Disney California Adventure Entrance at night

Disney California Adventure Park recently received a new entrance.  Inspired by the Pan Pacific Auditorium, the new California Adventure entrance gates are beautiful at night.  I’ve wanted to capture this image for some time, but it’s difficult to get these types of photographs unless you drink plenty of coffee and stay out late!  This makes the perfect shot to start a new series here on DisneylandLive, Midnight Magic!

The Disneyland Resort is a beautiful place, especially at night.  I spend a lot of my time at the resort during the day and that’s when I take the majority of photographs for the Photo & News Reports.  But most of those photos are taken during the afternoon hours, when the lighting is harsh and not very flattering to the lens of a camera.  The early morning and evening hours are just not long enough to support the nearly 4 hours it takes to shoot for the updates.  Night, however is a whole new subject.  Disneyland and California Adventure literally transform into entirely different places at night and it makes for a challenge to capture these images, especially for an amateur photographer like me.  I hope you enjoy this new series, and I hope you’ll leave a few comments and suggestions for what you would like to see from the parks at night!