Monday, May 21, 2012

The First Mountain

 Early morning inside Disneyland as the sun rises and a half  moon sets. The new Matterhorn newly painted and the Carousel awaiting the days guests. So magical. Disneyland is much more than just an amusement park.

The Matterhorn in 2010 again an early morning sun rise this time on a cloudy day. Just gorgeous. I love early mornings in the park sometimes it can be really peaceful and quite even if it is just for a brief moment.

Another view of the newly painted Matterhorn. The Matterhorn is one of my favorite attractions to photograph as you can tell from the pictures above. It just photographs really well from many different angles.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Memory

My first memories of the park are at age 5. I remember being in Fantasyland in front of Snow White's Adventure and my mom pulling out one of these books. At age 5 Disneyland was just too much of an adventure and far too overwelming. I remember holding onto my mom's hand, looking up at the train as it passed over the bridge to one of the entrance/exit tunnels as it pulled into Mainstreet Station  and crying that I wasn't tired and that I wanted to see the Dinosaurs. Of course Mom was not having any of that and we exited the park and went home.

This photo is from and shows the old Fantasyland that I remember as a child. I have to say that I do like the new Fantasyland better its just more charming and delightful. Great thing about Disneyland is its always evolving and morphing into something new and different.

At 5 I also remember The Pirates of the Carribean and thinking that the pirates were real people. Two years later I knew better. Although, I have to say that Jack Sparrow looks pretty real so I may just go back to thinking that the pirates are real people again. My mom told me the story that when she took me on POTC for the first time as a baby that when we went down the first drop I went right over her shoulder and into the seat behind her. Luckily, sitting in the seat behind her was my grandmother and I landed safely in her lap.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beauty Every Where

I took this picture about a year ago. I just love all of the little areas like this one that are scattered around the park. This is one of my favorite areas located right next to the exit of Jungle Cruise. So, colorful. The brightness of the pink bougavillia against the lavender trumpet vine (Clytostoma callistegioides)  is just gorgeous. The fountain of various bromeliads is just wonderful. This is what I want this blog to be about. My wanderings around the Disneyland Resort just taking in all of its imagination and its beauty. I have been coming to the park since I was a baby and there are so many memories here. God gave Walt Disney and his Imagineers such tremendous gifts. To think that people imaged and created a place where families could make a life time of memories. There just isn't another theme park in the world that can hold a candle to Disney.