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  • [Pictures] ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

    It was a warm and sunny day down in Anaheim on the 15th, and the park was in beautiful shape even during winter. Come along with me again for a massive photo update of Disneyland!

    We arrived kind of late at around 12pm, but considering the park closed at 11pm, we knew we had plenty of time to do what we wanted. It was my dad's birthday so of course they gave him a button with his name on it, and probably about 30+ people throughout the day wished him a happy birthday.

    Into the gates we go!




    The holiday decorations were spread everywhere throughout the park.


    There were several kinds of horses out and about on Main Street and they were all very beautiful.




    The tree looks great during the day. Poor DCA and its dwarf tree.






    Curse you trashcan for getting into my picture!


    Another horse closer to the hub.


    I know, everybody's taken this angle before.. but oh well I had to get it too.


    There's the birthday guy.


    "Here age relives fond memories of the past."






    First stop of the day was Tomorrowland, where we headed for the Nemo subs early in the day to avoid the longer lines later. So off we went.


    After Nemo we rode Buzz, which I scored a measly 80,000 or something. I don't know how everyone scores so high because I thought I did pretty good. Then we hit the Matterhorn. It's still as fun as it always was.


    I love lamp.




    Mary Poppins and Bert were out by the castle and they had a band with them.


    Mary!


    After Mary and Bert left the band kind of wandered off on their own weird route. I caught them near the Grotto.




    Mr. Toad is still around. Great when you want to go to hell! No pun intended.




    The top of the Dumbo attraction.


    The area near Big Thunder Ranch had a lot of seasonal decorations and things going on. They had a musical stage show in there as well, but I wasn't really interested in the country style music, nor was my dad.


    Jessie and Woody were right nearby.






    By this time it was already around 2pm, so we started walking toward the Golden Horseshoe for lunch. Neither of us had eaten anything yet in the day. We passed by Big Thunder, which we rode later that night. That was the first time I'd been on Big Thunder at night and it was really great. I highly recommend riding it at night. It seems like they also added some new effects to it, like a video projection inside one of the first caves of some weather effects or something. I can't remember exactly what it was but I'd never seen it before.











    She was really into it!


    We made it to the Golden Horseshoe. I had some chili cheese fries that were pretty good and a good portion size. It was one of the cheapest things on the menu and I didn't really feel like spending 9 bucks for lunch. My dad had the chicken fingers or something along those lines. I love the atmosphere in the Golden Horseshoe. They've got an old piano in there that plays by itself (or is that Walt's ghost?? OH WHAT) and overall it's really detailed and amazing in there.


    After eating we went to go checkout Pirate's Lair on TSI.


    There were some great views of the Mark Twain from the island.








    The chest with the heart of Davy Jones.


    We grabbed a fastpass for Haunted Mansion and headed to Splash Mountain. HM was of course decked out in its NBC holiday overlay.






    lol we're in the back. another group next to us on the wall were sitting sideways for this pic and were sitting in a "thinking" position. it was pretty funny, should've taken a pic of that.




    Inside the HM Stretching Room! wooo.










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    The Hungry Bear really looks nice when the lights come on.


    Big thunder was next, then we headed to Pirates, since it was right next to Cafe Orleans where we had a reservation for 6:30pm.




    Small World Holiday came after dinner, with a very long line. It was closing soon so we were one of the last groups to make it onto the ride. Although the line was physically longer than any other line I'd seen that day, it moved very fast so we only really waited about 20 minutes.














    Headed back to Main Street to watch the fireworks. We stayed closer to the exit so we wouldn't have to fight through the crowds.




    Well that's all I have for you guys for now, hope you enjoyed them!
    Last edited by scorsese; 12-17-2009, 01:32 AM.

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      Bump. Why a fine TR like this has gone unacknowledged thus far by the MC masses is more than a little disconcerting.

      Very enjoyable--pictures AND commentary. It looks like you have a pretty decent camera: those tough situations like IASW, outdoor night shots and especially Haunted Mansion look especially nice. ~ Did your dad get birthday admission this day, or fun card/etc if you're AP holders? ~ So what if you don't score big on BLAB. If you do feel like going for big points, just keep hitting the targets shaped like triangles and diamonds over and over. ~ Indeed, the lines for IASW and also Pirates are very quick: those two rides are probably the biggest people-eaters in the park.

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        Re: ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

        Originally posted by HighLeveller View Post
        Bump. Why a fine TR like this has gone unacknowledged thus far by the MC masses is more than a little disconcerting.

        Very enjoyable--pictures AND commentary. It looks like you have a pretty decent camera: those tough situations like IASW, outdoor night shots and especially Haunted Mansion look especially nice. ~ Did your dad get birthday admission this day, or fun card/etc if you're AP holders? ~ So what if you don't score big on BLAB. If you do feel like going for big points, just keep hitting the targets shaped like triangles and diamonds over and over. ~ Indeed, the lines for IASW and also Pirates are very quick: those two rides are probably the biggest people-eaters in the park.

        What Highleveller said. ^ I don't know how I missed this report a couple days ago. Those are some GREAT shots, Scorsese, and it must have taken a year and a day to upload those and send them to us. I love the colors you're getting from your camera! It looks like you had an amazing day! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos with us!
        Last edited by Mac Daddy; 12-18-2009, 07:20 AM.

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          Well done! LOVE the pics!

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            Very nice!!!


            "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

            -Walt Disney

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              Thank you guys for the comments! Glad it was noticed!

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                Great shots! Awesome shot of the tree!
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                Home away from Home.

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                  yeah great pictures! i can't remember if you took a picture of BTMRR when it was all lit up, but if not you should it's sooooo gorgeous to take a picture of!
                  Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
                  You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
                  Originally posted by penguinsoda

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                    Re: ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

                    You took some very nice pictures........
                    Yes, it is fast....

                    No, you can't drive IT.

                    Drive it like it's stolen.













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                      Re: ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

                      Wow those are some beautiful pics. One of ours is the same. THe one of the wreath and lightpole with the train station in the background! I will post mine soon!
                      --Leslie ~See my photos on FLICKR ~

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                        Wonderful shots! Thanks for sharing

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                          Best Trip Report Ever. Awesome.

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                            Nice pictures. I esp like the one of the Minnie statue and the castle.



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                              Re: ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

                              Originally posted by HighLeveller View Post
                              Bump. Why a fine TR like this has gone unacknowledged thus far by the MC masses is more than a little disconcerting.

                              Very enjoyable--pictures AND commentary. It looks like you have a pretty decent camera: those tough situations like IASW, outdoor night shots and especially Haunted Mansion look especially nice. ~ Did your dad get birthday admission this day, or fun card/etc if you're AP holders? ~ So what if you don't score big on BLAB. If you do feel like going for big points, just keep hitting the targets shaped like triangles and diamonds over and over. ~ Indeed, the lines for IASW and also Pirates are very quick: those two rides are probably the biggest people-eaters in the park.
                              He got birthday admission, and used it as a credit toward the purchase of an AP. I think that works out really well doing it that way! I live very close to DL so an AP is a no-brainer for me. Thanks

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                                Re: ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

                                Wonderful TR! Great job!

                                one hundred and one

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                                  Well done! Kudos.

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                                    GREAT TR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! lolz rly great pics
                                    So after 2 full days in a row of walking around disneyland and a four hour practice, I finally understand why my doctor told me to take it easy on my knee I still cant wait to do it again

                                    AEROSMITH FTWW!

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                                      Beautiful pictures! I really enjoyed your report.

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                                        Re: ~12.15.2009 Disneyland Photo/Report~

                                        good stuff makes me miss disneyland alot.

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