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Cynically Single and a Beautiful Disaster. One Heart One Way
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Low blow Disney. Very low blow. I guess I’ll substitute not being there with a #disney movie marathon. #disneyland
So my cousin and I are watching the price is right and this woman can win a trip to New Orleans. And this is the picture they put up to show New Orleans. To the untrained eye, sure this could pass as the actual New Orleans. But to the Disney experts that my cousin and I we could not be fooled. This is a picture of New Orleans Square at Disneyland. Down to the Crystal D’Orleans shop. Nice try The Price is Right.
Oui! This one is really tricky. While I enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion, neither one of them is really one I can consider ‘favorite.’ Honestly I could go to the parks for the day and not ride either of these attractions. I know, I know, how horrible of me. And I appreciate them. The last two rides that Walt Disney ever had a personal hand in helping to develop, I don’t forget that. They just… dare I say… bore me. So I am going to cheat a little. My favorite “attraction” that resides in New Orleans Square is The Disneyland Dream Suite. I had the lucky fortune of staying there for a night this summer with my aunt, uncle, and cousins and it was the greatest thing that I have ever experienced. We stood out on the patio that overlooks NOS and people watched, only a few people noticed we were up there. It was a total surprise too. My aunt and uncle told me we were staying in one of the new themed suites in the Disneyland hotel and then we went on a tour of NOS and it concluded with a tour of the Dream Suite and ultimate reveal of where we would be staying that night. The atmosphere of the room is amazing and the awe inspiring interior is nothing short of magical. One detail that sticks out in my head and I get reminded of it now every time I ride POC. When you are standing in the plaza and back patio of the suite you can hear the queue music and parrot from the ending scene of POC right before you get back to the loading station. Everything about that trip was beyond any adjective I will ever be able to come up with to describe it. And what is really amazing is that I am one in a handle of people who have ever had the chance to stay there.
I think this is a very unpopular opinion but my favorite Tomorrowland attraction is Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters. When I went to the parks yesterday I really did not have much desire going on Space Mountain, as a matter of fact we didn’t go on Space Mountain, but we made sure we got on Astro Blasters. I just love the friendly competition of it and all the hidden tricks to it. There is never much of a line and it’s just an all around enjoyable attraction. It is fair to say that I kick my friends’ butts consistently.
(though there was a transmission error, my score is the 499,200)
And it’s going to be my last time going to Disneyland with my annual pass and I’m really apprehensive about it. I am extremely bummed that I will not be going again till at least December and by that time I will not have an annual pass. I’m probably going to cry tomorrow leaving. It’s been a home away from home all summer and been that driving force while I have been at school. Whenever I would get down at school I would just think that it’s only so many weeks till I get to go to Disneyland and now it’s going to be almost 15 weeks till I can even start planning going again. I’m really bummed about this.
Though I love a lot of rides in Tomorrowland I have to say that obviously Space Mountain is my favorite attraction in Tomorrowland. It’s such an amazing thrill ride and I always have a smile on my face when I’m riding it whether I’m in the front or in the back. One of my Disneyland goals which has yet to be completed is to ride Space Mountain with the lights on. I hear it’s a whole different ride within itself.