Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Banks of the River

By: Danielle Ernest

I love the "chugging" sound that Mark Twain makes as it churns the water. It's peaceful rhythmic and soothing.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Club 33 2.0

I think enough time has passed since Club 33 has been remodeled that I can post these photos. A lot of people felt very upset that the club was redone and the Court of Angels was "sealed off" to the public. The club still is special and has it's own beauty. However, it doesn't have that feeling of "Walt's Place". Granted, Walt never saw the opening of Club 33. However, in the old club one felt like they were a guest in Walt's private club. Everything from the art on the walls to elevator paid tribute to Disneyland's founder. Yet, with the remodel- it was more tribute to Disneyland and New Orleans. Which makes complete sense for the area, however I miss that special feeling of knowing Walt chose that. 

I am not going to bash on the window or the flooring, because I think it's unique in it's own way. The club is still nice, even if a lot of people don't agree.  I think the bigger question one needs to ask is: How long will Walt be remembered? As Disneyland keeps moving forward, will Walt slowly start to be erased? As we get farther away from his death, will people still know who he is? When certain rides like the Jungle Cruise become so outdated that they need to be "reimagined"-- will anything still bare the image of Walt? Perhaps I am "one of the those" because I admire everything that Disney did for the world. I know that Disneyland needs to keep moving forward so that it will stay relevant. However, I must ask what is Disney doing to preserve Walt's image? Granted, he has a statue in the park-- but how many people know who he is? These are questions that may not have answers, but I think it's worth asking. With the remodeling of Club 33 it is just a reminder that Walt is no longer around or relevant-- which breaks my heart. I guess the ultimate question is- how do we preserve Walt's Disneyland to show to future generations and keep it "moving forward"?

To see pictures of the old Club 33 click here: Club 33

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ernest Public Relations

As promised in 2015, I have launched my newest project! I am pleased to present Ernest Public Relations. This will house Ernest Photography, Tales of a Disneyland Cast Member, and serve as a point of contact for all of my social media clients.

Ernest Public Relations
Tales of a Disneyland Cast Member will still operate as normal and I will post the same way. Ernest PR just gives me more creative freedoms in my photography and social media.

Join me in celebrating this huge milestone with me! Thanks for all the support! If you have any referrals, please send them my way. You can find all the info over at: Ernest Public Relations.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Land of Cars

By: Danielle Ernest

It's a beautiful day in the Ornament! It's fun for the en-tire family! I never tire of car puns.They wheelie make me laugh. I just hope everyone will give me a brake. It seems that I auto know better. Time for a rest stop, but I hope you enjoy the photos!

By: Danielle Ernest

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