on Keys to the Kingdom tours, there is no "official" meaning or backstory).


On the night the decorations go up in the MK, I can imagine Walt waving his hand, as if painting the holiday decor on by magic paint brush.


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  • Andreea Radu 5y

    truly beautiful what you're thinking :)
  • Scott Smith 5y

    Very cool shot!!!! Great pov to this scene.
  • Larry White, Jr. 5y

    Great shot, even better sentiment!
  • Doug 5y

    Great shot Tom. The back side of Partners is always special to me. I agree with you that it does conjure up all sorts of individual and personally meaningful back stories.
  • DigitalSLG 5y

    This is beautiful!! Nice colour & perspective.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Jeff Hamm 5y

    The PoV and the color in this one are absolutely outstanding! Great shot!
  • Aaron Czajka 5y

  • Eugene1959 5y

    THis is beautiful.
  • Michael Besant 5y

    Super shot Tom!

    I have been meaning to ask you for while now..was that you who I met with Matt back in early March at Epcot? I believe Matt had said you damaged a lens and you shot the Soarin sign through my D700...
  • Benjamin Stitzer 5y

    Cool perspective.
  • Tom Bricker 5y

    Michael Besant Nope, not me. If it was someone with a Nikon, it was probably Joe Penniston (Express Monorail).
  • LauraDreams 5y

    Absolutely love the colors. Beautiful shot.
  • Michael Besant 5y

    Oh, ok. Thanks Tom.

    Back in March I was just getting to know everyone that shoots Disney. Still learning..lol.
  • Don Sullivan 5y

    Great perspective
  • Isabelle Boivin 5y

    Can I have it to print it ! ?! ? :)
  • Joe Penniston 5y

    Love the colors especially when viewed large
  • James 5y

    Great color here. Your description smacks of Epic Mickey.
  • shake_no6 4y

    Wow, this picture actually made me tear up! It's really wonderful, and I love the way that the star stand out right between Walt and Mickey!

    I recently found your photostream and have been going through it whenever I feel like I need my Disney World fix! Keep up the amazing work!
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