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It was another big day at the resort. Our very own MonorailMan, Admin Extraordinaire, was celebrating his birthday. Dustysage and I headed to the resort right after I got my hair cut and got there ON TIME! I was super excited too as I heard Ride Warrior was going to be there and it’s always nice to meet the people you know so well online.
entering the structure
We parked on the Goofy level and got to the escalators which were backed up. We took the stairs down a few levels and rode down from Daisy.
We ran into Rixter and MickeyMaxx
The trams were backed up but were running smooth and we boarded in no time.
We got to the Esplanade and the lines were moving briskly. It seems that the 50th crowds are finally gone huh?
The line into DCA
I grabbed Dustysage, MickeyMaxx and Rixters Passes and went ahead to the hub to collect passes for Space Mountain.
WOO HOO! I'm goin' to Mexico!
Stopping by the hub the noon meet was already in progress. New faces too!
MonorailMan and Crazylegs
Newbie to the meet. So nice to meet you, but forgot your screen name.
MissChristine on her Birthday scavenger hunt
MonorailMan and I took everyone's passes and went over to Space.
We got a great return time; 2:30-3:30.
Heading back to the group MonorailMan and I I noticed something about Tomorrowland. The future is endless ODV carts and solicitations. A soulless barrage of goods and services with mindless consumers lining up to fill primitive needs. Sorry to get heavy handed there guys, it just kind of struck me.
Disney Vacation Club
We got to the hub meet and the group had grown, AND HOW! I FINALLY got to meet Claribella! She is a total DOLL!!!! Worth the wait for sure.
Fishbulb meets Claribella
Lurker and DisneyCarnivora
The FABULOUS PenguinSoda
RadioBarry and Fishbulb
Hollywood1939 and Fishbulb meet.
Grumpy4 and Sunnygirl say "HIBYE"
JiminyCricketFan was rather festive
RideWarrior and MonorailMan
MaryReid and mcow1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
RideWarrior does his best DeNiro
Claribella made us all uncomfortable by trying to kiss her sister
Band of Gypsies and her UBER COOL son
The noon meet of C.O.W.
NeverNeverland, Crazylegs and Don'tbeCheekin
The Congress of the Cons
Newbies! I forgot your names! PM ME
My favorite couple, MickeyMaxx and Rixter
Hollywood1939 let out a gutteral belch as
Chernabog looks on in amazement
Sam showed up
Well we took our time at the meet and then our group dispersed. Some went out into Disneyland, some headed over to Whitewater Snacks for Lunch, but the group Dusty and I were in went over to StoryTeller's Cafe by way of DCA for MonorailMan's Birthday Lunch!
MainStreet at Christmas
Disney's California High School Musical Adventure
Crazylegs leads the way
Our group waited outside of Storytellers
The group at Whitewater
It was a wonderful lunch and the staff at StoryTeller's was phenomenal. Our waiter NEVER let our glasses get empty and we all had a great time!
A crazy man in a black hat showed up who knew MonorailMan.
David Lane popped by to say hello
MonorailMan got a Hawaiian shirt from his black hatted friend when..
suddenly one of Monorailman’s Hawaiian Shirts attacked him!
"I'm too sexy for this Drink"
Al and Fishbulb
Talon and Morrigoon
MonorailMan was VERY HAPPY
After we were all done eating Aerinpegadrack took off and we went into DCA to go into Off The Page to look for a particular train set that MM wanted to buy with all of his gift money. About that time Hollywood1939 called and I told him where we were headed.
They didn’t have the train that MM needed so we went back out to the Esplanade where Hollywood 1939 was there waiting and we all went back into Disneyland and onto the Disneyana store insearch of MM’s Birthday train set. Along the way we found Paul Pressler’s Brick.
Is that Fishy spit on that thing?
We sailed over to Disneyana as the Christmas Parade was going on. While the others were inside the store I got a look at the Parade going down Main Street.
The group left Disneyana and, apparently, they don’t make the train that MonorailMan was looking for anymore. Bummer. Well it was time for Space Mountain.
Thanks to Crazylegs who opted not to ride Hollywood1939 got a FastPass and all 5 of us, H’39, Dusty, MM, Sam and Myself, entered the FP line. I LOVE THIS RIDE!
Sam Leads our group into uncharted space
Dustysage enters the building
MonorailMan, Sam Dustysage and Holywood1939
H'39 gets ready for flight
So after our flight through Space our group wanted to do something we all could enjoy. Since it was MM’s birthday we let him choose. Haunted Mansion Holiday it was!
The group opted to stay away from the center of the park and take the high road through Fantasyland, through the Castle into Frontierland and on to NOS. Along the way CL had to stop at the secret bathroom and we took in the local entertainment.
Dusty passes out more ****
There was a long wait in the Disabled line so we patiently waited outside for our turn. While we waited a REALLY nice group of cast members allowed us to take a look at the hidden pet cemetery on the other side of the Mansion that people don’t normally see.
The path behind the Facade to the Pet cemetary
You can see Splash Mountain through the trees in this shot.
The exit above the Mausoleum exit for the ride serves as a storage area of sorts.
H'39 waits for a ride
Look at this FABULOUS lady in the scooter!
After she left we were given permission to enter.
Dustysage and I exited the ride normally as the rest of the gang exited with Crazylegs by going back UP the elevator at the beginning of the ride. That’s a real treat.
As we got off of the ride Chernabog called and was trying to find us so’s he could hang out. We waited at the front of Haunted Mansion for him as the others made their way off of the ride.
Chernabog gets some coffee
It was time for Dusty and I to go so after a few goodbyes we made our way out of the park.
The day at the parks was so nice on the 10th. We got to meet Hollywood1939, Claribella, RIdeWarrior, Sam showed up, we got to celebrate MonorailMan’s Birthday and the weather was cool and nice. The meets just seem to get better and better as more people come up to say “Hi!”
All in all it was one of the better days at my favorite place on Earth.
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