|Disneyland Trip Photos
May 14, 2000
These photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera -- which has 3.3 million pixels! This is the state-of-the-art digital camera, meaning that the photos on this site are the biggest (2048 x 1536) and arguably the best on the Internet!
For these pictures, I went for a little variety -- instead of just still photos, I tried some photographic tricks. I think you'll like what you see. I'm also going to let the pictures speak for me -- less trip report, more pictures.
As usual, I'll put a to the lower-left of photos I think are first rate.
You can click on the thumbnails to see the larger pictures!
I was starting to go into Disneyland withdrawl! It's been 8 months since my last trip, and I was very excited to return to the park, even if it was really crowded! And crowded it was, though the lines were never that bad. My college friend Jason and I arrived at around noon, and stayed until 11pm. The weather was a bit warm for my tastes, but very nice.
California Adventure Update
To my surprise, the California Adventure preview center and observation deck was gone, so no more panorama shots! The project is really coming along well -- I can't believe how things have changed! The lights on the Sun Wheel were all lit up (most of them, at least) and it's quite an addition to the skyline!
The only picture I did take was of the Grand Californian Hotel. I think I like the Wilderness Lodge better, but it looks pretty nice nonetheless.
The Grand Californian, with the new tram unloading area in front
Main Street USA
As usual, Main Street is quickly passed on the way to the rides, but here's one nice shot for you:
The entrance to the park. I'd love to get a clear shot of this just once.
I think 90% of the time, Tomorrowland is my first stop. We actually grabbed lunch at the Pizza Port first, and then wandered elsewhere. But we'd later get two great front row rides on Space Mountain, plus Star Tours, Honey I Shrunk the Audience, and the Rocket Rods. For the latter, I was reminded again that I should spend my time elsewhere. Use the single rider line if you can.
The DL Railroad approaches the Tomorrowland Station
Three Rocket Rods lined up for launch. Shortly after this shot was taken, they were walking guests off the broken ride.
The new Autopia is coming along nicely, and I know it'll be a hit with the little ones. I keep waiting for something for the big kids to come along, but no such luck.
|Above left/right: One of the new Autopia cars, as seen in the Disney Gallery. Cool paint job.
Below left: A look at part of the new Autopia through a well-placed hole in the fence.
Remember how I said I wanted to take some creative pictures? Here's one of the Astro Orbitor. I wish I could've been more centered, but without a tripod, I must find flat surfaces to put the camera on. In this case, it meant a trash can.
Here you go, a new "twist" on an old photo. 1/2 second exposure.
In Fantasyland, we only managed to ride Mr. Toad. That didn't stop me from taking some really cool pictures, though.
Here's a great shot of the castle during the day.
And a great shot at night!
You're going to see more castle in my fireworks pictures on the next page. Now, a tribute to one of my favorite rides:
J. Thaddeus Toad, Esq.
I wonder if kids understand what's going on in that ride. I doubt I was the first to say "It's hot as hell in here!" at the end of the ride!
Here's a nice treat-- Matterhorn climbing. You can see that Goofy is already at the top, and Mickey isn't far behind.
Here's a favorite of children, Dumbo.
Finally, a picture I just think is awesome. I'd seen a picture in daylight like this, but my camera was overexposing the shot, so I waited until night. I think it was worth it! 1/2 second exposure.
There's a lot more pictures on Page Two!
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