Our last day at Disneyland was spent doing a lot of things Patrick and I had either not done before or hadn’t done in a long time… The early parts of the day were spent in Fantasyland, where we rode both the Storybook Land Canal Boats as well as Casey Junior. Both are fun attractions that I think often get overlooked.
Both attractions are similar, in the sense that they take you through a selection of stunning miniatures of scenes from various Disney films. Storybook Land provides a commentary, while Casey Junior does not. The attractions have an added perk for Disneyland super fans, as they also offer a peek at the abandoned Fantasyland Skyway Station (I added the picture to my previous entry on the topic.)
As the day progressed, we went into Toontown. One thing I really love about Toontown are all of the Roger Rabbit details, including an attraction, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is one of my favorite films, and I love that it has a place here in Disneyland.
Curious about my shirt and headband? Well, the shirt, believe it or not, I found at Goodwill. I nearly flipped out. I had never seen an a shirt for the actual Roger Rabbit attraction, and when I saw the back, I was even more intrigued. Sadly, I can’t find anything about it on the internet. So I’m not sure who exactly this shirt was available to, or where it was worn. No Cast Members wear t-shirts as part of their costumes, so I feel doubtful it was ever worn in the park by Cast Members. Perhaps it was offered to Imagineers who worked on the attraction? As for the headband…I originally wanted to have a blue with yellow polka dot scarf (to reflect Roger’s bow tie), but the fabric store didn’t have what I wanted. I then thought of perhaps I would buy one of the Roger pins, and a bow to put it on, but I couldn’t find a suitable bow. Then, I found this Roger and Bennie the Cab piece at one of Orange’s many wonderful antique malls. It was originally a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy, one of many different ones that represented various attractions at Disneyland, and celebrating the park’s 40th anniversary. I then picked up a headband and super glue at Target and put it together in our hotel room. It’s pretty ridiculous, I know, but that’s part of the fun of Disneyland; wearing ridiculous things on your head.
Patrick and I even did the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes! Something neither of us had ever done before! And it was so much fun we did it again the same day. I won’t lie, it’s slightly terrifying. The canoes are not on tracks, and, yes, you are really paddling them, and there is risk of tipping, but it is very, very minor.
We also spent a great deal of time in New Orleans Square, and I may have gone on a picture taking spree (though I’ll spare you most of them) of the Court of Angels. Why? Well, as I mentioned in my post about our tour, Club 33 will behaving some renovations done, including a new entrance, located where the Court of Angels is. This has always been one of my favorite little spots, and it’s wonderful for taking pictures (and is often used as a character meet-and-greet location), especially during the holidays.
I feel this was a very successful visit to Disneyland. I use the word successful, because we did so much. Including things we had never done before, and we were able to experience various things that not many get to do.
The last post for this visit won’t be up for awhile. While we did get the film dropped off the other day, we forgot to pull the last roll out of the camera! Oops!