Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom Part 1

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I just got back from vacation. A portion of my trip was spent visiting the Disneyland Resort in California. For those of you who have read my bio, you know that I grew up in Anaheim and visited Disneyland often during my childhood. When I turned eighteen I got a job at the Blue Bayou … Continue reading "Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom Part 1"
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An Autumn Day at Disneyland

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Warning: This is going to be a rambling collection of various observations. On Friday, September 26, the first official day of Disney’s HalloweenTime, I made a day trip to DL with my friend Kristin(e). (Spelled Kristin, but pronounced Kristine – got that?) Weather was beautiful and the crowds were minimal – the longest line we … Continue reading "An Autumn Day at Disneyland"
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Adventureland – Tokyo Disneyland

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You can enter Adventureland from several areas, the first being World Bazaar (Main Street). Unlike the other Main Streets around the world, Center Street connects to Tomorrowland and Adventureland. The next two pictures show the Adventureland Entrance from Center Street. There is also the traditional Adventureland entrance off of The Hub marked by a large, … Continue reading "Adventureland – Tokyo Disneyland"
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Disneyland – Random Acts of Indy

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Lee and I went up to Disneyland on Memorial Day to meet up with AllEars’ Deb Wills and Linda Mac, and also to see some of the new Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries stuff that started over the weekend. You can read more about it in this Disneyland Press Release. We arrived in time … Continue reading "Disneyland – Random Acts of Indy"
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Hong Kong Disneyland – Adventureland Part 2

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The next two attractions in Adventureland are “Rafts to Tarzan’s Treehouse“ and “Tarzan’s Treehouse.” Disney counts these as two distinct attractions, but I have a problem with this. Since all you can do once you’ve ridden the rafts is visit the treehouse (and you must ride the rafts in order to experience the treehouse), I … Continue reading "Hong Kong Disneyland – Adventureland Part 2"
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Hong Kong Disneyland — Adventureland Part 1

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Warning, there will be spoilers in this article. Adventureland takes up the entire west side of Hong Kong Disneyland. There is no Frontierland here and to my eye, no place to put one. In their desperation to inflate the number of attractions in the park, Disney claims that there are five in Adventureland, but to … Continue reading "Hong Kong Disneyland — Adventureland Part 1"
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Adventureland – Magic Kingdom – History Lesson

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Q: Do you know why Adventureland is located on the west side of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? A: It’s because Adventureland is located on the west side of Disneyland in Anaheim. When planning the Magic Kingdom, Imagineers used Disneyland’s layout as a starting point when designing their new park. Q: Do you … Continue reading "Adventureland – Magic Kingdom – History Lesson"
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A Trip to Tokyo Disneyland – Day 4 – Back to Disneyland

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AllEars® reader JeanineY is part of the NFFC trip to Tokyo Disneyland. She will be filing reports along the way. Here is Day 4 Tokyo Disneyland: Back to Disneyland. Almost before we knew it, we had arrived at the last day of our 4 day passport. We headed on over to Disneyland, as that was … Continue reading "A Trip to Tokyo Disneyland – Day 4 – Back to Disneyland"
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Photographic Innoventions: Landscape or Portrait?

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When taking a picture, one of the first elements I think about is whether to use a Landscape (horizontal) or Portrait (vertical) orientation. A lot depends on the subject as people and tall objects like towers or castles look better to me as a portrait. While four legged animals and sweeping vistas look better as … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Landscape or Portrait?"
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