I was recently challenged to come up with my top things to do at Disneyland. I've been going almost every week for the last year and friends & family are always asking me if it ever gets old. My answer is a resounding "NO" and these reasons have a lot to do with why.
A lot of people on Instagram have recently been asking me “what kind of camera do you use when you go to Disney?”, so I thought I’d write a post about it. I’ve been on a 3-year photography “journey”, so-to-speak, and there's a bit of a backstory to how I ended up using the cameras I currently use. I’m 100% self-taught and a lot of what I’ve learned has been trial and error. There's a ton of information out there on the internet and you have to go with what works for you. Just because a photographer you really admire suggests something, doesn’t always mean it’s going to be the best fit for your needs. So with that said, I’m going to take you through what equipment I’m currently using and why.
If you just want the short version, I am now strictly a Sony user. I rotate between the Sony RX100 and the Sony a5100. If you want the longer version inclusive of my backstory, keep reading...
First of all, let me answer the most basic of questions: WHAT IS PIXAR FEST?
I’ve been getting this question A LOT from my Disney and non-Disney friends alike. The short answer is: a celebration of all things Pixar. But really, that response is quite simplified. My goal with this post is to dive into that question in greater detail and give you my perspective on the event.
One of the first things I always do when Disney announces a new event is to check out the Disney Parks Blog which gives fantastic overviews and Disneyland.com where you can find topline details on all entertainment and food options, but both of these sources still leave a lot of questions to be answered.
I think the biggest one is this: is Pixar Fest worth booking a separate trip to Disneyland for? And my answer would be: that depends. If you go to Disneyland once a year or every couple of years, then I would say wait until June 23 (despite Disney’s very enticing marketing campaign to come join the fun NOW). If you go to Disneyland every couple of months, then definitely! It just comes down to expectations. If you know what to expect going into the event, then you're likely to have a really fantastic time. So let me help you navigate through your expectations.
It’s time for Disneyland’s annual celebration of the Lunar New Year and this year Disney has really gone all out. Disney’s Lunar New Year pays homage to Eastern Asian and Chinese New Year customs. Chinese New Year is on February 16 but the Lunar New Year celebration goes from January 26 – February 18 specifically at Disney California Adventure Park. Below is an overview of what you can expect to find.
My favorite time of the year is BACK – the Festival of Holidays at Disney’s California Adventure. It’s like our own version of the Food & Wine Festival but with all the holiday cheer. It launched last weekend and while I still have a ways to go when it comes to all of the goodies to consume, I thought I’d share some of favorite items (so far) with you all for inspiration.