[SIZE=3]Snaking through the exterior queue (pun intended), we enjoyed the experience. The sound effects were on, Jungle Cruise boats chugging by, the vegetation lushly providing the right vibe: our first time explorers and old timers alike were wide-eyed. Inside the temple, I was gifted by rattling the infamous bamboo pole at just the right time, sending the ceiling dropping down on us. Never happened to me before although I’d seen it occur. Great way to start our adventure.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]After a pretty terrific but exhausting day at [I]California Adventure[/I], I came home to tell the rest of my family what my daughter and I had discovered- huge crowds all day long. Giving everyone the option of an early arrival and therefore shorter lines for major attractions or sleeping in and staying late with long lines all day, they wisely chose the former.
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]Due to the numbers in our group, we split into two cars and headed to the resort. Our car had arrived
[FONT=Arial]Our friends' son and his girlfriend were on the flight. It is a miracle they are alive. The Denver Post has an interview with her. (I also blogged it for my family to see.)[/FONT]
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Updated 01-16-2009 at 06:40 PM by mark
[SIZE=3]We settled on visiting the park on December 30, thinking most locals would be back to work and many visitors gone. Not perfect but our best shot at the lightest crowds. Calling Disney Dining thirty days out to reserve a lunch reservation for [I]Blue Bayou[/I], I was surprised that the cast member answered my ringing call by saying "Hello, You probably want the Blue Bayou- and it is fully sold out!" My shocked response was "Yes- can you offer anything else?" After verifying
[URL="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NB7Bwdam9SY/SWfgXMTM2hI/AAAAAAAABn4/g2SkcvMUqZk/s1600-h/pp+dusk+4.jpg"][IMG]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NB7Bwdam9SY/SWfgXMTM2hI/AAAAAAAABn4/g2SkcvMUqZk/s200/pp+dusk+4.jpg[/IMG][/URL][SIZE=3]There it was late September, and I realized that due to the timing, my only chance to go to the Disneyland Resort during a family visit would be sometime after Christmas and before New Year’s. What luck! Probably the busiest time of year. But it would be our only chance
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