With the fireworks from July 4th still on the brain, I got into a discussion with my half brother about where he might be able to take his kids to catch more fireworks. They’ve seen plenty of fireworks in the Philippines but he was thinking it would be fun to take them to see some fireworks shows every now and then. So I mentioned that one good place to go is the Magical Kingdom of Disneyland. Well, to be specific, the part of Downtown Disney that cuts between the entrances to Disneyland and California Adventure. It’s totally free as long as you don’t enter either park, and because Disney puts on such an epic fireworks show, shooting them high into the night sky, it’s a good spot to hang out and view the show. I’ve actually been there several times myself whenever I visited my younger brother in Anaheim. He lives within walking distance of Disneyland so if we were in the mood we would take a walk to this very spot to check out some fireworks. With a decent zoom lens in hand it’s easy to setup and grab a shot like this of the front of the Disneyland train station. Of course, it’s a little tricky to compose around the entrance gate, but as you can see it’s not impossible to do. He he. And with fireworks still on my mind I might make my way over there again before the Summer is up. Because hey, who doesn’t enjoy a neat show while enjoying some cool night Summer air?
Disneyland is a place I hadn’t been to since I was in high school. Then several years ago, I ended up with a mini streak of going to the Happiest Place on Earth at least once a year, sometimes twice, due to visitors from other countries coming to stay with me. But my dry spell has started again. I find that I’d only want to go there during a non-peak, middle of the week kind of day so that I can setup my tripod around the park after sunset. But with Disney increasing ticket prices, as have other parks like Universal Studios, it’s made it tougher to justify paying for a ticket just so I can fight through a crowd to grab a couple of shots. I’d still love to go, but unless ticket prices go back down or I get hooked up with a great discount, I’ll just have to wait until a special enough occasion arrives.