Monday, May 13, 2013

Final Disneyland Trip on My Pass

To show you have crazy life has been, it’s been two weeks since my final Disneyland trip on my annual pass, and I’m just now getting around to posting about it.

My pass expired on April 30th, and I took of April 29th to go.  So I made my goal (set in September) of going at least once a month while I had my pass.

The parks weren’t super crowded that day, and I got in most of what I wanted to do.  It would have helped if they’d been opened just an hour later, but I think I can live without another trip through the Tiki Room.  That’s the biggest thing I wanted to do I didn’t.

Of course, the canoes weren’t open and neither was the Jungle Cruise, both of which would have been must dos.

I started in California Adventure and spent a good amount of time over there hitting my favorites.  I got stuck on Radiator Springs Racers just before the race starts.  First time I’ve been stuck there.  Took about half an hour before they got us off.  I did get a pass to go back and ride it again later, which I did just before leaving.

Then I got over to Disneyland where I hit Splash Mountain twice (single rider line) and Star Tours twice (fast pass).  I also hit Peter Pan and small world and several other classic rides.  My friend Brian was working, and I got a chance to say hi to him as well.

I only had two long lines, Peter Pan and Toy Story Midway Mania over in California Adventure.  But I had my book with me, so I got a little reading done.  Honestly, part of me was disappointed I didn’t get more reading done, but it meant I got more rides in.

My real disappointment was that they were out of all of their 2013 Christmas ornaments.  I had planned to get one, but they were no where to be found.  I did get the mugs I’d been eyeing in Cars Land, however.  And since one reason I hadn’t bought them yet was I couldn’t decide what I wanted, but bought all three.  I need more mugs like I need more Christmas ornaments, but still.  This means I didn’t wind up with a 2012 or 2013 ornament.  But I might still be able to get a 2013 ornament since the year isn’t over and they sell them at Downtown Disney.

And I ate nothing but junk all day.  I stopped by the Ghirardelli store three times for Sundays plus got Dole Whip.  Yeah, I was a little tired of sweets by the end of the day.

All told, it was a fun end to my pass.  But boy am I going to miss having it.


That Loud Redhead said...

I discovered Dole Whips on our trip there last December. LOVE!! Great trip recap...such fun!!

Mark Baker said...

Glad you enjoyed. And isn't Dole Whip so much fun? Wish they sold it in other flavors other places.