Traci C. (NDM#118) (37 Posts)

Traci was born and raised in Ohio, but has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was 18 months old (in 1974)!! She has always had a special place in her heart for all things Disney, but especially loves Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, and her favorite princess - Cinderella. Traci spent her childhood visiting the Magic Kingdom for just one day every summer (her grandparents lived in Tampa, Fla.). It wasn't until 2003 that she finally was able to stay "on property" .. and now visits at least once a year (more if she's lucky). The family's favorite resort - Beach Club. The love of Disney runs deep in Traci's house - her daughters love all things Disney and are always looking for "hidden Mickeys" (and both been counted as NDKs). And her husband? Well, he's almost as Disney-obsessed as the girls. One of these days the family hopes to make the move south to be closer to The Mouse (and away from the cold, snowy Ohio winters).

The Italy section of the World Showcase in EPCOT is largely comprised of replicated architectural elements of the Piazza San Marco in Venice.

One of the Byzantine columns has always fascinated me.  This is San Teodoro, a one-time patron saint of Venice.  He actually wasn’t from Italy – probably, he was a soldier who hailed from Amasea in Turkey.  There is a legend about an encounter with a dragon, which later somehow morphed into an Egyptian crocodile.  Here, we see him with his soldier’s shield, sword and spear, having just vanquished the “dragon”.

I thought he looked pretty cool against the dark, dramatic Floridian sky

To see more pictures of the “Italy” section of EPCOT, CLICK HERE.

Contributed by: Erin is one of our roaming DDL photographers and creator of My Mobile Adventures.


  1. Thanks for the info… it is also one of my favorite sculptures in Italy in EPCOT also. I have heard it got struck by lightening recently, do you know if there is any truth to that?

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