Its been a fun year, but we’ll see you in another two. Last year’s Disney promotion of free entry on your birthday i think was a great move by the park, and i wish they would do it again in the future, because i’m sure it boosted attendance for last year, and this year for all those who converted their free day pass into a discounted annual pass as Joy and I did.
A couple fridays ago we took our last trip with our annual pass and just hung out for one last night. We rode on a few rides including Thunder Mtn. and The Space Orbiters, and for the first time watched Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, even if i did fall asleep close to the end. The only thing that we failed to do that night was to get a churro because we didn’t have any cash on us. I think the only thing that we never ended up doing with going on Grizzly Rapids because it never really got hot, and we lived just too far to drive home in wet underwear.
We were pretty lucky this year with the timing of things, and got to enjoy some of the new/old attractions mainly with Captain EO making a triumphant return, the new maleficent dragon of fantasmic, as well as getting to see World of Color. The beer tasting was really fun to do at DCA, along with the wine drinking on my birthday last year.
The timing of the end of our pass is perfect as we were getting a little tired of the crowds and probably need the time away so that the place can seem more magical as it once did. I’m pretty scared at what the price is going to be when that time comes as a single day two park pass is over $100 already, and a single park pass may break the triple digits by the time all those new attractions open up, not to mention that parking is over $10, and the tram wait line is pretty horrible already in my opinion. Of course i’ll miss all the fried goodness at Disneyland such as the churros, corndogs, and the BEST monte cristo anywhere.