Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Who Laid All These Eggs?

Well Spring has taken over the Disneyland Resort. Although we didn't see all on our "To Do" list, Eric and I had a fabulous time.

Sure the crowd doesn't look too rowdy, but since we arrived before opening it hadn't filled in just yet. We had our hearts broken at the start because Big Thunder Mountain was delayed to open. Within the first hour we managed to grab a Space Mountain FastPasses and ride Matterhorn. It felt as though that Matterhorn queue did not move. We could've used the Single Rider queue, but we wanted to ride together. If I wanted to ride alone, I'd have gone alone, right? 

Hearing Eric's laughs and vocal exclamations are what make coasters fun for me. There's the obvious turns and drops, but friends and family enhance the enjoyment. 

The five minute queue for Big Thunder made up for the time we spent in that Matterhorn queue. It's been said, but this new track gives such a better experience. And, this time we noticed new evacuation walkways. Eric commented that they looked disguised as horse trails. I agree. 

While it's open for a brief two weeks, we just had to hop aboard and sail around the world. Both of us were delighted to see the new water effect for the Taj Mahal'a reflecting pool. After all these years of that pool looking drab, it looks wonderful! (Video link of the new effect I shared on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/mxxcD5yy7O/  )

The floral arrangements gave off so many scents that stimulated my brain! A quick breeze would waft the strongest aroma toward us and I felt I stepped into a flower shop. The colors and smells were a grand backdrop of the Disneyland Egg-stravagaza!

The concept was easy. Find the decorated egg by using the hints (now covered by the corresponding sticker), and cover that space with the sticker that matches. It was even stated we could skip the "hunting" and claim the prize. How boring would that be?!?! 

Looking closely, you can spot the eggs we found. They were everywhere, but apparently Spring doesn't exist in Tomorrowland. No eggs in the future. 


It was around 85 degrees today. Hot!!! So when Eric and I were about 80% through we took a break and watched the show at the Royal Theater in Princess Fantasy Faire. I'm sure it's been reviewed online elsewhere, but I wanted to mention my quick thoughts. It was a cute show with a few good laughs. The tale we were told was Tangled. The guy playing Mother Gothel was so silly and stole the show!

We wrapped up our egg search on Main Street, and turned in our map for official verification. There was a kid ahead of us in the queue that said, "I understand that I don't actually need to do the search. Can I just get the prize?" What a boring kid. Good luck little one! 

Taking part in this "hunt" reminded me of the time we looked for the clues at D23, Adventureland Trading Company. I wonder if they're connected at all, put on by the same team? 

Here were our prizes. One egg each. Donald for Eric and I had Dale on mine. 
We came across a lot of people participating today. It's good that these little activities come up now and again. I don't think we need the full blown "Sorceror's of the Magic Kingdom", from Disney World. (Not that I've heard any rumors what so ever) I just feel it's good to have these as temporary events to match the season. 

Earlier that morning we made reservations for Carnation Cafe. I don't know why I didn't think to take photos there. Maybe my brain was winding down from the heat? The food was good. I had a vegan burger and Eric had a cheeseburger. I definitely would have that dish again. 

We were ready to head back indoors, at home. As you can see, Eric was running for the door! 


EricBoBeric said...

Such a fun day!

Michael Hodgkinson said...

Looks like a great day! Such a shame that there were kids claiming prizes without doing the task, but that's kids nowadays I suppose! (Now I sound old...)

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