--- VALLOWEENTINE'S DAY! --- Part One of Two
What do you suppose is going through that kid's head right about now? I betcha every synapse is firing on overtime!
We have attempted to minimize the number of photos we've included that we categorize as "documentation." All you guys have taken and shared so many awesome photos the last thing you need is the same dang thing taken with our camera, right? But a Main Street Station photo is an unavoidable inclusion, don't you think? Besides it was so cloudy for most of our trip I couldn't resist a few photos with pretty skies.
That's us. I'm the man in black.
This pictogram always make me crack up. I mean which one looks more fun to you? Amirightoramiright?
Thank you, anonymous conductor guy, for giving me one of the most awesome cast member photos ever! I hope to someday meet you again and thank you.
More "documentation." Sorry. Old habits die hard.
I have to admit I was not always a fan of Jungle Cruise. These days I love it.
A self portrait! This was our first trip since the Rivers of America had been redone. By October it had really grown in and looked lovely. We had such a great trip around the bend we stayed on for a second in a row!
Hello, random family. You look like you're having a blast!
This is my "Mmmm BBQ!" face.
I'm reminding him here to not forget to try the goat trick.
You've heard of the goat trick, right? Try it next time without holding on and with a camera to your face. I call it the ohmygoshimgonnahurlonmycamera trick.
Oh, and the only thing I love more than animatronic animals is animatronic animals with visible access panels! Seriously!! I heart them. It reminds me of the artifice of it all.
I am embarrassed to admit I've been going to Disneyland since the 80's and this is the first time I saw this show. Loved it. Laughed and laughed. And this is coming from an eye-roller from way back.
Suddenly we knew what all those lozenges have felt like.
I love Storybookland but sometimes I wish they'd just drive the boat through in silence. I think it might be more magical with just some music.
Layers and layers and layers of speckles.
This is the only iPhone photo in this whole bunch. All the rest were taken with a Nikon d5000.
This was the first time I'd seen Great Moments. Short, sweet and awesome.
Much prefer it to the Hall of Presidents.
She appears to be in judgment of tarps. I don't blame her.
I love this marquee and I love the photo but can you see the layer of filth on poor old Pinocchio? Or is that an intentional patina... Hmmm... Please don't accuse me of being too picky about this. I actually think the photo is ten times more awesome because of the gunk all over his hat and hands. And without a zoom lens I suppose it might never be noticed.
I took this photo specifically for when people ask me what I love so much about Disney Parks. It's not a complete answer. But its a great start to one.
Rawr. Ima eat u.
Apparently, Jack Skellington is also a decorator.
One thing we always try to do is take a seat and just soak in the atmosphere. Putting on the brakes and enjoying a calm moment in the midst of all the sound and fury is magical. And you notice fabulous details you may otherwise miss.
I was enjoying the parade (cavalcade) so much I took very few usable photos. But I do love my mummy.
Here we are in all our electrified glory. We called our costumes MickeyTron: Legacy and we were walking, celebrity battery packs. We re-made an idea we had in 2008 for a WDW trip (report here
). The best part was we doubled the amount of EL Wire we used before. The bad part is that we also doubled the number of batteries we had strapped to our heads and bodies and feet.
We took tons of photos and video both of our two Mickey's HalloweenTime Party nights and the whole making-of process. We'll post a video and photos of how we did it later this spring.
End of a long day. Those candy bags were filled, by the way. - End of Part One -