Matt and I just returned from a trip to the "Magical World of Disney". Here are some things we learned:
1. Things are not as big as they used to be. Realizing that Cinderella's castle is climbable is a little disappointing and being able to walk from one side of the park to the other without taking a lunch break, is surprising considering when I was 6 I thought Disneyland was its own country.
2. Fast Pass it! Most of the rides are not worth the 70 minute wait.
3. What the heck!? Mickey Mouse and Goofy are actually men in costumes? When you shake their hands or put your arm around them for a picture, you can feel their body inside...creepy.
4. When entering the "Tiki Room" keep in mind this is a room of singing and dancing. Throw away all self respect and maturity, and you will have a good time.
5. The jokes on the "Jungle Cruise" are the same ol' cheesy ones you used to think were funny. Now its just enjoyable to watch the kids laugh at them and think "You're as dumb as I used to be."
6. Black Light rides are made for children under 12. Remember this when riding. Don't be disappointed when there is no reason to scream or put your arms in the air. These rides are really enjoyable if you go onto them for no other reason than nostalgia. (However, I am still impressed with the Peter Pan ride :)
7. Check the "Disneyland Events Calendar" for days such as "Gay Pride Day" and find out what color shirt you should refrain from wearing on your trip. Matt was lucky enough NOT to wear red that day...
8. The Tea Cups do not spin at 100mph.
9. "Its a Small World" is the most annoying song known to man. To entice children onto the even more annoying ride, the song is played throughout Toontown. Avoid hearing it at all cost, or you will never rid it from your brain.
10. Here it is ok to skip to your next destination and sing along with the load speaker playing "A Dream is a wish Your Heart Makes..." Everyone else is doing it. However, all celebrating must stop the second you exit the park and enter the world of violence and crime known as Anaheim.
Follow these simple rules on your next visit to Disneyland, and you will have a great time!