Matt Valeriote of Fanatic Photography has established himself as a talented and popular photographer of Disneyland eye candy, with a large following on Flickr and 500px among others. We sat down with Matt to learn some of his secrets and how everyone can become a better Disneyland photographer. Which attractions or areas do you enjoy photographing most in Disneyland? My … [Read more...]
"The Happiest Kingdom of the All. Here is the world of imagination, hopes and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make believe are reborn -- and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young and young-at-heart -- to those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams do come true."
--Walt Disney (1955)
Take a look at this terrific WED Enterprises recruitment ad from 1980. As mentioned in the copy, over a billion dollars was being funneled into massive Imagineering parks projects in Florida, California and Tokyo, which necessitated the hiring of many (what we might call today) Entertainment Designers. What was going on at Disneyland specifically during this … [Read more...]
Free HD Disneyland King Arthur Carrousel Wallpaper It's not surprising why Fantasyland was Walt's self-proclaimed favorite land in the park. It is truly magical to walk through the castle at night and see the Carrousel spectacularly illuminated. It wasn't always quite this majestic, of course. It got a major upgrade as part of the 1983 New Fantasyland project. Enjoy … [Read more...]
Free HD Disneyland Mad Tea Party Wallpaper Enjoy this magical scene from the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland every day with our free HD photo, created exclusively for TheHappiest.com readers’ personal use by Matt Valeriote. Downloads Choose your resolution or device: Desktop 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1440 x 900 1366 x 768 1280 x 1024 1024 x … [Read more...]
Free HD Disneyland Snow White Grotto Wallpaper Originally added to the park in April of 1961, Snow White Grotto features a wishing well and hand-made character sculptures anonymously donated to Walt Disney. All coins thrown into the well are donated to local charities for children. Enjoy this magical scene every day with our free HD photo, created exclusively for … [Read more...]