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26 April 2008 @ 08:56 pm
Mouse House - the post-game show  
Am back. Am possibly dead. But we had a good time.

Thursday was actually not too bad - we did a lot - but it wasn't all that crowded, relatively speaking. Thank you WHOEVER for making "It's a Small World" be closed for refurbishment (though I gotta say, being up on the train and looking down into Small World when when it's all ripped up and the canals are dry and full of crap, is somewhat surreal).

Friday was a whole 'nother animal. Hot (high was 91, at some point during the day) and crowded, and the crowds made it seem even hotter, even while the heat made the park seem more crowded. Gah. rugrat had a meltdown on the carousel, of all things, and it took a little while to get him to go on anything else afterward. Jungle Cruise remains cheesy, and I really pity the guides. I wonder if any of 'em go postal eventually and Disney just hushes it up.

We did see a whole lot of characters this time, a lot more than we did two years ago: Mickey and all Mickey's gang, Lilo and Stitch, Woody and Jessie, Alice and Mad Hatter, Pocahontas and the raccoon, Cinderella's fairy godmother, Pooh, Eeyore, and Tigger. And let me tell you, with the exception of Autopia (a four-year-old boy's dream ride!), being around Pooh and friends was the clear winner of the trip.

It's fun, but man, is it exhausting.

For my Pirates fangirl side, I bought a necklace which is the key to the Captain of the Flying Dutchman's chest in DMC/AWE. I like wearable things that are fannish and yet subtle - nobody who isn't a fan of the films is going to know what it is so it's just an old key on a leather cord. I would've bought a replica of Tia Dalma's necklace but they only had cheap trinket versions.

And I'm drinking out of a grog mug.

I watched BSG and ... damn. They are all so fucked up, aren't they? wow. Wish I had more wherewithal to pick at it a bit, because I feel like there's so much there going on and I want to untangle it and speculate like mad on it.

Next week. Holy frak. I'm going to love it or it's going to kill me, or maybe both at the same time.

Now, off to write for Because we're awesome drabble-a-thon!
mrsdrjackson: Love so completemrsdrjackson on April 27th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
rugrat had a meltdown on the carousel, of all things
Hey man the horses (or other animals depending on the carousel) can be downright scary! Not to mention the music...I lived within walking distance of one of the few genuine carousels left in Wisconsin and we could hear the music every Saturday when it ran. The same melody was played over and over and over...

Next week. Holy frak. I'm going to love it or it's going to kill me, or maybe both at the same time.
I worry about how Sam is going to react to this mutainy (sp?). Kara is already on the verge of totally loosing it, the betrayal from her only friends could be the shove off the ledge...or the rope that brings her back. Only time will tell...

Is it Friday yet? :P
lizardbeth: Anders-streamlizardbeth_j on April 27th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think the meltdown had more to do with the height of the horse and me trying to get him up there. In hindsight I should've tried a shorter animal rather than struggling with it. It was also our second day, so he was already tired. And worse, once the carousel was in motion, I had to force him to stay on until it stopped, since it's not safe to take him off. He was practically sobbing - and for my laid-back little trooper, that's quite something. But he got over it. He then proceeded to punish us by peeing his pants. OH THE JOY OF PARENTHOOD. :/

Yeah, what you said. Plus, the new arrival as we see on the preview - that's going to help everybody stay calm, NOT.

mrsdrjackson: Love so completemrsdrjackson on April 28th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I completely understand the meltdown then. I used to have serious issues with riding on that dratted machine. There was only one horse that I was comfortable on, and if someone else had already chosen it I would get off and wait for the next group so I could have it.

He then proceeded to punish us by peeing his pants. OH THE JOY OF PARENTHOOD. :/

The new arrival makes me a wee bit nervous about the safety of everyone on that ship - mostly cause Gaeta might try to blow him up. o_O
Elle: BSG karaquiet_elle on April 27th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
welcome back. :D Glad you had a good time.

I want to see a ripped up Its a small world :D

My Pirates fangirl side is squeeing :D

BSG = fuckedup!love
lizardbeth: Will-Elizabethlizardbeth_j on April 27th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
yeah Small World in mid-refurbishment was bizarre. But at least I was spared THAT FRAKKING SONG. ;)

THe funny thing was, as much of a PotC fan as I am, I didn't actually do the ride this trip. too much to do for the little guy.