halloween Archive

Halloween Party’s Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman rides at the beginning of the Boo to You Parade during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Since the parade starts in Frontierland and Main Street USA (the best place to view the parade) is at the end of the route, and because the horseman moves considerably faster than the rest of

Spooky Haunted Mansion Holiday

Prior to visiting Disneyland last November, we had never experienced Haunted Mansion Holiday. After hearing a lot about it online, we were both excited to see it because it was something different, even though neither of us are Tim Burton fans. This, combined with experiencing holiday “overlays” in the vein of Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade

Cinderella Castle Halloween HDR

One of my biggest personal reasons for attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party each year is the unique lighting utilized in the Magic Kingdom during these parties, and how that lighting makes for interesting and different photos. For this same reason, I’ve shared that I’m also personally looking

HalloWishes Fireworks – Short(!) Exposure

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).

Spooky Main Street Photo

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

Sandy Claws – Disney Photo of the Day

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.

Heart of Darkness – Disney Photo of the Day

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