Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 54
  1. #31

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's a music celebration!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beautiful SoCal
    Posts
    1,538

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    NOVEMBER
    They say that all good things must come to an end and I was sad to see Halloweentime go away. It just may be my favorite seasonal promotion at the Disneyland Resort.

    However, I never rode Haunted Mansion Holiday during the month of October. How could this be possible? Oh the horror! Could I really call myself a fan of Halloweentime without riding Haunted Mansion Holiday? It's a good thing they keep the durn thing up until January then. *wink* My first visit in November would right this wrong. Seeing the exterior of the Mansion just gets my heart racing with its awesomeness.






















    It's such an incredible transformation of the Haunted Mansion. I love it! I had to take a couple more pictures after exiting the ride.




    After a trip to the little boys room, the sounds of the Royal Street Bachelors drew me to the French Market, where these beads were just asking to be photographed.




    For a weekend, it didn't seem too crowded.


    Just to backtrack a bit earlier in the day, I made special note of the horse-drawn streetcars on Main Street. There was an earlier thread here on MiceChat about the Horses of Disneyland and it really got me interested in these wonderful animals.

    Here is Ike, one very handsome Belgian draft horse.


    I love how the horses have their own name tags, just like any other cast member.


    Ike gives his driver a playful nudge on the cheek. Ike's no fool. If my driver was this cute, I'd hit on her too.


    Further up Main Street, two streetcars pass each other. Ike is coming up on the left. And Tyson is pulling the other streetcar heading back to Town Square.


    Surprisingly, there wasn't a long wait at the Astro Orbitor, so I took a quick flight before heading further towards the back of Disneyland. The Princess Fantasy Faire was my next destination. But before we get to the Fantasyland Theatre, here is a batch of random photos.


    There's a real bird on the back right of this bird fountain. Part of me wants to think that the bird wanted to get along with bird sculptures. But I'm sure that's not the case at all.


    The mirror ball hanging in the Plaza Gardens Stage.




    Coming up next: it's a plethora of Princesses at the Royal Coronation Ceremony and Princess Storytelling.
    Last edited by Armadillo4; 11-27-2007 at 11:54 PM.

  2. #32

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Disneyland, I Go So Much Might As Well Live There!
    Posts
    6,120
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Good job on the pictures, thanks for sharing and keep it up!!

  3. #33

    • Mickey is not my Brother
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Anaheim, CA
    Posts
    1,685

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Even more great colorful photos, I also like the HMH more great shots there

  4. #34

    • Off to Neverland
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    So. Cali
    Posts
    1,663

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo4 View Post





















    It's such an incredible transformation of the Haunted Mansion. I love it! I had to take a couple more pictures after exiting the ride.

    Ok...how do you get such good dark shots!?!...I can't seem to do it...

  5. #35

    • Neep meep beep
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Seven miles from Disneyland/DCA!
    Posts
    6,992

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by SingingAngel7242 View Post
    Ok...how do you get such good dark shots!?!...I can't seem to do it...
    Armadillo can correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at his photos as hosted on flickr, I believe that the answer is:

    50mm 1.8 lens + 1600 iso + 1/50 second shutter speed + the awesome sensor of the Canon Rebel XTi = awesome no flash dark ride shots!

  6. #36

    • Cal Poly DL Lover
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    131

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    wow...
    These pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    so jealous of ur picture taking skills!!
    can't wait for the rest




    not a kid and still love DISNEYLAND??

    OF COURSE I DO!!!



    [/URL]



  7. #37

    • Off to Neverland
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    So. Cali
    Posts
    1,663

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    50mm 1.8 lens + 1600 iso + 1/50 second shutter speed + the awesome sensor of the Canon Rebel XTi = awesome no flash dark ride shots!

    *crickets*...
    So, what I'm getting is...I need a new camera for x-mas? lol!

  8. #38

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Victorville, Ca
    Posts
    118

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Awsome Pics! They are all SOOO crisp and clear!

  9. #39

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's a music celebration!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beautiful SoCal
    Posts
    1,538

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    Armadillo can correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at his photos as hosted on flickr, I believe that the answer is:

    50mm 1.8 lens + 1600 iso + 1/50 second shutter speed + the awesome sensor of the Canon Rebel XTi = awesome no flash dark ride shots!
    Thanks Frogberto! You've got it all correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingAngel7242 View Post
    Ok...how do you get such good dark shots!?!...I can't seem to do it...
    *crickets*...
    So, what I'm getting is...I need a new camera for x-mas? lol!
    Digital SLRs definitely help get better dark ride photos, but all is not lost if you have a point-and-shoot with manual controls. Set your ISO as high as you can (e.g. 400 or 800) and try setting your shutter speed fairly slow--e.g. anywhere from 1/50 or slower. Before I got the Rebel XTi, I had a point-and-shoot with manual controls and had some luck with dark ride photos. Of course, if Santa is able to get you a new camera for Christmas, that wouldn't be a bad option either. LOL!

  10. #40

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's a music celebration!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beautiful SoCal
    Posts
    1,538

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    NOVEMBER continued

    Inspired by a recent Frogberto photo thread which included a short visit to the Princess Fantasy Faire, I decided to look for some Princesses too. So a trek back to the Fantasyland Theatre yielded some photos from one of the Royal Coronation Ceremonies.

    And here is the star of the show: Sir Elias!

    ...what? Were you expecting a Princess?

    Okay, here they are.










    It's a cute show and if your little one has aspirations of becoming a princess (or a knight), then this will probably be something they like. There's a fair amount of audience participation with the kids, which gets everyone involved and makes for great photo ops.

    Parents: remember to dig up these photos when your kids are teenagers and trying to look cool in front of their friends.

    I decided to hang out in the theatre for the next Princess Storytelling session. While waiting, I took some photos of this beautiful tapestry hanging in the back of the theatre.


    There's a boutique area where your little one can sign up for a Princess Makeover. I forgot to ask how much it cost. There was one girl getting a makeover when I walked by, but the rest of the stations were open.


    After a few minutes wait, Lady Lillian came out to help get everyone settled and introduce the Princess storyteller.


    Our storyteller this session was BELLE! She's one of my favorite princesses and this Belle is stunningly pretty.


    Here is the crowd gathered for the story. The royal staff provides carpeted mats to sit on, which definitely help.




    There's some audience participation too.





    I actually enjoyed the storytelling session--moreso than the Royal Coronation Ceremony. Of course, I could probably listen to Belle all day long.

    Some Holiday pictures coming next!
    Last edited by Armadillo4; 11-27-2007 at 11:50 PM.

  11. #41

    • Mickey is not my Brother
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Anaheim, CA
    Posts
    1,685

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Great pics again, cant wait for the rest

  12. #42

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's a music celebration!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beautiful SoCal
    Posts
    1,538

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    NOVEMBER continued

    You've all seen many photos of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Christmas Tree and decorations on Main Street by now, so there's not too much point in me posting more. But I'll add pictures from Toontown and Santa's Reindeer Round-Up as these are two really awesome places to visit this holiday season.









    This isn't really a holiday decoration, but I just LOVE this sign.


    Over at Santa's Reindeer Round-Up, I noticed that Blitzen has a sweet tooth, while Prancer has a healthier appetite.






    These props look good enough to eat.




    There was a magician named John George entertaining the crowd, which included Chip and Dale.




    After the magic set was over, there was a small break before Farley the Fiddler came out.


    He gave some kids (and a character or two) a lesson in how to do the chicken dance. It was pretty fun!


    And shortly afterwards, the wonderful Miss Chris came out to lead the group with a set of Christmas sing-alongs.




    Not only is Miss Chris a lovely singer, she improvises very well! Seeing me with my camera, she managed to work, "time for picture taking" into the lyrics of one of the songs. And to top it off, she got everyone to turn around and "say cheese" for the camera! Just how cute is everyone?




    Big props to Miss Chris and Farley! They're an awesome pair of performers and I highly recommend stopping by Big Thunder Ranch for Santa's Reindeer Round-Up.

    With that, I'll wrap-up this post. Thank you to everyone for stopping by this thread to look at these photos and for all the comments! It's all very much appreciated! There's a lot of magic, fun and beauty in the parks, and I hope you can see some of it through these pictures. As always, you can click on any picture to go to my Flickr set with even more pictures from the parks.

  13. #43

    • Mickey is not my Brother
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Anaheim, CA
    Posts
    1,685

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Great holiday pics, Reindeer Round-Up looks great

  14. #44

    • Some imagination, huh?
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    748

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Wow, thanks for putting in the time to share all those beautiful photographs with you. It's not always usual to see non-candid pictures of CMs and performers.

  15. #45

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Spokane Valley, WA
    Posts
    253

    Re: Autumn in the Parks and a Few Photos

    Just loved looking at all your pictures! Makes me wish I lived closer. Can't wait until my trip to the resort at Christmas to see all the wonderful stuff seen in your pictures. Will have to play around with my point and click camera to see if I can those great dark ride pictures! Thanks again for posting all your pictures.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Pictures] Photos of abandoned amusement parks
    By Datameister in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 07-31-2008, 07:54 AM
  2. [Pictures] A Few Photos, Fathers Day At The Parks
    By Scurvy Pirate in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-16-2008, 03:26 PM
  3. Autumn
    By Rex Dopey24 in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-03-2007, 06:57 AM
  4. Who loves Autumn?
    By Escapé in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 10-06-2005, 09:41 AM
  5. Autumn In Minnesota
    By TinkPink in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-05-2005, 01:52 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •