Not to be forgotten

Tara and I stand with Mickey and Walt, in front of the iconic Disney castle.
Tara and I stand with Mickey and Walt, in front of the iconic Disney castle.

I am doing a little housecleaning today, and skimmed through my Disney photos to see what I have not showed you yet. There are a few more images I wanted to share. I was following a theme before, grouping all my photos under one topic. For this one, I just want to make sure I hit what’s left. Things that caught my eye during my very first trip to Disneyland, that I haven’t showed you already.

If you missed the earlier photos, check out the side panel to the left of your screen, and go down to where it says “I already said,” and click the arrow next to “select month.” Choose April 2014 from the drop down menu and scroll down. There are lots of photos. But of course I still have more!

I love shots from airplanes. This one shows the California coastline as we headed south to begin our journey.
I love shots from airplanes. This one shows the California coastline as we headed south to begin our journey.
If you hold still at any moment, and look around, you will see bubbles floating through the scene. It's magical.
If you hold still at any moment in the park, and look around, you will see bubbles floating through the scene. It’s magical.
A peaceful and traditional ride through the park could be had with a horse and buggy.
A peaceful and traditional ride through the park could be had with a horse and buggy.
Another traditional trip around the park is on the train, with an underground section revealing scenes of the Grand Canyon and taking riders back through time with animated dinosaurs.
Another traditional trip around the park is on the train, with an underground section revealing scenes of the Grand Canyon and taking riders back through time with animated dinosaurs.
A rare moment of sunshine during our trip lit up the Matterhorn while we were standing in line for Space Mountain.
A rare moment of sunshine during our trip lit up the Matterhorn while we were standing in line for Space Mountain.
Unexpected street shows would pop up when you least expected it. Performers in period costumes with actual singing and dancing talent would entertain anyone standing nearby.
Unexpected street shows would pop up anywhere. Performers in period costumes with actual singing and dancing talent would entertain anyone standing nearby.
I liked the way this photo turned out, of a lantern against the sky.
I liked the way this photo turned out, of a lantern against the sky.
Look at this big beautiful paddle wheel riverboat. Hard to believe this scene is in an amusement park.
Look at this big beautiful paddle wheel riverboat. Hard to believe this scene is in an amusement park.
Daring adventurers get ready for a giant drop on Splash Mountain.
Daring adventurers get ready for a giant drop on Splash Mountain.
This one was pretty scary, when the elevator went crazy and just ...DROPPED.
This one was pretty scary, when the elevator went crazy and just …DROPPED.
The inside of the Tower of Terror is really convincing and remarkable. I have a dozen photos of the dusty abandoned hotel with layers of cobwebs and dust.
Inside of the Tower of Terror is convincing and remarkable. I have a dozen photos of the dusty abandoned hotel lobby with layers of cobwebs and dust.
Big Thunder Mountain railroad has been reopened and is really exciting, including an accidental TNT explosion as part of the ride!
Big Thunder Mountain railroad has been reopened and is really exciting, including an accidental TNT explosion as part of the ride!
The place is a whole new level of wonderful at night.
The place is a whole new level of wonderful at night.
Standing in line was frequently entertaining because the lines ran through spectacular otherworldly scenes.
Standing in line was frequently entertaining because the lines ran through spectacular otherworldly scenes.
We were entertained by this droid who chattered and made fun of us.
We were entertained by this droid who chattered and made fun of us while he worked.
At the front of every line is a sign telling you how long to expect to stand in line. I wondered how they kept track of that till one of us was handed this tag which we were to present to an attendant once we completed the line.
At the front of every line is a sign telling you how long to expect to stand in line. I wondered how they kept track of that till one of us was handed this tag.
Lines. We stood in so many lines. The lines wrapped around and up and down stairs, in and out of buildings.
Lines. We stood in so many lines. The lines wrapped around and up and down stairs, in and out of buildings.
Here's the line inside the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, wrapping through what looks like an authentic basement boiler room.
Here’s the line inside the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, wrapping through what looks like an authentic basement boiler room.
Another shot I like, as the rollercoaster flashes overhead above Toy Story Midway Mania!
Another shot I like, as the rollercoaster flashes overhead above Toy Story Midway Mania!
I just loved the Tiki Room. It was completely throwback and such silly fun.
I just loved the Tiki Room. It was completely throwback and such silly fun.
Strollers. If you've ever been there, you know what I'm talking about.
Strollers. If you’ve ever been there, you know what I’m talking about.
Downtown Disney was a completely fun and unexpected outdoor mall. Entertaining and Disney-themed.
Downtown Disney was a fun outdoor mall. Entertaining and Disney-themed.
Skippers of the Jungle Cruise
Skippers of the Jungle Cruise
Taylor, our most favouritest skipper of them all. We loved her so much we asked for an autograph!
Taylor, our most favouritest skipper of them all. We loved her so much we asked for an autograph!
Oh my, my. I realized when the kids began shooting at this booth that I had failed my kid and had not passed on a critical Idaho skill! I had to teach her how to hold a rifle, and she's 16 years old. I'm so embarrassed. This is after some coaching, but still... I need to get this kid to a range.
Oh my, my. I realized when the kids began shooting at this booth that I had failed to pass on a critical Idaho skill! She’s 16 years old and I had to teach her how to hold a rifle. I’m so embarrassed. This photo is after some coaching.

 

Um...ok. Is it safe to go inside?
Um…ok. Is it safe to go inside?
View of the park from our Hilton room. You can see the backdrop to Cars Land, and the Tower of Terror.
View of the park from our Hilton room. You can see the backdrop to Cars Land, and the Tower of Terror. There’s the Matterhorn, too, if you look carefully.

Alright, that’s about enough. I could go on but I want to discard this image folder from my desktop and finish the tidying. I hope it’s been fun to visit Disney one last time with me.

Update: Maybe not the very last time. My Tara is begging already for another Disney trip as her high school graduation gift next year. (She’s graduating in a year, can you believe it?!) So by the time the memories have faded, we may head south again and make some more.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Not to be forgotten

  1. So many photos that I like in this grouping. The one from the plane is great; the one about the chemicals is scary …
    You all surely got everything you could out of that visit!!

    1. Thanks, Laurie. We make our blogging harder on us when we take so many photos. It’s almost best if the camera breaks now and then…just to lighten the workload when we get home, ha ha! Night before last, Tara came to me and said, “Oh, hey, I’ve got a bunch more photos on my phone I never shared with you after the Disneyland trip!” In my mind I was thinking, “Noooooooo!”

  2. It looks like you had a ton of fun. I’m probably the only person on earth who didn’t enjoy Disneyland. I recoil and get faint at the thought of the crowds and noise. I am impressed at how clean it is though and I never noticed the bubbles but that’s a nice touch. We went to the Walt Disney Memorial Museum in San Francisco and I really enjoyed that. Lot’s of original photo’s and telegrams and letters in Walt’s own hand writing. Along with behind the scene video and display from my favourite classics like Mary Poppins and Snow White and The Shaggy DA. We didn’t get to ride any Riverboats. Maybe that’s newer? It’s fun to have these memories with your daughter before she flies the nest too. Thanks for sharing your adventures.

    1. I’m with you, Boomdee, and had the biggest problem with the press of people and the never-ending activity. It was stressful just to watch. But we came back to our quiet hotel room each night and I was able to relax. I think you hit on why I can do something this crazy now and then: for my kid! Watching her happiness made me happier. 🙂

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