Partners Statue, Central Plaza – Disneyland

I was having trouble sleeping on the morning this photo was created. Knowing that I had to get to the parks at opening to take photos for this week’s DlandLive and MousePlanet weekly columns, I decided to give the Annual Passholder early entry a try. As I arrived, I noticed that blue hour had just begun and that sunrise was about to start. Thinking back to the missed opportunity One More Disney Day offered so many other photographers, I remained hopeful that I could get to the hub before the sun rose above the tree line.

The park opened at 7 a.m. for us AP’s and as I got the hub I noticed the sun just rising above the buildings and trees.

If you have the opportunity to take advantage of AP early entry, I highly recommend it. The park was pretty empty, making daytime shots of empty walkways and attractions possible!

Early entry takes place at DCA on Saturdays and Disneyland on Sundays from now through April 14, 2013.

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