My memorable moments in Disneyland 1998 and 2000
Okay, now it's my turn to tell you, RU42 about my memories when I was visiting Disneyland in 1998 and 2000, that's when my brother Jason and I, alias the Big Sky Montana Brothers (that's because Jason is the Montana Grizzlies and I'm the Montana State Bobcats) went alone together without our parents on both occasions, but we had friends with us in California, our aunt Mitzi and uncle Doug to accompany us on the first trip.
DL 1998 "When we arrived in the Magic Kingdom the problem we had was trying to decide what attraction we go on first, then so on due to the long lines at various rides throughout the park. We did hit Jungle Cruise, Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Star Tours, Indiana Jones Adventure, Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Disneyland Railroad. And speaking of which, onboard the train we were arguing back and forth as what ride we hit next due to the fact we did not have enough time before we had to leave. In the end, however we decided to go on Big Thunder Mountain, followed by It's A Small World, blah-blah-blah..."
"But...by the time Doug, Jason and I were approaching the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad we noticed something strange. There was a long line of people standing around near the queue area and none of the mine trains running. Doug told us to wait while he questioned a Cast Member what was happening then came back to inform us a power surge blackout had knocked out all attractions in the entire park, great scott! So we did not get to finish our visit at DL, but instead headed back to our car in the lot and drove back home to El Cajon in San Diego"
DL 2000 "This was our second trip to the Magic Kingdom by ourselves and this time we were accompanied by more friends from California, Liz and her husband Michael and their children Robbie and Williams. Once in the park we split up to go on our own rides, Jason and I actually running through Main Street USA to get to the rides we wanted to hit first before they got too crowded. Mind you, this was long before we heard anything about FastPass. This time we went on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, that is since Jason didn't want to go due to his fear of rollercoasters so I told him I would go myself just to make him happy but he changed his mind and went anyway, only to regret it later, great scott! That's because he had his eyes shut the entire time we were on the runaway mine train and holding tightly onto the safety bars while I was getting bounced around in my seat, occasionally experiencing zero g's or air-time as it's called while going over the hills & dips. As before in 1998 we again did not have enough time to do all the attractions since time ran out again on us so we had to return to our car and return to San Diego again"
The only other time I experienced the Magic Kingdom was in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World last April of 2004 with my brother and parents...:cool: