Tuesday, June 02, 2015
60th Anniversary Trip, Pt. 15
After indulging in a heavy day at the Haunted Mansion, let's take a little breather before we delve into the "new" Club 33. Today's post begins with a concert by the Disneyland Marching Band, entering Central Plaza over the Sleeping Beauty Castle drawbridge.
Out come some of our favorite Disney Toons: Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, and Chip 'n Dale.
Lunch was over at the Celebration BBQ. After everyone was evacuated because of a kitchen fire, we were seated at our table and allowed to indulge in the all-you-care to eat BBQ fixins.
The birthday dessert was a fantabulous chocolate chip cookie served in a deep-dish skillet à la mode.
Doug made his birthday wish:
The entertainment during lunch is an added bonus:
It was already turning out to be a high-crowd day, so we took leisurely tour around the Rivers of America on the Mark Twain.
Meanwhile, other guests took a not-so-leisurely turn around the Rivers in a canoe.
The Twain didn't scare this bird; he just stayed perched on his barrel.
It's gotten bigger over the years, as you can see in this comparison shot from June 1965:
Turning the corner you can see the Gullywhumper Keelboat:
with Wavy Indian in the background:
A better view of the Gullywhumper:
and the non-burning cabin:
Want a closeup?
I prefer mine flaming. How about you?
The busy little beaver:
And some other less convincing "animals" along the way:
There was plenty of room at the Shooting Gallery:
I'd never noticed this ghostly figure that rides across the background; very cool!
Last item on the agenda for the day was to visit Abe Lincoln in the Opera House. Cast member Michael was our host:
Abe waited patiently in the dark until it was his moment to speak.
He did a great job as usual; never flubs a line.
A rousing patriotic finish every time.
NEXT UP: Club 33!
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