Last night, we closed down the park for the first time since January. It would seem that most of our time has been spent behind a computer working on one project or another. As grateful as we are to have some incredible things on our plate, it was such a relief to escape to the park for a night. Unfortunately, it was a probably the coldest evening we've ever spent at the park and it was packed to the hilt for the Candlelight Processional. Nonetheless, we rushed around grabbing whatever footage we could until we finally escaped to Fantasia Gardens to watch the lighting for It's a Small World Holiday. A family close by, seemingly unaware of what was about to take place, stopped what they were doing and gasped in awe as the lights came on. I glanced over and each face was filled with childlike wonder. The parents, who couldn't stop exclaiming how incredible it was, shared in their children's excitement.
There's nothing that says Christmas like this view. It just gives you a warm inviting feeling that makes you want to never leave Disneyland. But this is the exit! I've taken notice so many times the slow walkers, and dilly-dalliers that just don't want to leave. I don't blame them, the view is pretty tremendous. It's well worth it to take it slow, stay a bit later, and enjoy Main Street during Christmas Time!
For a long time, we have elected not to offer prints of our Disney pictures. This decision has been a cautionary and principled one, but based on a good deal of misinformation and too little understanding. After much research, thought and deliberation we've decided that it's time for a change. So, beginning tonight (and in time for Christmas), we have a selection of images available in our shop that we feel sure you'll enjoy and that we're thrilled to share. We'll swap images out on a regular basis, so be sure to snatch up what you want and check back often for new offerings.
The Christmas tree on Buena Vista Street has such a cool retro feel to it. Although it's quite rich and vibrant in person, when I sat down to work on this photo, it seemed to take me another direction that had me thinking of vintage photos from the 1950s.
December has always been a busy month for me for as long as I can remember. Four out of six of my family were born in December, including myself, which only contributed to the holiday whirlwind. In recent years, I've tried to make an effort to prolong the season, to slow down and enjoy it. Days spent at Disneyland taking photos have done wonders. Especially on a night like this one. I found myself wandering along a pathway I don't normally use. I was taken by all the icicle lights adorning Sleeping Beauty Castle for Christmas. It was as if I was seeing it for the first time. No matter how much Disneyland does or doesn't change, that is something it still manages to achieve — wonder.