For getting straight A's on my progress report, my parents decided to reward me with a trip to Disneyland... Chyeah, I really think that's their excuse. They really wanted to go themselves. Haha.
It was only the three amigos: me and my parents. My sister had gone to Mexico for a "Faith In Action" class offered at our school, so I was expecting a slow-paced trip.
El Día Uno
We left around 10am for a E.T.A. of 4pm... Our estimate was wrong. L.A. traffic's a bee-yotch.
We arrived at the hotel at 5:30, rested up, and off to the park!
Sorry, there aren't any pictures... In my excitement, I forgot my camera in the car.
Well, passing by a Disneyland Resort sign didn't do it for me. But wait... What's this? Tram fumes? We ARE in Disneyland! (I swear they put crack in that stuff.)
Walking through Downtown Disney brought back so many missed memories. Waking up at 4am on the day of the Pirates premiere, strolling down the silent district, getting scared by the Lego man... So where does this all lead to?
First stop... You guessed it. Pirates (I'm a hormonal teenage girl... Give me a break)! I was sad to see, err, well... Rather smell that it no longer left that distinct scent in your mind. You know... That "Pirates" smell. Now it just smells like chlorine... Well, I got stuck on a boat with bratty 8-year-olds. I swear, when I was their age, I wasn't even that loud. Well, I am an introvert... But still! This girl kept shouting, "I love this part! You get to go through Davey Jones! I loooove this part! I LOOOOVE THIS PART!" Okay, we get the picture. They should bolt you down in IASW if you love repitition that much... I just hope the people behind us weren't virgins to the ride 'cause she spoiled everythaaaang. =P
Afterwards, we go next door to HMH. It was a straight walk-on. I was happy to see the ever-so-famous bride monkey!
Next we took to DLRR from NOS to Toontown to ride IASW (Whoa, shorthand galore). Silly me forgot Fantasyland closes for the fireworks. Can you say, "A little overzealous"?
So we go to Indy, only to find that the wait time increased by 10 minutes. I was in the room before the pole, and I was so excited to finally push it... That was when I heard a loud boom and screams. Pooooo. And the system reset just as I walked out of the room. Maybe next time. Oh, by the way... New rat projections are awesome, blossom! I never even knew they were supposed to be rats before the new projector. Heh.
We decided to go watch the fireworks, but we get crap spots for 10 'til. But I'm not complaining. It was still a real tear-jerker. But there was this rude lady that totally ignored the CM's orders and shoved through a bunch of people. Nu uh, not cool.
Then we book it through Frontierland to catch the second Fantasmic!, and a CM nicely asked a lady not to step over the benches for her safety, and she rudely replied, "I'll take my chances!" She looked so helpless.... That killed the mood for me...
Well, we were stopped by crowd control. And they spieled, "I'm about ready to drop the rope now. Do not run! If you run, you will cause a domino effect, and we will personally point and laugh at you." Haaa.
So we planted out butts in front of the ROA for half an hour, and what do we see? Ducks! [Gasp] Are the real? They must be, since one just hopped up onto the ledge and splashed me with dirty water! Ah, my face! It
Fantasmic! was still as great as ever. I lose it at the finale, and tears just run down my face. Though it's weird seeing the Mark Twain River Boat stripped of all its 50th gear.
After that we go back to the hotel and fall dead asleep.
El Ultimo Día
Our plan was to hit the road by 12. Since we got to the park at 10:30, everything was rushed so no time for pictures.
I don't know what they meant when they put up "Theme parks are very busy" on the sign. There no lines for the tram at all. We even parked on the Mickey level.
Wow, did I say how much I love the floral arrangement? It's a whole different thing seeing it in person. As is Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Well, first we hit BLAB... Personally my favorite (though frustrating) ride. Heh. I beat my record with 157,100. Argh, still not satisfied with that score.
Afterwards, we go to IASW. I think the reason why I love it is because I only go on it once every six months to once a year. Haha. Oh, and the lion topiary is just the most adorable thing everrr.
We get back to the parking structure by 12:30 and the tram lines... Wait, what am I saying? WHAT tram lines?
Too bad my parents had an appointment to appraise our house in Vegas. Otherwise we would've stayed longer...