Christmas and New Year’s Eve fall within the busiest time of the year at the Disneyland Resort which meant we had to expect that we would be spending a lot of time waiting around on this trip. Our time was managed fairly carefully and I was pleasantly surprised at how much we got done despite the crowds. While waiting in lineups for rides and waiting for tables to eat at, we became pretty creative on how to keep everyone engaged and having fun.
On our very first day in the parks we bought picnic basket dinners that got us into a reserved viewing area for the World of Color light show at the California Adventures park. We wanted to get the best possible seats within the reserved area so we showed up 30 minutes early and waited until the section opened. Then we waited for the show to start.
To pass the time I took out my camera and started playing around with some long exposure photos. All of the lights and motion in the Paradise Pier area were ideal for some experimentation and my kids and their cousins are just starting to get the photography bug. I ran a mini tutorial which kept everyone entertained – or at least I had a good time. Here are some of the results.
The theme for Disney Wordless Wednesday this week is Time. Check out Focused on the Magic to see some more Disney related photos. This post was also shared with Travel Photo Thursday hosted by Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.