Tara and I stand with Mickey and Walt, in front of the iconic Disney castle.
I am doing a little housecleaning today, and skimmed through my Disney photos to see what I have not showed you yet. There are a few more images I wanted to share. I was following a theme before, grouping all my photos under one topic. For this one, I just want to make sure I hit what’s left. Things that caught my eye during my very first trip to Disneyland, that I haven’t showed you already.
If you missed the earlier photos, check out the side panel to the left of your screen, and go down to where it says “I already said,” and click the arrow next to “select month.” Choose April 2014 from the drop down menu and scroll down. There are lots of photos. But of course I still have more!
I love shots from airplanes. This one shows the California coastline as we headed south to begin our journey.
If you hold still at any moment in the park, and look around, you will see bubbles floating through the scene. It’s magical.
A peaceful and traditional ride through the park could be had with a horse and buggy.
Another traditional trip around the park is on the train, with an underground section revealing scenes of the Grand Canyon and taking riders back through time with animated dinosaurs.
A rare moment of sunshine during our trip lit up the Matterhorn while we were standing in line for Space Mountain.
Unexpected street shows would pop up anywhere. Performers in period costumes with actual singing and dancing talent would entertain anyone standing nearby.
I liked the way this photo turned out, of a lantern against the sky.
Look at this big beautiful paddle wheel riverboat. Hard to believe this scene is in an amusement park.
Daring adventurers get ready for a giant drop on Splash Mountain.
This one was pretty scary, when the elevator went crazy and just …DROPPED.
Inside of the Tower of Terror is convincing and remarkable. I have a dozen photos of the dusty abandoned hotel lobby with layers of cobwebs and dust.
Big Thunder Mountain railroad has been reopened and is really exciting, including an accidental TNT explosion as part of the ride!
The place is a whole new level of wonderful at night.
Standing in line was frequently entertaining because the lines ran through spectacular otherworldly scenes.
We were entertained by this droid who chattered and made fun of us while he worked.
At the front of every line is a sign telling you how long to expect to stand in line. I wondered how they kept track of that till one of us was handed this tag.
Lines. We stood in so many lines. The lines wrapped around and up and down stairs, in and out of buildings.
Here’s the line inside the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, wrapping through what looks like an authentic basement boiler room.
Another shot I like, as the rollercoaster flashes overhead above Toy Story Midway Mania!
I just loved the Tiki Room. It was completely throwback and such silly fun.
Strollers. If you’ve ever been there, you know what I’m talking about.
Downtown Disney was a fun outdoor mall. Entertaining and Disney-themed.
Skippers of the Jungle Cruise
Taylor, our most favouritest skipper of them all. We loved her so much we asked for an autograph!
Oh my, my. I realized when the kids began shooting at this booth that I had failed to pass on a critical Idaho skill! She’s 16 years old and I had to teach her how to hold a rifle. I’m so embarrassed. This photo is after some coaching.
Um…ok. Is it safe to go inside?
View of the park from our Hilton room. You can see the backdrop to Cars Land, and the Tower of Terror. There’s the Matterhorn, too, if you look carefully.
Alright, that’s about enough. I could go on but I want to discard this image folder from my desktop and finish the tidying. I hope it’s been fun to visit Disney one last time with me.
Update: Maybe not the very last time. My Tara is begging already for another Disney trip as her high school graduation gift next year. (She’s graduating in a year, can you believe it?!) So by the time the memories have faded, we may head south again and make some more.