A long lost family member has returned to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. An original resident of the mansion, the Hatbox Ghost disappeared for years until the world, and technology, caught up with his vision. The Ghost Host chilling informs guests that “we have 999 happy haunts here, but there’s room for a thousand.” With the return […]
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Two pirates take an extended break in the “Crew’s Quarters” lying deep within the dark and eerie “Grotto of Lost Souls” at Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Of special interest is the painting adorning the bar. The painting is an original creation by Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men,” which has hung […]
Another submarine emerges from the depths of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage after surviving an adventure with Nemo and friends at Disneyland, California. Many years ago when the submarines were dressed in naval gray, Walt Disney shared his disappointment that Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union, was not allowed to visit Disneyland on a […]
Some of the most memorable moments at a Disney Park come when you share a special moment with a character. On this day I was in the courtyard at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle when Captain Hook appeared from an alcove. The Captain was clearly looking to surprise some unsuspecting guests and he was ready to enlist […]
The submarine Scout of the Nautical Exploration and Marine Observation Institute sails out to sea on a mission to explore an undersea volcano. The Scout’s research expedition will soon turn into an explosive undersea adventure full of fishy, and toothy, friends as Marlin and Dory search yet again for Nemo.
Like a full moon, Grizzly Peak rises over Disney California Adventure’s Grizzly River Run just after sunset. The folks at Disney tell us a huge grizzly bear named “Oo-soo’-ma-te” was transformed by the coyote “A-ha-le” into a stone sentinel protecting the mountain. The huge bear’s spirit reportedly can be heard roaring by those adventurous folks who explore […]
Ariel greets us with a song in her Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure.
Lightning McQueen sponsor Rust-eze promotes its “Medicated Bumper Ointment” along Cross Street. Cross Street is the main road intersecting Route 66 in Radiator Springs at Disney California Adventure’s Carsland. A walk along Cross Street offers stunning views of Ornament Valley and the Cadillac Mountain Range. On this rare rainy night in Southern California the camera was set […]
Color and animation across erupt from the bay each night at Disney California Adventure. If you and your camera are looking to take in the action from the front row then you better bring something to keep you both dry! Adjustments in Lightroom, Color Efex Pro 2, and Viveza.
With the Matterhorn looming in the distance, Disneyland’s Astro Orbiter rises from the rock surrounding the entrance to Tomorrowland. Guests descended upon the Happiest Place on Earth on this mid February morning to enjoy temperatures in the mid 70s. This is a five shot hand held HDR image processed in HDR Efex Pro 2. Hard […]