Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Almost" Wordless Wednesday: One Last Holiday Evening

We've said it before, but it bears saying again, that one of our favorite pastimes is the simple act of just strolling around The Parks of the Disneyland Resort and just taking random pictures throughout our Days (and Nights!).

For all of the problems modern technology and its ease can create sometimes, it's also a wonderful tool!  Almost no-one uses a standard camera with film anymore (watch us get flamed now!), and sometimes it's just not feasible (or desirable) to carry around a DSLR with you all over The Parks if you don't have to.  Enter the cell phone!

Many times in the past we've used pictures for our "Almost" Wordless Wednesday that were taken exclusively with Chad (or Mark's!) DROID, and this week is one of those weeks.  We like the way they turned out, and agree with us or not, there's an "old-time" simplicity to them that newer cameras just can't match!

We took this week's shots last week, actually, on the last official day of Holidays at The Disneyland Resort, on January 8th.  One last evening out to enjoy the seasonal festivities, and these are just some of our favorites from that night.

Enjoy!

Free donuts? A good thing to shout out anytime, emergency or not!


One of our favorite shots in EITHER Park, bar none - we've taken it MANY times before!

We can only assume that Santa is hard at work already on the 2012 edition of his "Naughty/Nice" list

One last picture of the castle all blinged out - until next year!

We never cease to be amazed by decor in the store (hey, that rhymed!)

A burgeoning artist? Nah! Thank God for the artists who tell us HOW to draw these!



Focused on the Magic

22 comments:

Pam said...

These are great pictures and they really capture the feeling of being in the park! I don't know how many times I have tried to catch the Donald drawing lesson - I always seem to miss it, so I am jealoous! :)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks so much Pam - we're glad that you enjoyed them! :)

First time for us catching Donald! We're on the hunt for Jack Skellington but we can never seem to time that one just right ;)

Ariel Snow said...

I have done the mickey mouse lesson when I was down there and I still have it! Love the pics! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Mary at Capturing Magical Memories said...

Great Donald! And the picture of the castle is stunning!!

Disney on Wheels said...

That is a great Donald! I can't draw that well even with them telling me what to do. :)

Days In The Park said...

You're very welcome, Ariel. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Mary, on both counts! Not a bad picture of the castle at all considering it was with my phone. I was pretty impressed myself ;)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Melissa :)

Those things are loads of fun to do and I'm always anxious (and anxious!) to do another so I can see how it'll turn out :)

Christina said...

I love these pictures! I definitely want to have a drawing lesson (though mine would be at Disney's Hollywood Studios). It's on my ever growing list of things to do at Disney. :)

Debs said...

Wow, that's a great Donald drawing! I love the pictures taken with your cell. They do have that vintage feel to them. Very neat to see the castle all aglow one last time!

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Christina :)
It's an great experience - always LOADS of fun if you don't take it TOO seriously ;)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Debs - yes it was. Glad I had the chance to share it one last time, too :)

Mouse Fan Diane said...

Awesome pic of the Castle, it looks so beautiful. We did some drawing to of Goofy at WDW, I am not brave enough to show it, LOl.Your Donald looks pretty good..

P.T. said...

Awesome Donald drawing!!

Manda said...

Cool drawing! :P Love your photos! :D

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Diane - we're glad that you liked it :)

And thanks about the Donald :)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks PT! :)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks so much Manda :) Really glad that you enjoyed the photos :)

Colorado Mountain Mom said...

Awesome! Thanks for taking us along on your most recent Disneyland shin-dig ... I love it!

As a girl, I was taught to yell "FIRE!" in times of peril. I do believe I will be modifying that to "Free Donuts!" now!!

Alyssa Ray said...

I always love your cell phone tours of the Parks! :) The colors in your castle shot are absolutely phenomenal! :)

Days In The Park said...

You're very welcome, Mountain Mom :) Thanks for coming along with us!

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Alyssa - I'm glad that you enjoy them! :)

And thanks! Not bad for a cell phone, huh? :)