Thursday, July 19, 2012

CarsLand! #JustGotHappier

Wanna see some pictures of the cutest place ever?  A little place known as Radiator Springs?  Oh man, Disney.  You have outdone yourself with this one...  I'm kind of glad I chose to bring my camera instead of my kid.  (Mean mom alert!)

So my pal Heather and I had a cool opportunity.  As Annual Passholders - it sounds a little snooty, but AP's sometimes are - we got to go into the park before it opened to the public and see the newly renovated California Adventure!  And, more importantly, the all new Cars Land.  

Thanks Heather for being Koo-Koo with me!!
As you can see in the photos, it wasn't exactly a small crowd, but it was still kind of a special thing.  There was a palpable excitement in the air as about 1,000 fellow nerds waited outside the gates at 6:00 in the morning.  Heather and I were really close to the front of the line (that's what happens when you truly geek-out and wake up at 4am!) and we were making plans and eavesdropping on everyone else's.  The real draw of the whole park is Radiator Springs Racers.  Rumor has it that on opening day the line topped out at 8 hours.  EIGHT.  I did not type that wrong.  People actually waited in line 8 hours.  Holy crap. 

Now, if the ride hadn't broken down, we probably would have waited about 10 minutes (or less).  But you read that right, folks.  The ride was broken down before the park even opened.  We took our chances anyway and hopped in line.  90 minutes later, we were having the time of our lives on these fun new racers!  Absolutely loved it.  I'm not saying I'd wait 8 hours for it, but it is dang fun.

That was the only new ride we got around to, which is probably a good thing.  I have something to look forward to in September.  But little Radiator Springs itself was just fantastic.  Great thought and detail was put into everything.  We probably walked in circles 6 times just to make sure we didn't miss anything.

The new Red Line Trolley was great too.  Totes adorbz. (Did I say that right?)
It's true that The Happiest Place on Earth #JustGotHappier !!  

1 comment:

Krista said...