September 3rd, 2014

sora

Back from Disneyland

Okay, so we're kind of freaking out a little bit right now. We had a couple odds and ends to take care of before we got to our final read-through of Noragami 3, so we took care of those...and then checked our email. There was an email from Square-Enix saying we get to be in their video! Tadah! Normally it would just be, "Yay! That's exciting! We'll have to find our Minnie Mouse shirts," and we'd just get on with our day, but! the surprise location was not the one we were hoping for, and now we're stressed out about transportation. That's okay; I'm sure it will all work out.

Anyway, the reason we disappeared yesterday is that we had some information that Disneyland would be "a ghost town" about now, so we wanted to go check the validity of that report. By the time we got home, we were too exhausted to do much other than watch the end of Magi: The Kingdom of Magic. Anyway, I'd say the report was mildly exaggerated, but the park was still pleasantly uncrowded. I think we're going to have to give up Peter Pan's Flight as a lost cause for ever having a short line, though. It may never be under a thirty-minute wait again.

We had a pretty good time regardless of the Peter Pan's Flight line, though. We discovered that the Bootstrappers (the pirate band) are still alive. I was beginning to wonder, because we hadn't seen them around, and there was a Disney Parks blog post the other day highlighting some of the atmosphere performers, and the Bootstrappers weren't on the list. But they were there yesterday, including our favorite Russian pirate and his pennywhistles. As usual, there was a pirate who did nothing but sing and talk to guests. He asked us if he was seeing double and then mused that maybe he should lay off the rum. So we've determined that princesses always comment on our hair, fairies always comment on our being twins, and characters of ill repute such as pirates and harlots saloon girls always muse that they need to lay off the booze. The pirate also asked a little boy if the girl standing next to him was his wife, which the boy of course denied. The little girl felt the need to point out, "I'm his sister!" to which the pirate replied, "Yeah, I've heard that before." I find it amusing, but I do wonder about the morals at Disney Parks these days. Did I mention that the Golden Horseshoe is now a red light establishment?

The main thing we wanted to do, though, was go on Alice in Wonderland, because it had recently gone through an extensive refurbishment. We weren't sure if it was just for the facade or if they'd done stuff to the inside of it, too. Turns out they had done stuff to the inside, Collapse )

We also caught the flag retreat as we were leaving the park. That's always nice to watch, and it makes me tear up every time! I love the old-fashioned patriotic songs.

Then we came home and were sore and tired. The end.

Today I'm thankful for having the chance to really be in this Kingdom Hearts video, getting to go to Disneyland yesterday, getting to see the Alice in Wonderland upgrade, finishing our Noragami 3 translation, and the new cheese sticks they have at the Stage Door Cafe.