Alright this is my first ever trip report so bear with me, and I don't have any pictures but I didn't want to carry the camera all night.
9:30 - 12:00 California Adventure
This started off awful, the people that checked bags at my school did a horrible job, and Disney Security didn't really check because I saw at least four kids doing drug deals for pills in the bathroom right when you enter California Adventure. Kids are so stupid.
The first ride was California Screamin and it was probably the most fun I had that night, it was also the first time I've ridden it in three years since it was closed when I was down there in August of 2005.
The second ride was my first ever ride on Sorin Over California. I always figured it would be a lame ride but it was actually pretty awesome. After that my group headed over to Disneyland.
The first ride at Disneyland was Pirates of the Caribbean even though I told my group it would be better to go on a ride like Space Mountain or Indiana Jones first, I didn't get to go on either rides that night. This was the first time I got to see the Jacks, Barbossa, and Davey Jones, it didn't really change the ride for me much.
We went over to Indy and saw that the line went all the way over to Pirates of the Caribbean, so that was out of the question. So the second ride was the Haunted Mansion, it was alright. I've never been a huge fan of it, but I wanted to see the changes to the attic.
The third ride was my first ever and last ride on Small World. It wasn't the song that got me, it was how that stupid ride dragged on, and on, and on, and on.
After that my group decided to go spend the rest of the night over by the music. We had been in the park for two hours at this point and I said screw that. I paid $180 for Disneyland and the rides! Not dancing. So I got my chance to experience Disneyland all by myself for the first time ever.
The first stop was Adventure Land and hopefully Indy, but the line was even longer, I was getting tired, and I didn't want to wait for two hours for that ride. So I headed over to The Jungle Cruise and waited in line for about 20 minutes to ride it. The skipper was pretty funny but nobody laughed. Again, this was my first trip on this ride in three years.
After that it was Star Tours, I don't even know why I decided to go on it. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but I just think its an awful ride. Lucas and Disney really need to create a new show there. Again, I didn't go on this my second trip so it was my first time in three years.
The line for the Matterhorn was short, so that made me happy since I love that ride. I waited in line for about 20 minutes and rode it alone.
After that I noticed Fantasy Land was open, and I finally got to ride Alice, Peter Pan, and Snow White. I really didn't enjoy Alice or Peter Pan. And I rode on Pinocchio for the first time in three years.
After that I got a cheese burger at that place by Pinocchio, then I headed over and admired the Submarine Voyage. I didn't realize how big the subs were, and that big fish really is big! I could also make out the diver's green air tank. The Seagulls were saying Mine, lights were on in the caverns, and there were a couple of guys on the docks with the Subs. And the last thing I did that night was ride the Buzz ride since the line wasn't long. And it shut down about six times. Space Ranges, please stay seated!
I was very disappointed. It just wasn't Disneyland. The atmosphere and magic were missing, and its obvious that has to do with all the moron teenagers, the rap music, the lights, etc. I've had many dreams that I was at Disneyland in the past year, only to wake up and be disappointed that it didn't happen because I love the place so much. But this morning it really didn't even feel like I was at Disneyland.