Wednesday, October 2, 2013
September Adult Meet
Most of our adult meets begin with us meeting at the esplanade between 8:00am and 8:30am. Todays meet started a little late because a lot of us were at a surprise party for one of our fellow Neverlanders Michelle, aka Mickey. Breakfast today was at River Belle Terrace. This is a special spot to me because it was where we ate on our very first meet.
After breakfast we rode Indiana Jones. It was only a ten minute wait which was a nice way to start the day
Our next ride was the Haunted Mansion. This time of the year the mansion is transformed for the holidays to celebrate the Nightmare Before Christmas. I've never seen the movie, I know that's crazy, but I do love the mansion like this. This year is the 13th year of them transforming the mansion. It was only about a 15 minute wait which is nice because, like most of you know, its one of the most popular attractions this time of year.
After leaving the mansion we headed for The Jungle Cruise. The wait was 30 minutes which is unusual for this ride but when you have great people to talk to in line, the wait doesn't seem so long. As most of you know your level of enjoyment on this ride comes down to the guide on the boat. Get a good one and it make you feel like its the first time you rode it. Get a bad one and its just a boat ride. We got lucky and got a great guide named Laura who had us all laughing.
After the Jungle Cruise we decided to stray from the itinerary so that one of our own could get a picture she really wanted. Melissa, who has Maleficent as her patch, had not gotten her picture with her favorite character yet this year so we wanted to make that happen. So we headed for the Conjuring a Villain in Big Thunder Ranch to see what we could do. Our first attempt we got The Evil Queen which is great, but not who we were looking for.
After getting some "inside information" we knew that Maleficent was the next character out we wait her for and finally Melissa got her picture. This picture is of her husband Jimmy, who was relieved that Mel finally got her picture because it was his fault that she had not gotten it earlier in the week. He had to get a haircut. LOL
Lunch was next so we headed for Jolly Holiday Bakery and The Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner. Half the group went to one and half to the other. I had a Mac N Cheese hot dot from the Corner and it was delicious.
After lunch we headed to DCA and went right for Grizzly River Run. It was a 40 minute wait so we had plenty of time to talk and joke around in line. As your can tell by the second picture.
If you notice, none of us are wearing our vest. Its really weird now not having them on at the parks. They are a part of us now. If you did not know their are lockers located next to the fastpass distribution area that are free for 2 hours so you can leave your valuables safe and feel free to get as wet as possible. I want to point out the person who got it the worst was the good looking guy in the bright green shirt, me.
Next up was California Screamin'. Only 5 of us wanted to ride. The ride was basically walk on. Everyone knows they decide before the ride what they are doing for the picture. This ride it was by Luke and he said "lets just look like we are bored". So that's what these photos are. In this picture its Luke and his dad Skyler.
This picture is of Johanna, Cehcee, and me.
Next up were the Silly Symphony Swings and Goofy's Sky School. Today was the first time Vero went on Goofy's Sky School and I am guessing it was the last.
After that we went on The Little Mermaid before heading back to Disneyland for dinner and our activity.
Dinner and the first part of the activity took place at Pizza Port in Tomorrowland.
After dinner it was now time for the meet activity. This months was created by Rosemary and Neil, aka FindingMickey. There were 4 teams of 4 members. I was part of the Beards of Sin team, which won the best name bonus. Part 1 of the activity was a Disney trivia test. Each team had 30 minutes to complete 55 questions. Part 2 of the activity was a scavenger hunt mixed together with brain teasers.
In the end the winning team consisted of Dana, Johanna, Angel, and Cyndee. It was a great activity and a huge thank you has to go out to Rosemary and Neil who did a ton of work to put the whole thing together.
This is the final group shot of the evening with everyone who participated in activity. That's a good looking group of people if I do say so myself. In the picture Rosemary, Neil, Jessie, Justin, Sammi, Luke, Skyler, Angel, Cyndee, Amanda, Michelle, Johanna, Dana, Cehcee, Vero, Rick, Efrain, Anthony, Justin, and Travis. I think I got everyone.
Selfie with Johanna, Michelle, and myself.
Rose Mary, me, and Michelle
Group picture of the ones who enjoyed some good laughs and some good drinks.
In the end it was another great meeting of the Neverlanders SC.