Really, this trip report is not 56k friendly!
First trip report! While I’ve been to the park many times, this is my first trip report here. I hope everyone is excited.
My boyfriend got an AP for Christmas from my family so I booked us a hotel for one night and we would spend the rest of the nights at our friends’ house in Fountain Valley. We usually do lots of things with friends and never do things alone so this was going to be great.
We actually got to leave for our Disneyland excursion a day earlier than expected. We left in the afternoon of Saturday so that meant one more day in the park!
Day 1 - 1/13/08
So, on Sunday Boy Solo (who will be known as Mike... his real name, I kid you not!) and I got to the park around 10 or so.
When we got there, Mike was thinking of a Million Dreams. I knew this because there was a cloud above him.
Once inside, since Mike was a first time AP man (what a great Christmas present!), we had to hit up the bank, so while we waited, I snapped a picture of the First 50 Magical Years.
Honestly, we couldn’t think of what to do first so we just walked, and stumbled into Tomorrowland.
Buzz was first up this morning. The wait wasn’t long, and well he was basically calling our names to help fight Zurg.
While in line we saw FUTURE CABBAGE.
And look who we saw on our way out!
We walked by Innovations and thought about going in, but decided to take a detour to Fantasyland. Through there, Mike challenged Monstro to a staring contest.
If I remember correctly, Mike lost.
We headed on over to Casey Jr since I’ve always wanted to ride it but never have. I probably did when I was four but I do not remember that, frankly. The sun was hot and the line surprisingly long.
These girls’ looks of anticipation matched mine.
These were pretty:
We got the caboose!
It was surprisingly fast!
After the excitement (and slight dizziness from going backwards on Casey Jr), we grabbed an ice cream and sat in the park in Toon Town where Minnie was meeting many of her adoring fans. After our ice cream we took a whacky ride on Roger Rabbit and then walked around Toon Town to see the sights.
We then decided to keep doing the “what do we do next” walk when we saw Ariel sittin’ on her clam. So we went to say hi.
She liked my thingamabobs (earrings). Needles to say I left them at our friend’s apartment later on in the trip so I should have just given them to her for her collection.
On our way back around the castle, we saw Ms. Poppins and Burt having fun.
The more I write this the more I realized we walked around not knowing what to do more than anything. Hah.
We took a trip to Critter Country to meet my favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh.
Then we did something dangerous: got a turkey leg and chimichanga!
The leg was bigger than my face but I don’t really like beef so I was against the chimichanga. We sat on Main Street and waited for the parade (also a first for me).
And we waited.
But then the parade started!
The parade was a delight and I enjoyed it. Of course the music is VERY cheesy but it’s fun to imitate it and prance around slightly making fun of it so I am ok with it.
After the parade we headed over to DCA and I had to say hello to my other lover (don’t tell Mike).
We grabbed a fast pass to Soarin’ and walked on to Grizzly. We were curious about the Grand Californian so we went inside and it was so beautiful. We sat by the fire and took a breather. Then we looked at the Snow White exhibit which was so great and amazing. Snow White isn’t my favorite Disney film but Snow is pretty bad*** with her cape and what not.
Then we saw the Toy Story thingy (aren’t I great with names?). So cool! Goofy and Pluto came to watch as well.
We walked through Bug’s Life area and rode Flick’s Flyers.
We walked through Paradise Pier.
We rode Soarin’ and then called it a day.
...Day 2 coming up!