Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Got "Daydreamed" in Disney

So Disneyland has extended their "Year of a Million Dreams" event. Guests are picked out of the crowd (I don't know how) and are given "Dreams" which can be a Fast Pass to an attraction to a night stay at the Mickey Mouse Penthouse Suite at Disneyland Hotel. A few of my friends had gotten "Dreamed" with Super Fast Passes for the day and others have gotten Mickey Ears.
Amanda and I went on the first of our Disney Tuesdays this year yesterday. We are trying to get (okay, I am trying to get) our per visit cost under $20. With yesterday's visit it is now at $30.82 (that's with our Premium AP).
Usually, we have a sort of plan on how to spend the day. We would have some kind of theme (take as many pictures with characters, cast members, new rides, etc) just to keep things interesting and fun but we didn't have one yesterday. We just roamed around aimlessly. Again our Disney "ju-ju" was working great in that it wasn't too crowded. In fact, it was near empty!
We headed out to try our shooting skills at the Buzz Lightyear's Astro-Blaster. We have a friend whose score we can't seem to get near! This isn't even near our best scores.
We've never sat to watch the whole Jedi Training Academy show at the Tomorrowland Terrace, so we had an early lunch and watched the show. I was thinking it was going to be cheesy but it was very entertaining. It was geared for the kids but it was a lot of fun to watch. The kids were given "training light sabers" and cloaks. They were taught a few moves and then Darth Vader and Darth Maul shows up and the kids fight them one by one.
I am looking for someone (a kid) who is willing to go and when it comes time for them to face either of the "darths" to throw down their light saber and run screaming bloody murder back into the audience! That would be hilarious! Anyone?
After the show we decided to go to California Adventure and check things out over there. While taking pictures of the castle, we noticed a couple of castmembers, on the right side of the castle by the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves figurines, waving people over. They were giving these out.
(Day) Dream Pass
They were passes to stay an extra hour after the park closed. Unfortunately, we were not going to be able to take advantage of it as we were leaving before 5 pm. Since we spotted them and were not really picked out, we were only (day) dreamed.
On the way out to California Adventure, I saw the Omnibus coming around the hub. In all the years I've been going to Disneyland, I've never ridden in it. So...

First time on the Omnibus

See how near empty Disneyland was? This was taken at 1:20 pm!
Near empty park

Took a few more pictures before we went into California Adventure...
In between Disneyland and California Adventure

She gets her initials.
Her initials

Ran into a couple of new friends.
With Chip & Dale

We saw the High School Musical 2 Parade (another movie I have yet to see) and the Golden Dreams show hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. After walking around some more, we headed back to Disneyland and rode a few more rides.

Next time, I think we will have a photo safari day.


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