My California Trip, Part Two

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 7:46 PM
My California Trip, part two:

The land of Mice Tuesday began with a quick trip to America’s largest parking garage, so they claim, but I suspect that a certain other one in Orlando may be larger.

I started the day off in Disneyland, I quickly got my Fastpass for Indiana Jones, and then rode Jungle Cruise and visited the enchanted Tiki Room, and Tarzans Tree house all before my scheduled time. How do they tell those tacky jokes on those boats with a strait face.

Indiana Jones, is great, it’s a lot like a combo of test track and Spiderman at IoA. I loved it, as I was leaving I was informed of the single rider line, now they tell me.

This week the park was messed up with prep for the Premier of The Pirates of the Caribbean, they were setting up a large grandstand in front of the Pirate ride, and a large screen on the island, they had resorted to one way walkways in the area.

After these three rides I headed to Big Thunder Mountain, it’s a cool mine ride, I enjoyed the theaming as much as the ride itself.

Next up I walked across the park to Tomorrowland and rode the Monorail, then checked out Innovations, is it just me or is Tomorrowland dead without Space Mountain which is closed till 2005.

From there I proceeded to Downtown Disney for a lunch of a Meatball Hoagie before entering California Adventure. This is a really cool park, I first used the single rider line to get on Soaring over California in about 10 min. This is the coolest movie/simulator ever, you really feel that you are flying with the wind in your hair.

I continued my walk around the park getting a nice overview of Grizzly Peak, and the Water ride that is upon it, looks like fun but I don’t do water rides with cameras in the pocket.

My next thing was, the Calf. Dreams movie, it’s a great presentation, with Wopi Goldberg as the Narrator, and the Goddess Californian. It covers all the bases from Gold to the Japanese Americans to Modern times.

I took a quick spin on Mulhaland Maddness, using the single rider gate, about 3 train wait. It’s a nice themed mouse.

From there I rode MalaBoom, the first S&S I have been on with sound effects, and it makes the rider the clapper on a giant sledge hammer gong. Again Single rider line, 3 min. wait for a seat. What’s up with the plastic shields on this thing?

After this I got a FastPass for California Screamin’ then went to It’s a Bugs Life, and the Muppets in 3-D while I waited, I love the effects in these things, especially the Cockroaches. California Screemin’ is the smoothest ride ever, it was fun and makes a great family coaster.

After my ride here I checked out the Animation area and headed back to Disneyland for the rest of the evening. Finally ending the night after the Haunted Mansion, and The Pirates of the Caribbean, with a ride on the left side of Matterhorn.

Tomorrow I will get to visit Knott’s till 4.00 before finishing out the evening back at the Disneyland Resort.

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Dave

Beware of Kiddie Coasters
*** This post was edited by kneemeister 6/29/2003 11:49:14 PM ***

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 8:13 PM
Sounds like the Disney didn't dissapoint.

I am jealous you know.

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UnfrigginbelievablyIncredible

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 9:57 PM
its good to hear a disney TR every once in a while.....good TR sounds like u had a good Time.
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