I am absolutely dog tired today……the title might suggest as to why…….but it was 100% worth it!!! I do have to go in a wheelchair because of my disorder, but it actually becomes a perk with going through the exits so you actually go on more rides then anyone else!!! On the rides where you could get a picture we went to the booths or to the screens and I took a picture with my phone…..and I have them all right here!!!
First time with my hands up, although Lane’s arm is in front of my face. Front to back: Lane, Rory, Marty.
Lane got drenched while Marty and I only got our shoes really wet. we moved through a lot of the park and the rides and if I really think about it I can tell you exactly which rides we went on, how many times, and when…..but I’m too tired to do that right now.
Lane loves Eeyore, so I had to get a picture….
Before we went on Splash Mountain Lane kept saying how she wished Eeyore was at the meet and greet spot instead of Rabbit and Pooh, and guess who showed up as we left the ride!!! Lane tried to get his attention, but not even my help could get him to look our way…..She was very sad about that while Marty and I laughed about how Eeyore had ignored her. Yes….we are amazing friends…..
While going through the Fastpass we saw these four familiar faces!! I recognize them all, but I really know the guy making the funny face!!!
When we finally transferred over to DCA we went to what used to be Mullholland Madness, but is now Goofy’s Sky School, and saw this group of people from our old High School, Chilton!! I called out to the one making a funny face and told him to smile…..this is what he gave me!!! 😛
Our first time on California Screaming for the day.
After Mullholland, I still call it that and probably always will, we went to Silly Symphony Swings and the California Screaming. It was Lane’s first time at Disney Land since she was 6 and her first time in DCA since it opened a few months later. We kept telling her all day that when we go on this ride she should keep her head back at the beginning because you get launched and to take a breath at the last second to….she didn’t head our warning and got a headache from her head being thrown backwards, but I managed to keep my hands up through the majority of the ride for the first time in my life!!! Normally my hand have a death grip on the handles!!! We got to sit right in front so the few moments of lag, to get over a hill, made the ride even better in my opinion.
Second time on the ride, directly after the first, and in the very back car.
We decided to go on one more time and this time we sat in the back since we had just sat in the front. Since Lane still had a headache from the first time it probably wasn’t smart of her to go on again directly after, and this was the result, but I kept my hands up again!!! As we pulled into the station I all of a sudden heard Marty say that he thought Lane might be dead….and boy did she look it!!! She had trouble getting out of the car and was really dizzy after, so I let Marty push her in my wheelchair to our next destination because I didn’t want her falling down, plus my knees were starting to lock up and I really needed to walk for a little bit.
I think my ‘I survived the Tower of Terror’ shirt is appropriately placed……
This ride is one of my favorites….I have a I survived shirt and a Lanyard with a pass thing on it. Lane was a bit nervous to go on it seeing as she doesn’t like elevators and she was actually having trouble afterwords, but she eventually admitted that her only problem with the ride was that it felt too much like an elevator for her and she couldn’t take her mind off of that. She also said that if it were a bit more open she would enjoy it a lot better and that she loved the theme and the effects. Marty and I felt really bad about her having to go in a lot of elevators, she would sit on my lap in every elevator we had to go on because of the wheelchair so that I could hold her really tight and keep her mind off of it, and then making her go in a ride that pretty much was an elevator. Although Lane did find something to heighten the experience. She was so scared she ignored the attendants advice to keep her feet on the ground. I reprimanded her the first time, but did it with her the second and found that I was lifted completely out of the seat, only being held down by my seat belt so I did it the rest of the ride!!! It might have made it worse for her, but it made it better for me!!!
GO GO GO GO GO GO GO……..WE WON!!!!!!
We had a lot of fun with this ride. The last time I went on it I went through Luigi’s and this time we went through Ramone’s…..When we got to the race the people in the car opposite us apparently had no idea why I was giving them a bit of a stare down and telling them we are going to beat them until the race began, obviously their first time on the ride, and then they were being as competitive as I was. Lane and I began screaming out in a chant like form for the car to go…..there were a few times when the other car pulled a few feet ahead, but we eventually won by a full car length!!! As you can see in the picture Lane is cheering for our win while I am still shaking my fists like I was when I was chanting, just this time for our win!!! Then when we took this picture we found something interesting that made us laugh like crazy!!!
A Tale of Two Hairstyles….The Windblown and the ‘In Your Face.’
We noticed that while my hair was being flown perfectly towards Lane, trying to block her out we believe, Lane’s hair was currently attacking her. We also noticed how the Grandma posed just right to make her seem like she could have been photo shopped into the photo!!! We found it quite funny!!!
A little joke between friends just got worse….
Lane and I have a friend…we met him in the German room during Lunch and another one of our friends started to call him something that he hated…..his name is Gabe……so our friend started calling him Gabby……well……..this painting just brings Gabby to a whole new level of mean!!!!!! We love you prince-SS Gabby!!!!! 😛
The second to last ride of the night. The last was Space Tours.
Space Mountain…….A classic Disney ride….one of the perks of being a wheelchair is getting to go through the exits…..so a hour long wait for the regular line can turn into a 5-15 minute wait for Handicap!!! Space mountain is one of the few exceptions to this rule, because it is so popular everyone wants to be going on it so the exit/handicap line can be up to a 45 minute wait. Luckily last night it was just a 25 minute wait before we got in. If you have ever been one of the people behind a completely empty car then you probably know how the handicap gets into the regular line. They leave a car completely empty and the handicap car, which is off to the left of the main track, gets moved sideways onto the main track, leaving the empty car on the right until our return. The handicap car then slides back to the right, to let the people get out and to their wheelchairs, and letting the car full of invisible ghosts go on the ride. Marty and Lane both commented on the ‘mini ride’, as I call it, as making them feel special.
Before we left the park we moved, very slowly I might add, through the shops on Main Street so I could find something to buy. My teacher had given me some money to buy something and I had some money to buy some pins so I could get started collecting. I bought a mickey mouse head necklace, gold with some rubies to make the Mickey head, and a pair of Pins, Ariel and Ursula from the Little Mermaid.
The day was super fun and we were all extremely tired, me using Marty’s shoulder as a pillow as we drove them to the other side of the park to meet their ride, Lane leaning on her elbow with her head in her hand as she slept, and effectively going home and passing out. After they left the car I took up the whole backseat, I vaguely remember my mom trying to ask me something that I was too tired to answer. I fell asleep to Luke and Lorelai talking and woke up when we dropped Luke back off at his place, barely staying awake to talk to my mom on the short ride home. I had a good eight hours of sleep before waking up half as tired as when I went to sleep……I haven’t completely left my bed all day because I fear I can pass out from exhaustion at any moment….