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    6-17-07




    Holy Moly Batman!!! It has been two months since I have visited the resort! I was so ecstatic when I found out that I was going to Disneyland



    I wasn’t really in a photogenic mood which means I didn’t take many pictures, which also means there will be a lot of holes in this report… but that’s ok!



    We have had some house guests staying over from Kansas and the last thing they wanted to do before they left was take a trip to Disneyland so of course I volunteered to be their tour guide



    We left our house at around 10:00 in hopes of getting in the park by 11:00 (We actually didn’t get in the park til about 12:30 because the people that were meeting us there took the wrong freeway and ended up getting lost in LA!)



    [FYI, I am probably going to repeat a bunch of old updates but I am doing this report as if NOBODY has heard of any of them]

    The weather couldn’t be any more perfect



    I don’t know when they started doing this but these guides are bilingual



    Only about 3 rows back, but all the way at the end!



    New displays were added to the Mickey and Friends tram loading area







    On the tram ride, I seriously thought I was in a dream because the weather was so beautiful and I couldn’t believe I was back at the park!



    The Security tents are now a more subtle green rather than nuclear yellow tents previously in their place



    While waiting for our house guests to get tickets, I saw a white version on Tina Turner

    *O I left a good job in the city, WORKIN for the man every night and day…*



    These roses are growing back in full force and are taking over the Monorail supports



    The Mickey floral was as bright as ever!



    It made me so happy to be back



    New Nemo posters in the tunnels leading to Main St. (I don’t like this one at all only because it doesn’t match any of the other posters at all... its cool though)



    95% of the time, Fathers would rather be playing a game of golf over going to Disneyland which is totally fine with me!



    BLAB was our first ride of the day… I was with the 6 year old… I would have scored higher but I was too busy jerking the ride vehicle left or right so he wouldn’t hit his target



    I don’t know if you guys know this or not, but Finding Nemo is finally open!!!

    I got chills up and down my back seeing the lagoon again (I didn’t remember the waterfalls being so high!)



    The Monorail has been given a brief FNSV overhaul for the summer



    The line just reached the two hour point



    I really wanted to go on this, but the house guests would rather go on IASW… Hey, its not my vacation!



    The WORST spot for a Meet and Greet EVER! (Im sure you can tell what characters they are)



    Monstro is now a wonderful blue



    The Columbia was sailing by just as we entered Frontierland / NOS





    We walked over to the Pirates Lair line to see if it was long or not [It wasn’t long at all (And I saw my favorite Pirate)]



    We decided to wait a lil bit on TSI so we decided to go to POTC instead!



    I, once again, got chills when I smelled that familiar POTC smell



    Queenie was puttin on a show that sure brings in the crowds (White guys Scatting is funny)



    I got a picture of the new Jack face! He looks so sweaty… It was kinda hot (But I used flash… I am so ashamed!)



    The Mark Twain was passing by when we exited POTC. It looks amazing!!! Kudos to you painters!



    It was time to go on TSI finally! When boarding the raft, I smelled something that burned the nostrils



    THIS STUFF





    Of course, there were the usual idiots smoking pot in the smoking section… somebody told a suit and he called over some security and escorted them away





    We went through Dead Man’s Grotto thingy… The AA that I wanted to see most wasn’t talking!



    The children of our house guests are absolutely obsessed with Captain Jack so of course we had to get a pic with him

    He was hesitant to come out for a bit



    He finally gained the courage and walked to his pile of treasure



    His sword was in an awkward place



    Cheese!!!





    There was a huge mistake with planning… Just as we were leaving the Meet and Greet with Captain Jack, another Captain Jack from the stunt show came running down the side of the island and charged through the backstage door the other Jack just came through… What the heck?!? Bad showmanship

    We went over to Fantasyland to take advantage of the rarely short lines

    In the sky, an advertisement for the show Kyle XY was cluttering the sky





    I was with the mom the whole time holding on to the strollers while the kids were going on all of the rides with their father

    Alice was next on their agenda









    MinionLumbo!!!



    Sleepy Pirates



    Trash Can Trio was off to entertain the crowds waiting for the Parade which was what we were gonna do next



    Please



    We went to the Small World Pavilion to watch the parade and before the big parade, there was a really cute Ratatouille pre-parade that had a REALLY catchy song to go with it





    Cut-off T’s + Farmers Tan DOES NOT = Sexiness



    It’s show time!

    Merlin is now a permanent character for the show, rather than just a substitute for the Fairy in the purple (Name?)





    And guess who I found???? The super happy spoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Bad picture, I know)



    The water is now flowing on the Aerial float but only from the top level during show stops



    The main supports for the Pinocchio puppets are now no longer directly overhead, but off to the side (I guess they bumped their heads a couple times)



    Before the parade completely ended, we charged the Subs with hopes of short lines… and we beat the crowds!!!

    In typical Mice Chat tradition, I whipped out the Pocky for a quick snack



    Three times the chills!!!



    *New Desktop*



    I was pleasantly surprised that not only were the sound levels of the seagulls farley low, the guests weren’t copying them!



    Life through the eyes of a Trash Can



    This guy was awesome… I loved the way the picture turned out too



    W00t!



    Thanks for littering the queue!!! :





    Here we go!!!







    Absolutely amazing Imaginers! The sound system on the subs are stunning and of course I loved the nod to the sea serpent. Troy said he found a mermaid last night… I did not even know there was one! I loved everything about the ride except for one little thing… During some of the show scenes, I felt like I was just looking at a television screen, which is basically what it is, but sometimes it is a bit more apparent then others. It was just an amazing feeling being on the subs again after it being closed for ten years



    Haha… this is the only picture I got. It sure is a good one





    By the time we got off of the subs, it was already 9:15 so we rushed to the hub to watch the fireworks but I was skeptical that they were going to be shown due to the breeze we felt. The show ended up getting canceled but that was fine because everybody was let down by the show being canceled so everybody left!



    I begged and begged and begged to stay for the 10:30 showing of F! so I could see the updates to the show… they caved! We went over to snag a spot for the show. We went off in pairs to find dinner because none of us had eaten yet. I walked right to the front of the “line” for Café Orleans and got a heaping bowl o Clam Chowder… mmmmmm



    Once again, SHOW TIME!



    The updates to the show were awesome… The new Princess barges are friggin beautiful! You can see a video of them I found on You Tube (watch it all the way through)



    [youtube] <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/smUFM3lBwCU"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/smUFM3lBwCU" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>[/youtube]You can also tell that the Princess’ have new costumes that are much more shimmery (Is that a word?) Once the Evil Queen comes out, during the first clash of thunder, the floats “disappear” as if by magic. From the video, it looks like there is pyro on the barge, but it is just lights shimmering Also, the Beauty and the Beast barge COMPLETELY missed its cue. It was basically following the crocodile out after the Colombia. The barge backed up a bit and was engulfed in fog. The strings that hold Pinocchio up now change colors instead of simply staying the solid green. And the Evil Queen’s crown is GINORMOUS! It is completely unnecessary but it’s pretty funny. There was no fire on the right side of the river when Mickey was battling Bertha. Bertha had some trouble going back into the stage so an immense amount of fog was pouring out of the stage even during the Finale. And one last update that I can remember… two words… Trapped Doors… O-M-G! I don’t know if they just fixed them up, or if they completely replaced them because they were amazing



    We waited about 10 or 15 minutes for the crowds to dissipate which really helped when we left



    Jeeeez, if I wasn’t there to guide them, they would be lost in the park for the whole night! I said “Lets go” and they starting walking towards BTMRR

    I was like, “Hey, Main St. is this way!”



    The trams were still completely backed up so we stopped in the World of Disney for a bit of shopping around



    It was a really great day and I was happy to be back at the park again



    Just in case you have been living under a rock, or in the South, you probably wouldn’t know that June is Pride Month. If you have been hesitant about coming out, there would be no better place than to do it on Mice Chat. You should know that there are so many people on Mice Chat that are here to support you. If you feel the need to get that huge weight off of your shoulders, please feel free to come and tell us, whether it be in the Pride Thread or if you even have any questions about coming out, just PM us! I, and many others would be more than happy to help you



    I hope you have enjoyed the latest installment of the Abominable Snowman Trip Reports! Thanks for reading



    Now, in honor of Pride month, I captured this special ending just as I was leaving the park…









    (I think this is the cutest picture)
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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days


    Well....It is gonna be hard to top that with my lack of pictures....so yea...I will not even try to top it

    well on the 14th which just happened to be my last day of school I had the honor of going to Stinky ol' Gradnight...and I just finished my Junior year...so I was SOOO happy about that

    I got to my school around 10 o'clock since we had to go on buses to get there....Thank god my friend and I ordered tickets early....We got to go on one of the charter buses....which just happened to be chaperoned by my band Teacher.....will I ever have a Charter bus ride Without him being the Chaperone.....Who knows


    well...the bus I was on entered into the LONG line of buses waiting to enter into the pino. Parking lot


    .....yea...that was the wrong parking area aparently...so our bus had to go all the way around to the Timon parking....now that sucked another line that we had to wait in

    for those of you who have not been to a grad night in forever or or have yet to go to one...insted of the routine bag check stand....there is a pat down...lol...now I have never been around a group of people with the lowest IQ's...both about Disney and common sence.....but I about busted up laughing when the person in front of me mentioned "They just redid space mountain last week with some red hot chili pepper music...and a LOOP!!"....I tried not to laugh...but I think I did

    well anyways....My friend I was with is a girl, and their pat down lines go MUCH faster....so yea I had my friend wait in the park for me.....I finally passed the guy who pat me down saying "I am a winner" referencing the lack of items mentioned on "The list"

    now....finally I was in the park...it is strange using a paper ticket and not my awesome pass...lol

    but I wanted to go on space mountain first.......


    if you could not tell already by the look on my face....Space had a long wait....about 100 minutes....so I decided to go onto BUZZ!!!

    all I have to say is thank god for all the people faking the need for wheelchairs....lol

    well it was Big Thunder time!!!!!

    But before that I got my Churro Mouthgasim and A water

    I introduced my friend to the wonderful world of Disney churros...and this is how much she loved my churro

    And me...I am happy I converted another person to DL Churros...lol

    well yea...after that little "event" I took my friend the long way to thunder via the path by the lagoon....I started to cry...since I knew the ride was closed...and I would not be able to ride it ...but that was quickly broken by a group of stupids who snuck cigarettes into the park.....they blew the smoke right in my face...and the face of my friend...who is HIGHLY asthmatic


    by this time I realized it was like....one in the AM....so yea...I started getting tired

    but my friend was still kicking
    yet again I hadn't had sleep in like a day so......yea

    you have never lived till you have ridden on Thunder while Gasolina is playing....lol

    well thunder was over quickly...so I decided to go onto Haunted Mansion to show my Friend how
    much better our HM is than Florida's
    and that shot down fast when most of the effects were not working......the wires on Leota were showing
    and worst of all....the Bride was just a static Image

    I was pissed....so when I get mad...I look happy

    well...anyways it was time for splash...and HM was still fresh in my mind...maybe a (Sorta) newly revamped Splash would do me good....

    well it was until I found out that pot smokers were in front of me in line

    well it worked..I loved it...I got drenched...the water flooded our log...lol


    Wow....I have a mullet...and that guy in front of me is either in pain.....or......he really likes that girl....whoes mouth is questionably opened...lol

    well after a few more Buzz rides...it was time to go home
    and I was Beat...and hurt my left foot

    so one last pic of grad Night before I transition into Last night....and my first ride on Nemo!!!!!

    Yep I was tired and in pain...I think that at this point in the night.....I would have peen a prime target for a breathalizer
    and I would have passed...and they still owould think me a drunk....damn me and my tired ness...lol

    well now it is time for!!!


    The story starts at 11am...I wake up to 4 missed calls and a voice mail from my DL buddy....she wanted to know if I could go to DL around 5.....I jumped at that chance

    so around 3 I was all ready

    I was still very tired...since I am a bit sick
    but NEMO was the reason why I went
    notice how my hair color is lighter, Jeff is the one who brought it to my attention...I love Jeff, and I love summer

    well 5:30 rolled around and my ride was here...and we had a couple stops to make
    but 6 o'clock rolled around and I was finally there
    Due to some complications Jeff was not able to make it
    but the trip would continue.....to be a night of broken promises...and a run in with Sam...lol

    ok...well we parked in mickey which is the highest I have ever had to park in that structure...lol
    I rushed down to the tram stop...and right when I got there...a half empty tram left...I was sad and had to wait 5 minutes....so I took these pics

    I do not think anyone posted these pictures yet....



    well...finaly that stinkin' tram arrived

    I was really happy and so was my 2 DL peeps...lol
    NEMO I will visit you after I eat over in DCA

    I went to the Boudin Bakery to get my Clam Chowder
    which I am going to have to share with jeff along with all my food next time I go

    1st broken promise to jeff...take picture of food before I eat it

    hum......does this remind you of my last Tripreport....I think I forgot to take a pic till I was done eating also...look
    this is from my last visit

    [above pic from the Hilsbro Archives]

    well now back to the current TR
    I ate a cookie that was freakin good....WHiTe cHOCoLAte is the bestest

    wow...that is a big blurry picture....lol

    well By the time I got to Disneyland it was dark and time to line up for NEMO

    Donde está Nemo???....he is 3 hours, 5 phone conversations with Jeff, a magical sync of my ipod to the fireworks show that was spot on...and
    a whole bunch of me saying "Donde están mis Nemo pantalones?!?"

    ooo look the pretty Matterhorn


    well...the time came...and I finally was on nemo...I was giddy like a school girl
    look


    I LOVE THE RIDE....but I refuse to go on it again til the off season....lol

    well
    on my way to The haunted Mansion I was talking to Jeff on the phone and I get in line for
    a dole whip...and I looked in front of me...and I saw...SAM!!!
    and I accidently hung up on Jeff...oops...
    and I learned a few things that made me chuckle
    but then it was time to do one last ride

    broken promise #2

    I went on La casa de espectros
    without Jeff

    I loved this ride-through

    the moment the doors to the Changing portrate hall way opened up
    My alarm went off...signaling that it was midnight...I was already having a wonderful ride
    I took my own buggie to appease the Jeff God
    and I realised that I missed Jeff...and I cried
    and then I stopped when I realised that the hat for that one espectro
    in the mirror...it was funny
    well it was time to go and I was tired one last picture in the park before I go


    So remember kids
    SAY Hey! and
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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    i loved this.. so great.. thanks for sharing

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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Great TR, as always. Thanks!!
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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Great pics Snowman!

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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    did you know, that in the original Batman show, Robin never says the phrase "Holy Moly, Batman!"...but i think there may have been a "Holy Goat-nipples, Batman!"

    ANYWAYS GREAT PHOTOS AS ALWAYS! They gotta do something about those multiple jacks...hmm...maybe its another movie tie in?


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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    I hope you didn't get high from inhaling that marijuana smoke

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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Great report!

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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    great update as always


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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Awww, Abs!! I love you dude.
    Was great to see you!!
    Glad you were ble to get out. AND ride the subs!
    Yay for MC and pride month!!
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    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
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    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Great TR! As for the Tina Turner look a like ... I could swear she was attending the FNSV Media Preview. I got lucky enough to ride it on the 10th, and this lady ... with the same hair and clothes was making a fuss over somebody on the subs. Good thing you didn't capture the front side, because that was just as scary as her hair.


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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Quote Originally Posted by TikiRoomLiz View Post
    Great TR! As for the Tina Turner look a like ... I could swear she was attending the FNSV Media Preview. I got lucky enough to ride it on the 10th, and this lady ... with the same hair and clothes was making a fuss over somebody on the subs. Good thing you didn't capture the front side, because that was just as scary as her hair.
    Funny you mention that...


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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Abominable Snowman View Post


    Funny you mention that...


    OMG! I didn't expect that one! All I can say is that at least you weren't right next to her ... and I'll leave it at that.


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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    mr snowman sir, that last pic that ended your portion of the report was just absolutely b-e-a-utiful.



    glad to see you were able to go back to the park after soooo long.

    and hilsbro - LOVE the splash pic!!!

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    Re: Abominable Snowman and Hilsbro's DL Adventures... Just Different Days

    Yay Troy!!! I love your TR! And thanks for hanging up on me!

    I refused to go on HM because I knew I would break down... Everybody in a relationship knows how important that ride is
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