“Dr. Hidden Mickeys” Steve Barrett is coming out with a brand-new dream guide to the most luxurious experiences that WDW has to offer, and he’s looking for your help!
This new guide to the crème de la crème at Disney World will need some spectacular photos to showcase that special Disney magic, and we’re turning to those of you who most appreciate it to convey the magic to others. We’ll need pictures of posh suites, gourmet meals, exquisite souvenirs, and exclusive experiences … it’ll be a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.
If we select your work, your photo(s) will be immortalized in Steve’s new book (tentatively titled “When You Wish … the Walt Disney World® Dream Guidebook” and scheduled to come out in late 2007); you’ll get byline credit, and we’ll send you two complimentary copies of the book (one for you, one for a friend), signed by the author, BEFORE it hits bookstores!
1. These MUST be your own work, and you must hold all rights to any images you submit.
2. This is a guidebook, not a family scrapbook, so the fewer identifiable people in your pictures, the better. In some cases (like in the parks or hotel lobbies), you may not be able to frame a shot without people, but we want readers to imagine themselves at WDW, and that’s hard to do with someone else’s kid in the middle of the frame! Exceptions for restaurants and activities like the Grand Floridian’s Princess Tea.
3. Where you can’t comply with Rule 2, you MUST provide signed releases for any identifiable people in your pictures, giving us permission to use their image (download a sample form here).
4. NO DISNEY CHARACTERS can appear in your shots. You may have the best Mickey Mouse picture ever, but the little guy is copyright protected, and we don’t hold the copyright!
- All photos should be full-color.
- Digital photos should be high-resolution for optimal print quality, so we ask for a MINIMUM resolution of 300 dpi at reproduction size: we prefer 6 by 9 inches but will consider pictures as small as 3 by 5 inches. For those not familiar with technical jargon, this means that a digital camera with 3 megapixels or more should be sufficient, as long as you work at the highest resolution setting.
- Digital images should be sent as JPEGs or TIFFs (be careful; some cameras have RAW settings).
- Send high quality prints from film cameras, but NOT your only copies – we can’t return them.Digital submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, mailing address, and a phone number where you can be reached. Prints and slides may be sent to
The Intrepid Traveler
ATTN: Photo Contest
PO Box 531
Branford, CT 06405
Please include your full name, address, and phone number. Signed releases for photographs containing identifiable people may also be sent here.
All submissions must be received by February 1, 2007.
SUBJECT LISTAt the parks:
- “Welcome to WDW!” The train station, shot from outside the Magic Kingdom
- nighttime shot of Cinderella Castle
- nighttime shot of Splash Mountain
- nighttime shot of Spaceship Earth
- nighttime shot of Tower of Terror
- nighttime shot of Tree of Life
At (and around) the hotels:
- Grand Floridian lobby
- Suites (Grande, Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, and Victorian) at the Grand Floridian
- Grand Concourse at the Contemporary
- Suites (Presidential and Vice-Presidential) at the Contemporary
- Polynesian lobby or exterior
- Polynesian King Kamehameha Suite
- Wilderness Lodge lobby
- Suites (Yellowstone Presidential and Yosemite Vice-Presidential) at Wilderness Lodge
- Panorama shot of Crescent Lake
- Lighthouse between Beach and Yacht Clubs
- Suites (Newport Presidential and Nantucket Vice-Presidential) at Beach Club
- Suites (Turret Presidential, Admiral, Commodore Vice-Presidential, Captain’s Deck, and Turret) at Yacht Club
- Suites (Steeplechase Presidential, Sonora Vice-Presidential, and Garden Suite) at BoardWalk Inn
- Boardwalk Villa courtyard
- Nighttime exterior of Swan and Dolphin
- Suites (Oasis, Southwest, Italian, or Japanese) at Swan
- Suites (Los Presidentes, Emperor’s, Pharoah’s, and Caesar’s) at Dolphin
- Suites (Royal Asante Presidential and Royal Kuba Vice-Presidential) at Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Marina at the Contemporary
- Signature dish of one of the sit-down restaurants (preferably Victoria and Albert’s, California Grill, Flying Fish Café, Jiko, or Citrico’s)
- Salmon at Citrico’s
- Citrico’s interior
- Princess Tea at the Grand Floridian
- Private dining rooms at any of the restaurants
- Interior of the Brown Derby
- Jewelry shop interior
- Epcot gift shop
- Animation shop at Disney-MGM Studios
- Grand Floridian gift shop interior
- Japan’s Mitsukoshi department store interior (preferably including a kimono) at Epcot
Around the World:
- Nighttime in Downtown Disney
- Golf on the Disney courses
- The Grand I yacht
- Christmas decorations from around the resorts
- Boats, parasailing, and other activities on the water around WDW