Sorry this took so long. 1200 photos to go through.
To start off, I'm just going to say that I LOVE the off season. The longest we waited in any line was 30 minutes for TSMM. The park wasn't too crowded or too empty and the weather was perfect.
Part 1 (of 5)
Started off the trip heading to Space Mountain but stopped to say hi to Buzz on the way.
After a great ride on Space we headed over to ride Buzz Lightyear, but they were ushering people out of the ride so we decided to grab a breakfast snack at the Blue Ribbon before getting our anniversary pins.
After a few quick rounds at the Boot Hill cemetary...
It was off to the Mark Twain
Believe it or not, I had never ridden on the Mark Twain before. It has always been in refurb or not running. It was a really peaceful ride and the boat is simply beautiful. I'm glad it was recently refurbed to keep it looking nice.
I love the NOS skyline. It is so complex and really makes it look like there are so many levels of buildings.
Then for a ride on Pirates. There is so much to see in this single show scene. So many props and items litter this room that I always see something new here.
We were one of the first groups in for lunch at the Blue Bayou. It is really amazing when it is so empty and quiet in there. The atmosphere and lighting are great and it is our tradition to eat lunch there on our first day.
I love the Tesoro Island Chicken with Gumbo and Potatoes and my wife and our friend always get Monte Cristo sandwiches.
My wife's favorite ride was up next... Splash Mountain. It was a walk on. They had just finished loading the log in front of us when we got to the front of the line and we climbed right into the next one. Did I mention how much I love the off season?
I really love all the water elements around the park. This waterfall is one of my favorites.
Indy with it's magnificent queue area. The detail work here is staggering. The closer you get to things the more details you notice.
Quick shot of the castle as we walked past it.
I want this clock. I have no idea where I'd put it, but I want it.
Quick ride on the Matterhorn. This was our "go to" ride this trip. X, Y or Z ride is busy... Matterhorn!
Some quick shots of the Sub Lagoon. Didn't get to ride this until Day 2, but it worked out beautifully.
Decided to try to ride in the nose of Monorail Red.
As you can see, this is when it was damaged. We ended up riding in the nose of purple. It was really neat to listen to the radio chatter for the monorails and see how they are run.
A quick breather on Main Street with some fine music from the band before getting back to rides.
Decided to ride the Carousel since Mrs. Mycroft loves anything to do with them.
A lovely shot of the castle courtyard area from the carousel. There is a special charm to this area. It is cozy and warm feeling with all the colors, plants and incredible themeing.