Brought some relatives to Disneyland for the first time yesterday. Here's a little trip report with a couple pics at the end.
The day started early at 5 AM, leaving San Diego about 6, and we arrived at about 7:40 (and got to park in the Pinocchio parking lot- yay!)
We got to the park and got in line for Indy- which broke down twice while in line. We still got on in about twenty-five minutes (sort of frustrating because we wanted to do a lot of rides before the park got busy). They LOVED it. But the ride broke down right as we turned away from the last Indy animatronic and we had to walk off- frustrating.
Next we went to get on POTC- broken down. Than we went on Mansion, walk on, they loved it and were actually a little bit scared (lol). Than we went over to Splash to check the wait time/get fastpasses depending on the wait. BROKEN DOWN. We were a little frustrated by now but carried on. Than we went over to see if POTC was working yet- still broken down.
So we went over to Fantasyland for IASW- BROKEN DOWN! By now it felt just embarrassing that we brought our relatives here and almost every ride we attempted wasn't working. Than we visited Toontown and went on the two rides there and by then IASW was working.
Than we went to get on Space- broke down while we were about to turn into the tunnel. Could we have worse luck? We sat there for about thirty minutes as the brakes reset.
The rest of the day most of the rides worked and eventually we got on all of the ones we really wanted to. But I couldn't help noticing that a lot of the Disney "magic" was lacking. Animations weren't working (Splash, TL), paint peeling in SO many places... just a general lack of the cohesive Disneyland flair.
We still had a GREAT time... I just wish everything would have gone to plan. Here's some choice pictures I took of the trip: