Hey guys, this is my first ever trip report. I’m currently at the DLR for my Christmastime trip and though I have gone every day this week and will go again tomorrow morning and all day Friday, I wanted to share today, a particularly fun (and very wet) day, with you guys.
Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, I try to visit the DLR at least three times a year (Spring, Summer, and Christmas). I’ve got an AP so I never need to worry about finding solid times to go. However, sometimes it’s difficult to find someone to go with me every day of the trip that I am here so I’ve gone solo quite a few times, always fun. However, I’ve never gone solo IN THE RAIN and I must say, it is AWESOME! It is truly like having the park to one’s self. The longest wait time I saw posted was for TSMM at DCA, which was 20mins, all the rest was walk on all day. At around 4pm, Space was at 5min and Indy at 10min.
I started the day off with Space Mountain, then hit Pirates and had a boat all to my self, then went on Haunted Mansion Holiday, then finally I got to ride Splash twice in a row, once with a log all to myself. I figured, it was already pouring rain, how much wetter could I get?
For lunch, I enjoyed some Pommes Frites and a Monte Cristo at Café Orleans, I nice way to get out of the rain. After that, I rode BLAB and got a score of about 256,000, not my best, but fun as always. Then, I spent a whopping 2 hours in Innoventions, something I never thought possible. It was, however, very enjoyable. I really enjoyed hearing all the Dream House demonstrations and then walked around, played a few games, and then saw Asimo, something I had never done before.
After than, I rode Space again, then it was off to DCA where I rode CA Screamin’ and I must say, it is painful in the rain, the rain felt like hail hitting my face and I could barely kep my eyes open, but at the same time a great experience that I highly recommend. After that I went on Soarin’ and then finally it was back to DL to ride the DL Railroad around the park two times.
To end the say, my girlfriend (who was busy today) and who happens to have her family down here, met me for dinner in Downtown Disney. We ate at Catal. It was wonderful.
It was announced that the parks would close early today (DL 9pm, DCA 6pm) due to the bad weather.
Sorry this is so long. I’ve got pictures, but no time to upload them right now. I just wanted to share an awesome day with you guys. To anyone who ever has any reservations about going it alone, don’t be afraid, it is a little awkward at first, that feeling disappears quickly, and while it is always fund to have friends/family around, going it solo is an experience unique to its own that it extremely fun, relaxing, and you will see the park in a whole new way!
(EDIT: Here are two pics. The first taken around 12:30, the second at around 2:30. Sorry they aren't great. They were taken with my cell phone and due to the rain I couldn't get too artsy. I've got some more pictures from the other days of my trip (and I'm sure more will be taken before I leave) that I will post in a separate thread later! Enjoy!)