Sunday, February 27, 2011

Trip Report, Pt. 1



It had been since last October that my friend Stacy & I had been to the park together, so despite the warnings of rain, we took the day off and headed up to Anaheim. We left at the crack to make sure we were there at opening. For those who like to sleep in, here’s what you miss: the beauty of an empty park. Naturally, it doesn’t last long, but if you move quickly, you can get a few photos in before the masses invade.

Be sure to click on this photo; it’s a wide panorama shot of The Rivers of America. Not a stroller in site!





The Mark Twain sure looked purty first thing in the morning, even if the skies were a little on the gray side.





After snapping these photos, we stopped at the Riverbelle Terrace for a bite to eat to tide us over before our upcoming (yum) Blue Bayou luncheon.



Again...no guest. The first pancakes of the day hadn’t even been made. Stacy received those!















Just for the sake of comparison, here are some vintage interior shots:





Our first attraction for the day was Indiana Jones, and we just walked onto the ride. No waiting. It was fantabulous.



Even though I love the attraction itself, the line queue is practically an attraction on its own. So many things to see and notice; it is almost a sin to fast pass this ride and miss all the details.











And that is where I shall leave you for today. More in the very near future!

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6 comments:

Mike, Studio city said...

That was really cool. That is when it really is the happiest place on earth.

Debbie V. said...

Beautiful pictures - I especially like the one of the Mark Twain and the old mill....nice framing by the trees and landscaping.

Connie Moreno said...

Incredible photos!!!! Some day I'm gonna have to try and get there early.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hey I've had those "first pancakes" too, they are the BEST! Awesome report - I can feel the stroller-less happiness in your photos! The River Belle sure hasn't changed much, which is a good thing!

JG said...

I hope the River Belle never changes.

Glad you had a good day, Dave, thanks for sharing it with us.

JG

Sue said...

That's why I love the Indiana Jones attraction, not only is the ride fun, but the line queue has interesting things to look at! Great photos of the wall mural, the lighting turned out nice.