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Cynically Single and a Beautiful Disaster. One Heart One Way
"Here you leave today and enter a world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy"
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.
My favorite attraction in NOS is none other than the Haunted Mansion. Ok first just look at the mansion. It is gorgeous (and the one at WDW OH MY GOODNESS even more spectacular) but this ride shows Disney Magic at its best. No matter how many times I ride it I can never find the projectors and how they project the head into the floating orb. Every thing about the haunted mansion is just beyond anything that I could ever think of (I guess that’s why I will never be an Imagineer) but truly spectacular. At the end seeing which hitchhiking ghoul finishes off the ride with. Everything about the ride is pure Disney and I cannot get enough. It is also spectacular during the holiday season. I finally was able to go when it was decorated for halloween (which I think they leave up through christmas) it is once again amazing!
“Hurry baaack! Hurryyy Baaack! And don’t forget your Death Certificate”