Thursday, December 31, 2015

Disneyland in Pictures - Day 5 Part 1

Well, I really didn't intend on these posts stringing out this long, so I guess we're going another week without Bucket List Fridays. Oh well, we're getting close to done anyway.

Day 5 took us back to DCA. Again I found myself quickly bored and was just random shooting photos. I did really like this building at the backside of Buena Vista Street:
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But I had one thing on the brain...a Red's Apple Freeze:
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Since we didn't get to the park until almost lunch time (not my choice), we decided to have lunch at Cocina Cucamonga. Usually, it's impossible to screw up Mexican food for me, but the very rude order CM decided that no sour cream also meant no cheese...can you imagine Mexican food without cheese? Yeah, blaa. Plus, I had to wait a lifetime to get it.
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And his:
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Unsatiated and bored, we headed back over to Cars Land where I took out my frustrations by picture taking:
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Just because I was over-picture taking, I happen to notice a rather rude-looking cactus:
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I have the feeling a gardener is chuckling behind his bosses back. We walked back through Bug's Land backwards, and I noticed for the first time the characters in the brush:
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I wanted to ride Monsters Inc, but by the time we got there the line was too long (that's what happens when you don't get to the parks until 11):
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I was pissed off and bored, so we headed back to Downtown Disney. We stopped at Marceline's Confectionary and I got a couple of things, including a dark chocolate-covered pineapple.
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This is normally one of my favorite things at Disney World, but this pineapple was half the size and tasted like it was a week old. I ended up not finishing it. I was hoping the red velvet cake pop I bought would be better:
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But it was only prettier. It was, quite possibly, one of the worst cake pops I've ever had. He had some pigs in a blanket from Wetzels:
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But I think Wetzel's Pretzels are nasty, so I didn't try one. After quite a few purchases, we headed back to DCA. I found this amazing Once Upon A Time display on Buena Vista Street, but the glare from the sun kept me from getting good pictures. I wanted to go back later, but forgot:
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We headed back to Monsters Inc to see if the line was shorter, and it was:
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Mater was heading over to his meet and greet:
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And I decided I wanted another Red's Apple Freeze:
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We rode Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and although the queue area is confusing and badly laid out, the ride is a lot more fun than it looks!
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It was time for the Pixar Play Parade, but we ended up behind a bunch of people, so the view wasn't great:
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But I still took quite a few pictures:
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Once it was over, we had to book it to Carthay Circle for our dinner, but let's save that for part 2.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Disneyland in Pictures - Day 4 Part 3

After a bum morning at DCA, I had the Halloween Party at Disneyland to look forward to. Now, I am a seasoned vet to the Halloween Party at Disney World and I had already prepared myself for the fact that Disneyland's pales in comparison. It definitely WASN'T Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, but it had it's charm nonetheless. The decorations were pretty neat at least.
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We headed back over to Pirates, for ride #3, and I was able to get better pictures (I think me and my camera were finally coming to an understanding):
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But it doesn't matter which side of the country I'm on, I STILL can't get a good pic of Captain Jack:
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We had dinner at the French Market in New Orleans Square, and again, it was pretty good for counter service. I had the French Dip:
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I also managed to get my Haunted Mansion cup I had been drooling over:
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And he had the Po Boy:
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I couldn't wait to try the Haunted Mansion cake, and it was pretty good, the top was a solid sheet of white chocolate which I do love:
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While the cake itself had a cookies and cream flavor. I don't typically eat Oreos, but I tend to like cookies and cream for some reason. They dusted it with powdered sugar, which gave it a gray appearance on the outside...it was pretty cool to look at and eat!
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He just had a multi-chocolate cake (which, for some reason, cost way more than mine):
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By the time we got Pooh out of the way, the sun was starting to set and the atmosphere got spooky:
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We rode the Matterhorn next, one that I was really excited to ride since we don't have a Disney World counterpart, and I have never hurt so much in my life! I swear I almost busted a kidney on that stupid thing! I vowed never to go near it again, although I did get close enough to the popcorn cart to catch the Yeti in action:
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By that point, it was full-on dark:
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And parade time, so we snagged our place for Paint The Night:
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Overall, it was an amazing parade, but I really missed Boo to You...I much prefer a Halloween parade during a Halloween Party. But then it was time for the Halloween Fireworks, and I do think I preferred them to Hallowishes. I literally have several hundred of these, so I'm only going to post one and I'm not sure if it's the best or not, I just picked one:
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I wasn't ready for the night to end, so we wandered around a bit more:
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And said a goodbye to the Halloween Party:
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We wandered around Downtown for a bit, and I bought my very first Disney Candy Apple:
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But someone was getting grumpy (not me) and it was time to call it a night.