Mr. DAPs

May the 4th Be With You - Mr. DAPs at Star Wars Celebration
May the 4th Be With You – Mr. DAPs at Star Wars Celebration

Mr. DAPs is an amateur photographer who has enjoyed taking photos around the world. Photos from these adventures are shared on this blog. He also has a love of trains and is building two model railways. One is in his garage and is HO-Scale. The other is a G-Scale (gauge) train that is being built in his backyard. Both of these hobbies can be found on this page. If you’d prefer one or the other, you can find them here:

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Mr. DAPs Photoblog

Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People

On a recent Sunday afternoon at Disneyland after grabbing coffee, I made my way over to the Hyperion Theater to see Frozen - Live at the Hyperion. This time I found myself sitting in the ...
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A Frozen Sunday

Frozen - Live at the Hyperion continues to perform daily at the Disneyland Resort. On Sunday June 5th, watching this new show at the Disneyland Resort was an enjoyable part of the day that included ...
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Mr. DAPs Goes to Walt Disney World – Be Our Guest at Epcot!

Epcot is one of my favorite places to visit period. It is an absolutely beautiful park in so many different ways. I love all the different places that are beautiful to take photos. I love ...
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Mr. DAPs Goes to Walt Disney World – A Magical Day at the Magic Kingdom

A beautiful morning overlooking a peaceful body of water is one of the nicest ways to get a day started. By the second day at Walt Disney World I had decided that, while the pirate themed rooms ...
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A Soundsational Alice With the Diamond Mad T Party

Spring arrived at Disneyland this year on a Sunday. As many of you know, that is the day I visit the Disneyland Resort most frequently. Seeing as I have already taken quite a few pictures ...
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Mr. DAPs Goes to Walt Disney World – The First 30 Hours

Recently I was able to return to the Walt Disney World Resort for a week long vacation. Caribbean Beach Resort was my home base for this trip that was full of magic and memories. In ...
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A Random Springtime Sunday at Disneyland

Disneyland is absolutely stunning when the blossoms begin to bloom and spring descends upon the happiest place on Earth! The magic of the Disneyland Resort seems to just get amplified as trees and flowers proclaim the ...
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Battle Aboard the Lady Washington

The Lady Washington has appeared on the screen several times including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Generations, and even ABC's Once Upon a Time. When not appearing on screen, the ...
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A Christmas Fantasy at the Disneyland Resort

A Christmas Fantasy Parade is always a highlight of the Holiday Time season at the Disneyland Resort for me. Though there are changes it seems each year, it is a tradition that returns each year ...
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Ringing in the Christmas Season at the Disneyland Resort

One fun part of Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort is the Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers. This ensemble sings and rings handbells on Buena Vista Street throughout the Christmas season and really is ...
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Mr. DAPs Railway

Mr. DAPs Railway Expansion and White Pass Addition

June means it is my birthday which in turn means... time to add something new to Mr. DAPs' Railway. I had been anticipating this expansion for months (if not since first building the train a year ...
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Mr. DAPs' Railway - Spring Has Sprung!

Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has arrived and with it, flowers. The garden surrounding the railway continues to grow and hopefully soon will be flourishing. The main growth has come from the roses that are now starting to create ...
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Goodbye Tree Over the Train

One of the struggles with having a backyard train can be nature. The very thing which makes the whole backyard train thing so beautiful and intriguing can also be the most frustrating. Queue giant Jacaranda ...
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The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 3

My garden railway was starting to actually look like a railroad. It had a layout that was now embedded in lovely gravel and wound its way through my backyard. However, it was a little plain ...
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The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 2

The time had come to actually start building a train in my garden. I had the train. I had the track. I had the power-pack. I had a general vision or plan mapped out on ...
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The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 1

A year or so ago I visited a friend's house. It had been a few months between visits and imagine my amazement and wonder when I discovered that he had installed a train in his backyard ...
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It All Started with a Train

As a kid, we moved around a lot. This led to some really interesting experiences for a growing boy but I'm going to narrow all of these down into just one story today. This is ...
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If you like the photos you see on this photoblog and want to see more of what Mr. DAPs is interested, take a moment and find him on the following social media platforms: facebook, instagram, twitter, youtube.

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