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Old 07-30-2008, 08:14 PM   #196
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It wasn't an easy photo to get for me - but it was actually in '06. Looking at another photo, it appears there are at least five pumpkin figures - looks like Pluto on the far left and Donald or Daisy Duck on Minnie's right. As you can see in the photo above, a little of the Minnie figure is behind tree branches. That tree also blocks the view of figure on the far right. It would be nice to get all of them in one photo, but it just doesn't seem possible. These kind of photos could be even trickier if the tree's branches have grown out.
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It wasn't an easy photo to get for me - but it was actually in '06. Looking at another photo, it appears there are at least five pumpkin figures - looks like Pluto on the far left and Donald or Daisy Duck on Minnie's right. As you can see in the photo above, a little of the Minnie figure is behind tree branches. That tree also blocks the view of figure on the far right. It would be nice to get all of them in one photo, but it just doesn't seem possible. These kind of photos could be even trickier if the tree's branches have grown out.
Yes, I remember it well. I think that was part of the problem for me. See, I like to take my time and frame a picture. I don't like to rush if at all possible. And when I saw the layout of those pumpkins at the entrance, I was wondering how I could frame it so that it would come out nicely (like yours). And at that moment, a wave of people entered the park and they were whizzing past me at all speeds so it was very distracting to try to capture the pumpkins on film. So I eventually gave up and just got the Mickey at the entrance to Main Street! I suppose a good time to snap those pumpkins would be before the park opens, maybe, like if I am staying at one of the hotels, I could just stroll over to the entrance early one morning and take some pictures when it is nice and quiet! I intend to try again in October when I am there! But I am hoping they will start spreading the Halloween fun into other lands too for more photo ops!
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Beautiful! Your Small World nighttime photo came out SO much better than mine did. I was using a bad disposable camera. I don't think I noticed the Nutcracker in the Fantasyland wreath! As much as I love it at DL during Christmas time, I think I didn't study the individual decorations in each land as much as I should have when I was there in December! I wonder if there was anything different on the decorations in the other lands. One thing I DID notice last year is that the Mouse-shaped wreaths which used to adorn the lampposts all along Main Street were moved to ToonTown. I thought that was interesting, because I used to love seeing them on Main Street, on top of the posts, but I guess they felt the wreaths were better in ToonTown. I think there were still a few Mickey wreaths hanging over head on Main Street, though, but they were not as noticeable.
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Beautiful! Your Small Wolrd nighttime photo came out SO much better than mine did. I was using a bad disposable camera. I don't think I noticed the Nutcracker in the Fantasyland wreath! As much as I love it at DL during Christmas time, I think I didn't study the individual decorations in each land as much as I should have when I was there in December! I wonder if there was anything different on the decorations in the other lands. One thing I DID notice last year is that the Mouse-shaped wreaths which used to adorn the lampposts all along Main Street were moved to ToonTown. I thought that was interesting, because I used to love seeing them on Main Street, on top of the posts, but I guess they felt the wreaths were better in ToonTown. I think there were still a few Mickey wreaths hanging over head on Main Street, though, but they were not as noticeable.
Thank you! I can honestly say that I don't pay near close enough attention to all the little details in the park. I didn't even make it into Toontown once this past January! The Mickey wreaths were hanging over Main Street again this past Xmas. As far as I know they've always been there at least back to 2001 since I first started going at Xmas.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #205
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Thank you! I can honestly say that I don't pay near close enough attention to all the little details in the park. I didn't even make it into Toontown once this past January! The Mickey wreaths were hanging over Main Street again this past Xmas. As far as I know they've always been there at least back to 2001 since I first started going at Xmas.
Yes, I think the Mickey wreaths have always hung over Main Street (sort of like in a banner/arch shape from one side of Main St. to the other) as far as I know, but they used to have them on top of each lamp/sign post all up and down the street too, and that was noticeably absent last year. Prior to 2007, I had not been there at Christmas since 2001, so I don't know when they stopped putting the mouse wreaths on the posts. Maybe it was a long time ago!! I was disappointed when I noticed them missing last December, until I noticed they were up in ToonTown, but maybe they had been in ToonTown for years and I didn't know it! A lot can happen in 6 years time!

As detailed as some people are, it seems there are always new things to notice in Disneyland if you look hard enough. Then, when you notice one thing, you wonder if there may be more like it in other lands or areas of the park, and that begins the quest to find whatever that 'thing' is all over the park (like the bathroom signs themed to each land). It is cool to notice those special little touches after you have been to DL so many times in your life, because it makes you think there are always surprises that have yet to be discovered.
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The Toontown Christmas tree (with my wife off to the side)
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Prior to 2007, I had not been there at Christmas since 2001, so I don't know when they stopped putting the mouse wreaths on the posts. Maybe it was a long time ago!! I was disappointed when I noticed them missing last December, until I noticed they were up in ToonTown, but maybe they had been in ToonTown for years and I didn't know it! A lot can happen in 6 years time!
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You know, no matter how many times I go there I am always discovering new things I hadn't seen before. That's part of what I love about Disney! Many times I'll go back to check out my old photos to see if something as there and I missed it or if it's new. I have noticed that since I started taking more pictures I have become a bit more in tune with things and have started noticing things more. I need to train my eyes to see the hidden gems in Disney better.
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I really liked this lampost with the little Tinkerbell on the top. So cute!
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You know, no matter how many times I go there I am always discovering new things I hadn't seen before. That's part of what I love about Disney! Many times I'll go back to check out my old photos to see if something as there and I missed it or if it's new. I have noticed that since I started taking more pictures I have become a bit more in tune with things and have started noticing things more. I need to train my eyes to see the hidden gems in Disney better.
I agree - discovering the hidden gems is part of what I love about the whole Disneyland experience. People who do not love Disney could never understand it! Sometimes I think, "Why didn't I notice that before? Now I have to find everything!" And then I think about it and realize that it is those details that Disney takes such care to insert in every inch of the parks - from the hotels to the bathroom signs to the benches to the Christmas decorations - and it would probably be no fun for me if I suddenly DID find every little hidden treasure. I like learning about the hidden things a little a a time, and knowing that every time I am there, there is likely going to be a new surprise to find - that maybe had been there all along and I never noticed!
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