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Old 09-24-2012, 01:54 AM   #16
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Chapter 5
Goin’ Down the Bayou


Upon arriving at Paradise Pier, Steve dropped us off right outside the entrance then drove his car around to park while we checked in. At the check-in counter, we gave our information to the cast member and he pulled out our check-in packet, which included our room keys and everything else we would need. We asked him if he had any “Happy Anniversary” buttons and he pulled out a couple for us. We decided we wanted to celebrate our anniversary on this trip, even though it had been three months prior, because it’s always fun to be celebrating at Disney. Plus, this was our first Disney trip since our honeymoon, so we WERE celebrating!!

After giving us our buttons, the cast member disappeared into the back for several minutes. When he reemerged, it was with two gifts for us. The first was two balloons and the second was a photo signed by both Mickey and Minnie. Good anniversary gifts!

We thanked this cast member for his help and headed up to our room to drop off our bags before heading out to dinner. Our room was classified as a “standard view” room, but it turned out we were on the side of the building that faces Disney California Adventure. We were only on the third floor, so it’s not like we had the best view of the park, but in our minds this definitely qualified as a “theme park view” room! The Paradise Pier rooms are so nicely decorated.



We literally only went into the room to drop off our bags before heading out again to meet Steve in the lobby. Next, we started toward Downtown Disney. We accidentally took the long way since we weren’t acquainted with the area yet, so we went past the Disneyland Hotel and around the back of the AMC Theatre to get to Downtown. Regardless of how we got there, at least we made it!



Walking around this Downtown Disney for the first time, we were struck by how nice and compact it is. I honestly like the fact that it more closely resembles a typical strip mall design as compared to the WDW Downtown Disney. The one there has stores behind one another and cattycornered so I always find myself getting a little lost. Here, however, everything was very nicely laid out!

We stopped at the Lego Store just to look around.



Lego Stores are always fun because of all the amazing Lego structures to take pictures with.





That’s Tracy with this guy.



While we peeked into a few stores right upon our arrival, our main goal was to find somewhere to eat! I felt so unlike my normal Disney self because we had put zero thought or research into where we might want to eat on this first night, not knowing where we would be at dinnertime. In the end, we decided by choosing the first place that looked good.

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen seemed like it was a rollicking good time at night. We could hear the jazz band playing inside the sit-down restaurant from many stores away. Luckily, we noticed, they also had a counter service option attached to the main restaurant—Jazz Kitchen Express.



We always love Cajun food and this place certainly smelled good, so we decided to try it out. We checked out the menu.



Tracy and I decided to split the Jazz Kitchen Jambalaya with a side of Hush Puppies. Steve opted for the Classic Red Beans and Rice. After ordering, we grabbed a table outside and waited for our food to come.



Before too long, someone brought us our meals. Here’s Tracy and my jambalaya and hush puppies.



I think I would have felt too awkward asking Steve to postpone eating his meal so I could photograph it. I bet some people would think we hardcore Disney fans are just nuts! Anyway, I thought our jambalaya was good! There wasn’t really anything super special about it, but we were really hungry, so it hit the spot. The hush puppies were good, though a little dry. Steve wasn’t feeling too great so he only picked at his red beans and rice before giving up. He gave the rest to Tracy and she LOVED them. I’ve never much liked red beans so I didn’t try them, but according to Tracy, that meal was just delicious. She kept saying she wished she could have gotten that for her whole meal…

Our appetites appeased, we moved along through the rest of Downtown Disney. We didn’t spend too much time in each store knowing that we’d be able to do our actual shopping on a later day, but we got an idea of some of the stores and their offerings.



We also got to see several delicious-looking treats being made through the windows at Marceline’s Confectionery.



This was our first glimpse at how Halloween was in full force!





We went into World of Disney but only took a cursory peek. We didn’t want to make Steve hang out in there for the hours that we could have spent.



Downtown Disney has so many cool water features, which was especially true at night.



There was also lots of good music being played along the promenade.



Before too long, however, we decided to head back to the hotel. We wanted to get plenty of sleep before our first early morning in the parks the next day! We also wanted to allow Steve plenty of time to make it back to L.A. We walked back toward Paradise Pier (again taking the long way back from Downtown).



We bade Steve farewell at his car in the Paradise Pier parking lot. We thanked him profusely not just for picking us up from the airport, but for being such a great tour guide for our day in L.A. and, of course, for driving us all the way to Anaheim! After seeing him off, Tracy and I made our way back to the hotel entrance.



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Chapter 6
Strangers in Paradise




No longer in a rush, we were able to give our new home a full once-over.



We started in the lobby and greeted the big, surfing Goofy.



Next we went back up to the third floor, which, in addition to housing our room, was also where the pool was located.



We thought it was funny that at Disney the Coppertone baby isn’t allowed to show her butt…



Heading back into our room, we noticed these nice Hidden Mickeys in the hallway carpet.



As we got back to our room, World of Color was going on right outside our window. Since the view of it wasn’t great, however, and because we didn’t want to spoil the show before we saw it properly for the first time, we took this opportunity to kill a little more time wandering the lobby and other parts of the hotel until the show was over. Finally coming back to our room, here was the post-World of Color view out our window.



As we got ready for bed, I took a few pictures of all the great furniture with its Disney touches.



We loved all the lamps in the room.



Here’s Tracy with our balloons.



And the signed picture of Mickey and Minnie.



We liked the beach ball pillows on both the beds as well as the duvet runners with Hidden Mickeys all over them.



Here’s our little couch in the corner.



There’s the moon hovering over DCA.



The sun-shaped mirror was fun too.



And here’s one final picture as we prepared to hit the hay.



We both fell asleep pretty immediately after our heads touched the pillows. It had been a VERY long day. We were so excited for what the next day would bring with our first foray into Disneyland!

Overview of September 17, 2011

Highs
- Exploring L.A. with Steve as a fantastic tour guide
- Seeing the real Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and all the hand/footprints
- Arriving on Disneyland property
- Exploring the West coast Downtown Disney
- Reaching our new temporary home

Lows
- Waking up SO EARLY
- Feeling bad en route to the airport
- The LONG flight

Weather
High 70s and Beautifully Sunny

Food of the Day
Double Double from In ‘N’ Out Burger


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I'm really enjoying your trip report! Can't wait to see how your first day in DL goes
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Thanks for reading!! We've got lots of good stuff in store once we get into the parks.
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September 18, 2011

Chapter 7
Quivering from Anticipation, Shivering from Cold


We woke up early for our first day in Disneyland. One perk, however, of coming to the west coast from out east is that “early” in terms of Pacific time is actually mid-morning in the time zone your body is used to. Between that fact and the comfort of the Paradise Pier beds, we were well rested and ready to go. Unfortunately, the wake up calls at the Disneyland resorts aren’t even anything exciting! I’m pretty sure when I picked up the phone there was just silence on the other line instead of Mickey telling me to get up…

Getting out of bed, we opened our curtains to reveal our view, seen for the first time in daylight.



DCA was still there right outside our window, though we wouldn’t be visiting it today. We started getting ready for the day as quickly as possible. I put on my new Happy Anniversary button as we got dressed and ready.



Tracy and I figured out how to operate the coffee maker.



Then we each ate a granola bar—the breakfast food of choice for this trip. We moved pretty quickly knowing we wanted to get moving toward the parks, and soon we were ready to go.



I donned the fanny pack that has seen us through every Disney trip for the last four and a half years, and we headed out.





Having looked up the smarter way to get to Downtown Disney and the esplanade between the parks on the DIS the night before, we made our way out of Paradise Pier and toward the Grand Californian.





We still weren’t quite sure where to go, but a family with a precocious young girl asked where we were heading when we looked lost, and they pointed us in the right direction! Soon we were in Downtown Disney again. The World of Disney decorations are so fun and were even more exciting in daylight.





We were still pretty hungry and also pretty early, so we decided to stop for a pastry at La Brea Bakery.



What we didn’t realize was how much of a rip-off this place was even by Disney standards. We bought a Chocolate Croissant to split and it was something like four dollars! We thought we were in for an expensive set of snacks until we realized later that practically everything sold IN the parks was actually cheaper than that! At least it was tasty… Finally, we made our way to the end of the Downtown Disney shops and into the esplanade where the Disneyland sign was waiting to welcome us to the Happiest Place on Earth!





We got even more excited as we approached the gates and saw all of the Halloween decorations decking out the entrance to the park!





One of the things we had been most excited about when this was supposed to be a WDW vacation was the chance to see the parks all decorated for Halloween and to go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. When we changed our plans to Disneyland, we were sad that the Halloween party there doesn’t start until October, so we wouldn’t be able to go… Luckily, Halloween was still in full force at the end of September, so we got the full flavor minus the party.





These character head pumpkins are so cool!



One thing we were not ready for having always gone to Disney World during the late spring/early summer is that the mornings at Disneyland could be COLD! It was probably in the low 60s, but since we were wearing shorts and t-shirts, that was enough that we were shivering constantly from the minute we arrived and lined up at the gates.



Unbeknownst to us at this point in time, we had already made our first rookie mistake of the trip. Part of our package (as explained to us in our travel documents) included one Magic Morning at Disneyland where we could get in an hour early. That’s how the package put it—ONE Magic Morning. Apparently that IS the rule if you’re staying at one of the Good Neighbor hotels, but if you’re staying at a Disney hotel, you’re actually able to get in early on every morning a Magic Morning is offered. No one explained this to us, nor did I find out about it online until after we had missed the Magic Morning hour on this first day. We had planned on using our hour on Tuesday morning, so we weren’t intending to get in early on Sunday. Lo and behold, we could have. The upside to this, however, is that regular park hours on this first day were 8am to midnight. We were planning on being there for that entire day, so adding on an hour less of sleep to this day probably wouldn’t have been the best idea anyway! Nonetheless, people were streaming into the park all around us going in for Magic Morning. We, meanwhile, were let through the turnstiles at around 7:45. We made our way down Main Street to where there was a rope holding us back from entering the park.



It was honestly thrilling getting to walk through the gates and onto this ORIGINAL Main Street, U.S.A.



It was ALL decked out for Halloween.



And there in front of us was Sleeping Beauty Castle. It may not be as majestic as Cinderella Castle, but it has a charm of its own that sets Disneyland apart as its own entity.



We waited right at the rope until 8:00 came.



Suddenly, the announcement boomed over the speakers welcoming us to Disneyland! As the rope began to drop, we readied ourselves for our first day in the magic.

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Chapter 8
Disney Differences


As anyone who has read my WDW trip report (and had a very good memory for small details) will know, Tracy and my first ride of any trip is always Pirates of the Caribbean. Listening to Lou’s podcast about what not to miss in Disneyland, he and his buddies agreed unanimously that Pirates is the ride on both coasts where the Disneyland version blows the WDW version out of the water (semi-literally being that we’re talking about Pirates here). So imagine our disappointment learning about three weeks out from our trip that both Pirates and the connected restaurant Blue Bayou were going to be down for refurbishment for the length of our stay… Oh well! When it comes to Disney, there’s really nothing you can do about refurbs. This left us with the need to pick a different first ride, however.

Well, as the rope dropped, we headed to the right of the hub. We saw the Matterhorn looming in the distance.



But then we kept going to Tomorrowland. The other Disneyland ride that is perhaps equally lauded as being superior to its Florida version is Space Mountain. We decided to make this our first stop, and were extra excited when we learned about its Halloween overlay, Ghost Galaxy.



Despite the crowds that were already in the park from Magic Morning, there was basically no wait as we streamed through the queue into Space Mountain.





We stopped to take a quick self-take knowing we couldn’t exactly take one on the ride.



As we moved inside, the queue became similar to the one in WDW but without the interactive games. I’ve never quite understood the point of the games there anyway because they usually end up lasting much longer than the amount of time it takes for the queue to move, so people just end up getting passed if they choose to play…



The Disneyland mountain interior is a little more colorful than the one we were used to.



I’ve never quite understood what all the space-gizmos overhead are supposed to be, but they set the scene well.



Reaching the front of the queue, Tracy and I were excited to get to sit next to each other instead of single file. We got a place in the front row of our spaceship. Getting fastened in quickly, we were ready for takeoff.

This Space Mountain is quite a ride! Between the fact that it is truly pitch black in many places, the smoothness of the ride, and the Ghost Galaxy overlay, there really wasn’t the same sense of whimsy that's present in the WDW version. This mountain is actually a thrill ride! It was extremely cool. The “ghost” is more than a little scary, and I found my stomach dropping plenty of times in a way that I wasn’t used to in the WDW version. All in all, we really enjoyed the ride! The one downside is that I definitely felt a little sick. The present day me is screaming at the past version saying that all I would have needed to do was eat a snack and I would have felt better, but I didn’t know that at the time…

After returning to Earth and unloading, we headed back out into Tomorrowland.



We grabbed Fastpasses for the other most popular ride in Tomorrowland, Star Tours, and then we made our way back to the hub.



Here we found our first Photo Pass photographers of the trip. We had preordered the CD, so of course we pounced on every photo opportunity we got!





Right off the bat, we even got a photographer who wanted to do magic shots.



Finishing up our photo shoot for the time being, we headed toward Fantasyland next.



We got our first up-close look at Sleeping Beauty Castle.



Knowing that it was one of the most popular rides at Disneyland that doesn’t offer Fastpass, we got in line for Peter Pan’s Flight while it was still early in the morning and the line wasn’t too bad.



We did have to wait for almost ten minutes, but the line certainly wasn’t as bad as we would see it be later in the day.



At least the queue area has great artwork to look at.







As we got to the front of the line, we encountered these chaps as we waited to board our ship.



Climbing aboard, we started the ride with the most depressing part (saying goodbye to Nana).



Then we were off! The Disneyland version of Peter Pan’s Flight is SHORT. And that’s saying something when the WDW version is pretty dang short too. There are just so many fewer scenes in the Disneyland version that it’s crazy when you compare average wait time to ride time. This Peter Pan was a lot of fun though. We loved the star field as we flew over London. It was like something out of Spaceship Earth and adds so much to an already fantastic scene. Once in Neverland, the rest of the ride goes pretty quickly, but it’s just such a fun ride apparatus and a great nod to one of our favorite classic Disney movies that we really enjoyed ourselves.

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I'm so glad I found this trip report! Great job, so far! Your report is VERY interesting. Can't wait for more!
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Your TR is making me really miss Disneyland!
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Haha, hopefully that's a good thing...? I see from your signature that you get to go next year at least! And I'm extremely jealous that you get to stay at the Grand Californian. That's a dream of mine. We LOVED walking through there.
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Chapter 9
Black Lights Everywhere


Exiting Peter Pan, Tracy and I both took a turn trying to pull the sword out of the stone.





Sadly it was to no avail. Next, since we were already in a relatively empty Fantasyland, we decided to take a spin on our first ride unique to Disneyland—Pinocchio’s Daring Journey.



This was one of those rides that I had no idea even existed until it was mentioned on Lou’s Disneyland podcast.



We actually re-watched Pinocchio for the first time in YEARS before coming to Disneyland with the anticipation of riding this ride.



The movie holds up fantastically and the ride was really fun. We got a vehicle featuring both Figaro and Cleo (our two favorite characters from the film).



We didn’t even know what to expect as we went towards these doors.



The result was a great Disney dark ride full of all kinds of good (if basic) audioanimatronics. I really enjoyed it. Next, since Pinocchio had been literally a walk-on, we decided to continue through Fantasyland before it got more crowded. Our next stop was Snow White’s Scary Adventures.



There’s something reassuring about the fact that even though Snow White is gone from WDW it still exists in Disneyland. I’ve always enjoyed the ride and would have been sad to actually bid it farewell.



Our car was Sneezy.



Say hello to the woodland creatures and here we go!





This Snow White was quite similar to the one we were used to in WDW. Neither is particularly scary despite the name. Luckily the Snow Queen died in the end and we got to live happily ever after!



I think it’s funny that since Snow White originally wasn’t in the attraction—as you were supposed to BE Snow White—the whole ending sequence was added on later so the happily ever after is depicted mostly through paintings.

While there would have still been PLENTY to explore in Fantasyland, we decided to head out of there for now and toward Frontierland. It’s weird not having a Liberty Square to pass through, so suddenly we were there!



Frontierland was the most elaborately decked out land for Halloween. They had Halloween decorations everywhere!!





Suddenly, we caught our first glimpse of Tracy’s favorite mountain anywhere.



We wanted to stop in at Big Thunder Ranch because it was one of the Disneyland-specific areas we were most excited about visiting, but it was still too early. The ranch wouldn’t even open for another hour or so.



I just love jack-o-lanterns and was excited to see them everywhere in this area.



I want to take a 10-cent surrey ride!



Disneyland’s Frontierland would become one of our favorite places to wander during this trip mostly because of how tranquil and peaceful it always seemed to be. We always felt like we were the only ones there and we were able to appreciate all the fun theming.





This Halloween-themed photo spot would be a big Photo Pass area later in the trip, but for now we were the only ones around.



We also loved noticing all the abandoned mine train tunnels in Frontierland. It's almost as if it were a place where you could board a runaway mine train!



Rather than riding Big Thunder just yet, however, we continued passing through Frontierland.



We were actually heading to New Orleans Square—an entirely new land to us—and the holiday attraction we were most excited to see here at Disneyland.

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That's great to hear! I hope you keep enjoying
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Woohoo, keep the updates coming! Your pictures are really nice
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Woohoo, keep the updates coming! Your pictures are really nice
I'll keep them coming as long as someone is reading haha. Glad you like the pictures. I'm the epitome of "point and shoot" when in the parks. I don't want to spend time looking at the camera viewfinder and miss what's around me, so I usually just point it willy nilly and hope that I end up with some good pictures.
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