Re: TR KC Edition: 3/3-3/5 Muppets, Characters and rides oh my
Thanks for all the comments guys Glad all my stupid humor is appreciated.
So here is the long awaited
Finally the parks were a bit more dead
could have been b/c the park was only open from 10-8pm.
I mean, you know the park isn't too busy when Space is finally only 20 minutes!
We started the day getting unneccessary fast passes and hanging around Tomorrowland
Giant spinny thing of Death!!! Also known as the observatron
Rockin' Such a lame sign
Gratuitous Matterhorn shot. I didn't get to ride it... honestly i don't think I have in a year or so
We decided to take in the Jedi Training Academy since we hadn't seen it yet
It's a cute show but it gets really cool when the Dark Side shows up
Awesome use of that stage
I'm a sucker for a guy in black
The kids were so cute trying to defend the galaxy and all
Move along.. nothing to see here
Oh my god he's cool! I think I developed a mini-crush of Darth Maul.
The scary martial artsy dark silent type.. yum
So tell me it doesn't make all Star Wars geeks cringe when you see these two together. I mean it's cool and all, but how out of continuity is that.. I mean unless Maul was cut in half and trying to bite off peoples knee caps
Enough with being a geek:
We rode Space a couple times cause the line was short then journeyed over to Adventureland for Indy
We went up to Tarzan's Tree House, another place I hadn't been in forever
Tarzan's view of the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness
Jane is pretty cool... not the best figure of her, but you know. I wish she and Tarzan hung around the treehouse as face characters more often
Dani and I couldn't help thinking of the first Kingdom Hearts when we saw all this
I didn't know these guys were hidden here. Very cute
Last waterfall shot
On our way to ride Pirates (which was down) we ran into everyone's favorite Pirate. Sadly his line was being cut off by a CM who told us to come back in half an hour.
So we headed over to that creepy old mansion by the River
While Jonathan and I kept singing "Trashin' the Camp" and decided we should start a scat band..
On our way to Blue Bayou we thought Jack was back out but really it was the same line.
We were able to ride mansion and head back over to Pirates and the end of the line still hadn't reached the Captain.
Crazy glowing orbs of death.... for some reason everything is of death today... sorry about that
Bizzare Bayou people
the only time we looked like we liked each other
After dinner it was on to DCA to try and catch the 2 o'clock Aladdin.
We once again tried to stop and see Jack, but the same girl was blocking the end of the line.
She told us this time he wouldn't be back until about 4 and also said if she saw us trying to get in line again she'd let us in even if she was stopping the line.
We took off with 10 minutes to get over to DCA and just barely made it in to the show
One Jump... and 2 very different looking Aladdins
Aladdin and Jafar who kept over enunciating
The Genie is such a ham... it's both good and bad. I got annoyed by him a lot but somethings he said were hilarious ("Second star to the right and straight on 'til we find a starbucks")
I hate how easily they cut out Abu, but they still have the big honking elephant
I really like this song when it's sung well, this was not one of those days
We raced to Tower after the show, sadly so did everyone else
Regardless, the line was only about 10-15 minutes.
Our bell hop cracked me up and he was really in character.
When the doors opened Dani and I jumped and yelled boo at him... he laughed and fell out of character, it was hilarious
What the heck is that?
On our way out of DCA we decided to play with hats
Silly hats only however!
Buzz v Zurg Ultimate Grudge Match
The brain sucking Teddy!!
I believe I can fly
One last DCA shot ^_^ Finally a pic w/ all three of us together
Back over at Disneyland we hit up Indy and Pirates then went over to the Columbia where the pirate keeper had told us Jack would be.
The Columbia was dry docked and the people working there looked at us like we were nuts when we asked if Jack had been by.
So we dorked around taking pics on the Columbia
Off to Zanzabar to see the Zanzabarbarians
Sound words of advise
Treasure Planet on the river.... I guess that just makes it Treasure Island but you know what :P
We got bored with waiting and jumped on Big Thunder
When we got off the ride Jonathan pointed out the pirate on the Comlumbia and the line steadily growing in front of him
Dani and I took off and jumped in line
I told the pirate handler that I was excited we hadn't been cut off this time and she laughed
She then told Jack, we'd been waiting for a while to see him.
As I walked up he said "We always love red heads in the carribean"
I tried not to giggle.
He then caught my aztec gold necklace and in movie quoting style said" where did you get that"
I stuttered for a second and then replied "in Florida"
Jack said "You paid for cursed gold"
Finally getting some wits back I said "Well, it hasn't done anything to me yet. Then again the moons not out"
He smiled and said "good point"
Kuzcochik trying not to look too excited
Dani decided she wanted a pic too, but wanted me in it as well
Jack said something about the more the better
The camera was slightly uncooperative and Jack asked if Jonathan was trying to paint the picture
Also this was my pirate themed day... only slightly on purpose (I'm wearing a Jack shirt, my pirate pants [they say a pirate's life for me], my coin and pirate socks :P)
Jack and the wenches
T'was the best Jack I've seen since he started showing up in the parks and was definitely worth the wait.
We went on a few more rides and then decided to check out the Parade of Dreams (b/c I love it so)
I got a first hand encounter with the turn-over rate though.
Dani and Jonathan went to get food so I was in charge of procurring seats.
Now, I love the Alice float and the Alice characters and such, so I wanted to find a place where we could see the Alice Parade Stop.
I assumed that I could ask a cast member working the parade and they would know where I should sit. (I know where the stop is on Main Street but not on the Small World side)
I talked to three CMs who were working the parade for the first time and refused to try to figure it out, one who tired to help but was completely unsure, and even more who just stared at me blankly. A custodial CM was very helpful telling me she usually worked main street during the parade so she wasn't sure, there was also a churro cart lady and a small world CM who were probably the closest.
It was just kinda ridiculous. I ended up getting a little off from where I wanted to me, but it was close.
I got some awesome pictures of the cards on the table though
Crazy card flipping action
My attention was drawn a little further down the parade route though, where Alice had had a ribbon malfunction.
The Mad Hatter grabbed her ribbon and was dancing with both of them holding them just out of Alice's reach as she tried to grab it during the dance. His mike came on and he started babbling about how Alice is never allowed near nice things and leave it to a women to break things.
He then cloths lined the cards for ruining his tea party. Oh how I love that Hatter ^_^
Alice, racing to get back to the table
It was pretty cool for all the work to find the right spot
Pluto's got mad dancing skills
Snow was sad b/c her Prince was busy during the parade
There was Dale
We ran to toontown and roger to escape the crowd
and then hurried over to Indy for one last spin before the park closed
We stopped at World of Disney where I dropped a ton of money
and then back to the hotel
Here's the end.. heading back to AZ
I always hate how bleak it looks after such a fun colorful time at Disneyland:
Thanks for reading guys!
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I finally got all the way through a TR