What, you ask, would make Disneyland the happiest place on earth?
That's right - coffee. And not that poor excuse for a caffinated beverage called Nescafe that is the only choice within the confines of the Magic Kingdom. In order to keep our caffeine levels up, we had to exit Disneyland altogether and seek out real coffee elsewhere. Long days + overexcited kids-afternoon cuppa = near disaster. I realize that Nescafe has probably had the coffee concession at Disney since the 1950s, but it's time to step up to the Starbucks generation.
The final ride tally:
California Screaming: 2
Haunted Mansion: 4
Pirates of the Carribean: 4
Space Mountain: 1
Small World: 1
Splash Mountain: 2
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad:5
Indiana Jones: 4
Tower of Terror: 0 (I'm not an idiot.)
All of the advances that Disney has made over the years have come with a price: technical difficulties. These became the code words for the trip as just about every ride was closed at one time or another due to technical difficulties. One cool thing though - they were setting up a giant screen on Tom Sawyer Island for the Pirates movie premier next Saturday. We were going to go up on Tarzan's Treehouse and check it out but it was closed due to technical difficulties.
One slightly related literary note - my review of Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos is up over at The Edge of the Forest.
On this date: In 1929, the first Academy Awards ceremony was held.