Disney Tourist Blog News – Vol. 1, No. 3

Unlike a “real” newspaper, we don’t publish when on vacation. (So much for journalistic dedication!) We return this week after our trip to Disneyland with this week’s hot off the presses “news.” -Tom

TOP STORIES

Recap of “One More Disney Day” at Disneyland – Were the Brickers the ONLY ones who had an amazing time at this event?!

Parts 3 and 4 of Brickers’ February 2012 Walt Disney World trip report posted, Part 4 is loaded with great photos.

Disney California Adventure Grand Re-Opening Date Announced! – Will be biggest Disney theme park event in years!

We continue to share fun and exclusive photos on DisneyTouristBlog Facebook Fan Page – look for the Facebook-exclusive beautiful photo of the Main Street Train Station at Disneyland at sunrise!

New “Top Posts” section added to Disney Tourist Blog – Check out these great posts from 2011 that you might have missed! (Navigate to older or newer “top posts” at bottom of that page)

UPCOMING

Sunday/Monday – February trip report part 5

Monday/Tuesday – The Muppets Blu-ray Review

Later this week… – Disney Book Reviews, Disneyland Dining Reviews, Top Disney Cupcakes

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Stuff from the Park tours circa-1956 Storbook Land at Disneyland.

TouringPlans.com Blog with a recap of “One More Disney Day” at Walt Disney World and Disneyland (Disneyland recap by Tom).

Progress City, USA with a fond remembrance of Robert Sherman, who passed away this week.

WDW Radio launches a promising new collecting blog with a call for action from fans!

The Explorium with a fond look back at the Journey into Imagination on its 29th anniversary.

…MAKIN’ MEMORIES

I just can’t get enough of the sunrise photos from “One More Disney Day” at Disneyland. It was my best EVER day for photography in the parks!

SHUTTERMOUSE

Capture candid photos of your family in the park in addition to posed shots. Posed shots are nice, but often time candid photos capture those special moments much better. When you do go for posed shots, try to mix up the poses with some fun stuff, and not just the typical “here we are smiling in front of this object…” type shots. Those get old quickly.

NEWS & RUMORS

Mouseplanet covers the Disney Fantasy christening in New York.

WDWMagic provides the latest photos of the Fantasyland Skyway removal project.

Disneyland Live reports that the D23 Expo is coming back to Anaheim in 2013.

MiceAge reports on Leap Day crowd issues at Disneyland.

Q&A

The question I have is, how is it taking your equipment to the park? What camera bag do you use? …  Do you save a day for photos, and bring limited equipment on most days?

-Dane

On most days, I take all 24 pounds of my camera gear with me to the parks. Taking it on rides is no issue, but that much extra weight can be a chore. I rarely use everything I bring with me each day, but you never know when the perfect situation will present itself to use a particular lens, and you can only use what you have. If carrying around all your gear doesn’t sound appealing, I recommend renting a locker at the park, and storing some of it there. At least that way you have fairly quick access to it. As for the bag(s) I use, check out our photo bag recommendations here.

If you have Disney-related questions for us, please post them on our Facebook page!

We hope you enjoyed this issue of The Disney Tourist Blog News. We’re looking forward to refining this concept and adding new segments in the coming weeks. If you have any suggestions for “article” ideas, please leave them in the comments.

-Tom Bricker, Editor in Chief


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