Here it is my friends, the long awaited December edition of the Kuzcochik Trip Report (and what will be my final for the year. Everybody go Aww!) Oh and cookies to anyone who gets the ref in the title... it's not that difficult, but I'm a dork :P
Anyway, I'm cheating with this tr as we didn't really start at Disneyland, but I'm too lazy to start a seperate thread so you'll get these pics as well. Consider them a bonus!
Cause on Thursday, Darkwing Chuck and I jumped in the car and drove to Hollywood. Our first stop was the Disney Soad Fountain for lunch (not pictured) and our second stop was the Walt Disney Studios.
we had tickets to the 7pm showing of the Princess and the Frog and the Ultimate Disney Experience! We got to the studios and tried to check in but the guy up front told us my name wasn't on the will call list. I nearly started crying. He let us in anyway since we had a parking pass and we hurried to park. At the welcome center they still couldn't find our tickets so they looked up my name. It was in the system, but they couldn't print the tickets. After a bunch of trying, someone went back to check and found that they had been filed wrong. Big relief and I didn't have to cry! Woot!
I was glad to have calmed down and when we turned into the studio, who do we see but the mouse himself
Mickey gave me a big hug and I felt a million times better. (despite my hair looking insane :P)
We sat down for the film and without spoiling it, dear god it's amazing! I've actually seen it twice now as of writing this and I can't stop gushing about the whole thing. Hooray Disney magic.
After the movie they led us over to the Ultimate Princess experience. Virtually every princess was present and ready to meet guest. The first one we saw was Ariel. She told me she remembered me and we talked about my aurora shirt
and she was quite adorable and much fun
We then headed over to Snow White who was also adorable (Darkwing Chuck was infatuated with her :P)
She had the perfect mix of cute snow white-ness w/ out being annoying. I approve!!
After looking around at some of the props like the live action model for Tiana's ballgown
We had signed up for a studio tour so we did that next. It was fun to do, but I think I'm jaded having taken a wonderful more inclusive tour of the studio before. Also you could tell the tour guides were Disneyland tour guides that had only been given a crash course in the studio as the security guard w/ us knew more than our guide. (Oh and I should point out that I was recognized twice from Micechat! :P That's what I get for plastering my mug all over this place.... no seriously, it was hilarious )
The sign over the theater
Darkwing Chuck wanted to see if anyone inside would give him a job (and if they had an Back to the Future posters)
He approves of IMD
The cards the cards the cards will tell
There's no way I am kissin' a frog and eatin' a bug on the same day
Our next stop was legends plaza. Dopey looks awesome w/ his santa hat
Darkwing Chuck posing near the handprints of Julie Andrews & the Sherman Brothers
This is Disney Legend Tim Allen's handprints.... this is my "really?" face... it's kind of a long story (and by long I mean dorky)
The Legends Plaza with messed up ISO
Someday we will have the real thing
Until then we shall stand proudly by the big old replica of it
Mickey and Walt in the Legends Plaza
Oh and for the record: I still want this dress and I'm sure they wouldn't miss it if I just took it with me
Look, Mickey's 50th garb
Back in the princess experience, the lines were pretty much gone and all the princesses seemed bored. That was okay with us cause that meant we got more time with them
We first talked to Aurora
Let me just put an aside in here that I love the backdrops they had for the princesses. Too cute
Darkwing Chuck got his time with Ariel
And she was still awesome!! (seriously, she's my favorite... like ever)
We also went to see Cinderella
Belle was the prettiest thing I have ever seen
There was also Mulan. She was very nice but was acting a little too princess-y for Mulan. Not sure if that makes sense but I hope someone understands what I mean.
She did make Darkwing Chuck do the best pose ever (channeling Captain Hammer much)
Poca had had a short line the whole time but she was also really nice. I seriously can't complain about any of the princesses we saw.
They were all wonderful
Next we saw Jasmine. She also made Darkwing Chuck do a fantastic pose.
She loved my coat and said they had nothing like it in Agrabah. I told her she should have Aladdin go out on carpet and get her something like it :P
Our last princess of the night was Tiana, who had a line the whole time we were there. It was shortest when we got over there and we watched all the other princesses who were bored b/c no one was coming to see them
Cindy was dancing
Ariel was excited about something
Pretty Princess Tiana!
Darkwing Chuck told her that he wished she had some bingets cause they looked delicious in the movie. She said she'd have to whip some up
After buying some cupcakes that were absolutely delcious it was time to leave the disney studios
Lit up castle on the side of a soundstage
Jessie says "Bye Ya'll"
The Mickey water tower
And the final pic of the night that has nothing to do with Disneyland at all. Here's the nighttime version of the Warner Brothers animation billboard. I still miss the old one that featured all of my 90's faves, but this one looks awesome at night cause the Batman Villains come out
Anyway, that's all for day one. I promise there will be Disneyland in the next post or else this post would be in the wrong place and I'd feel bad and all that. To Be Continued Tomorrow