First the Hidden Mickey. This one was not in the book we had with us, but I spotted and photographed it.
The ears are pretty obvious, don't you think? I'm not telling you where it is just yet.
OK on with the report.
October 12 was a day of waiting and surprises. Our first "wait" was in Santa Nella, as we arrived 15 minutes before the restaurant opened for breakfast. But the rest of the drive was pretty uneventful--even the Norwalk slowdown on the 5 didn't seem worth reporting on traffic radio. We arrived in Anaheim around 1:00 and went directly to Mimi's for lunch. The wait for a table wasn't very long.
After lunch we went to check in at our Motel. It was 2:00, and the room wouldn't be ready until 3. We elected to wait by the pool until it was ready.
So we finally got into the park about 3:30 and grabbed FPs for Space (return time 10:55), so you knew we'd be around for a while. We rode some of our favorites. (It's been a week, now, so memories are getting hazy.) Jimmie wanted to have a funnel cake, so we both had one. Apparently they are made ahead of time and reheated, because we found them disappointing.
Somehow we worked our way over to Roger Rabbit and got to wait 45 minutes in the queue. It gave us plenty of time to study it. Did you know that nearly all the "buildings" in the queue have windows and doors positioned to make them look like faces?
By the time we got out of that ride, it was dark, and we were ready for dinner. We headed for the Pizza Port, but the line was WAY out the door, so we headed for Zocalo. While we were waiting in line, who should come up behind us but Fishbulb? He had several friends with him. We sat together for dinner and went our separate ways. (But that was not the last time we saw him.)
So after dinner, we head off to do some more riding (I do remember iasw just before the fireworks), and we finally get to our FP time on Space. As we rounded the bend in the spaceport, I spotted Fishbulb sitting in the sidetracked rocket. It was too difficult to get his attention, and by the time we were loaded, his rocket had been launched two ahead of us. But we did find him, Morrigoon, and the others at the exit looking at the pictures.
Here's the one of Jimmie and me. Pretty dorky, isn't it?
That pretty much ended the day for us. More in my next post.