Splash Across the River

The big drop on Splash Mountain at Disneyland

I don’t think I’ve ever posted a photo of Splash Mountain before. Ever. This is probably because I am not a big fan of any of the vantage points of the main drop from the Rivers of America by the Harbour Galley. However, on June 16, Tom Sawyer Island reopened to park guests for the first time in a year and a half, offering some new photo opportunities. The last time the island was open was before I began my adventure in photography, so I was very excited to visit the island and snap some shots.

This particular view caught my eye. From the shoreline trail of Tom Sawyer Island, you can see the final fall of Splash Mountain from across the river, with some nice natural framing from the foliage around the attraction and the drooping trees on the Island. It was a bit far away, but I threw on my 60mm lens and took some shots. I spent a while capturing various log-boats in my shots, but the photo above is the only one where the guests had their hands up in the air — its a keeper!