Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February Disneyland Trip

And you thought I’d forgotten to go to Disneyland in February?  Never!  I was just waiting until Saturday because it was Master’s Day at Disneyland.  And that meant I actually had people to hang out with.

Because the tickets were one park one day tickets, we stuck to Disneyland itself.  Angelique and I got there at the start of the day, which turned out to be 9.  Not because that’s when the park opened but because that’s when we got there.

Still, the lines weren’t that long, so we were able to get our normal early morning rides done before noon.  That included a trip through Splash Mountain, which was fun.  We sat at the back, so we didn’t get that wet.  In fact, we got wetter on our second trip through Pirates later.

Josh and Beth got there sometime around noonish, and we hooked up with them for the rest of the day.  That meant repeating some of the rides we’d already done.  Oh, darn.  We also did several rides we hadn’t gotten to.  No, we didn’t hit every single ride in the park, but we did come very close.

Of course, there were other Master’s people in the park, but most I only saw from a distance and didn’t really get a chance to talk to.

Frankly, a highlight of the day was a phone call to Marsha.  She was in Florida at Disney World for the Princess Half Marathon, and it was just too tempting not to call and wish her good luck.  Besides, how often are Trixie friends at opposite Disney Parks at the same time?  We chatted for about 15 minutes, and it was fun.

I knew they had changed their Fast Pass policy in Florida, but this is the first time I’d noticed it here in California.  All the machines had signs on them about coming back during the window.  And on the tickets themselves there is a note saying “We can not accommodate early or late arrivals.”  Granted, we always return during that window of time anyway, but I know others who ignored that window and came back whenever they felt like it.  Frankly, I’m happy to see them actually enforcing the rule since people were abusing it so much.  I do assume that if the ride is down when you come back, they’ll let you come back later, but that’s on them, not me.

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