Monday, August 22, 2011

Life is a Highway

One of the upsides of the D23 Expo August 19-21, 2011, is that we were able to see a preview of what is to come for the new Cars Land opening in 2012. But in the meantime, I was able to pose (and don't I always strike a pose?) with two of Cars Lands' main inhabitants, Mater and Lightning McQueen. As you can tell, "I'm happier 'n a tornado in a trailer park!"


What a Woody! (And Jessie!)

Toys will be toys, and it's time to play with our favorite pals, Woody and Jessie!

What a (California) Adventure!

Today was a Theme Park day after all the D23 nightmares festivities. It was a gorgeous day in California, so time for an adventure in Disney's California Adventure. I'm smiling now, because later that evening, I'd get to see World of Color for the second time!

Rehab - Not the One in Vegas

Dang it! I came all the way from Minnesota to ride the Matterhorn! Not really, but I always heard that when I worked at Disneyland at the end of the day. I wanted to say, "The Park's been open for 12 hours. What have you been doing?", but of course a Disney Cast Member can't say that.

Oh well. Next time!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

He Talks!

Not me. We all know I can. But you imagine my surprise when I met my childhood pal and he actually talked with me?!?
I walked up behind Mickey and startled him. You would have thought he saw a mouse! Anyway, turn up the volume to hear our brief interaction. It made the trip worthwhile!

Friday, August 19, 2011

D23 Expo

What a cluster! This was not one of the best or organized Disney event I've attended, and I've attended many. Many of the events I wanted to see were filled/closed because they were at capacity well before the times of the events. Personally, I miss the Walt Disney Art Classics events. I would be willing to pay more for smaller numbers. There were over 40,000 people here for this event, and while I purchased my tickets in advance for three days, many of the events were filled by people who bought a one-day ticket the day of the event. I'm not sure I'll be back.

The best part of the event was meeting up with Disney friends from all over the world, some of whom I haven't seen in many, many years. That was worth the price of admission. Now, how do I get these signs into my suitcase?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Best Place. Best Friend.

While in California, I was able to see the best place ever with the best friend ever!