Pops had a meeting at 9 am, so mom and I slept hard and had a pretty relaxing morning for breakfast and getting ready. Pops came back later from the meeting than anticipated, but we were on the road for DL at 11:45! Dun dun dunnnnn!
(We started getting a sense of humor about mom’s delayed flight and 14 hour wait at the BWI airport. Which was good, I suppose.)
12:30 and we’re here!!! Huzzah! Well, the Disneyland Hilton, anyway. We had to check in…put on sunscreen, pops hung up his stuff ARRGGGHH taking too long!! Bought trolley tickets, caught the trolley at 1:15, and got to the ticket counter at 1:30…
…where we realized that my Blue Main Gate pass could not be used towards free admission to DL. Because it was a block-out date. :glare::glare::glare: More of an oversight on my own part, because the dates were listed RIGHT in there. Sigh, screever. Sigh… They did give us a CM discount, though, so 59 bucks a pop for two days…$360 dollars total. (SO GLAD I brought my credit card, because I never use it anyway, but they wouldn’t let anyone who wasn’t the cast member pay with CC.)
insert frustrated sounds and groaning and gnashing of teeth here
But we paid, we got in, and that was that.
It was all I could do to keep from skipping inside!!! We did this on Saturday…
I printed out a picture of Steve Martinto take with me at this site, but I bailed cause of the nerdiness. :laugh: Maybe next time!
Pops gave in to his anti-diet behavior and got a massive ice cream desert, tempting my mother like the rat he is, while my mom and I made a lunch out of a box of carrots and a box of mixed fruit which we split. (I was like…floored. They sold fresh fruits and veggies in at leat 3 cart locations in the park, that I noticed. FRESH, GOOD, FOOD. Imagine that. :blink: Why won’t WDW hop on that wagon?)
Man, everywhere we went, people were SO NICE. We’d be waiting to take a photo op where they were just starting to, and I usually offered to take the pic for them…and in return, they offered to take ours! A nice trade off.
Obligatory parents photoat the castle.
Pops noticing how many quarters were in the moat. :laugh:
And what a loverly moat it was!
Lovely pictures in the Sleeping Beauty castle. Though in all honesty, I’m still a fan of the Cinderella mosiacs at WDW. I mean. MOSAICS, people!!! That takes alot of work! I’m such an art nerd, leave me alone. :laugh:
To Fantasyland!!! Did WDW ever have THISat the Snow White ride?!? I just about peed my pants seeing it! Snow White was, by the way, much more scary than WDW, and WDW’s scared me to death when I was like 7 or 8. The sparkling effects in the dwarf’s mine were BEAUTIFUL. I was also happy to see an all out building structure at loading, instead of just a mural, though all the disney murals are beautiful everywhere.
Gah, thats all for now, I should really work on my art while I still have good daylight; I fell behind by going on this trip!