Before our October 2012 Walt Disney World trip, I came to a realization: I had not photographed Magic Kingdom fireworks in a “normal” manner since October 2009, when I used a Nikon D90. Since then, I had been using either a fisheye lens (for perimeter bursts) or a neutral density filter (for more chaotic photos).
Sarah’s costume for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World on September 28, 2012. Demonstrating that you can be a female who wears a nice-looking Halloween costume without going for the provocative look. Sarah’s costume is a non-literal take on Minnie Mouse, with an outfit that resembles Minnie, but doesn’t mimic Minnie’s
Last week, I mentioned the difficulty of photographing Main Street, USA during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party due to the harsh and uneven lighting. Here is that lighting at play at the end of the night, and although this shot wasn’t quite as tough to capture as it would have been if the entire
Main Street, U.S.A. Early fall. A tree-lined little world of front porches, hot dogs, the laughter of children, and the smell of a candy vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 12:53 a.m. on Main Street. This is Main Street on a late Friday night. Main
I’m working on detailed attraction pages with commentary, photos, and ride-through video for both “it’s a small world” holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday. For now, I’ll just say that we were absolutely blown away by Haunted Mansion Holiday. I lost count of how many times we rode it, but I think it was around 20.
We arrived at the Magic Kingdom prior to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starting, so we did a few attractions. I can’t remember which ones, but I think PhilharMagic was in the mix. If you read the earlier installment of the trip report covering the Disney Parks Blog Trick or Meet-Up event, you’ll know
Happy Halloween! Although this photo doesn’t SCREAM Halloween at Walt Disney World, I think it embodies the best aspects of Halloween and any Walt Disney World vacation: the fall colors on Main Street, USA and seeing Cinderella Castle looming in the distance. There is nothing quite like seeing Cinderella Castle in the distance (well, except
When the clock strikes midnight during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, there is not a body in sight! Living or…undead! If you like this Disney photo, please help us out by clicking the +1 button above to increase DisneyTouristBlog.com’s visibility on Google (no Google account necessary). If you
This may appear to be an ordinary photo of Partners and Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, but it is not! This lighting on Cinderella Castle only is used during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the flowers in the bed surrounding Partners are only out for the fall. I cannot stress
I decided to deviate from my normal processing, and give this photo of one of the Halloween Fab Five statues in the hub at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom a more “fall-like” treatment, with a sepia-like look to it. The hub really looks great during the fall, and these statues are a big reason why!
The layer of “smoke” surrounding the Main Street, USA Train Station during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is quite cool, but not exactly easy to photograph. In fact, when you mix the thick smoke with the extremely rich purple lighting blanketing the Train Station, you get