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Things That Spin in the Night – A Different Perspective at Disneyland Park

posted on April 14th, 2011 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort


For my recent series of nighttime photographs that feature spinning attractions, I set out to capture unique images from an unusual perspective or location. With this in mind, I revisited the Astro Orbitor at Disneyland park the other night for one last “spin” – this time from above Tomorrowland, on the former PeopleMover/Rocket Rods track.

This first photo is more of a twilight photo, but I chose it because you can see the curved horizon, which would have been concealed in darkness if shot later.

Things That Spin in the Night – A Different Perspective at Disneyland Park

This photo was chosen because it combines Sleeping Beauty Castle with the Astro Orbiter in the foreground, a view I cannot recall ever seeing before.

Things That Spin in the Night – A Different Perspective at Disneyland Park

In this photo, I was able to combine the fireworks show and Astro Orbitor. I especially like how the fireworks appear to be going right through the red light streaks.

Things That Spin in the Night – A Different Perspective at Disneyland Park

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22 Comments

1

Jason on April 14th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Great Pictures Paul, Would you consider posting some of the metadata with your pics? (only if this wouldn’t give away any of your trade secrets) I love learning from other people and their pictures.

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Fred from CA on April 14th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Cool!

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Kevin on April 14th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Hmmm doesn’t look the photos showed up properly on the site. :/

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JAMES on April 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Off and on in the last couple of weeks, pictures on this site are not showing up. I have used Firefox 4.0 and Internet Explorer 9 and still cannot see any of these, although I could see yesterday’s beast castle, etc. Something different in the coding. Too bad since there are comments on how good it looks. Maybe I am using too new a browser.

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Ramin on April 14th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I’m with Kevin, not seeing the pictures

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Jack on April 14th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I agree with Kevin and Ramin, I can’t see the photos. :(

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Eric from MI on April 14th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Bummer! I’ve tried 4 different browsers to no avail. Hopefully the pics are up soon. I think we need some pixie dust here;-)

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Brian from CA on April 14th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

No pictures on any of my Windows XP with latest updates. Please Fix.

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Fred from CA on April 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I was able to see the photos earlier today, but I can’t anymore.

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Fred from CA on April 15th, 2011 at 2:09 am

…Ok, now I can see them again.

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Leanne from IL on April 15th, 2011 at 7:58 am

Can’t see the piccies either :(

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Brian from CA on April 15th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Now I can see the pictures… The first one is absolutly going to by desktop!

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Amy on April 15th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Check again I can see them and they are AMAZING!

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Becky on April 15th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Awesome pictures!!

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Laura from CA on April 15th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Wow Paul, you truly are gifted! These pictures are amazing :)

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Rachel on April 15th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I love this!! Brings out the magic of Disney :)

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Pamela on April 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Paul, once again, I’m amazed by your photos. Thank you so much for sharing. I love coming to Disneyland just to take pictures. I have a plethora of photos that go back to when I was a teenager. :o)

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Jennifer on April 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Awesome pics!! There really is a whole different atmosphere at night and you captured it!

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Miguel on April 15th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Man, that Astro Orbiter is one hell of a ride… just a little cramped.

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Eric on April 15th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Love these night shots! Would love to see the EXIF…

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Eric on April 15th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

You all take amazing photos. I wish you would allow us to download some hi-res images from time to time.

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TRACIE on April 17th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Amazing photos. You really captured the wonder and magic of Disneyland.

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