December 14, 2011

Let the 12 Days of Christmas Begin!


It's December 14th and that can only mean one thing - there's just 12 days left until Christmas and it's time for your Tour Guides to give away some prints! Today is the first day of our giveaway so make sure you've entered your name in the comments section of our 12 Days of Christmas tab on Facebook to enter and take a minute to read the rules if you haven't already.

Daily Photo Tour - The Warm Glow Beneath Winter's Castle


The front of Sleeping Beauty Castle gets most of the love most of the time and Christmas is no exception. I'm not really sure why either, because the backside is beautifully adorned in Christmas splendor too. As I stood, however, trying to take this picture, countless flashes went off from folks taking pictures of the opposite side. I like to think of those moments as a duel and see who can wait it out longer to get a shot. Of course, that's probably just me being a little crazy. Nevertheless, I usually outlast my competition. I think my favorite thing about this perspective is the contrast you get between the icy top of the castle and the warm glow beneath it. It lends a welcoming feeling to the fact that Winter is just around the corner.

The Warm Glow Beneath Winter's Castle - Disneyland
Photo by Matthew Hansen

Comments (8)

On December 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM , Terry said...

This is an awesome picture! You're so right about the contrast. Although the front of the castle is stunning, this side looks so warm and welcoming. I enjoy your views of the "not so obvious". Thanks!

 
On December 14, 2011 at 8:04 AM , KR said...

I just got back from an amazing trip to Disneyland, and noticed some places that would be awesome if you guys took some pictures there! Between the carnation plaza and the left side of the castle, on a night with not much wind, the reflection of the lit-up winter castle in the water is so beautiful! I watched the lighting of the castle at the far left side of the castle, at the entrance to fantasyland; you can see a beautiful view of the castle I have never seen before! Thank you for sharing all of your amazing pictures with us!

 
On December 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM , Allison Easley said...

I love this side of The Castle (yes. Capitalized. heh) and have stood here many times wondering if I was the only person alive who loved taking photos of this slightly shy side. I adore your version. You win.

 
On December 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM , christina said...

This side of the castle is just as magical as the other side. I love this view because I think it often gets overlooked. Thanks for sharing this with us.

 
On December 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM , Kel said...

Amazing how perfectly centered the tree is when looking through the entry way of the castle. Fantastic shot!

 
On December 14, 2011 at 8:58 PM , Heather Dixon said...

Oh, I love this one <3

 
On December 16, 2011 at 4:36 AM , Alisha said...

I love everything about this! I love seeing the tree through the castle walkway. I do love the back of the castle. It's just as beautiful as the front in its own way. Thanks for taking this!

 
On December 18, 2011 at 11:33 AM , LynneAnne said...

My laptop wallpaper now ;)