We rolled into Disneyland, and after dropping people of at the park of their choosing, I had to ask Todd to take me back to the cabin. I hadn’t decided to crash at the cabin, although as I think about it now, that didn’t sound like a bad option, but instead, I’d forgotten 3 important things – my camera, my drinks bottle, and of course – P King Duck!
On our return I asked Todd to drop me of at the nearest park entrance and I'd make my way from there. It turned out to be Hollywood Studios, which worked out great, because last time I was here, we never got round to watching the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular. But first I decided to call work. I don’t know why, maybe I decided it was time to call them, whilst I was alone. I ended up speaking to Em as Andi was in America herself, and she told me that everyone is pleased to hear from me, and that they were missing me so much already. I think I needed to hear that, to be I don't hear it enough at times.
After I finished my call, I made my way
round the park until I happened to come across the Indiana Jones show by chance, just in time for them to let the next audience in. Although I was on my own, I still enjoyed the show immensely. It was packed with stunts as well as laughter, just like the real films. I won’t say any more about it, but if you haven’t seen it, you really should!
Anyway afterwards, I was in one of my inspired moods and thought during the show that they had to be selling Indy hats. Which they did. So I bought one. I had after all called myself ‘Indiana Stat’ at work, so I had to go the full hog and get the hat to go with it!
Afterwards I called Zoe to see if she is still in the Magical Kingdom, which she was, so after I finally found the exit, and caught the shuttle bus and the monorail, I headed over to the MK.
Sadly, as I entered the Magical Kingdom I dropped my camera on the ground at the bag search but thankfully no damage was done.
Having been here before, I had a basic idea of where I was going,
so marched my way towards the Magical Kingdom Castle in the centre. There, loads of tourists are gathered around the statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. Todd told us last night that if you look at that statue at the right angle, it shows Mickey’s nose at the right height in proportion to Walt’s mid section! A truly priceless shot if you can get it, so I did!
I met up with Zoe, Becca and Neal who had just grabbed some lunch and followed them to Splash Mountain to cool off. And after 80 minutes of queuing, we did!
We also headed through the Haunted House, hopped aboard the Steamboat and also watched the Hall of Presidents. That turned out to be an inspired decision by Neal.
The robot Presidents seemed so real, their movement was so life like. The history talk from Morgan Freeman is very enlightening and also inspiring, so much so I ended up thinking that I could easily adopt America as my new homeland!
We soon met up with some of the others in MK, but I decided to go and meet the others in another park for the evening, not before after getting
my little gift for Theresa. Theresa is a girl back home, who I had gotten to really know over the 3 months previously to flying out to America, and I ended up saying I would get her a little birthday present from Disneyland, her favourite place in the world, even though she was out there a week after I was!
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