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    Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Anybody interested in opinions from an old Disneyland vet that has gone back for the first time in 30 years? I am learning to download my pics for my real trip report, but in the interim would maybe like to share some thoughts (some good, some bad).

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Dude, I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts!


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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Yes please. Let's hear em.

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    I'm anxiously waiting ...

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    I'd love your impressions! And... I'd love to see your pics! Bring it!

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    As a guy who was working in the park 30 years ago, I'd love to "see" your comments and pics, and I can hardly wait for them!

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Post your trip report and picture
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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Yeah Baby!
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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    I'm guessing you had the interesting experience of visiting a familiar ol' friend... and somewhere completely different, all at the same time. I'm looking forward to your report.
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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    OK.... I think I will share a few things that I didn't like first, BECAUSE the Trip Report to come will be filled with one of the best 6 days I have had in my 43 years, and included my daughters (3 1/2 years old) first trip, and lets just say she loved EVERY ride (HM and POtC being her favorites)! Most importantly, the MAGIC lives on... it is alive and well!

    So.... before this trip my last visit was on May 3rd 1977. This trip We arrived Sunday April 29th 2007!

    Winnie the Pooh (please give me back the bears), Buzz, Roger Rabbit, Monsters Inc., are garbage people, well in my opinion they are. I mean how much fluorescent paint and black lights does it take to try and make me believe that it is a well done attraction? CHEAPO! Now I know a lot of the Fantasyland rides have this look and feeling too, but they are originals from 1955. I'm sorry, but I was less than impressed. I know Buzz had the competition factor built in, which was fun... but the ride visually is a dud.

    Tower of Terror.... OVERRATED!

    Corn Dog Castle Corn Dogs... not just OVERRATED... but also GROSS.

    Monte Cristo... GOOD... but OVERRATED!

    Mint Julip..... whatever

    You know, there are probably a few more things, in fact I know there are. I am thinking about them right now, but I am done with the bad. Get ready, here comes the report and the pics of our GREAT visit to Disneyland and DCA.
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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Haha spoken like a true old-timer. Bravo.

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    I'm going to enjoy this. Didn't visit DL at all between 1989 and 2005, so I'll be curious to see if a lot of your reactions to "new" stuff resonate with mine.

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJefferson View Post
    OK.... I think I will share a few things that I didn't like first, BECAUSE the Trip Report to come will be filled with one of the best 6 days I have had in my 43 years, and included my daughters (3 1/2 years old) first trip, and lets just say she loved EVERY ride (HM and POtC being her favorites)! Most importantly, the MAGIC lives on... it is alive and well!

    So.... before this trip my last visit was on May 3rd 1977. This trip We arrived Sunday April 29th 2007!

    Winnie the Pooh (please give me back the bears), Buzz, Roger Rabbit, Monsters Inc., are garbage people, well in my opinion they are. I mean how much fluorescent paint and black lights does it take to try and make me believe that it is a well done attraction? CHEAPO! Now I know a lot of the Fantasyland rides have this look and feeling too, but they are originals from 1955. I'm sorry, but I was less than impressed. I know Buzz had the competition factor built in, which was fun... but the ride visually is a dud.

    Tower of Terror.... OVERRATED!

    Corn Dog Castle Corn Dogs... not just OVERRATED... but also GROSS.

    Monte Cristo... GOOD... but OVERRATED!

    Mint Julip..... whatever

    You know, there are probably a few more things, in fact I know there are. I am thinking about them right now, but I am done with the bad. Get ready, here comes the report and the pics of our GREAT visit to Disneyland and DCA.
    Sad to say, I pretty much agree.

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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Waiting with bated breath (where did that phrase come from???)
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    Re: Back from first trip in 30 years...

    Quote Originally Posted by sueb View Post
    Waiting with baited breath (where did that phrase come from???)
    It's "bated breath", and this is where it comes from: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mbated.html

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