Hello, dear readers! Really, it’s been too long. Having arrived back from a trip to Walt’s original Magic Kingdom last week, I thought I’d share some pictures with you via this blog. Before we begin, I would like to note a few things:
First off, I am not a professional photographer. The pictures you see here were taken either with my cell phone or our family point-and-shoot, either by myself or my lovely wife. We do not claim them to be works of art (although some of them turned out pretty cool), just pictures we felt like taking.
Second, while there may a few things we noticed this trip that may not have been there before, this is not intended to be a photo update or trip report. Just pictures I felt like sharing. You won’t see twenty five pictures of construction walls and dirt.
Lastly, I have no intention to make Confessions of a DisNerd a running commentary or “watchdog” type site. There’s plenty of those already, and you can follow lots of people on Twitter for that. I just want to have fun, and enjoy the magic of Disney – and I hope you do too.
So without further adieu, here’s the first of our pictures from our latest trip (you should be able to click on them to see bigger versions) – hope you enjoy!
One thing you will notice is that City Hall (as well as the fire station) was under construction. One thing I love when they do these refurbishments on Main Street is the facade covers they put in place. The details are great, and still give a feel of Main Street, U.S.A. For example….
One of my favorite places to visit is the gallery at the front of Main Street – I love seeing the concept art, renderings and models. Right now, the focus is on the various castles of Disney theme parks. What a beautiful exhibit to behold!
I love seeing Main Street this time of year. Before the fall decorations are put up, when it’s in all of it’s non-holiday glory. It’s second only to…
It was only on a couple buildings, so we figured there had to be something promotional going on.
We saw filming going on that night, or at least prep for filming. Whatever the reason, it was a prefect tease of the season coming in just a couple months!
But, as it turns out, those few shops on Main Street weren’t the only ones ready to get in the holiday spirit!
Fortunately, we happened to be among the first group of people to meet the newest pixie friend, Periwinkle!
Well, as we’ve reached the end of Main Street and enter the realm of Fantasy, we’ve also reached the end of this entry. Look for part two to come within the next day or two – I appreciate your patience in waiting for this post and hope you’ve enjoyed!
That is so cool that they had holiday decoration up, and I love the creative marketing signage explaining why. Husband and I will be visiting Disneyland later in the year, it will be our first time during the holidays… can’t wait!
So excited you get to see it! I’m sure it will be different than WDW in many ways for you. I personally can’t think of any place else I’d rather be at Christmas! Thanks for reading!
Yay no construction walls!!!!
I personally would rather see the finished product!
Love it – looking forward to more!
Thanks Kerry! By the way, it was great briefly seeing you in the park!
Mrs. Disnerd did an awesome job with that last photo! I love all the shots of MSUSA too. Thumbs up!
Thanks! She takes some pretty inspired photos!