Disclaimer: there are no pictures of any subs, the submarine lagoon, construction on Tom Sawyer Island or pirates in this post. You've been warned.*
With such beautiful weather, it was time to visit DLR with my cousin David who was visiting from the East Coast. He had other engagements in the morning, so we didn't get to the park until 2pm. We immediately headed over to Soarin' and the single rider line. We both ended up in the same ride vehicle--my cousin the first row and myself in the bottom row. Originally, it was the other way around, but seeing that this was his first visit in two years, I graciously let him switch places with me.
After a safe flight over the Golden State, we felt the need...the need for speed. And California Screamin' would be the only cure. I'm not as comfortable holding my camera on rollercoasters as other MiceChatters, so just imagine the usual sights as we hurtle around the tracks.
With our speed craving satisfied, we realized we could catch the last High School Musical Pep Rally of the day. It was time to bop to the top and show off our Wildcat spirit. Figuratively speaking, of course. Here are the 16 talented performers in this fun rolling show.
The Basketball Team
HSM has a nice lesson for the younger members in the audience and it's the secret to its popularity.
Remember: we're all in this together.
We went and got some shakes on our way to the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. A quick stop at ToT to get fastpasses, then it was on to Monsters to watch Mike and Sully rescue little Boo. My cousin had yet to ride this somewhat recent addition to the park. There's a first time for everything.
...and if you're wondering, no, I didn't use a flash for any of these pictures. But it was the first time using my 50mm f/1.8 lens at the parks. There are some fairly well-lit scenes in this attraction, so it wasn't a difficult test for the new lens. I'll have to try the lens some other time in the ultimate indoor attractions across the way in DL--Haunted Mansion and PotC.
Right outside of Monsters, there was a nice statue of Sorcerer Mickey.
While a H.S. band was on the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Stage. Was this part of the Disney Magic Music Days?
On our way to Tower, we saw Sully. Apparently he was done rescuing Boo and wanted to get into the Hyperion to see Aladdin. I think the CMs wouldn't let him in, so he left as a disappointed monster.
Onto Tower we went with our FPs. And we dropped and dropped and dropped. I think we screamed like little girls. But, shhhh, don't tell anyone, ok?
Back later (ok, maybe tomorrow) with Drawn to the Magic and Block Party Bash pictures.
*Note: I'm really a big fan of all the sub pictures from this past week on MC. Thank you to all the hard working MiceChat photographers! I can't wait to ride the subs again this summer.