View From a Front Porch on Main Street in Disneyland

The Orange County Register's Mark Eades sits on the porch of a building on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland on Tuesday. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Slug: eades.xxxx.jag, Day: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (11/17/15), Time: 12:50:41 PM, Location: Anaheim, California - Mark Eades - JEFF GRITCHEN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The Orange County Register’s Mark Eades sits on the porch of a building on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland on Tuesday.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse wave to everyone as they march down Main Street USA, with the Disneyland Band behind them. //// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Reporter and photographer Mark Eades of The Orange County Register spent an entire day and night at Disneyland sitting on the front porch on Main Street USA watching the activities and visiting with park guests. Date of photo: 11/17/15. - disney.frontporch - Photo by MARK EADES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse wave to everyone as they march down Main Street USA, with the Disneyland Band behind them.

This goes into the category of: “I wish I had thought of doing that.”

A reporter from the Orange County Register sat on a front porch on Disneyland’s Main Street and reported on the folks passing by, as well as the various parades throughout the day and into the night.

In some cases, he invited passersby to get up on the porch and sit a spell. From the porch, we see the opening rush, tons of strollers with babies, people changing their socks from all the walking, families staking out their curb space for an upcoming parade, etc.

Donald Brooks of Clearlake, CA, sports a unique Donald Duck hat. "I like everything Donald Duck is. I used to talk like him until I lost my wisdom tooth in the back of my mouth," he said. //// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Reporter and photographer Mark Eades of The Orange County Register spent an entire day and night at Disneyland sitting on the front porch on Main Street USA watching the activities and visiting with park guests. Date of photo: 11/17/15. - disney.frontporch - Photo by MARK EADES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Donald Brooks of Clearlake, CA, sports a unique Donald Duck hat. “I like everything Donald Duck is. I used to talk like him until I lost my wisdom tooth in the back of my mouth,” he said.

Through the lens of the reporter’s cell phone, we see a spot in the universe, perhaps the happiest place on earth (though I doubt that), from morning to closing time.

This is what front porches are for, to observe the world passing by, and perchance to interact with it. Thank you Mark Eades and the O.C. Register for a nice show. Click here to see all 50 images.

Images: Orange County Register

2 Comments on View From a Front Porch on Main Street in Disneyland

  1. Actually, it was just me there the whole day. I arranged for a photographer from the Orange County Register to come by and take a photo of me sitting there, but all the other photos I took with my iphone.

  2. Thank you, Mark, for the clarification! I corrected the story. Totally enjoyed the fruits of your work.

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