I don’t do rides, so a trip to Disneyland means my husband and kids stand in lines all day for rides, I meet them every once in a while for a snack and I sketch the rest of the day.
Besides, this parade series, I ended up with quite a few more sketches from my day. Mouse-ear watching is an activity I enjoy. I’m fascinated by the variety of ears: There’s a “classic” version: velvet ears and a red bow with polka dots. And then there’s the more blingy version with sequins, in red and black or all-pink, there’s the all-silver version, the oversized (even by mouse standards) ears, the minimalist only-bow-no-ears kind and every once in a while you see an everything version: sequins, rhinestones, velvet, and feathers.
So I went looking for where these ears come from and found a mouse-ear stall. And a fairy godmother.
And a balloon man.
And a Tomorrowland ride that was fun to draw.
The very best people-watching spot is by a bronze sculpture of Disney and Mickey called Partners. Most people stop by there to get their picture taken.