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Another Trip to Disneyland - Part 2

Written on May 23, 2006 by Kevin.

When we decided to make this trip to Disneyland, we knew that the crowds would be much heavier than in January. January has been a great time to go for us the past couple of years as we see lighter crowds and the hours remain long.

As mentioned yesterday, we decided this time that we would take in the Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams and the Remember... Dreams Come True fireworks display. We were really anxious to see Rylan's reactions but all that we got was a sleepy little baby. The fireworks display though was great. They attempt to tie in the fireworks with their popular attractions such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion and Star Tours. It was much better to watch the fireworks in front of the castle rather than other locations of the park. The castle is lit up again to coordinate with the theme at the moment. I would certainly recommend checking this out before their 50th anniversary celebration ends.

While we looked for photo opportunities, we did not get very many unfortunately. It appeared that very few characters were out that day despite it being only about 75F. We did however see characters that are rarely seen such as Daisy Duck and Jessie the cowgirl from Toy Story 2. Why they don't have more characters out is a question that goes through everyones mind atleast once.

Last trip we attempted to bring lunches to help lower the overall cost of the trip. That did not turn out so well though and our sandwiches became flattened. This time we decided to skip that just go with eating at the park. A tip for those with a Disney Visa card, find out where you can get a 10% discount if you use your card. It's not much but every little bit helps. Fruit stands at the park sell many different types of fruit and this still is one of the best deals in the park. Redd Rockett's Pizza Port is where we ate at in the park. My wife enjoyed both the pizza and pasta while I would only consider each of them mediocre.


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