Friday, June 29, 2012

Near Fantasmic

We decided to catch some of Fantasmic! from a VERY secluded (and very poor) viewing area.



We could hear fine but yeah, not really worth being there unless you just really wanted to get away from the crowds.



Do you know where we are here? I don't.



Does this help?



It's probably in Frontierland...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Deja Vu, Gingerbread, Fireworks

"I feel like we've been here before," said Tiny Duffy. "A lot."



"Sssh," whispered Tiny Shellie May. "She has an unhealthy love of gingerbread men with mouse ears. But we love her anyway."

"I'm not sure that is a nice thing to say," Tiny Duffy said.

Tiny Shellie May was right, though.

MORE GINGERBREAD!



Then we RUSHED over to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad just in time to do something AMAZING.

Fireworks while riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad...that just may be my favorite viewing spot!



At least for the Christmas show. Even though I have an unnatural love of gingerbread, I don't think Christmas is about the smell of gingerbread and stuff.



The pictures on the ride itself came out a bit odd. I was so scared I wouldn't get on the ride in time for fireworks but it turned out PERFECTLY!



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Heffalumps and Woozles

There was no line for Winnie the Pooh (as is often the case at night).

"Shall we ride?" asked Tiny Shellie May.

"Yes!" said Tiny Duffy.



Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May tried to mimic the safety sign. Though they're not belted in at all, so I am not sure how safe they were.



"This ride is weird," said Tiny Duffy.



(He's right!)

I hear Tokyo Disneyland's version is AMAZING. Ours...is weird.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dockside Dining

We did some shopping, then checked the wait board.

This is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 2011, about 8:12 PM (give or take a bit).



The bears thought it would be fun to get a picture somewhere maybe near the bridge to Adventureland?



The bears are not always right.

This is better!



Monday, June 25, 2012

Trains and Coney Island at Disneyland

Then we moved on back to Disneyland!



My tiny Shellie May doesn't care much about trains, but Tiny Duffy and I love them! This is a piece of Walt Disney's own train!



Coney Island at Disneyland! (Well, Disneyland Paris too, I guess.)



Beautiful!



I wish I could've ridden the Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland. (Big Thunder Mountain replaced it.)



Walt Disney built this stove (probably an animator painted it). Yes, Walt loved miniatures! Do you think he would have liked Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May?



Oh! You wanted to see Tiny Shellie May and Tiny Duffy? Well, they slipped next door.....



...to watch an old-timey Disneyland slide show!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Soarin' (again) with Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May



Another pretty building.



Tiny bears are very ready to fly!

Paradise Pier at Night and more

Isn't Paradise Pier pretty at night?



I love this area because it looks just like the old seaside parks from the 1900s-1920s.



Of course, I don't know how much I'll love it when it's so crowded...I think part of what I loved about it was that it was so uncrowded at night. Now with Cars Land being so popular, things are changing...

In November they had a deal that if you bought a 17" Duffy you could get 2 costumes for half off. I was tempted! Instead I ended up a 12" Duffy online...that night I think...he is very sweet and dear.



Lookout point!



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wasn't the Golden Zephyr fun?

"See?" asked Tiny Duffy. "That wasn't so bad, was it?"


"Actually," said Tiny Shellie May, "I think it was a little boring."


I don't know. I think of it as a short Peoplemover.

No, really, on the Golden Zephyr


Isn't it beautiful?


One of the Cast Members recognized Shellie May too! She got that little bear blush in her tiny bear cheeks again.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Golden Zephyr at Night

"I don't know," said Tiny Shellie May.


"It looks scarier at night."


"It's not bad," I said.


"Promise?" asked Tiny Shellie May.

"Promise," I said.

"All right."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

At the Golden Zephyr (again)

Isn't it beautiful at night?


"Don't be scared, Tiny Shellie May," said Tiny Duffy. "It's fun. Remember?"


"That awful alarm isn't going to go off this time, are they?" asked Tiny Shellie May.

"I hope not," I said.

Monday, June 18, 2012

On the Little Mermaid Ride

After a rest, Tiny Duffy, Tiny Shellie May and I left the Paradise Pier Hotel and went back to the parks.


You walk across the street and through the Grand Californian Hotel.

Bears!


We rode the Little Mermaid ride again. Can you see the tiny bears?




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Paradise Pier Hotel

As I said earlier, we splurged and stayed at the Paradise Pier Hotel!

We saw (and heard) some carolers on the way to our room.


Our room was just a regular room....but it's Disney property!


"It's like a squishy trampoline," said Tiny Duffy.


This was our view.


Tiny bears loved the lamps.