Q:And by the way, could you PLEASE say a BIG thank you from me to all of your followers who have been helpful to me. (And maybe tell them to drop by my ask box, so that I can properly list them as having been supportive and remember to thank them properly when I get back from my trip.)
I’ll publish this so they hear it straight from you. =)
Q:For EasternAlice's convenience and yours, as well as all your readers, you can find outlets in various restrooms on Main Street (as long as you're not crowding an area, we usually don't mind), or use the official outlet and charge area by the new Rapunzel restrooms between the Haunted Mansion in Frontieerland and it's a small world in Fantasyland! Outlets and USB ports are built into the tree stumps.
Added in another ask:
OH! And if you have a phone or a camera that needs charging, you can also drop them off at City Hall, if I recall correctly. :) They have an assortment of charger types and sizes, and will have you fill out a slip to take with you and return for your device later! (At least, that’s how it went while I was there; I’m not POSITIVE this is current information, so please take a spare charger and check out those trees if you feel you’ll run out! Keep an eye on your things, as well!)
Even USB ports? Wow, I’m actually pretty impressed by that.
Q:THAT CARNATORUS IS SO SCARY, OH MY GOSH. You just gave me fearful but hysterical flashbacks-- My roommate Becky LOOOVVVED the Dinosaurs ride so we always rode it at least three times. We had fun convincing kids in the ride with us that it was VERY VERY REAL. Oh. Good times. Still hate that freaking scary dinosaur though. (And is it me or is that ride the LOUDEST RIDE IN THE UNIVERSE?!)
It sure is loud!
I have a fun game I play on Dinosaur — not every time, because sometimes I just have to appreciate it for what it is — but since it’s the same ride system and track layout as Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye in Disneyland, I try to keep track of where I am in the “temple” as I go through the scenes with dinosaurs.
Also, I tried to take a picture of the carnotaurus once, trying to time my camera shutter with the on-ride flash from when the on-ride photo is taken (it doesn’t count as “flash photography” if Disney provides the flash). I timed it a little too well:
I also underestimated just how much flash Disney was using. If I get a chance to try it again, I won’t have my camera on a low-light setting.
He may not be as impressive in terms of scale and movement (if it ever works…) as the Expedition Everest yeti, but I have to admit I prefer the Matterhorn version for striking visual design and strength of a relatively simple look - coupled with his distinctive roar, good old ‘Harold’ (if you attribute that name to him) is just the right amount of menacing and a delightful character, as ‘primitive’ as his technology is these days.
Fun fact: My mom doesn’t mind Harold so much when she can see him, but when she can only see his eyes after the lift hill, it scares her half to death. Every single time.
Q:It's question time again! First off, do YOU have a favorite area of the parks? Any of them. And then, second... I heard rumors that there is no shade in Disneyland at all. Is that true?
Q:Your tales of working at the park are always welcome and good to see drifting across the open ocean of the dashboard, whether in response to a specific question or inspired by seeing a post that brings up some memory or facet of Disney-related knowledge. Proceed as before, pip pip, onwards to posting-town!
Thanks, anon. I don’t quite know how to take all these compliments, so I’ll just leave it as Thanks, anon.
To the anon who just messaged me —
I get the feeling that maybe that ask isn’t meant for publication, because doing so may give something away that may be better left not being public. But I will say a very heartfelt “you’re welcome.”
Talking about the parks is as beneficial for me as it is for anyone on the receiving end. Maybe more so, in many cases. I also suffer from depression, and Disney is the one escape I have…the one thing that keeps me going sometimes.
I will always be willing to answer the questions of the person to which you are referring. Not only is it good for my mental well-being, but I’m thrilled to know that it’s helpful for someone else as well.
Novak sat down with Moviefone to discuss how different the real [Sherman] brothers were, how [Emma] Thompson apologized after every take for being so “horrid” to them both and how the surviving Sherman influenced his upcoming book of short stories.
Two more days…
Oliver & Company
1988 Compact Disc
only i would have this stuck in my head…
This is a friendly reminder that at one point Disney had Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) sing for us.
I had to walk right around the time the afternoon parade was passing by the hub so I got to see a lot of this particular parade…