It’s not often that I find myself in Paradise Pier for an early morning at Mickey’s Fun Wheel. If Disney California Adventure wins the coin toss for first park of the day, I usually elect to hang around Buena Vista Street for a while or, maybe, make my way back to Cars Land to catch a ride on Radiator Springs Racers before the line reaches an hour.
The morning I took this picture, we were poised to make the stroll down Radiator Springs. It was the glow of morning light emanating from Mickey’s face that swayed the decision to venture into Paradise Pier. Everything was so fresh and full of promise. There’s something really great about seeing Mickey smiling down at you in the early morning, almost like a personal guarantee that whatever course you choose, it’s going to be fun.