This week’s “After Dark” image was shot by Disney Photographer Kent Phillips in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot. I just love the gold colors of the buildings against the dark blue sky. What do you think? Is this one of your favorite pavilions to visit at night?
posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on March 27th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon has definitely not been one of the sights we’ve featured in this series before. Our water parks close before sundown, which is what makes this photograph so intriguing to me. It’s of Miss Tilly, the shipwrecked boat that serves as the icon at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Doesn’t it look amazing as the sunsets?
posted on March 20th, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
This photo was taken a few months ago – in the middle of January – on a night with an almost full moon and one of the clearest night skies that I’ve seen in a long time here at Disneyland park. The moon was so bright that, instead of trying to get detail in the moon, I thought I would use a setting called the F-22 star. By setting the aperture somewhere between F-11 and F-22, any bright light source will result in a large “starburst.” I ended up using F-18 at 15 seconds with an ISO of 800. The camera was a Canon1DX with the 24-105mm lens set at 40mm and mounted on a tripod. While I was taking the photo along Big Thunder Trail, many guests stopped to comment to me about how beautiful the moon looked, take photos of the moon themselves and tell me how much they loved Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Can you count the stars in this photo? I counted more than thirty, plus one light trail from an airplane in the top left corner.
posted on March 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image was shot at Magic Kingdom Park during the nightly performance of “Wishes Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks. Is this your favorite place to view the fireworks or do you have another go-to spot?
Is this your favorite nighttime spectacular? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Which nighttime spectacular is your favorite to view at a Disney Park? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
posted on March 5th, 2014 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
So intrigued by this discovery, Walt Disney himself decided to pay a visit to the region to checkout the wildlife.
Among the things Walt saw that day was a lion pride “protecting a sleeping zebra.” Now, putting your hands near a hungry lion is no laughing matter…
Or is it?
posted on February 27th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
Sure, we’ve featured the Partners Statue on the blog, but tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo is one of my favorites – it’s spectacular. Walt Disney World Resort Photographer and blog author Kent Phillips snapped the image at just the right moment after the sunset at Magic Kingdom Park.
posted on February 21st, 2014 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort
A few months ago, I shared with you original artwork by our cast members that was featured in the Disneyland Resort Line, our publication for cast. This time, the Disneyland Resort Line asked cast members to send in a photograph of their ‘happy place’ — an image telling the story about their favorite spot at the Disneyland Resort. Nearly 50 photos were received and eight were selected for a resort wide cast vote to determine which photo would be featured as the cover of the Disneyland Resort Line.
The results are in! Cast member Andy Neitzert’s striking photo of his 4-year-old daughter, Lilly Belle, in Frontierland (yes, she’s named for the Disneyland Railroad train car Lilly Belle, which Walt Disney named after his wife) is the cover of the current issue. When asked about the image, Andy said, “Originally, my ‘happy place’ described a location that made me happy every time I was there. For many years, Disneyland itself was one enormous happy place for me. On Jan. 15, 2010, that all changed. My daughter Lilly was born and she changed everything. Lilly Belle is now my happy place.” See the below collage of the other featured entries!
posted on February 20th, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
When I say it’s really cool to see fireworks bursting above King Arthur Carrousel in Fantasyland at Disneyland park, I’m not horsing around. Photographing the show brings to mind a few historical facts about the carrousel and why it’s so special:
- King Arthur Carrousel was one of the original opening-day attractions at Disneyland Resort in 1955.
- At Walt Disney’s request, all of the horses are in a galloping pose and painted white.
- Each horse on the carrousel has a name, and Jingles is the lead horse. You may remember that Jingles was painted gold for a short time in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland Resort in 2005. It was later repainted white, except for its gold bells and trim, and dedicated to Disney Legend Julie Andrews in 2008.
Here are a few more of my favorite images from this explosive shoot.
posted on February 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Have you had a chance to see this resort lit up at night yet? The Cozy Cone, as well as the nearby Radiator Springs-inspired areas look like they’re right out of the film!