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Thursday Thirteen Ed. #134: Thirteen FRICKIN’ AWESOME THINGS about Disneyland

February 27th, 2008


Dear, long-lost Thursday 13ers and All You Usual Suspects,

How the heck are you, friends? I’ve been… everywhere, man.

“Done laid around, done stayed around
This old town too long;
Summer’s almost gone, winter’s coming on…”

Oh, wait. Winter’s almost over, it’s almost spring. Whatever, it works for me. What does all of this have to do with Disneyland? Nothing. It’s just — we haven’t talked in awhile. I wanted to catch up. Here’s your list:

13 Things I Must Say Blow Me Away About Disneyland

1) They don’t perform weddings anymore next to the castle. How magical is that? Not very. (My friends C & K got married there — so romantic.)

2) The Electrical Parade rocks just as hard as everyone said it would.

3) My kids love it. Love it for 12 hours straight and want to go back the next day for more love it. They’re kinda cynical, for an 8- and 5-year-old (geesh), but not once did I hear “This is boring.”

4) The Tiki Room? Always a hit with me. I don’t care how dusty those birds are, or how hokey it is. If I could have the Tiki Room attached to my house I would be in seventh heaven. Tiki Heaven. Especially with a Pineapple Whip in hand.

5) Large asses. I have never seen so many large asses in my life. We have photos to prove it. (Like we need to. Ha.) “The Asses of Disneyland: A Series.”

6) Pirates of the Caribbean: Betta than evah.

7) Vodka in frozen lemonade? Well, you can have it if you remember to sneak in a flask.

8) Line for Mickey: Way Too Long. Line for Goofy? Not long at all! But he went on break right as Wacky Girl got to the front of the line. Damn dog. “But he shook my hand, it’s OK! Just didn’t sign my book!” All is forgiven, Goofy.

9) Speaking of Toon Town — my daughter went ga-ga for Toon Town — we had to go back twice. I didn’t expect that.

10) Jungle Cruise: Closed for repairs. It’s A Small World: Also closed for repairs. The looks on everyone’s faces: Priceless. (Those are my two favorite rides, though, so I was a little bummed.)

11) Admission? Let’s not discuss that. Instead let’s talk about Downtown Disney…

12) Build-A-Bear: Yes! Build two!

13) Beignets and cafe au lait at the New Orleans place — always a hit.

More on the trip later… Happy Thursday.




  1. Forgetfulone says

    We’re going to Disney World in Florida over spring break, and I can’t wait! It’s my kids’ first time.

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  2. Amy Shipp says

    Yea for Disneyland! I have been soooooo many times, I’ve lost count! :D

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  3. edj says

    Hmm…I think we need to never do Disneyland together, since your favs are not mine. My favs? Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, (seeing a theme here?) and the Star Wars one where you feel like you are falling. Awesome!!
    Tiki Room? Small World? Are you frickin’ serious? Or did I forget that you are 80 YEARS OLD????
    But yes, I do have to agree that Disneyland seems to attract the large among us, especially the large in tiny clothing. (Maybe the weight gain was sudden?)

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  4. Tempest Knight says

    Man, it’s been ages since I went to Disney. After reading this, I want to go back. :) Happy T13!

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  5. Darla says

    I haven’t been there in…. 25 years. Good grief. Has it really been that long?

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  6. On a Limb with Claudia says

    I love Disneyland – I agree about the asses though. It’s a little shocking at first. Then I have a beignet? Who cares? lol! My favorite is Mr. Toad’s wild ride. I’m a little sad that I can’t shrink to the size of an atom any more… but….

    Happy TT!

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  7. Vixen says

    Doesn’t Pirates rock? So sad Small World was closed. It’s my personal favorite from childhood and taking Ladybug on it last month was probably the highlight of my entire life so far.

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  8. Laura says

    Oh, please tell me a little about Toon Town, my son is totally obsessed with the online game and what you say might completely make me rethink our vacation plans!!

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  9. WackyMommy says

    Toon Town is over the top, and perfect for ages 8 (or 9) and younger. Garish candy colors; hard plastic “furniture”; Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy’s houses; Chip and Dale’s treehouse; a little rollercoaster; tons of spots for photo opportunities; a fountain with seating so you can relax in the sun.

    The teenagers seemed to be enjoying it, too.

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  10. Nicholas says

    I was there several years ago and loved it. And I went for my own amusement. I didn’t have a kid with me as a cover!

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  11. Mallory says

    I’m so glad you guys had such a great time! I have to go back some time and soon.

    February 29th, 2008 | #

  12. Qanzas says

    Oh, that haunted house! That delightful, spooky, wicked haunted house, all smoke-and-mirrors lo-fi and creepy. I love it. I love it. I love it.

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  13. CamiKaos says

    it’s been less than a year since I was there and I already desperately need to go back… or um… my daughter does…

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  14. megs says

    I want to live in Disney World. Or maybe Ikea. Which is better? maybe paris?

    March 5th, 2008 | #

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