Sunday, March 27, 2016
Someone I work with posted this to Facebook with the caption "Go to Disneyland, they said. It'll be fun, they said." Yep, Happiest Place on Earth.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
First off, these pictures are not mine, but this morning I was just Googling vintage Disneyland photos and these popped up. Without mentioning my age, and going back through the years, I still remember when Disney had the views from what is depicted these photographs. It's a little bit of journey back in time. I remember leaving a little Instamatic camera on one of those Skyway buckets. Never did get it back.
I remember making that long drive from Northern California with my parents and being greeted by this sign. Few things in my life have given me such shear excitement as being a kid, pulling close to the park, and seeing this sight. We made it!
I remember when a trip on the parking lot tram was a ride for me. And a space age monorail? Life doesn't get a better than a ride on that.
Remember when the subs were painted drab Navy gray and the journey around the lagoon was a journey of unexplored adventure touched with a bit of science? It was a far cry from chasing after a cartoon fish as it is today.
The People Mover was a slow ponderous ride. It was also classic Disney and sorely missed. Back in the day, the Astro Orbitor sat up on an elevated platform bringing your further up in the sky.
Yep, those were the days. Those were the days. A Magic Kingdom indeed for a little kid.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Disney and Lucasfilm (now owned by Disney) announced a few days ago that a 5th Indiana Jones film (currently untitled) would come out in theaters July 19,2019 with both Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg returning as star and director. By my quick calculation, when Indiana Jones comes back again, Harrison Ford will be 76 years old. At 76, you probably don't outrun too many boulders or spears. You also probably can't take to many punches to the noggin. I'm not close to 76 and I'm trying to gather enough strength to go out and mow the lawn.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Oh no!. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Johnny Depp returns as the Mad Hatter in Alice Through the Looking Glass. And here come my nightmares. And there go my hopes of giving DCA's Mad T Party the boot. It's not going anywhere.
So it's an election year and everyone is picking sides. Over on the political side, it may end up being Donald vs. Hillary. Coming up with DC Comics you have Batman vs. Superman. And now with Disney's Marvel Comics, a new trailer for Captain America Civil War we are now put in between the Captain's side and Iron Man's side. Not sure sure where that 3rd guy fits into all this? Can't we all just get along?
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Mrs. DisneylandTraveler is not huge fan of DCA's World of Color water show spectacular. Oh, the show is fine, glorious in fact. Mrs. DLT's issue is the endless standing. Standing to wait for the show to begin, standing throughout the 25 minute performance. After and hour and half of standing around, it's then time to leave and Mrs. DLT, after being on her feet in one spot for that long, is pretty cranky.
But the Disney people are solutions oriented and understand the issue with their guests having to stand for endless amounts of time for a nighttime show after running around their theme parks all day. The good folks at Disney announced a World of Color Dessert Party offering last week which promises a nice seat with the prime view of the show. And you get a dessert to boot. The cost for a seat and something like a cupcake? How about a nice $79 per person (but that includes tax and gratuity).
Mrs. DLT is sleeping in this morning. Can't wait to tell her that Disney is finally offering a seat for the World of Color show. She'll be thrilled. And when I tell her it's only $79, she's probably going to want to break something. I'll tell her the good news, probably at a safe distance of about 20 ft.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Brrrrrrr.......Shiver........ The new Frozen musical opens at the Hyperion Theater May 27. I've been Frozened to death over the last year or two and sure didn't want this.
Please remember fondly the great 12 year run of the wonderful Aladdin musical. Gone but certainly never forgotten. We'll miss you Genie.
Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters is officially set to open in Disney California Adventure Cars Land on March 7 replacing the much maligned, slow, ponderous, confusing, and sometimes dangerous Luigi's Flying Tires which were shut down about a year ago.
While the new ride hardly looks like must do entertainment on your checklist, it does look a little bit fun if the annoying soundtrack doesn't get to you. All in all, you would have to consider the new ride attraction a bit of an improvement over the previous occupant of that space.