A Profile That is Out of This World

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is so much fun. The gorgeous colors, the relaxing tropical atmosphere, the brilliant song by the Sherman brothers and the…

Disneyana Fan Club Meeting

We had the privilege of speaking at the Chapter at the Park meeting of the Disneyana Fan Club yesterday. It was an absolute blast getting to share a few of our stories and thoughts with some of the nicest folks we’ve met since starting Tours Departing Daily. What gracious hosts!

Kevin, Michaela and I don’t do a lot of public speaking but we were doing a pretty good job keeping down the nerves. That is, until Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily walked in! They shared a couple of announcements for upcoming events in Anaheim that sounded like a lot of fun. Anaheimland with Charles Phoenix is being presented by the Anaheim Historical Society in May, celebrating the original Magic Kingdom and the city around it. In October, Anaheim will be having its nearly century old annual Halloween parade. We saw pictures of last year’s and were so bummed we missed out. We won’t be making that mistake again this year and neither should you!

We will be speaking again at the Disneyanamania Convention in July. We’re really looking forward to it and would love it if you’d join us!

A Profile That is Out of This World

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is so much fun. The gorgeous colors, the relaxing tropical atmosphere, the brilliant song by the Sherman brothers and the witty script performed by talented voice actors create one of my favorite experiences in Disneyland.

This shot is a reminder to me of one of the moments that always gets me laughing. Pierre (the bird in the shot) says, “My profile is out of this world!” and Fritz responds that it’s “not far enough out of this world.” It’s the sort of quick humor that can sail right over an inattentive head.

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room bird, Pierre who has a profile that is out of this world at Disneyland

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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  1. Matthew, you stun me with the subtle and brilliant composition work in your photos. This could be a standard shot of Pierre, one that many tourists might take, close-up and full frame. Of course it would be a fun picture and Pierre would quite handsome.

    But here you have shifted everything to the right and given us, not the detail of the Tiki Room, but the sense of it, the feeling of the tropical colors, the depth of the “stage” and, of course, Pierre’s marvelous profile!

    I believe it is part of your talent to naturally set your pictures just a little to the left or right, just a bit off center or atypical, giving the viewer a new perspective, a chance to observe a detail they may have previously missed. (Not unlike the little bits of humor that may slip past an inattentive guest.) Your pictures are like second chances.

    I love second chances. Can I please have more?

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