Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Disney binge! Part 3

Ok, so in case you haven't figured it out by now, Scott and Eden basically looked for any excuse to go to Disneyland the entire time they were here. The last day I spent at Disneyland was with Scott, Eden, and Pat. Denise was invited as well but she decided that she couldn't afford the admission. Maybe the next time around.

So the four of us drove down to Disneyland some time in the morning-ish and the first thing Scott said we had to do was go see Captain EO. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what the hell I'm talking about, I refer you to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_EO

We stopped at the Blue Ribbon Bakery so I could get a Mickey Mouse cookie and a small hot chocolate as I was not prepared to sit through a Michael Jackson Sci-Fi on an empty stomach. After a quick breakfast we walked over to Tomorrowland, put on our 3D glasses, and waited for the show to start.

We snagged a pair for Timmy too.

There was much larking about as we waited in line. Especially from Scott.


So Scott felt he should give me some sort of idea of what to expect before we went into the theatre. Needless to say, his summary didn't help much.

"Ok, so Michael Jackson is the captain of this space ship, right?"


"And he lands on this alien planet where he fights the Borg with the power of dance!"

"Riiiight. Is Q involved in this in any way?"

"Sadly, no. But you know who is involved?"


"George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola!"

"Wait, what?"

That's right. Captain EO was written and directed by George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. And this was when George Lucas was still a proud, prestigious, relatively young writer/director with the world at his fingertips. This was before George Lucas knew the shame of the Star Wars prequels for God's sake!

"This show is gonna make me laugh like a maniac isn't it?"

"Oh goodness, yes."

Dear readers, I...I have no words. I was in hysterics from the moment Captain EO made his first appearance on screen. There is nothing, nothing, that can describe the uncontrollable laughter that came over me as Michael Jackson, excuse me, "Captain EO", the most effeminate starship captain in the galaxy, ascended from below deck in the heat of epic space battle to proclaim in the most breathy, girly voice I have ever heard out of a man, "We're goin' in!"


Nothing, not even Mr. Lincoln, will ever equal the amount of hilarity I experienced at Captain EO. Nothing.

Several rides later we decided it was time for lunch. Scott and Eden took us to the all you can eat barbecue place in Frontier Land. It was actually pretty awesome. I'd eat there again, and this is coming from someone who's not all that fond of barbecue.

After lunch we introduced Pat to our new friend Señor Tortuga, who lives in the pond across from Thunder Mountain with the mechanical fish.

Un tortuga?

We coaxed him on land and fed him some of our leftover cornbread.

Señor Tortuga was much obliged.

We wandered into the sword shop in Fantasy Land and spotted this guy hanging above a display case. I know he's supposed to be a candle holder, but all we could think of when we saw him was, "Two udon noodle! Order up!"

You guys want fortune cookie with that?

Later in the day we walked over to California Adventure where Scott and Pat went on Grizzly Bear Rapids. Twice. Pat, predictably, got soaked while Scott remained mostly dry. Scott's kind of a bastard like that. Eden and I waited for them outside as the sun was going down and we didn't want be in wet clothes for the rest of the day.

We also went on the ferris wheel where we invented a new song to the tune of Ghost Riders in the Sky! Our version is Hans Grueber Falling from the Sky....scraper. Personally, I like our version better.

As night fell we went back over to Disneyland to see the fireworks. After that, Scott took us over to Pixie Hollow, where Tinkerbell and her friends hang out to promote the new pixie franchise or whatever it is. Scott just told us we had to wait there for fifteen minutes. So we did. During that time a police helicopter was circling overhead with its search light on and we wondered if the Disneyland PA system was going to suddenly come on and say, "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, due to unforseen circumstances, Disneyland will be closing early this evening. Right.....now. Please calmly make your way to the nearest exit and have a magical day!"

That didn't actually happen, but the helicopter did swing kinda close to the Matterhorn at one point and Scott and Pat kept making references to Running Man.

Then out of the blue Pixie Hollow suddenly lit up and a choreographed display of lights and water danced to Irish inspired music. It was neat!

We left the park shortly after midnight and piled into Pat's car to go home. Pat's car has heated seats! My butt was warm all the way home ^.^

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