Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Trip Report, Pt. 3: The Final Chapter!

On yesterday’s post, I left all of you readers watching the spinning Zoetrope at Disney’s California Adventure. Next up: The Tower of Terror! On the way, I managed to capture a previously unnoticed detail in the Hollywood area of DCA.

Once at The Tower, I was surprised to see that the attraction was not decked in the Halloween overlay that I had seen there last year. Maybe that’s yet to come. Not that the interior isn’t already creepy enough. Little Shirley seems to be giving an odd demonic wink to the guests passing by that actually notice here and the original Oz book sitting on the couch next to her.

Rod Serling was still in the library, giving his little introductory spiel:

The boilerroom has an other-worldly glow about it:

And the creepy ghosts in the elevator were still there to invite us to join them in their eternal doom:

Our elevator had the usual bunch of camera-hams; my hands are always tightly gripped around whatever handle I can grab!

Next up: Aladdin–A Musical Spectacular! I have always been extremely impressed by this show and wondered why it didn’t go to Broadway when other less-impressive Disney properties did. It is pure magic from the time the curtain goes up to the final bow. The changing ad-libs of the Genie make it a must-see every time you go to California Adventure.

It was now time to head back to Disneyland to check-in for Fantasmic. Once that was done, we wandered over to Fantasyland to visit the Evil Queen. She was waiting for us:

We wisely refused the death-apple that The Old Crone was offering:

And other than the fireworks and Fantasmic shots that I posted last week, that was it for this trip report. What image could be better as the bookend for this visit?

See more Disneyland (both recent and vintage) photos at my website.


TokyoMagic! said...

Still loving your wonderful photography. Thanks again for sharing these. Were the first and last images from the new Fantasmic???

Daveland said...

Thanks Tokyo! Those images are from the walls of The Art of Animation in California Adventure.

Sereina Elwert said...

I love the Aladin Musical! It is awsome!

Major Pepperidge said...

I do like the Tower of Terror, for the moment I think it's my favorite attraction at DCA (Carsland looks pretty cool). Great mood, detail, and a fun concept. I wish the elevators moved forward like they do in Florida, why did we get a newer, LESS elaborate version?

Love the photo of the queen and the witch!

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Katella Gate said...

I thought the Aladdin show was also fantastic. Very pleased it's still running.

TokyoMagic! said...

Thanks for answering that question, Dave. I had no idea. It looked almost as if the first and last photos were of a "mist screen."