Friday, September 30, 2016

Disneyland, Friday, September 30th, 2016

There's not too much I can say about this particular day. Actually, there is. I wanted to take a a few more photos of certain Princesses. The only one I got was Princess Tiana. She looked lovely as always. I also met Mary Poppins and Bert for the first time and took photos of them. I also decided to stand in line to meet and take photos of Tinker Bell in Pixie Hollow. Fawn was also there. 

Another thing I was happy with is the interaction I got from the performers of the Soundsational Parade. Many of them saw my camera and waved/smiled. I even got kicked in the face by Mickey himself. 

On to the photos...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Disneyland, Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

After driving back from Arizona on Thursday, I decided to make a pit stop at Disneyland for more sunset/night time photography. I realized that I haven't taken photos of New Orleans Square without people in it. Last time I came close to it, security wouldn't allow me to get there because "they were working on something." This time, I stayed in the area until it cleared out. Once again, it almost gives you the feeling like you're in a real town. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Grand Canyon, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

I decided to re-visit the Grand Canyon, simply because I was so amazed with it the first time I went this time last year. This time, I made the smart decision to stay MUCH closer. Definitely a wise choice. It wasn't a particularly clear day. Storms passed through so not too much sunshine. With rain, though, comes for a possible rainbow. I was lucky enough that a rainbow did appear.

Anyway, on to the photos.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Disneyland, Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Last Sunday, I decided to make another round of photography at Disneyland. One of my favorite parts of taking photos there are the parades. I enjoy taking photos of the cast members, actors, and dancers, because you can see the joy on their faces as their perform. I also love the interaction some of the cast members have with the public. One of my favorite moments from this particular parade was the monkey dancers just in front of the Lion King float. He noticed I was holing my camera, came up to me, and let out a loud monkey sound, scaring everyone around me, including myself. Everyone laughed. 

Speaking of joy on their faces, this one is probably my favorite of all the smiles during the parade.

Anyway... on to the rest of the photos.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland, Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Friday was the opening night of Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. I was a little excited as they were premiering a new Halloween themed parade called the Frightfully Fun Parade. It showcased most of the Disney villains. The parade was preceded by The Headless Horseman, who made his debut last night as well.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Disneyland, Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Tonight was the second night of Halloween Time at Disneyland. I decided to go again so I can check out the new fireworks. We were told it wasn't going to be a long show... and it wasn't. I'd say the fireworks show "Fantasy in the Sky" lasted about 4-5 minutes. There was some recognizable theme music from select films to go along, but nothing too fancy. Since the fireworks were being set off from further behind the park, we were allowed to go as far as up as the middle of the compass in front of the castle. 

Something else I have never noticed before. On the front side of the castle, near King Arthur's Carousel, you can see Maleficent occasionally opening the blinds and looking below at the courtyard. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016