whaaa? another trip report?
this trip report is coming in a little bit late, it's from this past Sunday - June 13th. not going to be as many pictures as you might want to see considering i didn't do much but anticipate World of Color... and how bad i am at photographing moving water!
i get to the park at about 12:30pm, didn't rush to the GRR fastpass area since i already had the pre-purchased picnic to excitedly look forward to. our first stop was Tackyland!
GLOW FEST (in the day)
tackyland. where all of your non-family-park-oriented dreams come true!
abu in psychedelic-ness. an attempt to make it family oriented... FAIL.
BLUE SKY CELLAR
(more like just a few shots of The Little Mermaid plans)
i've never actually been in here before.. it was a lot smaller than i expected from videos and pictures i've seen online. but it was still very nice to look at the plans for the park!
doombuggy...? er... clamshell seat? pearl holder? bobsled? i love lamp.
K.Triton and a mermaid waving to a tiny Ariel and Eric.. it's so real and life-like, i thought i was there!
under the sea! i'm starting to think this is fake. there is no way every rider would look the same and sit exactly the same way.. disney ruined the magic
ride map! unless this was an anatomical drawing of a mermaid's digestive system..
WORLD OF COLOR PICNIC MEAL
my party and i headed right outside of the building to the Sonoma something-or-other to get our WoC fastpasses and picnic meals after waiting in a surprisingly not-too-long line.
after encountering a very rude woman in line who seemed like the world would end or she would go crazy and go on a killing rampage if she didn't get her food within the next 3 seconds.. my party got our picnic meals and we successfully changed our viewing time to the later 10:15 showing to accommodate our friend who had to purchase a walk-up ticket.
as great as this might look in the picture.. this was HORRIBLE. coleslaw and potato salad was way too vinegary and oniony. fried chicken was white meat breast and cold out of a fridge. and the apple pie was... actually not to bad. general consensus of all the meals?: negative. not all negative, but generally negative. i think i'd rather get to the parks earlier and get a fastpass from GRR than do the picnic again.. BUT we get a nice tote bag!
the nice complimentary tote bag! ok fine, this picture was taken at home after all the park shenanigans.. but whatever. deal!
COVE BAR @ ARIEL'S GROTTO
since our picnic meals failed so bad at everything in life and the afterlife, we headed to the Cove Bar in Ariel's Grotto for something that was actually edible: the awesome Lobster Nachos! ......and drinks of course!
lobsters nachos. and my grey goose martini, no olive and no vermouth. yes, it's just vodka. yum
and.. what do five grown adults do when at a bar consuming alcohol? ASK FOR PAPER CROWNS AND STICKERS OF COURSE!!!
not to mention... CRAYONS AND ACTIVITY SHEETS!! my friend is coloring Belle blue to make her an Avatar.. yes. we're 5.
i dont think the glass slipper fit my friend's foot........
add my next drink... Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea. very sweet, but actually strong in disguise.
can't do a trip to a bar without a final round of Irish Carbombs all around!
our view from the bar area.
the bill that almost made me and my wallet cry tears of pain and sadness..
ok, he might not be that big a celebrity to the rest of the world.. but to all of us MCers, he is! spotted a certain someone casually walking around the pier and no one seemed to recognize him..
me and mr. kalogridis.
LAKER GAME @ ESPNZONE
we headed over to DTD to watch the game at ESPNZone. there was quite the crowd sitting outside watching the external display:
the crowd in front of the zone.. mostly lakers fans of course. give or take a couple celtics fans who were just brave to support their team.. or just wanted to be annoying. it really just came down to how they carried themselves.
LOST Fans: i had me some Dharma Initiative water from the Swan Station
after watching the Lakers lose horrible, we headed back to DCA for more festivities.. even though i was there the whole day, i just now noticed the CA Letters were promoting WoC!
STILL TO COME:
- Glow Fest's Tackyland Shenanigans at Night!
- World of Color!!