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Disneyland Magic

August 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · orange county

California is experiencing a period of relentless heat, which has been going on for the last couple weeks. It may explain why a summer evening at Disneyland was practically empty yesterday. A pretty auspicious situation for the few of us who were there. As soon as the sun went down the sweltering heat gave way to a slight breeze and a brilliant full moon. What more could you ask of a summer night?

Weekday evenings during the summer are the best time to go. You won’t experience long-lines and the park stays open until midnight. Off-peak closing time is 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.

I had some extra tickets on the brink of expiring that were given to me by some visiting relatives who bought a three-day pass and only used it twice during their stay. I called up two of my favorite girlfriends and we had a laugh-til-it-hurts grand time. It was much needed because I’ve been feeling a little blah the last two weeks.

It helps that we’ve known each other since high school and have an uncanny sense of comedic timing when we’re together. But I’ll admit, most of the time they are the kind of “you had to be there jokes.”

It was ridiculously hot when we arrived at the park at 5 p.m. The thermometer on my car read 100 degrees. Bleh! While we waited for more temperate park-going conditions we ducked in to Tortilla Jo’s at Downtown Disney and savored the delicious Mexican fare. It’s always a lovely meal when one doesn’t have to hurry through it. (We had checked out the neighboring Jazz Kitchen, but the prices had has making a beeline in the opposite direction.) I ordered a mix of chicken and beef flautas, which came with guacamole and pico de gallo.

While exploring a couple of the shops on Main Street my friend turns to me and says,  “You have to seethe FATTIES!” I couldn’t help but laugh when she grabbed these plushies off the shelf.

Then there were also the random stuffed animals that were more modern that caught my eye.

And there were also a variety of baby Disney characters. Not pictured is Baby Dumbo, Baby Minnie, Baby Woodie – yeah I know random, but cute.

And of course, what’s a trip to Disneyland without taking a moment to marvel at the fireworks. Toward the end a husky/annoying guy slightly blocked my view and at first I was a little upset, but then I let it go, after thinking if this guy wants to take a moment and get sentimental about fireworks, I can let his brush manners slide just this once. Too funny.


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mistah whishkas // Aug 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm


  • 2 Alicia // Aug 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

    aww, these photos make me want to go to disneyland!!!! :)

  • 3 Kelly // Sep 10, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Love it! I love the “fatties”! haha. :)

    <3 Kelly

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