Photoblogging Disneyland, 99 Interpretations of the Happiest Place on Earth

Photoblogging Disneyland
Photoblogging Disneyland

This past weekend, on May 28th and 29th I visited Disneyland, the self proclaimed happiest place on Earth. What follows are 99 photos that represent my interpretation of my two day visit. Welcome to Photoblogging Disneyland. Enjoy Your Stay.

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

Behind This Shirt is the Best Dad in the World
Behind This Shirt is the Best Dad in the World

Blue Bayou
Blue Bayou

Buzz Fights Back
Buzz Fights Back

C-3POC-3P0

Cars and Colors
Cars and Colors

Castle and Lights
Castle and Lights

Cavalry
Cavalry

Children's Toys
Children’s Toys

Climbing Matterhorn
Climbing Matterhorn

Columbia
Columbia

Crowds and Lights
Crowds and Lights

Cruelty
Cruelty

Crystal Arcade
Crystal Arcade

Cups Spin
Cups Spin

Cups Spin 2
Cups Spin 2

Disneyland Emporium Books
Disneyland Emporium Books

Disneyland Railroad
Disneyland Railroad

Disneyland Trolly
Disneyland Trolly

Dumbo
Dumbo

Dumbo Deux
Dumbo Deux

Eric's Trip and Rocketship
Eric’s Trip and Rocketship

Explore
Explore

Eye
Eye

Eyes in the Dark
Eyes in the Dark

Fire Lake
Fire Lake

Fire Lake 2
Fire Lake 2

Fire on the Water
Fire on the Water

Fireworks
Fireworks

Fireworks 2
Fireworks 2

Fireworks 3
Fireworks 3

Fireworks 4
Fireworks 4

Fireworks and Silhouette
Fireworks and Silhouette

Fireworks Finale
Fireworks Finale

Flowerboy
Flowerboy

Gargoyle
Gargoyle

Goofy
Goofy

Green on Purple
Green on Purple

Guardian
Guardian

Guardian 2
Guardian 2

Haunted Mansion
Hanunted Mansion

Hello Strongman
Hello Strongman

Holly's Ride
Holly’s Ride

I Have Created This
I Have Created This

Images of Small World
Images of Small World

It's a Small World!
It’s a Small World!

Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise


King Arthur’s Carousel


Lake of Fire


Life Like


Light and Water


Light and Water 2


Living Breathing Dancing Dolls, Part 2


Madness


Main Street


Matterhorn


Matterhorn at Night


Mouth


Mr. Toad’s Dark Ride


Perform


Perish


Projection


Projection 2


Projection 3


Retaliation


River Excursions


Rocketship


Rocketship, Rancid, Rocket from the Crypt


Rocketship 2


Rocketship 3


Seeing Through the Lens Darknet


Self Portrait


Self Portrait, #2


Sleeping Beauty’s Castle


Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, 2


Steamboat Mickey


Steamboat Patriotism


Stretched Painting, Haunted Mansion


Take a Wench for a Bride


Teacups at Night


Temptation


The Color of Money and Culture


The Guns of Mickey


The Horse is Man’s Noblest Companion


The Language of Lines


The Peril of Pooh


The Pride of the Mouse


The Three Amigos


Thumbnail Alice


Tinkerbell


Tom Sawyer’s Island


Touch


TV Time at Mickey’s House


Warning


Wheel


Women


The Wonderment of William


You are the Show

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39 Comments

  1. henning says:

    Hej,
    these are very fine photos! I like watching them and remember my days in some themeparks back then 🙂
    Hope you had fun beeing there!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why did you title Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride as Mr. Toad’s Dark Ride? I love that ride 🙁

  3. thewebguy says:

    pretty sweet, makes me want to go this weekend. every time i’ve been, the “it’s a small world” ride has been down :/

  4. Thomas Hawk says:

    Mr. Toad’s Dark Ride is entitled such because it’s really dark in the ride. Some rides are better than others when it comes to light in the attraction for shooting non flash photography in the ride itself. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is one of the only rides that is so dark that I was unable to photograph much of the inside of the ride itself. It goes fast which isn’t bad, but when shooting auto focus it is simply too dark for the camera to grasp images in the low light environment.

    Some of the newer rides like Buzz Light Year and Winnie the Pooh are extremely bright rides with large florescent images that are easily photographed in comparison. Other rides are a mixed bag. Haunted House and Pirates of the Caribbean are dark but still work for in ride photography. It’s a Small World has excellent lighting. Of all the rides I went on though Mr. Toad has the least amount of light in the ride itself — hence Mr. Toad’s Dark Ride.

    Well, that and it seemed the ride had a lot to do with hell.

  5. rancid and rocket from the crypt?

  6. Thomas Hawk says:

    Rockets but with lots of camera movement, photo noise and distortion — borrowed from Mary Lou Lord.

  7. Anonymous says:

    WoW this is Art, Thanks for the trip.

  8. grandma pam says:

    Wow! I hadn’t been to Disneyland since the 60’s, but I could hear the screams and music and feel the wind in my face! So much action in your beautiful photos! Good job! Thanks for sharing! My grandchildren will love this and we’ll be headed there soon.

  9. Remarkable photos! I can’t think of a better visual storyboard of the Disney experience than this collection…

    When you think of memories from Disneyland or Disneyworld, they are always moments frozen in time – and you captured those visual memories so well… Kudos!

  10. Edward says:

    Thanks for sharing. What camera do you use for your photographs?

  11. Thomas Hawk says:

    It’s a Canon EOS 10D.

  12. Cassandra says:

    you are my hero. thank you for preserving the magic.

  13. Jessica says:

    I like tinkerbell < (^.^)>

  14. Anonymous says:

    I accidentally came across your site and just wanted to say that your pictures are brilliant and beautiful and the colors so vivid… nice job! My family and I were just there and my pictures are not even half as nice. Must be my camera! 🙂

  15. Anonymous says:

    I was searchimg for pictures of tinkerbell on GOOGLE and didnt mean to cum on to ur syt. but i ave to say the pics of disneyland are amazing. me and my baby sister who is 5 had a great time looking at them. Were going to disneyland next june and ave already booked flights and we cant wait, now were even more excited after looking at ur pics. sorry bout intruding onto ur syt, but if u ave nemore pics u can email them to me at amy_fill_27@hotmail.com. THANKS!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    these r great pictures thanks i really needed them for my project which i am doing on walt disney ….ur a great photographer litterally …

    im always happy when i go to disneyland and i always will be

  17. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing them.

  18. Nikki says:

    I think your pictures are amazing. You have combined two of my very favorite things, photography and Disneyland! I can’t wait to go again and take a million pictures. These make me want to find the art as opposed to the traditional this-is-me-and-my-friends picture. Thanks.

  19. Anonymous says:

    lovely photos, taking my 2 girls age 7 and 1 to Disneyland april 06, we have always been to Disneyworld so nice to see the difference in such a lovely way. Can’t wait to get there now! SHC.GB

  20. Michelle says:

    I really loved your pictures! Some fantastic angle work. Thanks for sharing…We’re on our way to the World next month. I hope I can get some shots half as good as these!

  21. S says:

    Good work, my friend. Lovely pics and very evocative.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for putting these great pics on ur site. I was looking for images for my project on google, and i clicked on one that was on ur site and ive printed out most of them. They are bright and colorful and flashy– perfect for a board display on walt disney. Thanks

  23. Anonymous says:

    very nice pics, I am amazed that the quality of your pics, I LOVE DISNEYLAND and you have captured, not only memories, but it was as if I was there again, thank you

  24. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never been to Disneyland, but your photos gave me a beautiful “virtual visit”. What stunning images! I’ll officially be a ‘senior’ in three years – maybe that’s how I’ll celebrate. It’s never too late to visit Disneyland, is it?

  25. Roe says:

    It seems like you really anjoyed yourself.. You captured the magic so well! Good work.

  26. Inas says:

    AMAZING pictures…my favourite would be tinkerbell (that’s how i came across the site- i was searching for pictures of tinkerbell). Now im dying to go there…i cant see why they call it the happiest place on earth!

  27. sherri says:

    those pictures are absolutly gourgeous. youve got talent!

  28. Anonymous says:

    wow…. i am such a huge disney fan… i was planning on going to disneyland next spring and now im totally inspired to take my nice camera and photograph it for real. these pictures are beautiful. i randomly stumbled upon this site and it made me soo happy.
    thanks!

    🙂

  29. Anonymous says:

    Your photos are fantastic! It made
    me look at Disneyland in a whole new light. I would love to be as creative to take photos such as these. Awesome job!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures, i especially like the teacups at night with the swirling lights. you got some pics that i wasn’t able to capture when i was there. hope it’s ok if i add them to my photo album!

  31. Very nice photography. I take a lot of pictures at the Disneyland Resort and I find these very inspiring.

  32. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE!!! YOUR PICS =]

  33. M says:

    GREAT PICTURES, such vibrant color. I used to work at Disneyland and you captured the magic with your photos, GOOD JOB!

  34. ipierce says:

    I hope you read this Thomas! I have to say I’m REALLY impressed with your pictures and it almost brought a tear to my eye because these were taken on my very first day of work at Disneyland. The arm of the Captain on the Mark Twain is mine. The other two captains in the wheelhouse are my trainer and another girl I trained with. I never did get a photo taken of me in the wheelhouse when i worked there and I was hoping that if you have any others were I’m more visible, it would make me so happy if you posted them…I miss my days there and I appreciate this little flashback :). Thanks.

  35. Anonymous says:

    I spent three months last year living just blocks from disneyland and visiting every chance I got. Looking through your photos was a wonderful trip through some wonderful memeories thanks.

  36. Anonymous says:

    As I take my 10 yr old to his first trip to Disneyland in July, I appreciated this on many levels.

    Tell me, you must..

    Did you have any favorite vantage points for parade and firework viewing?

    Self portrait1 is fascinating. What the?

  37. ANJELICA says:

    I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO DISNEYLAND WHAT IS IT LIKE THERE!!!!!!!

  38. ssss says:

    GREAT PICS.

  39. ssss says:

    I LOVE THE PICS BUT IM SAD CUZ WHEN I WENT THERE I DIDNT GET TO GO ON THE ISLAND OR IN TOON TOWN WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?