Friday, March 12, 2010
D23 1 Year Anniversary Event, Pt. 1
Wednesday, I took the train up to Anaheim to attend the D23 First Year Anniversary Event in Fantasyland. Naturally, I arrived early so that I could take some pics around the park. Today’s portion of this tale will focus on my trip report. First up: Mr. Lincoln! Couldn’t wait to see ol’ Abe again; he still looks great...just love it when he rises up out of that chair.
After Abe, I just made it in time for the next train at the Main Street Train Station. Snapped a few shots at my 2nd fave station in Frontierland/New Orleans. Unlike its counterpart in Florida, Anaheim’s stations (and especially the areas in-between) are rich with theming and things to see.
By taking the train, I was also able to get a glimpse of the work still going on over at the Rivers of America, specifically the Burning Cabin section.
A temporary delay at the Toontown Depot helped me get some closeups of the Matterhorn and this vintage booth that has seen many uses over the years:
I stepped off the train in Tomorrowland to catch Captain EO; you’ll have to be patient until next week to read about that.
Before dinner, I thought I’d “kill” some time at the Haunted Mansion (pun intended). Nothing really new popped out...
Just the usual deadbeats...
By now I was purty damn hungry, so I went to the French Market for some of their tasty Jambalaya.
The rest of the time, I snapped these photos after the park closed for the night, which is why you will see virtually no people.
Hold that thought...more coming very soon! See more current and vintage Disneyland photos at my regular website.