Discovering Another Mad Dash (Oct 14): Last Day Breakfast and Brunch #1502 (03/19)

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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    It was a very lavish mini-musical production and I was having a ball photographing Aladdin. How about I just let the lens genie do the talking for this post?

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    Thank you for choosing "Magic Carpet" for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop.



    That scene without the flying carpet was a little lacking to me. But safety first and it all worked out happy ever after anyway.






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  3. dhorner233

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    Wow! :worship: Your pictures are awesome as always!!! Wasn't that a great show!!! But, you had a different Genie and Aladdin than I had and I was there the same week. I hope your Genie was as good as ours!!!!!

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  4. rentayenta

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    A whole new world......... :thumbsup2 Great job on the pics and Cliff Notes version of Aladdin. Love it!
     
  5. shushh

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    Oh how hunky is Aladdin and his abs...
     
  6. aussietravellers

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    Have just caught up again.

    WOW, thanks so much for sharing the photos of the 1901 lounge. That is awesome. That ball of ice (it looks like a baseball :rotfl:) was absolutely amazing! That is something that I would LOVE to have seen and experienced.

    Loved the Aladdin photos too, that is such a great show. I miss DL
     
  7. mvf-m11c

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    Very nice pictures from Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular and the Lounge. It has been a long time since I have seen Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at DCA. I will read more later on.
     
  8. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Looks like you got some nice shots of your Aladdin show yourself! Thanks for sharing.

    Yes, it looks like we had a complete different cast to yours. Our genie was great....not in Robin William's league (no one is in his league).....but still great. :goodvibes



    A whole New Hope! ;)

    Thanks.



    Yup. He was pretty reasonable eye-candy. :lmao:



    :wave: The ball of ice was a little smaller than a cricket ball.



    Thanks Bret. Really appreciate you checking in here when you can (and I know what a busy schedule you're currently keeping).
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    OK, back home and all caught up! :thumbsup2

    Here I thought we had a special menu eating at 1901, but as I looked it up on allears, it is the same menu as the Carthay Lounge. I wonder if they have the cool ice spheres too! :confused3

    Your photos of Aladdin came out so much better than mine! So many of mine were blurry. Great job!
     
  10. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Welcome back!


    Thanks. We never did get round to taking a real close look at your camera settings. Next time!
     
  11. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    My only shopping time in the Park




    When we came out of Aladdin, the sun was beginning to set. Where did the day go?

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    Alison needed to go check on something for Fran. And it was in the park across the way. So, we started to make our way out.

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    The thing that I enjoy most about Disneyland is that you can walk between parks.

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    We made our way to Crystal Arts for a little shopping and then headed over to the Disney Gallery. Whilst Alison was checking out the item, I took the opportunity to check out the Castles exhibition.

    The Gallery was completely decked out with prints….

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    …..and models of the various Disney castles.

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    This one was amazingly intricate. Someday, I’m going to make it back to Paris and when I do, the Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant will be top of my list of attractions to go see.

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    I was super tempted by this mug; but in the end I decided not to get it. Looking at this picture, I kinda wish I had gotten it now.

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  12. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Night time at DCA




    It was completely dark when we emerged from the Gallery and with a couple more Must-Do’s to complete, we headed on back to the other park.


    In retrospect, we didn’t really plan our in-and-out of park hopping well, did we?


    Anyways….

    I did stop to take one very rushed shot of the Carthay Circle at night…..

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    Even at this time of night, the PP Photographer was still out and about near the Storyteller’s statue. I snuck one in betwen groups.

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    We headed on over to our destination.

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    The night neon lights in Carsland is amazing.

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    I think this was the only time during the day where I wished I had more time and my tripod with me.

    But as there were quite a few people around, it was probably best that I didn’t have a trip hazard with me. With luck, the crowds might die down by October next year.

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    I used to work in the Petroleum industry; so this amused me mightily. Afterall, it really is an organic product; so there is no false advertising here.

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    And the orange colours around the Cozy Cone area were lovely, even at night. The hues of the flowers and the orange cone lights were just delightful!

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    The Leaning Tyres of Luigi was another display that amused me. I looked hard at this picture to see if there was a hidden mickey….couldn’t find one!

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    Even more spectacular than the neon lights are those craggy voluptuous buttes all around Carsland.

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    And thanks to I’mMickey passing on a tip to KCMike who passed on the tip to me…I was cheek by jowl with a trashcan. Literally! Without a tripod, the trashcan was conveniently located for some long exposure shots.

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    Thanks Mikes!



    We headed out the Pacific Wharf exit side.

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    I still had two Must-Do’s to complete!





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  13. Caroline NZ

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    I love DLR/CA at night. Your wonderful photos are making me want to be there right now :-)
     
  14. zanzibar138

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    Such a quick day - I could hardly believe it when you said the sun was setting already!

    Love your night pics of Radiator Springs, and you got some awesome pics of the Paris castle model!
     
  15. shushh

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    Oh PIO, you're making me so envious. I really want to go right now. You're right, the neon signs are awesome! And the scenery so spectacular at night. I had not seen night time photos before so thank you for sharing!
     
  16. rentayenta

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    I also love being able to walk between the parks- its heaven. :thumbsup2 Your night shots are amazing. I have got to get my butt there! :hyper:
     
  17. mvf-m11c

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    Very nice pictures from CL at night PiO. Glad that you and Alison had a great time.
     
  18. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    I want to be there right now too.


    Thank you. It was a quick day!



    There are some very good TRs here with even better night shots.

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    Thanks!

    If you do get your butt to the buttes, I hope the rest of your body goes along too. ;)




    Thanks Bret. :wave2:
     
  19. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    A little Danish culture – Must Do #4



    The night was fast coming to an end and there were still a couple of things that I needed to do.


    We headed towards my Must Do #4 – another one of those newly opened things that I hadn’t yet experiences.

    As we walked in, I was handed one of these.

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    And it took us slightly more time than it has taken you to read this to get here. Only just.

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    Disney duty done, we clam-bered on board one of these.

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    Johnathan Livingstone Seagull and I have been having 5 minute interludes in Melbourne. For those of you that haven’t seen these….

    He and I shared a Bird in Flight moment in 2011….

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    And we followed up with a Bird in Bath fling in 2012.

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    So, I thought that I might have developed a special affinity with seagulls; but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t convince Skuttle to do anything! He just sat around with that instrument of his.

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    We headed in the Down Under (the sea) direction.

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    The Little Mermaid is a tale written by that most famous Danish author and fairy tale writer…..Hans Christian Andersen. Like with all other fairy tales, Disney has taken them and put their own mark on the stories. I love the story….I just don’t remember Flounder nor Sebastian in my childhood version.

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    I’m sticking my neck out here….

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    …and may get flamed for this view….


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    …but this is not a very exciting attraction, is it?

    Don’t get me wrong, the details are lovely and what you would expect to see from Disney. But almost everything seems so….static.

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    I know, I know. It is meant to be the best of the AA that Disney has ever done. Maybe it was the hype…I just expected more.

    So….call me an Urusla…

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    ….but I wasn’t entirely enchanted by this ride.

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    If I have offended any of you, I apologise. I’m only writing from what I know and felt; and I wish I had felt differently…but I didn’t.

    So was there a happy ending for me?

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    Perhaps even a start of a spark?

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    I guess you could say that. This was the closest I was getting to any fireworks shooting this trip.

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    And Skuttle? Maybe there might be another Jonathan Livingstone Seagull waiting in San Francisco for me.

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  20. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    Have just thoroughly caught up PIO.

    I have to say Aladdin was a trip highlight for us when we went to DL in 09. The genie is absolutely hilarious and I love how many of the jokes are current to what is happening in the world.

    I think you have definitely put your camera to good use during the show, stunning captures.

    I think you totally should have bought that mug, silly woman. It's adorable.

    The lights at night at Carsland look spectacular. I mean really really amazing. And the desert mountain thingies (for want of a better word :lmao:) look so real and wonderful. You have really done an amazing job of capturing the feel of the place at night.

    Thanks for all of the imagery, I'm loving it.
     
  21. Aussie Wendy

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    Exceedingly late catching up but not too late..wonderful pics and story as always. I always think you must be a great person to have as a friend-you'd always be laughing when with you but you are so caring too.

    On Ariel we also were underwhelmed- the displays were colourful and detailed but yes felt too static-like we were slowly just riding past dioramas-it didn't have the "pizzaz" most of Disney has though I can't quite put my finger on the difference to say, the older dark rides. The scenes all seemed very plastic models or something and I think the ride could date or look tatty quickly if its not refreshed frequently. I can't wait to get to Carsland one day-they have done such a good job with the theming day and night. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.
     

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