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A Walk in the Park: Getting in My Steps and Making Memories at Disneyland Resort

Joshua Sudock

by , Disneyland Resort Chief Photographer

Happy June from Disneyland Resort! I take a long walk through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks (camera in tow) once a week in an effort to keep the resort’s photographic archive fresh and quietly make art. It’s amazing how quickly one can rack up those daily steps in the name of health and photography at this magical place. Here are some pictures from recent walks.

Cartoon fish gas pump from Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland park

The day usually starts in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland park. One of the great joys of this gig is figuring out new, fresh ways to photograph the resort’s many iconic locations. I thought the sun rising behind this cartoon fish talk/gas pump looked interesting and it’s a picture I can’t remember seeing before.

Monorail Orange at Disneyland Resort

One morning, as I walked along the old Fantasyland Motor Boat Cruise dock, Monorail Orange, with “The Incredibles”-themed Pixar Fest wrap came cruising overhead. I thought it looked gorgeous against pinkish clouds, blue sky, and green foliage.

Tabebuia Impetiginosa tree blossoms with the Matterhorn in the background at Disneyland park

As I approach Central Plaza I always find myself taken by the Tabebuia Impetiginosa tree blossoms when they’re in bloom. On this morning, I thought it’d be fun to frame-up the Matterhorn between their lush branches.

Magic sign on Main Street, U.S.A at Disneyland park

There’s magic everywhere you look at Disneyland Resort. I love the way lit signage reflects against the new Main Street, U.S.A. brickwork after an early-morning steam cleaning.

Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure park

As I make my way through Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure park, I enjoy watching the sun rise. It also makes me really happy to see guests taking advantage of a morning stroll.

Cadillac Ridge at Radiator Springs Racer at Disney California Adventure park

Cars zip by the exquisite rockwork of Cadillac Ridge at Radiator Springs Racers as the sun sets on Cars Land.

And, just like that, another picture-perfect walk in the park draws to a close. Now it’s your turn – burn those calories and make some memories!

Comments

  • Amazing photos

  • Beautiful pictures, I can’t wait to see it person.

  • Love your photos!

    I have a daughter, who like you is always taking fabulous shots.

    We visit WDW often and are past due for a return visit to Disneyland. I love walking through the parks and observing all the wonderful details. I never quite walk as much, once back home, as I do at Disney.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Wonderful pictures! It’s hard to choose a favorite here; but, the picture of the Matterhorn framed by the blossoming trees is really beautiful.

  • Always love your photographic posts. The happiest camera gig on earth!