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    Smile The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Hello, everybody:

    I recently visited Disneyland (12/07/09-12/10/09) and enjoyed myself tremendously. It rained off and on during my time at "The Happiest Place On Earth," but I didn't let it get me down. I actually LOVE Disneyland in the rain. It gives the resort an entirely different "feel".

    With that said, I will be posting photos from my trip over the course of the next few days. (I took quite a few!)

    Without further delay here are photos from the first day of my trip.

    12/07/2009

    I stayed at the Howard Johnson Anaheim Resort via the A/P 20% discount rate. The staff was very friendly and the price couldn't be beat! Here are a few photos of my room and its view:





    The View


    Once settled into my room and all rested I went on my merry way to Disneyland! It was raining a bit, but nothing too serious.

    Soon To Be In Yesterland


    Paula Cole's newest hit, "Where Have All The People Gone?"


    New Orleans Railroad Station




    A Random Texture As Seen Aboard The Disneyland Railroad


    A Few Shots Of Moi Aboard The Disneyland Railroad






    The Tree!








    Back To New Orleans Square's Beauty








    Got Ammo?


    Ahhhhhhh...The Castle!


    Due To Budget Cuts This Year's New Christmas Parade
    (Just kidding...the rain made the parade route too slick for the parade to perform safely. This was the back-up plan.)





    Random Camera Software Fun






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    Tomorrow's continuation of my trip will include The Little Mermaid and World of Color construction photos, as well as photos of the actual holiday parade, A Christmas Fantasy Parade.

    - Joe

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Great pics. I love seeing Disneyland in the rain.
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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Nice TR so far....keep those photos coming!

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Quote Originally Posted by Polar_Bear View Post
    Great pics. I love seeing Disneyland in the rain.
    Seeing it is cool, being there is miserable. No lines, yes. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like being drenched from head-to-toe by merely just walking from ride to ride. That's what Grizzly River Run is for...

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Quote Originally Posted by Polar_Bear View Post
    Great pics. I love seeing Disneyland in the rain.
    As do I. Like I said before the rain gives Disneyland a completely different "feel" to it. I love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by RPDigger View Post
    Nice TR so far....keep those photos coming!
    Thanks! More to come in tomorrow's update.*

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    Seeing it is cool, being there is miserable. No lines, yes. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like being drenched from head-to-toe by merely just walking from ride to ride. That's what Grizzly River Run is for...
    I try not to get too drenched from the rain if I'm at the parks while it's raining. During intense rain I use it as a good time to have a nice meal or even just recap everything I've done that day or the day before, or even what I want to do during the rest of my trip.

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    *The posting will be VERY photo heavy. Lots of construction photos, lots of parade photos, and a small review of the Cast Member party that I was invited to thanks to FutureImagineer183!

    ...Joe...

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Great start!! Disneyland in the rain is a different place!




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    all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Great trip report thanks for sharing.
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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Quote Originally Posted by Quacky4Donald View Post
    Due To Budget Cuts This Year's New Christmas Parade
    (Just kidding...the rain made the parade route too slick for the parade to perform safely. This was the back-up plan.)

    I LOVE the Mickey's Rainy Day Cavacade!!!

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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Disneyland at night in the rain at Christmas-time!


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    Cool Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    The continuation of "The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!"

    The next day (12-08-09) I woke up from having a great time the day before. I had gone to Disneyland in the rain, gone to The Cheesecake Factory at Anaheim Garden walk with my friend Sara, and had a chance to take a few photos for fellow Guests who were there with their children.

    For this day I decided to start off at Disney's California Adventure (DCA). (I truly do like DCA, but I am also happy that Disney is taking the time (and money) to upgrade it from what it once was (practically nothing).)

    (Later in the day I had a chance to see A Christmas Fantasy Parade and attend the Cast Member party at Disneyland. Those updates/photos will be posted much later as I took more photos than I thought I did. (I don't want to bog you guys down with too many photos right away.)

    With that said...I arrived at DCA at around opening time and made my way from Soarin' Over California to Grizzly River Run to Paradise Pier. I had a chance to take some photos of a bit of everything in those areas. Enjoy!

    Sunshine Plaza




    Soarin' Over California Entrance


    It's NOT A Wolf! It's A BEAR!


    Ariel's New Home Is Constructed








    Paradise Park Coming Along...








    World of Color Coming Together!








    Best Of Both Worlds...
    (Don't worry...Hannah Montana isn't here.)






    Joe Enjoys The "Fun!"




    Did Minnie Mouse Go To Jail?


    A Little Bit Of Random


















    .........................

    Coming up later today/tomorrow:


    • A Bug's Land
    • Umbrella fiasco
    • A Christmas Fantasy Parade
    • Cast Member Party review


    Coming up in a few days:

    • More Disneyland!
    • Disneyland Paris commercial shoot!
    • Umbrella fiasco Pt. II
    • More!


    Enjoy for now!

    - Joe



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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Great job on your Trip Report, Joe. It looks like you really had a great time and enjoyed yourself quite a bit.

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    Talking Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    After stopping by Pacific Warf Cafe for some lunch I headed off to A Bug's Land. I watched It's Tough To Be A Bug!, rode a few rides, and of course took photos!

    Enjoy!

    Welcome To A Bug's Land!


    The Land's Residents

    Dim


    Heimlich


    Francis


    Rosie


    Gypsy


    Slim


    Hopper (Booooooooooooo!!!!)


    Flik Welcome's You To His "Fun Fair!"










    Heimlich's Chew Chew Train






    Tuck & Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies


    Francis' Ladybug Boogie


    A Magical MOOment!
    (Okay, technically these guys are in Bountiful Valley Farm, but I love them so I'm posting them here.)


    A Little Bit Of Random - Again








    .....................

    Up next:


    • The Umbrella Saga!
    • A Christmas Fantasy Parade!
    • Cast Member Party review!
    • And more!


    And later:


    • More Disneyland!
    • The Umbrella Saga...Pt. II!
    • Disneyland Paris commercial shoot!
    • And more!


    - Joe


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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    Nice pictures!! Looking forward to the rest...


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    Re: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Trip Report!

    I'm left in suspense! The umbrella-ella saga? Can't wait to find out!

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