I visited Las Vegas and Los Angeles the week between Christmas and New Years this past weekend. I'd like to share some photos with you all.
We stayed at the Treasure Island (TI) that had two Starbucks!
Winter Holiday decorations at the Palazzo
The decorations at the Wynn
Spiral escalators at the Forum Shops
Winter holiday decorations at Bellagio
The world's largest chocolate fountain
Crystals at City Center
Vortex display at Crystals
Aria Resort and Casino at City Center
The Cosmopolitan Hotel at City Center
A monorail runs from Bellagio to City Center to Monte Carlo
TI as seen from the Venetian
The Rialto Bridge
The Fashion Mall
We visited the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley that happened to be showing the "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" exhibit.
Panoramic view of Simi Valley from The Reagan Library
A copy of the Reagan Oval office
A highlight for me was seeing Air Force One
Entrance to the Disney exhibit
A flag that once flew over Disneyland's entrance
Mickey Mouse colectibles
An animator's desk
The books used to open three classic animated films
A Maleficent cel
A Mickey maquette
Panoramic of Walt's office
A mechanical bird once found in Walt's office
The Mickey doll Walt held as he drove the train at Disneyland's Grand Opening
Mary Poppins' costume
The flying car from the Absent Minded Professor
The Professor's display from "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
A scene from "101 Dalmatians" starring Glenn Close
Prince Edward's clothes from "Enchanted"
Princess Giselle's dress from "Enchanted"
The Mad Tea Hatter's table
Iron Man and his Formula One car
A car from Mr Toad's Wild Ride
A pirate ship from Peter Pan's Flight
Audioanimatronic from the Mickey Mouse Revue
Animated film mural
The Liberty Bell from "National Treasure"
A photo of the Clinton's with Donald Duck
Busts from "The Hall of Presidents"
I was also able to visit Disneyland
Gardens at the Disneyland Hotel
A sign at the Disneyland Hotel
December 30th was quite crowded
The Wildest ride in the Wilderness
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Snow White's cottage in gingerbread at the Carthay Circle
Staircase at the Carthay Circle
Vietnamese Twice Cooked Beef Taco - with fresh Pineapple-Mint Salsa
The view from the Carthay Circle balcony
Panoramic from the Carthay Circle Balcony
Yours truly inside the Carthay Circle restaurant
Salmon and cous cous
Rocky road brownie sundae
Outside Radiator Springs Racers
Radiator Springs Racers
Artwork/foliage at Cars Land
Neon at Cars Land
I SO wanted to buy this!!!
We also visited the Tournament of Roses parade floats on December 31st
The Rose Bowl
A float still being finished
On our last day there, we went to Santa Monica before going to the airport
Santa Monica Pier
The western end of Route 66
Not quite Disneyland
This parking lot was cool. A green light would be lit if a space was available no more hunting slowly for parking spaces.
I hope you enjoyed my photos. Thanks for viewing them.