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Old 04-22-2014, 07:22 AM   #91
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Another trip for June?

Good for you.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:16 PM   #92
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Another trip for June?

Good for you.
That is correct. DAW wanted to get one more trip before her AP expires in June so this was the best time to go since we are all busy next month and June was the best time to go even during the summer crowds.

I'm getting excited to leave tomorrow to SoCal.

Thanks PiO.
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Have a great trip, Bret. Look forward to seeing the great pictures you'll come back with.
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Thanks PiO.

We got here safely and I am about to go to bed shortly. But here is a quick update of what we have done tonight.

We got to Anaheim around 3pm and we went to DL for a while until we head on over to the ESPN Zone to have dinner. After dinner, we went in both DL and DCA that night. We are hoping that we are able to watch RDCT fireworks that night but unfortunately it was canceled due to high winds. We were planning on watching it from IASW but this was the third time that I was planning on watching the fireworks in front of IASW and was canceled that night. It was a shame. But after the fireworks was canceled it started to rain so we decided to head on back to the room. Our first night is over and we are looking forward to the next day.

Here are some pictures from today.














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Some really great pictures here Bret. Well done!

Shame about RDCT fireworks. Maybe you'll find some time in the schedule to catch them this trip. If not, maybe the next trip.

Have a great day tomorrow. Shop lots at Glendale!! And enjoy your dinner.
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Really enjoyed your pictures Brett! Have a great trip!

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I agree with what PiO said -- there are some really great pictures in this bunch you just shared! I especially like the second photo (BTMRR) and the last 3 photos (of the teacups area at night, the pond/lake near the IASW mall/plaza and BTMRR)!

A couple of the photos I like because they seem new -- they don't appear to be angles or vantage points that you have covered in TRs before. I think the IASW pond/lake shot is new for you, isn't it? Or am I forgetting something? It's always fun for people -- and sometimes challenging -- to try to find fresh new material to photograph at DLR if they've been there a lot, so I am always impressed if I see a subject or perspective I haven't seen before (no matter what type of camera is used, from camera phones to DSLRs and anything in between!)!

Good job!
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We are now waiting in Glendale to enter the store. We have been here since 8am and still waiting to get in. It is taking a little bit longer than i have expected but it is nice to be in Glendale to see the WDI campus. I have heard that people waited since 6am to get in the store. We are now chilling outside to get in the store. While we are waiting, I have some time to answer some posts.


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Some really great pictures here Bret. Well done! Shame about RDCT fireworks. Maybe you'll find some time in the schedule to catch them this trip. If not, maybe the next trip. Have a great day tomorrow. Shop lots at Glendale!! And enjoy your dinner.
Thanks PiO. I didn't took a lot of pictures that day which was a surprise. I was looking at new different spots to get pictures around the resort. It was not that busy that day and it would have been nice if I stayed a little later that night but we had to get up early to get to Glendale for the shopping at the Mickey's of Glendale store. It was a shame that RDCT was cancelled that night. This is the third time that during my last three trips that I was planning on watching the fireworks in front of IASW and was cancelled. Maybe I will go tonight after dinner but we will wait and see.

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Really enjoyed your pictures Brett! Have a great trip!

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I agree with what PiO said -- there are some really great pictures in this bunch you just shared! I especially like the second photo (BTMRR) and the last 3 photos (of the teacups area at night, the pond/lake near the IASW mall/plaza and BTMRR)!

A couple of the photos I like because they seem new -- they don't appear to be angles or vantage points that you have covered in TRs before. I think the IASW pond/lake shot is new for you, isn't it? Or am I forgetting something? It's always fun for people -- and sometimes challenging -- to try to find fresh new material to photograph at DLR if they've been there a lot, so I am always impressed if I see a subject or perspective I haven't seen before (no matter what type of camera is used, from camera phones to DSLRs and anything in between!)! Good job!
Thank you Sherry. I wanted to go on BTMRR yesterday but the line was long and it kept breaking down every time I was around the area.

During this trip, I plan on trying new spots that haven't done in my previous trips. I am hoping to go later to the parks today and the rest of these trip to find new spots to take pictures. The pond/lake shot was from the former Motorboat Cruise dock which is now a table sitting area. I have looked at other DISers pictures from the PotD thread and that shot inspired me to try it out. It is also nice to try a new lens for this trip (Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens) which most of the pictures you have see are from that lens.

Thank you Sherry.
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Those are some nice pictures with a unique perspective.
I hope you get into the store soon.

Looking forward to this evening.
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Those are some nice pictures with a unique perspective. I hope you get into the store soon.

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Thank you Alison.

We are almost about to enter the store.

We are looking forward to dinner tonight as well.
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Cool shots Bret! Enjoy your dinner tonight.
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Thank you Angela. We had a great dinner last night.


A quick update during the trip.

On Saturday, we went to the Walt Disney Imagineering building in Glendale for the D23 Mickey's of Glendale shopping. We didn't get to the Glendale around 8am where it started at 8am. We had to wait about 3 hours to get in the store which was quite long that morning to the afternoon. We did bought a lot of WDI merchandise at the MoG store. Some of the merchandise we have seen during the D23 Expo last year and there were some items that we have never seen.

After we finished shopping at the MoG in Glendale, we head on back to Anaheim. I went in the parks a little bit that afternoon which was quite busy during the off-season at the DLR. I was able to go on the Monorail to see the FNSV Lagoon drained and it was weird to see it drained. Also I went to Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree which had some Easter decorations.







Later that night, my DAF and I head on over to the Napa Rose at the Grand California Hotel to have dinner with Alison (franandaj) and Fran that night. This was our first time eating at the NR and it was at the Chef's Counter which I have read a lot and have heard great reviews. We all had a great time eating that night at the NR at the CC.





Some of the food porn from that night.






Chef Sutton was at the NR that night for a short time












After dinner, I went with Alison and Fran to DCA and DL that night. My DAF went back to the room since she was blocked out that night with the DAP. We got to see the sneak peek of Maleficent at the It's Tough to be a Bug Theater.


We went to the Off the Page store at DCA and Disney Gallery at DL that night where Fran bought some art work. After the shopping, we parted ways while they went back home. I stayed in the park for a while and got some pictures that night. That night, I was experimenting on long exposure nighttime pictures. Here are some of them from the other night.




This is one of my favorite ones where DCA was closed that night around 11:40pm.


That will be it for this post and I will have more when I get back home tomorrow.
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Look at that dinner!!! Food looks great. You are making me envious....but it looks like you, your DA, Alison and Fran had a great time. At least I get to live vicariously through you all.


Love the night shots. Looking forward to seeing what else you captured when you get home and write this up. And I have a prediction. I can see a lens acquisition happening in your future....real soon.
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Great pictures! Dinner looks delish! Did you like the movie? I'm looking forward to seeing it when it comes out next month.

The Thunder Ranch flowers are stunning.

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Love the look of the spring flowers at Thunder Ranch. Your NR dinner looks so good and the night pics are really cool.
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