Basically a virtual scrapbook of everything I like from the net and random ideas following through my brain.
I would have never pegged Disney’s “It’s a Small World” to Doctor Who in any kind of comparison…
DAY 15: A photo of your favorite icon
GRIZZLY PEAK - CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE - ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
While it doesn’t have the same nostalgia factor as many of the others like the castles it’s a man made mountain that is shaped to look like a bear, how awesome is that? I love that no matter where you are in California Adventure you can see it and it always looks awesome in photographs and while it’s not as memorable as other sights in both parks it still away brings a smile to my face whenever I see it.
DAY 13: A photo of the thing you like to take a picture with at the park that isn’t a character.
TOBACCO SHOP INDIAN - DISNEYLAND - ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
“A traditional cigar store Indian stood in front of the Tobacco Shop on Main Street since the shop opened. When the Tobacco Shop went away, the Indian stayed. And he’s still there today—an ornamental resident of Main Street who reminds long-time Disneyland guests that there was once a Tobacco Shop here.”
I’m not sure why but I like to take a picture with the Indian. Every single trip I’ve ever taken to Disneyland I have a picture of this Indian that for some reason I refer to as “Dave”. I have pictures of myself with Dave, Chrissy with Dave, just pictures of Dave. Who knows why I like to take pictures of this relic of the time of Disneyland’s past and most people will pick the Castle or some other landmark but if I walk past him I will always stop and snap a shot of my good buddy “Dave”
DAY 11: A photo of your favorite person character to meet at the park(s).
THE MAD HATTER - DISNEYLAND/WALT DISNEY WORLD
I had to look up on Tumblr to make sure that I got this right, they were referring to (although not well) what’s better known as a “face” character, or one that is only wearing a costume.
The princesses are always fun, the one time I met Jack Sparrow was great but I always loved meeting The Mad Hatter, the actors they get to play him are always in character and goofy, laughing and interacting with the crowds more than any of the other ones. It’s usually fun too because he tags along with Alice and at times with other Wonderland characters but from the giggle to the goofy speech to the dancing around and even entering into stores and rides, it the kind of “mad” that I enjoy meeting at any of the parks.
DAY 05: A photo of your favorite snack
MINT JULEP - DISNEYLAND, CALIFORNIA
I love these things. Found in the back of the French Market, to the left of the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean at the aptly named “Mint Julep Bar”, they are really refreshing. I don’t like things that are too mint, but these drinks are just the right amount with a sweet taste and a slight mint aftertaste. Whenever we pass through New Orleans Square I have to stop by and get one and was beside myself when we went once a couple of years ago and they were “out of them”. They don’t sell them in Disney World parks, although in searching for photos I found out you can request them at any bar in WDW (although I wonder if that’s just the alcoholic version) but while I love the Turkey Leg, the Churro and the famed Mickey Mouse Caramel Apple that is my major close second, I can’t ever pass up a Mint Julep.