The Disneyland Electrical Parade.
Last Disney post. Ye-ah. I’m just trying to get this all done as soon as I can…
I grabbed a snack for dinner and went to find a place to sit down more than an hour before the parade. Guess what? The best spots were already gone. Were those people sitting there from two, three hours before? I have no idea. Since I couldn’t get the same spot I had in the afternoon for the Jubilation parade, I settled for next best thing – right opposite that.
I decided that since I’d come all the way to Disneyland, I was going to get on at least one ride. So the minute they announced that the fireworks show was cancelled, I made a beeline for Big Thunder Mountain and found that the waiting time was a mere 40 minutes. So I got in line and waited.
I think there were significantly less people in line at that time because most had either left after the Electrical Parade or they were all still loitering around the parade route. Shortly after I joined the line, the queue behind me lengthened incredibly. Luckily I got there when the wait was just 40 minutes. haha
As for the ride… It was fun!! A real rollercoaster from the get-go. Twists and turns and drops. And because two of the Big Thunder Mountain trains run simultaneously but on different tracks, there’s a point where they “meet” – both trains whoosh past each other, but in opposite directions. Kinda cool. I wish I had time to go a second round.
Stopped for a proper dinner of curry and rice at one of the Westernland restaurants. It was gooood. After that I decided that it was time to head home, being close to 10pm.
Stopped to snap a few pictures of Walt’s statue with the castle in the background. Pics didn’t turn out great but I just thought I’d include one here – a tribute to the guy who started it all.
Bye, Disneyland, and thanks for a good time!
(…Now I am done talking about Disneyland. If you very kindly read all 7 Disney posts, then I applaud your patience and I very much appreciate the effort. haha )
Next up, final day in Japan: Tokyo Sea Life Park.