So after the CLP on Sunday night we headed over to the Christmas Roundup area to continue my yearly Christmas time tradition. Pick up a hot cup of cocoa in the official Disneyland Christmas mug for $5.00! I have five going all the way back to 2001!
With excitement my wife and I proceed to the Christmas Roundup area and enter through the righthand side. I spot the cocoa and coffee cart off to the right of the stage and hastily move towards it!
"One cup of hot cocoa in my traditional plastic Disneyland Christmas mug please!" I shout to the Cast Member behind the cart! With a smile and a confused look she states, "That will be $5.00 please!" Without hesitation I turn to my wife and say, "Honey do you have any cash on you?" With a stern look in her eyes she hand me a crisp new $5.00 bill! Like a giddy little boy I hand over my bill and cannot wait to wrap my hand around a nice hot cup of cocoa on a chilly Santa Ana blowing night!
Ooooooo! The cup arrives! I see Mickey on it but the cup has a strange blue tint to it! What gives? I twist the cup three times searching for some sort of Christmas decoration, a hint of mistletoe, Mickey snowflake ears, holly, ANYTHING! Then I see the dreaded words "DREAMS DO COME TRUE!" AHHHHHHHHHH! Year Of A Million Screams has even infested my holiday plastic mug! I turn to the Cast Memeber and ask, "Where is the tradtional Christmas themed plastic mugs like from years past?" I get a somewhat unexcited shrug "I DON"T KNOW" followed by a "this is all we have" response.
I drink my cocoa, get home, rinse out the cup, and stick it way back in the cabinet where hopefully it will never be seen again! I proudly remove my 2005 official Disneyland resort Christmas plastic mug and decide to use it for another season!
Happy Holidays everyone from my Disneyland plastic Christmas mug to you! The Grinch has stolen my Christmas tradition!!!!