/ Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

High abEagleove the Walt Disney World Resort is something magical. It’s not the typical magic that you would expect to find at one of the most visited theme parks in the world. Yet, it is something that will leave you awestruck and with a desire to experience it more than once.

We first noticed Sam the eagle a few years ago during a water transportation trip from Epcot to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Something unusually large was sitting atop the decorative bird sculpture that resides on the roof of the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. Clearly, it was a bird. But, it was not until the bird took flight and we saw the wingspan and the flash of a white head that we realized it was an American Bald Eagle.

IMG_6290Our sightings of Sam have generally been in the morning hours and predominantly in the fall months. Usually he is alone, but in December 2015, we saw Sam with a second, equally impressive eagle buddy. With the presence of a variety of waterways, lakes, and forests on and around the Walt Disney World property, we assume that the Swan perch may be the perfect location for scoping some eagle take-out.

In closing, it seems appropriate to say, and so concludes our “salute to all nations, but mostly America!”

(Photos from the authors’ personal collections.)


LookingforMagicLooking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo  and Sean @ Shamrock Photo .  Kathy is a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, who dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group.  Sean is a fire fighter, pilot, and closet superhero, who would like to join the pack with Tigger to use his bouncy and fun powers to make people smile. Kathy can be contacted at imtxag85@aol.com Sean can be contacted at spoc65@aol.com



3 thoughts on “The Other “Sam the Eagle” at Walt Disney World”

  1. Felicia says:

    Awwwww….what a majestic bird. Bet he has a great view of WDW from up there

  2. Arthur Allen says:

    I’d say it has an “eagle eye” view of the park.

    That was the unexpected benefit of my visit to Walt Disney World: all the wild animals that weren’t necessarily controlled by or officially part of the park. I went in May one year, so I saw ducklings and other birds, as well as a rabbit eating the exhibits at the Epcot Flower and Garden Show. It was very tame and let me take the close-up picture that is my iPod lock screen. By comparison: Animal Kingdom, were I was supposed to see animals, was almost a letdown.

  3. Brodi says:

    Sam the eagle America sings