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Mr. Toad Off the Rails

Mr. Toad Off the Rails

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is the ride I most anticipated riding during my visit to Disneyland. While that may seem odd I have many memories of riding it as a young kid. It did not disappoint. I LOVE the old school dark rides and the...

Carousel Fit for a King

Carrousel Fit for a King

On this trip I took this shot on 2 different occasions. The first time I did it when the park hadn’t closed yet as I wanted to get the carousel spinning. I figured I would not be able to get it people free and spinning...

Alice & the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Alice & the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Today I’m going to dive in with the first of many dark ride shots from Disneyland. As a classic dark ride lover Disneyland really delivers the goods. There’s so many classics to enjoy. They’re short but oh so satisfying. It makes me sad Walt Disney...

West Coast Partners

With all the unfamiliarity I experienced at Disneyland, being in the hub and shooting Partners I felt right at home. In fact, it really made me miss when Walt Disney World still had trees in the hub and when it was more compact. I understand...

Nemo's Sunset Lagoon

Nemo’s Sunset Lagoon

All of last week’s Disneyland shots were pretty easy and straight forward. This one was definitely a step up in the difficulty factor. Let me lay out the details. To start I shot a 7-shot bracket with the Nikon 14-24 2.8 for the overall scene. Then...

Flo's Spider Web Cafe

Flo’s Spider Web Cafe

When Disney announced the seasonal overlay coming to Cars Land I think I may have been the only one who let out a long Darth Vader “Noooooooooooo!” Cars Land was one of the things I was looking most forward to for my first visit to...

Technicolor Tea Cup Swirl

Technicolor Tea Cup Swirl

Let's get it out of the way and I'll go ahead and state categorically the Disneyland Tea Cup's are far superior to the Walt Disney World Tea Cups. The outside view is just absolutely gorgeous in comparison to the steel tent at WDW. Once again...

Carthay Paths

Carthay Paths

My first night at Disneyland Resort I opted to close out Disney California Adventure as they closed at 8pm and after the long trip out to California I didn’t want to be up too late. Little did I know security would move everyone out the...

Glowy Paradise

Glowy Paradise

On the first evening of our Disneyland trip we had reservations at Carthay Circle Restaurant at 5:00 PM. After waiting till nearly 5:30 after checking in we approached the hostesses and without saying very much we were quickly taken up stairs. Much to our surprise...