Disney Parks After Dark: Dumbo the Flying Elephant … Topiary, That is … at Disneyland Park


One of the two Dumbo topiaries in front of Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland at Disneyland park is in a unique location to photograph during our fireworks spectaculars. From this point of view, you can get part of the show with the attraction in the background. For guests who have seen the fireworks many times from Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland provides a different perspective – with fireworks bursting in the sky both in front and behind you, which brings me to the next photo …

Even though I used a flash to light the Dumbo topiary, I was hoping I would get colored lights from the fireworks to light it as well. I guess I lucked out, because two fireworks of similar colors filled the sky at the same time.


  • Hi Paul,

    It was so great to meet you yesterday at DCA’s Mad T Party! Thanks for taking the time to talk to a small time photographer like me, and thanks for the advice!

    Like Howard, do you think it would be possible to post some of the technical data? I try to experiment with a variety of settings to give me a range of options, but you always seem to catch the perfect shot!

    Thanks again!

  • Paul,

    Your work never ceases to amaze our family! We see the Park from so many different angles but your work always shows us a new perspective! You have an amazing eye and talent to match! Thank You for the beautiful work you post on the Blog!

    If I can pry my group away from “our fireworks spot” in front of the Photo Shop on Main Street we’ll try this spot in Fantasyland!!

    Arizona Mike

  • For us photo enthusiasts can you please provide the technical data about your shot (ie, ISO, f-stop and shutter speed)?

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