I’m back with the second installment of “Scenes from Disney Parks,” with a set of new photos that I recently shot during the start of Halloween Time at Disneyland. Every photo in this set is from Disneyland and features Halloween as a motif (be it prominent or in the background, etc.). Disneyland is always a
The last ghouls slowly perish from the Magic Kingdom after a long night during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in September 2012. Halloween in the Magic Kingdom is always fun, even if it would be a little more fun if there were a couple of attraction overlays for the season, like there are in
The Boo To You Parade is right up there with Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade as the best parades shown at Walt Disney World Resort. This parade is shown only during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and features several “units.” The first unit is called Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Bash, which has a lot of
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
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
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
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.