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Disney Parks After Dark: ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday at Disneyland Resort

Paul Hiffmeyer

by , Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

During the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, there are so many beautiful decorations to see and photograph, but I seem to spend a little more time at “it’s a small world“ Holiday. Below are a few photos I would like to share with you. For this first one, I exposed for the lights, turning the guests that were taking photos or just enjoying the view into silhouettes.

‘it’s a small world’ Holiday at Disneyland Resort

For the next photo, I used a 25-second exposure so that the boats would blur and not be noticeable in the foreground.

‘it’s a small world’ Holiday at Disneyland Resort

The final photo was taken just as the fog was rolling in one early morning. What I like about this photo is that the fog separates the topiaries from the background so they stand out instead of blending into the lights.

‘it’s a small world’ Holiday at Disneyland Resort


  • Lovely photos, thank you!

  • Would love to see how you would photo the different weathervanes in Fantasyland.

  • Paul,

    It never ceases to amaze me at the number of ways one can “look” at the Park. The views you share with us through the lens of your camera are fantastic and we really look forward to seeing them.

    Thank You for sharing your talent with us!

    Merry Christmas,

    Arizona Mike

  • Hi Paul, Love your night photos of Disneyland. Your photos have inspired me to take night photographs at Disneyland since I your Tea Cup photograph back in July 2012.

    Question, what were your settings for your photos? Also, any way for hobbyist photographers to share their photos of Disneyland with other Disney fans?


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