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.
posted on November 27th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
posted on November 20th, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
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:
posted on November 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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.
posted on November 6th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Seeing the attraction illuminated at night really brings out the vibrant colors of Tomorrowland.
posted on October 30th, 2014 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
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.
What do you think of Walt as a Jungle Cruise skipper?
posted on October 29th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
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.
(*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:
posted on October 23rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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!
posted on October 11th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
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.
posted on October 9th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on October 8th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
If you were up early this morning, you may have spotted an unusual sight in the sky – the brilliance of a rare lunar eclipse called a “blood moon.”
Here at Walt Disney World Resort, the moon added the perfect spooky atmosphere to our parks, especially Magic Kingdom Park, which is already decorated for Halloween. Our photographers David Roark and Matt Stroshane were on hand to document the moon’s path over our parks.
Here’s how a blood moon works and why it’s significant: Full lunar eclipses happen maybe once each year, but blood moons that light up with color are extremely rare. Their bright red “blood” color happens when planet Earth is perfectly positioned between the moon and the sun – and the sun is able to shine only a small ring of red light past the earth and onto the moon (sort of like a worldwide sunset is reflecting on the moon). This morning’s blood moon is the second blood moon in a rare tetrad (a series of four) that will appear in 2014-2015. The next two blood moons are set to appear on April 4 and September 28, 2015.
Be sure to click through the gallery above to see the blood moon make its way over Walt Disney World Resort.