Just when you can’t possibly imagine Disneyland Resort Paris becoming any more beautiful than it usually is, the holidays arrive! The park’s celebration, Disney’s Enchanted Christmas, is well underway, with special holiday decor, festive entertainment and much more ready and waiting for guests.
The Disneyland Resort Paris Christmas Parade is delighting guests with appearances by Santa Claus, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale, Donald, Daisy (and even nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, among many others!).
This year’s Christmas tree measures more than 78 feet tall and boasts more than 1,000 glittering decorations. And of course, the tree just marks the start of a slew of festive decor that stretches down Main Street, U.S.A.
Check out the gallery of images above from photographer Tom Bricker that show just how merry the parks are during this time of year. Holiday fun will continue at Disneyland Resort Paris through January 7, 2015.
As the sun sets here at Walt Disney World Resort, we’re sharing a new downloadable wallpaper especially for Disney Parks Blog readers. This spectacular image was captured earlier this year by Walt Disney World photographer Kent Phillips at Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park. To download, simply click on the image below – it’ll fit all of your screens.
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort may have started November 13, but our autumn colors are in full force right alongside the Christmas trees and tinsel. I wanted to show you this lovely photo taken by Disneyland Chief Photographer, Paul Hiffmeyer, showing golden autumn leaves against the icy slopes of the Matterhorn. All of us here at the Disneyland Resort wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving.
Back in 2011, I started a Disney Parks Blog series called “Things That Spin In the Night.” It featured motion-blurred images of attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. I thought it would be fun to revisit that series today.
The photos from “Things That Spin In the Night” included after-dark images of Astro Orbitor, Mad T Party, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Silly Symphony Swings, and the Golden Zephyr. I realized that there was a particular photo of the Golden Zephyr that I didn’t take the first time around. The first time, I focused more on getting three attractions in one photo. This time, I focused on getting the name of the attraction in the photo. As you can see, the Golden Zephyr sign in the front of the attraction is quite attractive, especially at night when it has a blue glow.
Click on the links below to see more of the “Things That Spin in the Night” series:
This week’s Disney Parks After Dark image was snapped at Magic Kingdom Park during the special holiday fireworks that guests can see during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
The fireworks show, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season, is just one of my favorite parts of attending the annual Christmas parties – in addition to Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade and the special character meet and greets. What’s your favorite part of the party? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Thanks to photographer Mark Willard for the amazing shot.
It sure looks like a quiet night at the Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at Magic Kingdom Park, which is the focus of this week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image.
Seeing the attraction illuminated at night really brings out the vibrant colors of Tomorrowland.
Earlier this year I shared some rare pictures of Walt Disney at the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park. There was such a great response that I set out to find and share even more photography of Walt at one of his favorite original Disneyland park attractions, the world-famous Jungle Cruise.
This rarely seen photo, digitally scanned from the original color negative, required some restoration, but once it was done, I couldn’t wait to share it.
What do you think of Walt as a Jungle Cruise skipper?
It’s Halloween week and we’re back at Magic Kingdom Park creating some amazing free hand “light painting” artwork in the air with colored LED penlights.
The Hitchhiking Ghosts and our 12 other Halloween-themed “light paintings” were drawn without a guide or template during an after-hours park visit. Each image was drawn quickly and with skill by Matt Stewart, a Yellow Shoes Creative Group Art Director. And while Matt “drew” the art, Paul Chase, a Disney Parks Content Producer, used long camera exposures to capture each move of the penlight.
Matt and Paul have used this same technique to create “light paintings” that featured the iconic profile of Mickey Mouse, an impressive American Flag in front of Cinderella Castle and the galaxy’s most famous villain, Darth Vader.
Let us know your favorite “light painting” in the comments and keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more light art at Disney Parks.
(*Note: Matt and Paul were in a very controlled environment with proper personnel on-site. If you attempt an artful creation like this, please insure proper safety measures are taken.)
To see more “light painting” artwork at Magic Kingdom Park, visit the posts below:
I love Paris … at World Showcase. And tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark photo only makes me want to visit it again. What a lovely sunset (captured by Photographer Tom Bricker).
What’s your favorite pavilion to visit in World Showcase after the sun goes down? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
This week, some of the most unusual photos snapped at Walt Disney World Resort were taken by David Roark and Matt Stroshane at Magic Kingdom Park, where they were perfectly positioned to catch a Blood Moon move over our park.
Be sure to check out the full gallery above. And for full details on this rare event, click here.