This is just a short TR since both parks were really crowded.
Ghostrider...80 min wait for back seat...1 ride...this was the first time I
have been able to ride Ghostrider during the day (my two previous rides were at
KSF and my unofficial visit to KCS) and until now, it was behind the SCBB Giant
Dipper for #1 wood, but after this ride, it is now my favorite wooden coaster.
Upon exiting the ride I found that they had placed a basket full of Ghostrider
wood in the store so I had to buy a piece (By the end of the day my shins were
black and blue).
Jaguar...30 min wait...1 ride...my first time on this ride and I think its a
cool ride but I just couldn't stop laughing through the entire ride. The only
other Tivoli coaster I have been on is the Orient Express (not sure if that is
really the name) in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and I thought that ride was a
little better just because it is powered through the entire course and gives
you three trips around.
Montezuma's Revenge...20 min wait...1 ride...much better than GLTCFKATW at
PGA (I have never had airtime in the back seat on the rear tower at PGA). I
have been trying to ride this every time and I never seem to be able to.
I then got lunch at the chicken place and then took the bus to Disneyland
(hereafter known as The Rat Trap)
The Rat Trap
Construction note...all the new ticket booths are open and at night, the
Mickey Mouse logos on top are pretty colors
Innoventions...no wait...uuhhh....ok...whatever...the speech thingie by a
cast member named Ali for the home of the future was great. Amusingly enough,
the little clock in the house set (it was one of the waving wands that makes
green letters as it waves back and forth) had little messages about how you
should fool somebody today and stuff like that.
Tarzan's Treehouse...uuuhhh yeah...it looks great until you see the giant
plastic action figures for the Tarzan characters...oh well...just another sign
Imagineering is going down the drain (first rocket rods, then this...what will
they think of next, an amu***t park themed to places within an hour's drive
of the park...)
Pirates of the big body of water in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf
of Mexico...35 min wait...1 ride...I love this ride...and I got the back seat
to myself...too bad I didn't have someone to share it with...
And that was it for the day...(aren't season passes great)
The best ride of the day was probably the 4+hours spent on public
transportation (Metro) and the shock of finding out that the Disneyland/LA
Convention Center (and Staples Center) Bus no longer goes all the way to the
convention center but instead leaves you in a very interesting neighborhood a
couple of blocks away (I didn't know I could run that fast)
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