Thursday, May 10, 2012
Trip Report, Pt. 3
Skipping my normal Traveling Thursdays theme, I am barreling ahead with my trip report. No theme park compares to Disneyland at night. The lighting transforms Anaheim's famous landmark into a magical land of fantasy. Even Snow White's Wishing Well takes on a different persona with the colored lights illuminating it.
Taking the side entrance to the Castle is no less impressive at night:
Oh the cool light fixtures....
An evening journey to Disneyland wouldn't be complete without a spin on the dark rides. I actually braved the lines of Peter Pan:
The moon was glowing brightly this evening, almost as if Walt himself had ordered it to:
Apologies for my light fixture fetish; it never ends.
I still love the feeling of flight over Neverland:
The Evil Queen beckoned me to take part in the Scary Adventures of her stepdaughter:
Even the line queue can be a bit creepy:
Don't let this happy tableau fool you:
There's mayhem ahead, with stalking:
transformation and deceit:
And let's not forget CRAZY JEALOUSY!
I think that just about covers it. Yup...scary. Next up was Pinocchio. Again, light fixtures in the line queue to keep me occupied.
Pinocchio has its own brand of scary:
But have no fear, the Blue Fairy will make it all better:
I could spend days in this section just staring at all the clocks and toys.
I ended my dark ride quartet with Mr. Toad (apologies to Alice!)
The glow of the Sword in the Stone keeps it from being ignored at night:
Probably the most magical sight after dark (next to the Castle) is the Carrousel:
This face is my favorite thing to photograph on the Carrousel:
Next up was the train. As we walked by the Toontown Gates they seemed to be begging me to shoot them:
A stop in Tomorrowland before the grand finale:
I can't think of a more perfect nighttime exit scenario than the enjoyment of the Grand Canyon/Primeval World Dioramas:
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