Monday, June 29, 2009
Snippets of Disney
It seemed as if everyone was sporting mouse ears of one kind or another. While I remembered these ears from past visits, I didn't remember seeing ears like these. You could also create your own personal ears, choosing the cap, the ears, the veil, and having your name stitched in the back. It was pretty cool, although I couldn't really justify buying something that I'd feel like an idiot wearing anywhere but Disney.
Another thing I didn't remember was seeing little girls decked out like this. Apparently there is a place now in Disney called Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique, where little girls are transformed into princesses - for a price, of course. It was cute seeing all these little girls walking around with fancy hair, and princess dresses, but once I saw the prices....whoa. I'm glad I don't have to deal with that.
One of my favorite things was watching the Jedi Training Academy. About 25 or 30 kids were chosen from the crowd, given brown robes and "light sabers", and trained in the art of using the light saber in a certain combination. It was pretty cute. Suddenly, Darth Vader himself appears, and each child has a chance to "fight" with him. If J was a bit younger, he would have really loved this. I got a big kick out of it myself.
We all enjoyed Turtle Talk With Crush at California Adventure Land (which is located right next to DisneyLand in CA). It was A's absolute favorite. Another blogger wrote about it, so I'll just link to that. It was totally awesome, dude.