Friday, August 31, 2007

Today at Disneyland

Today was the start of a beautiful Labor Day Weekend at Disneyland:

We made an impromptu end-of-summer visit to both Disneyland and California Adventure this morning.

There's still a bit of summer left...

...but fall is right around the corner:

The temps were edging close to 100 in Anaheim today. We left for home before the worst of the afternoon heat. In under four hours, we went on seven rides in two parks, plus watched a bit of the new HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 Pep Rally, shopped, and ate lunch.

We went on the Storybook Land Canal Boats for the first time in a while:

Some of us were brave enough to try the Teacups...I swore them off years ago (grin).

Once upon a time I didn't care for California Adventure's Mulholland Madness, but I've grown to love it. Uppppp we go!

Halloween Time will be back soon:

All in all, a wonderful day and a great start to the holiday weekend.

Happy Labor Day, everyone!


Blogger Irene said...

Great photos. It makes me shake my head to see Halloween stuff up in this heat :)

I had hoped to make it to the park before school starts next week but something has come up everyday this week including helping to get the classroom fixed up and student work run off. Ah, well. At least when I do go perhaps it will be cooler and the crowds will be down.

9:13 PM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

Have a great Labor Day weekend!
I am excited to see my favorite time of year is near. I always get a little giddy when I see the leaves start to change and the Halloween candy on the shelves. I just would rather see it after Aug.31.
I am also gearing up for next year. We are headed your way next Feb/Mar for a family reunion and we'll be going to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. It'll be my first time in CA. My wife is from Almonte so she's been to Disneyland many times, but I'm excited to go to the original and see what's different!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

How exciting, J.C.! If your schedule permits, perhaps Irene and I (and families?) could meet you for ice cream or something at Disneyland and we could all say "hello" in person. Let me know if you have an hour or so free in your schedule when you're here. :)

I think you'll really enjoy seeing "Walt's park" and comparing it to what you saw in FL this past summer. If you read the MiceAge article I linked to on Thursday, you know that John Lasseter and Co. have many exciting things in the works here in CA. It's so wonderful to see so many good things happening in Anaheim, after the years the park stagnated and declined under the penny-pinching Paul Pressler regime.

I really enjoy Knott's Berry Farm, too; although it's not Disney, it has an important place in CA theme park history. You might recall my mentioning our daughter worked there in the summer of 2006.

I always love going to Disneyland in the fall, Irene, although since the 50th anniversary it never seems to get as "slow" at the park as it used to! The fall decorations are really special.

Happy fall, all!

10:29 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

I would love to meet you guys at Disneyland! I will email you more details when the time gets closer. I am a HUGE Charles Shultz/Peanuts fan, so I really want to go to Knotts Berry where I hear they have not only the famous chicken dinner (which I saw recently profiled on Food Network) but plenty of Snoopy stuff. It'll be a great opportunity to let my "inner child" freak out and go hyper. My three boys might even stop claiming me. :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Sounds good, J.C. The chicken dinner is a must. :)

You'll love Camp Snoopy. (I'm a Peanuts fan myself.) Daughter worked at the Silver Bullet roller coaster very close to Camp Snoopy.


1:01 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Oh, what fun! A "meet" as it is called over on MiceChat :) I'm in. Feb/Mar is a great time to visit, though it is supposed to be our rainy season (insert laugh here).

6:16 PM  
Blogger The Ramblin' Rat said...

Oh how I love photos of my most favorite place in the world. It gets me excited for my trip on Friday.

I don't know how you can stand the High School Musical pep rally. If I'm in DCA and I hear the music, I get out of there as quickly as possible. I think I'm in the minority that can't stant HSM.

3:43 PM  

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