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  • Trip Report Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

    We dropped into DL for a day in between diving in San Diego and Santa Barbara, coming soon to a trip report near you (http://micechat.com/forums/other-the...post1055568966). We'd hoped to make the noon meet, but the dives that morning took longer than expected. Then, on the last Wed. of August, we returned to Disneyland for another four days, stopping at LAX to meet the Old Lady of Alabama OLOA) who was joining us. It was 104 degrees every day, and we needed a wheelchair when she was in the park. Still, most went well, and she had plenty of rest at the Desert Inn, and we were able to show her almost everything I wanted in this, her first visit since 1975. All was leading up to the Boy's 14th birthday, with (his choice) dinner at Steakhouse 55. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking; hope you like.

    We'll start with the view seen when you're the first to the gate.





    That's over 80 years old and no "work" either, we should all look so young. Her mom was amzing, too.








    Thanks to a couple of lengthy stops, we had one really good ride on Buzz. And I had no idea the ride keeps track of the score above 999,999, but it's indicated on the photo at the end. I'd of kept shooting at targets instead of children after I maxed out.


















    Other than at Xmas, it's only happened once. The traumatization that the OLOA doesn't even remember. But it is the 40th anniversary. From the ear buds on the boy, to the look of unbridled excitement on the face of your humble narrartor, it can only mean the revenge of Satan's undead dolls.











    Let's get a train, and leave it all behind.






    And a few hours......



    Ahhhhh! That's better. I love Disneyland at night.


    You've had the water at Goofy Gas, right?




    By riding Roger Rabbit just before ToonTown closed for the Fireworks, we were able to use the regular queue without FP of a huge wait. Being the last through meant no one got held up my my photofying the place.












    Course, not much point on the ride itself.










    Even the other side looks nice at night.







    Since the heat was affecting us all, especially the Senior, we had minimal time with her in DCA. I knew she'd love Soarin' and Aladdin, and the boy and I had time to ourselves for more active attractions. We even saw Mickey Mouse Pal and a kid the boy went to school with a couple of years ago. Looking forward to the new things coming to Disney's Construction Adventure.












    Condor Flats has the worst smoking section of either park, but you can't say they aren't prepared.


    I only stopped for a Stitch photo because the boy wasn't with me, and Stitch is his favorite character:ap:.


    This is also the only day I wanted to complain about not getting wet enough.


    Now you see 'em.


    Now you don't.






    Isn't it no photography of any kind? Regardless, the announcement this time only mentioned flash and video.


    Let's go get that birthday dinner.


    I started doing one of those stoopid "yeah I went to art school" things this trip, and decided to photograph light fixtures. Maybe I'll put some up as a contest one day. This one's cool.


    Oh yeah, birthday. Here's Nick with the cake.


    Even when someone can't ride Space Mountain, she can dig the Billies.












    But you never know where you'll find music, or cavorting for that matter.








    But I could only watch a few moments due to more urgent business.




    Comin' or goin', it's a cool place, ne c'est ce pas? Thanks for comin' along with us.





    A bientot.
    Last edited by ralfrick; 09-20-2009, 04:29 PM.
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    Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

    Great pics! The one of the IASW topiaries is my favorite!

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      Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

      This was by far one of the best TR's I've seen so far. Thanks so much for sharing these photos!






      "Well I don't know about you folks, but it's way past my bedtime."

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      • #4
        Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

        Originally posted by Row2k View Post
        Great pics! The one of the IASW topiaries is my favorite!
        I don't want to downplay my abilities, but that one was a HUGE amount of luck. I usually never bother trying from the moving train, and the others I took at that time are junk. But fortune did smile upon me once, and even the boat positions are perfect. Thanks for your kind words.

        A bientot.
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        • #5
          Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

          Stunning photos, and NO FLASH!!! It can be done...
          First Visit at the age of 12, July 17, 1968.
          First Ride, The Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad.
          BRING BACK THE PEOPLE MOVER!

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          • #6
            Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

            I've never been on Maliboomer... are those vomit shields or something? lol

            one hundred and one

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            • #7
              Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

              Originally posted by Imagineer Scott View Post
              I've never been on Maliboomer... are those vomit shields or something? lol
              Based on the same theory as the cone of silence from Get Smart, I assume everyone here knows to use single rider on that one. I had the view towards the LM construction zone; lot's of acreage affected here; really noticeable from altitude.

              A bientot.
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              What the dormouse said
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              • #8
                Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.


                Excellent shot here^^

                Great TR overall!
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                • #9
                  Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                  Originally posted by Imagineer Scott View Post
                  I've never been on Maliboomer... are those vomit shields or something? lol

                  That has always been my assumption. Although I don't remember them on top of the Stratosphere in Vegas.
                  --Leslie ~See my photos on FLICKR ~

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                  • #10
                    Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                    Originally posted by leslie_537 View Post
                    That has always been my assumption. Although I don't remember them on top of the Stratosphere in Vegas.
                    they're actually just there to shield the noise from screamers- but I'm sure they've doubled as vomit catchers a time or two :-)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                      Beautiful photos... thanks!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                        Glad that you had a wonderful time. Awesome trip report. It was great to see you and your son on that Saturday. Until next time.
                        "You are watching FOX"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                          Lovely picture of Small World from the Train! Love the trees in that shot.

                          Wonderful trip report!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                            Thanks for sharing all of those shots with us, Ralfrick! There's some GREAT shots in there! Glad you had a great time.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                              Love your style of photos!

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                              • #16
                                Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                                Such amazing pictures, thanks!

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                                  some really neat photos......Thanks for posting.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Even at Disneyland, summer ends. Photo heavy.

                                    Great TR and amazing pics!

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