Here's the first part of a nice, long, photo-laden TR for your enjoyment
This visit was much needed. Things had been rough the past couple months, for several reasons, but now things are now relatively fixed or improved. It's been like being in a mess of dark tunnels and coming out into...a fog. DLR visits weren't a priority then (however it was also blackout period and the busy spring-break time) but afterwards it was a good time to.
The motives of this visit: other than being there, the main one was just to see Celebrate! A Street Party, and some of the recent things at DL and DCA maybe. Weather was downright awesome today. It was an avarage 3/5 on my busy-ness scale; busy but nothing extreme. Another motive: lots of random pictures.
Back in the day I was involved with and part of some very pleasant situations and events that culminated in a visit to Disneyland. I had made a short mix-tape compilation of songs that were associated with all this and associate pretty fundamentally with Disneyland ever since. I'm missing a couple songs, but after getting them I want to put it back together again for listening in the park, like I did back then. (They were recordings from the radio back then.)
After getting off the tram in the Downtown Disney area, something sounded familiar. I listened and got a pleasant surprise: the background-music was playing a song from that compilation. An omen, perhaps? (I don't recall having heard a song in my album collection on the DTD background-music before. To hear an especially relevant one was nice indeed.)
After my usual start to the day (Space Mountain fastpass), I wandered into Buzz--had a blaster that was out of alignment by a country mile--but walked out with a #1 and a new personal best by almost 500,000. Not a bad start to the day; this along with that song I heard outside earlier. (1.7921M/1st)
Orange. Blue was out today too.
Construction walls were up around a small area just outside the boat dock.
I'll let you guess where this is
Off this way...
There were a few groups here when I came by around 11:30. I wouldn't be by again until nighttime, and didn't see how busy it was at peak times.
999 Happy Haunts
A hasty timelapse
No-go today, it would seem
In keeping with the latest and finest picture-taking-at-Disneyland traditions:
Then off to...
Tom Sawyer Island fairly early
Another quick and fairly sloppy pano
The camera I use doesn't like shades of orange very well. Despite the inaccuracy, this works out quite well here: the actual somewhat icky shade of orange shows up as a nice red.
...but what's a neat shade of green is a bit muddy in pictures
The following two are a pretty accurate representation of my net worth:
This lighting used to be a greenish color
After being an audience member to singing pirates, I wandered a bit here.
While at the Court of Angels, I heard musicians warming up their instruments coming from somewhere, but couldn't tell at first where from.
Oh, there they are. Curious.
But then, after leaving I looked back and saw Queenie. Oh, good: having not seen the show from the beginning in a long time, I went over to the appropriate location. And of course--that's who those musicians were. And they saw me apparently...
I got picked to do washboard
Unfortunately their signature finale song was pre-empted for a somewhat-disappointing "celebrate"-themed diddy. But at least they played their good song while leaving.
Some photo-ops from here
Much, much more coming up. This visit was surprisingly "productive", not to mention a blast. I want to be sure and take enough time completing it so I don't overlook and forget any of the neat stuff I was wanting to add to it.
Upcoming: a not-parade; hotel exploration; furry friends; river works; RDCT techie stuff; culinary delights; droids and more!