Disney Parks After Dark: Colors Come Alive at Night During Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holiday nights at Disneyland park come alive with vivid colors from “Paint the Night” parade, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, the attractions and the holiday décor. I would like to share these six images that I think represent a small portion of what you can see after the sun sets during the holidays at Disneyland park.

I decided to do something a little different with the Main Street Christmas tree. Instead of photographing the entire tree at a distance, I decided to take a close-up image of the ornaments. For this image, I set the camera with a zoom lens on a tripod and used a long exposure. I zoomed very slowly in the middle of the long exposure to get this effect.

The Astro Orbitor is difficult to pass by after dark without taking an image or two.

I usually photograph the “Partners” statue with Sleeping Beauty Castle or Main Street, U.S.A., in the background. I chose this image because I like how the lights surround Walt Disney.

Since there weren’t any boats blocking the view, you can see the vibrant colors of “it’s a small world” Holiday reflected in the water.

I enjoy photographing the “Paint the Night” parade. Although it is wonderful to watch, it can be a little difficult to photograph, but as you can see, it is well worth the effort.

I like this long exposure taken during “Disneyland Forever” fireworks because it looks like Tinker Bell left a trail of Pixie Dust in the sky.



  • Wow! It all looks so pretty. I can’t wait to see these kinds of sights when I come next year. Merry Christmas from the land down under where it’s HOT, HOT, HOT. Today 37 degrees c (98F) and tomorrow 40C (104F) with more to come.

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