Hello Mice Chatters!
Just stopping by to give you some info on today's trip to Disneyland and DCA. Here are some notes:
-Both Parks were pretty darn crowded! I could have sworn we went LAST Valentines day and it wasn't this crowded! I think it was due to some local schools having a 5 day weekend + the after hours AP incentive + 'true love week'??
-Overall, any extra 'true love week' pluses that were added to DL were weak or just lost in the crowd. But its Disneyland, its awesome and fun can always be had.
-After the 7pm parade, we were making the usual shortcut through the stores on the west side of main street and MY OH MY what a mess! Usually, when you reach the Gibson Girl you cut through the foyer of that newly remodeled restaurant and jump into the next strip of shops.. but alas! It was roped off! So we were forced to squeeze out of the Gibson Girl, onto the crowded pavement and were at a standstill for a good 5 mins! @_@ we need that Main Street Alley STAT!
Entering the AP "after hours"
-What kind of upset me, was that it seemed like the whole point of arriving early to receive an AP Event wristband was that there was going to be a limited amount of them given. In fact, I do not believe there is a max amount that are to be given out. If you were an AP... you got one. There were many lines INSIDE DCA to get your wristband after the park was closed.
-At times I get fed up/upset/disappointed with the AP population. The beer lines were long and pot was in the air. I swear we were getting a residual contact high from the couple in the clam shell in front of us on Ariel's.... (Disneyland is a FAMILY place. A Carefree, innocent place to make and share memories with your children, family, and friends. Leave your questionable habits for when you are kicking back at home with your buddies, or what have you. SHEESH!)**shaking my angry stick**
-DCA was pretty busy after hours! TSMM: 45 mins.... RSR single rider line: 45 mins.... Luigis: 35 mins (we were able to walk onto that ride last time we visited!) Seems like word got out this week! a CM told me the park was cleared out by 9pm last week even though APs still had another hour!
-OH MY GOODNESS! The line to get into DCA around 7:30 extended well past that starburst thing in the middle of the esplanade! No CMs around to police the lines so it was a 'keep a smile on your face, dont get your feelings hurt, just stick tight to the person in front of you' kind of situation
-After the 8:15 WOC show... i was kind of hoping they would announce that there would be another showing of WOC for people in the park.. of course that did no happen BUT it was great because they kept the rainbow-after-the-show fountains going for, i think, the rest of the night! it was beautiful and added a lot of kinetic energy to the water of paradise bay! <3
-We got to walk on all the Bugsland Rides! Now we can say we have done them and did so without feeling guilty that we have no children with us. (and whhuut?! the Lady Buggy ride is the same system used in Mater's!?)
Hope you all had a swell day folks! Have a wonderful weekend.