i almost never do trip reports.. but i decided to take my camera with me yesterday as i visited the parks for 1.) the return of Fantasmic!, 2.) paradise park (yes, i haven't seen it yet) and 3.) food&wine festival (even though i couldn't do much since i was with an under-21 friend)
This is PART 1. Click Here for Part 2. Click here for Part 3.
i ignored the TURN LEFT HERE sign at Ball and Harbor and took my chances with Mickey&Friends Structure. as far away and hassle-y as it is, i still like parking there.. i feel it's tradition for me to.
got myself parked at about 3:00pm or so.
mickey's having a crazy dance party all by himself...?
i figure this is rarely shot.. it's a nice tidbit of architecture, so might as well
once off the tram.. ITS A RUSH TO THE BAG CHECKS.. to the DEATH!!
...or calmy walk that works too
ENTER CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
my friend wouldn't be at the park to meet with me in about a half hour, so i decide to go into California Adventure first because i haven't seen Paradise Park yet and thought i should while the sun is still up:
the chef showcase was stationed at sunshine plaza! this is all new to me since i haven't been to the park since the F&W festival started.
*checks my tag under my username* yep. i thought these jackets were cool. but that means there were two more Pixars for all the Pixar in the park haters :P
if asked, "how is the little mermaid construction going?" my answer: "...it's.. going.."
a view of the pier from the park. it was a beautiful day out if you can't tell! BUT i was bummed that the World of Color fountains weren't submerged so i can really take in all the beauty...
a look at the park. it's really quite calm in these areas. extremely relaxing!! if i was still in college, i'd study here.
the middle circle of the park. with a view of the pier.
apparently there's a show coming soon.. anyone heard of it?
special guests! these guys were on a crane-boat-thing. i think they were rescuing a DROWNING FISH!
looks to be a control room.. if you look closely (or click the picture to go to the enlarging page) the paper on the window says "WEEEEE" i thought it was pretty funny.
silly symphony swings are open (as you knew). and people seem to be having a blast!
SILLY SYMPHONY SWINGS
my friend finally arrives. after he takes in the gentle and calming ambiance of paradise park (his first visit as well). i point out to him that silly symphony swings is now open. we decide to head over to ride it.
here's the part where i say WEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEee!!
and then add another part where i still continue to say WEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEee!!
..ok i lied, i was pretty silent on the ride. and taking pictures and focusing on my camera the entire time made me a bit dizzy. the 'kiddy carnival ride' was a little more intense than i was expecting!
THIS CONCLUDES PART ONE!!
why? because i'm incredibly sleepy.. and it seems like the MiceChat forums are going through some visual (but nice!) changes and it's throwing me off.
MORE TO COME! - STAY TUNED for:
- Mickey's Fun Wheel + Carsland Construction
- Lots-O-Huggin Bear
- FOOOOOD festival
- and the return of FANTASMIC!