Top 14 Photos of 2014 & Time Lapse Update

The holiday season always seems to come and go so quickly. Add to that working on a time lapse project and it feels like watching a looping GIF of the past six weeks crammed into three seconds.

Time gets away from you when you fill it with too many diversions. There’s a pile (or two…) of dishes stacked in the kitchen from meals Matthew and I don’t recall eating, but that’s a post for another blog filled with chilling tales of dirty dishes, unswept floors and spent paper towel rolls.

2014 has been a tremendous year.

We marked our fourth year with this blog. We had the privilege of speaking at the Disneyana Convention and making new friends with some of the most spectacular people around. Matthew got a new job and we moved to San Diego.

This has been a year overflowing with blessings and, for that, we are grateful.

Disneyland saw a number of changes. Billy Hill and the Hillbillies got a new gig at Knott’s Berry Farm. Club 33 was redone and saw the addition of a jazz club. Alice in Wonderland got a much needed facelift and upgraded effects. It’s a Small World turned fifty, which means that its 1964 World’s Fair siblings did as well.

It’s always amazing to look back on one cycle around the sun and see just how much can happen in 365 short days. Take a look back with us at some of our favorite pictures from the year and continue reading for an update on our time lapse project:

Top Photos from Matthew

A seat inside Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Resort

A Seat at Trader Sam’s

Sunset in the Garden of the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square at Disneyland

Sunset in the Garden of the Haunted Mansion

A Nighttime Excursion Aboard the Disneyland Railroad

A Nighttime Excursion Aboard the Disneyland Railroad

Sleeping Beauty Castle at sunset on a cloudy day in Disneyland

The Castle at Magic Hour in Disneyland

The Mad Tea Party late into the evening in Fantasyland at Disneyland

After the Tea Party

Reflection of Mickey's Fun Wheel in Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure

The Wonderful World of Water Color: Part 1

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies performing inside the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland at Disneyland

Saying Goodbye to Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

Top Photos from Michaela

Early morning at the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland at Disneyland

Morning at the Enchanted Tiki Room

Madame Leota inside The Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square at Disneyland

Madame Leota

Inside Club 33 before the remodel in New Orleans Square at Disneyland

Afternoon Tea at Club 33

The Sailing Ship Columbia on the Rivers of America at Twilight at Disneyland

Preparing for an Evening Excursion

Walt and Mickey Partners Statue at sunset in Disneyland

Welcoming Spring

The Rivers of America in Frontierland, Disneyland at Twilight

The Rivers at Twilight

Corridor leading from Princess Fantasy Faire to Frontierland at Disneyland

Corridor to Frontierland

And in case you’re wondering where this mysterious time lapse is, it’s nearly here. We’re finishing up with music and transitions, after which we shall render and upload. In other words, SOON!

Happy New Year’s Eve!

About Michaela Hansen

Michaela is an artist and photographer living in San Diego. She prefers yoga to running, hiking to shopping, and dark chocolate to just about anything else.
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