Disneyland after hours
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Photographs by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
With a bird's eye view of Disneyland, Gary Stevens applies a fresh coat of paint to the Penny Arcade on Main Street U.S.A. as the sun rises on the theme park's third shift.
Tony Gonzalez uses a headlamp as he picks out spent blooms in Disneyland's hub area before sunrise. Disneyland's night crews clean up the park, fix damaged attractions and do routine maintenance for the next day.
A member of Disneyland's night crew sweeps Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
Jon Prentice, Disneyland animation mechanic, works on repairing the "Sword in the Stone."
Disneyland horticulturalist Steve Fox uses a leaf blower in Storybook Land. About 300 gardeners work the night shift.
At the Circle D Corral, Emily Kitchens grooms Reggie, who pulls a streetcar on Main Street U.S.A.
A giant head looms as John McMillan, left, and Steve Tomatis mop the floor of the Indiana Jones Adventure ride before the park opens.
After everything is cleaned up, serviced, repaired or replaced by Disneyland's third shift overnight, Bob Daisey barks out the countdown to the opening of a freshly cleaned park.
Eager crowds on Main Street U.S.A. wait to enter the park.
Throngs of visitors pour into Disneyland as a new day begins.