Disneyland, Christmas Day 2002

Probably one of the most photographed places in the US. Just as you come though the gates at Disneyland is his picture. In the background is the train station at the start of Main Street USA. We were given conflicting information about Disney and Christmas. On one hand we were told last year it wasn't crowded but another friend who had worked at Disney for a long time said it got crowded every year on Christmas. Well the crowded side won out. Disneyland is very small size wise compared to amusement parks back home like Cedar Point. Cedar Point bills itself as the largest amusement park in the world. I suspect it wasn't busy last year because of September 11.
This is probably one of the next most popular photographs in the USA, Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Of course I couldn't just take a straight on photo, after all, everybody does that.
This is the Mark Twain with a full complement of people. We had a good time and the weather was nice for doing this. It was probably about 60 and sunny.
This is Thunder Mountain Railroad. The roller coaster looks like a train. The line was too long and we never got on it but it looked cool.
Just to give you an idea of the number of people I took this photo. We had a nice time but were only able to get on 3 rides all day. Lines for things like Space Mountain were 2 hours. Using Disney's fast pass helped because the rides we did get on we used that. But, you can only get one fast pass at a time. We'll have to go back again on a day when it is empty.