Sunday, August 23, 2009
TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE (pier, that is)
A few weeks ago I received two tickets to 'The Disneyland Resort' from the 'MS Society' (in appreciation for my fund raising for two walk seasons).
Since all southern California residents get into 'The Disneyland Resort' free this year on their birthdays, we are going to take my Mom for her birthday in October.
I just called her and she is very excited as she has never been to the 'California Adventure' park there. However, it's also been about 20 or 25 years since she's even been to 'Disneyland' so we we're torn on which park to go to--they have so many new attractions since she's been there last (going to both is, unfortunately, out of the question). 'Disneyland' is quite fun and festive in the Autumn, however, we're leaning more towards 'California Adventure'.
My niece and her family will also be joining us (they have season passes to both parks), so, we have something really nice to look forward to.
'California Adventure' is a salute to California and it's amenities. They have rides called 'Soaring Over California' (a faux hang gliding experience over California, complete with the light spray of the ocean and the slight scent of the orange groves--fantastic!), 'Hollywood Tower Of Terror' (an elevator shaft ride experience in a 1940's Hollywood golden age era 'dilapidated' hotel) and a kick ass (technical term) roller coaster called 'California Screamin''!
'California Adventure' play great old beats on their overhead throughout the park from the likes of 'The Beach Boys' and 'The Mama's & The Papa's'.
We have to save up for gas, parking and *food for that day (*about $10.00 per person per meal, and that's if you eat CHEAP!) so I will start saving change in a can and a dollar here and there to help fray those costs so we're not stressed about anything that day other than the crowds and long lines--ha-ha-ha--oh, and my mother! :D
"You're a pain in my ass, you have really bad hair but I like you a lot."
Robert Downey Jr.'s character to Anne Bancroft's character--who played his mother--in 'Home For The Holidays'. :D
'The Happiest Place On Earth', here we come!