(Some interesting characters hamming it up inside the teacups at Disneyland) If I were a Fraggle, I would choose to be the character who "likes to do laundry and cooks radish soup a lot" because I enjoy his main principle of beliefs and they are: That there are two things in life that are certain........1) Death and 2) Laundry . Anywho ---- MAJOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just booked this trip! Ok.....I have been up since 8 am yesterday and haven't yet caught 20 winks ..I am SOOOO UP for this trip!!!! And all introductions aside, my name is Kris and well......I am a confessed Disney nut who loves all things Disney. Recently, I took a serious look at the ABD's "Emerald Isle" vacation but the conversion from U.S. to Euro isn't where I want it to be at this time (possibly in a yr or so I will revisit this). So, as a nice alternative solution to this rather delicious moral delima, I chose this trip of a lifetime for many reasons: 1) I wanna know more about the history behind Walt's dream. 2) and of course.....let the "inner Goofy" in me come out and enjoy new places and have fun meeting new people who also enjoy all things Disney. 3). SEEING THE JIM HENSON STUDIOS! I L-O-V-E THE MUPPETS! 4) And speaking of the above reference, my favorite Disney character? Why.....it's Goofy. OK - I have never been to DL and am looking forward to: 1) My very first trip to "Fantasmic' (crossing my fingers) 2) My very first rice Krispy treat (dipped in chocolate of course) 3) My very first seeing of the parades and fireworks 4). My very first ride onboard the Jungle cruise ride. 5). my very first ride in the teacups. 6). THE CALIFORNIAN GRAND HOTEL. 7). My very first SUCCESSFUL viewing of the "Hidden Mickey(s)" while seeing California Soarin (first & only time on the ride - Jan 2009 - ........I ducked!). 8). Seeing "Great Moments with Mr Lincoln" for the very first time (I tried seeing Hall of Presidents - Jan 2009 while in Orlando but it was closed for refurbishment). 9). misc...... OK.....will calm down for now. Will write more over the next few days YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAA YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPEEEE!!!! If anyone can give me some suggestions or tips as to better enhance this adventure, please feel free to post on this thread cuz I am looking forward to hitting the ground running when I get there. Some questions I have for all of you are: 1) should I wear earplugs while watching the fireworks? 2) are there cd's of park music from either Disneyland or California Adventure? Where would I find them? 3). 4). But one thing is for sure, The Fraggle "with no name" will be my traveling partner as he will be the appointed food critic and what not. And yes, in keeping with tradition of my trip reports.....any ABD "surprises" will not be a part of my trip report.....just lots of pictures and videos - where I am allowed to take them. COMING UP NEXT: my memories of having a conversation with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew & his trusty assistant Beaker (years ago) and e-gads and gazooks! Can I pay someone to help me pack?? T.T.F.N.