The Coolest Pavement EVER!

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    Walt Disney World
    EPCOT
    Future World

    The pavement over by Innoventions in Future World has long been my favorite pavement in the world. It's funny to watch people "interact" with the pavement. It's unsurprising that kids love it, but even adults stop to check it out and marvel at it!

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    1. Brett I Matthews 22 months ago | reply

      Love the pavement right there and your shot is awesomely sharp. I don't remember, were the fiber optics back there in the 80's?

    2. Tom.Bricker 22 months ago | reply

      I want to say they were added around 1994, but honestly, I'm not really sure.

    3. Brett I Matthews 22 months ago | reply

      Gotcha, thanks.....I had a big 23 year gap between WDW visits. Curiousity!

    4. PhotoNut2010 22 months ago | reply

      beautiful! I love that area. What a unique and awesome angle!

    5. Scott S. Baxter 22 months ago | reply

      The fiber-optic pavement -- at least the simpler "sparkly stars/pixie dust" incarnation, which I believe is what you have captured above -- was there in the first couple of years the park was open, which is when I took my first visit. I remember that The Living Seas was nothing but construction walls at the time, so it HAD to have been prior to 1986. I'm almost certain that my first trip to Epcot was no later than summer 1983. I think the more intricately-patterned pavers came later, and I'm pretty sure they replaced some of the original "sparkly" ones with those.

    6. Natalie Bell 22 months ago | reply

      Love love LOVE the pixie dust pavement!

    7. Crustopher 22 months ago | reply

      Oh wow! The pavement fiber optics bokeh sure is something special!

    8. Eugene1959 22 months ago | reply

      I like the angle.

    9. Coasterluver 22 months ago | reply

      So cool! Bokeh in the foreground! Nice and sharp too!

    10. wdwben 22 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I've tried to capture those light up paving tiles, but I never though of having them OUT of focus. Every time I tried, I wanted them in focus, but having them out of focus is an amazing idea. Superbly executed.

    11. Don Sullivan 22 months ago | reply

      Wonderful perspective

    12. Fab05 22 months ago | reply

      Fantastic low perspective.

    13. mwjw 22 months ago | reply

      Great....unique!!!

    14. Todd Hurley Photography 21 months ago | reply

      Nice. Those fiber optic lights are so tough to capture in a creative way, but I really like your take. I especially like that you used SSE in your background as opposed to one of the Innoventions/Communicore buildings.

    15. Craig Stevens <castevens12> 21 months ago | reply

      wow, wow, wow, wow! Unbelievable.

    16. WJMcIntosh 21 months ago | reply

      Love how that pavement glitters with those lights! I wish they would do that to out poor, dilapidated TL out here. Maybe in Tomorrowland 3.0. Nicely done!

    17. { southernbella89 } 21 months ago | reply

      WAY cool idea Tom!! LOVE THIS!

    18. Vanessa Guzan 21 months ago | reply

      I love the low perspective! I wish I could get some of that pavement installed on the walkway from my driveway to the front door!

    19. NOLA_2T 21 months ago | reply

      Absolutely love the lighted concrete bokeh!

    20. kingdomcamera 20 months ago | reply

      Love this! When my guys were little, they'd try to step on them as they lit up. I have never figured out how to shoot those lights but you got the lights and sooooo much more! This photo is awesome!!

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