I figured since my blog is The Evil Genius Guide to Disneyland, I should actually try to have something helpful. If you also want to see some of the not-so-helpful posts, check out the rest of my blog at www.evilgeniusguide.blogspot.com
Oh and sorry about the pictures... they got HUGE and I couldn't figure out how to resize them
What up Dorks!
I guess after 23 or so posts I should actually get to the guide part of my "guide". The whole purpose of me doing this blog was to give a different view(one of maturity and high class, obviously) of Disneyland and hopefully give some info and tips that will make it easier to survive a day in the Happiest Place On Earth.... Okay, honestly, it was really just because I love the sound of my own voice... in print.
So here is my awesomeness.
I am going to start in Critter Country. Why am I going to start in the back? Because I can and because it is the first alphabetically. Duh!
It's not, I was just kidding. Adventureland is first. A-Doy. Geez you are gullible!
Critter Country was originally named Indian Village and was part of Frontierland. It featured Native American scenes and had an attraction called Indian War Canoes. In 1971 a four acre parcel in the northwest part of the park was made into Bear Country that was themed after the evergreen forrests of the Pacific Northwest. That totally begs the question. If it was in the southeast part of the park would it have been themed more like the Everglades? Boom! Mind blown! It was home to the famous Bear Country Jamboree(if you want to see them now you have to fly your *** across the country to Walt Disney World) and the renamed Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes. Finally in 1988 it was renamed Critter Country in anticipation of the opening of Splash Mountain in January of 1989 which was was built to revive the often overlooked section of the park.
Shops and Food
Pooh Corner - A Winnie the Pooh themed store that sells various plush figures and the knick knacks that are plentiful in most of the the stores around the park.
Genius Tip: You can get the same soup they sell at Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square but wait a fraction of the time.
I have an update on Harbour Galley. FSL and I ate there last time we went to the park. The lack of line comes at a price. The soup isn't as good and the bread bowls, stale as all get out. Also... No trays! We were going to take them to Hungry Bear to watch the Columbia sail by and I literally had my hands full of soup and soda.
Country Fruit Cart - Sells fruit. They need to rename it Country Fruit Xart... then they would be on to something. They would probably sell fruit and Mountain Dew. That's extreme, right? Maybe some flaming hot cheetos?
Genius Tip: Get the onion rings. Most bang for your buck.
Davy Crockett ExplorerCanoes - The only guest powered ride in the whole park. The canoes are also one of the only free floating attractions, not on any rails or track system. Originally opened in 1965 the attraction was called The Indian War Canoes. In 1971 the ride was renamed a more politically correct, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes to capitalize on the popularity of the Davy Crockett TV show. The ride is one trip around the Rivers of America lasting anywhere between 10 to 1000 minutes, depending on the traffic on the river and more importantly, how fast the 21 other guests in the canoe are paddling. I have never been on this ride. I have a sinking feeling(haha!) that I will end up yelling at the little kids and old people in the canoe with me! I don't care that your 5! Get your paddle in and dig! It would not be a very magical trip for them. ****, I am annoyed already...
Genius Tip: If I am in your canoe don't drag ***!
Genius Tip: Only the front row of the bee hive vehicles has enough leg room for a person taller than six feet. The back two rows you have to squeeze in and kind of takes away from the fun. So ask if you can get the front. Here is the catch to that. A lot of times they fill the first two rows with a family and have call for a group of two to ride. You will most likely get the back, BUT you will get to skip ahead of some of the families waiting. Score!
That's Critter Country for you! If you have any tips or tricks feel free to leave them in the comments!
P.S. Wait! Don't you have a janky .gif for us? I look forward to seeing those! Don't worry, I got your back. It's of the Beehicle!! I exude Disney Magic!
Coming up later today... My post about Splash Mountain!