||DL Trip Report
May 8, 1998
All photos were taken on an Olympus D-600L digital camera,
at a resolution of 1280x1024. This makes these photos the highest
resolution and largest size (in more way than one) on the Web!
The large pictures are quite large, but you'll find them to be worth the
download in many cases. A few were downsized, and some were edited in Photoshop
as well. But they're pretty raw, overall. Note that the large photos
are upwards of 300k! But they are well worth the download. As usual, I'll
put a to the lower-left of photos I think are
You can click on the thumbnails to see the
I'm not going to talk much this time-- just show you what I feel
are some of the best pictures I've taken yet! Especially of the Rocket Rods..
let's just say that if I was any luckier, I would've ridden one. On with
After an awful 2hr drive (now you see why I'm not there as often
as I'd like), I got inside the berm at about 5:20 or so. It's pretty obvious
where I went first.
Viva Rocket Rods - See
the super closeups below!
Left: Here's a rod just hanging around.
Middle: You can see how they really are "bumper to bumper"
near the station.
Right: XPR 25 wheelies up to speed!
||Above Left: A sign says that the Rods are opening on May 22nd. I'll
be there for sure!|
Above Right: A lineup of rods while they're not testing.
Below Left: This scene shows an interesting twist on the LA traffic
Up close and VERY Personal
Several of the Rods had the sound effects, and one had more than
the others-- it was like a jet car or something!
I was extremely lucky. I got closer to a non-moving Rocket Rod
than any mere mortal (non-Disney at least). The rods broke down (?) at a
very convenient time--right as I was going onto the monorail platform! I
was a bit upset at first, but then I realized that I'd have a few minutes
at the station to look over the one that had stopped. So I got right on
and headed for the best seat in the house. And what I took was awesome!!!
Other Tomorrowland Stuff
Left: Innoventions' spire has been "copperized" or whatever
you want to look.
Right: By the time you noticed the x-wing approaching, it would've
been too late. This is on the 2nd floor of the starcade.
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