The only other things either of us remember are the parade, which had Alice and a float with one of those crazy machines like you make in Mouse Trap, with balls going up and down and stuff. And they had one of those contests where the guys have to stand on logs that are floating in the water, and they're spinning around and around. It was in the Rivers of America and it was awesome. It would be neat to see that again. As I was remembering, I was thinking, "It sure would be nice to have pictures of that!"
We don't have pictures of that, but we do still have pictures from when we went to Disneyland last July!
Whenever we see a bird other than the usual ducks, we have to take a picture. This was most likely taken at the moat to Sleeping Beauty's castle, but alas, I can't tell by the plantlife alone.
They sort of recently-ish opened up a new service in Fantasyland called the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. It's a fashion salon where you can take your little girl and they'll give her glitter for her face and do her hair like a princess... I think they do nails, too, but I'm not sure (They do, Athena confirms), and if you go with the super expensive package, they'll dress her up in her favorite princess's gown. Soon after it opened, we saw cast members standing outside the shop, touting customers, and I imagined the very frustrated parents trying to calm their little girls down after saying no, honey, we can't afford it, and wanting to strangle those cast members. Sorry ladies, I know you're only doing your job! (I suppose it might be logical that if a parent can afford to take their children to Disneyland, they can also afford to take them to the boutique, but sometimes admission and food is just about all the parents can spare!)
Anyway, they had really cute window displays, so we tried to get pictures, fighting the reflection off the glass!
Normally, we're not really impressed enough with the merchandise to take pictures (they have some awesome stuff, but why take a picture when you can buy it?), but we needed photographic evidence that they do, in fact, seem to be marketing gothic lolita fashion to little girls going to Disneyland.
More cute Cinderella window displayness. You can see us in our Jedi Training Academy hats in the reflections on the glass.
Here comes our set of photos of Pixie Hollow. They had neat little statues of each of the main fairies, except, sadly, for Bishonen Fairy. Maybe they'll add him soon, since apparently (according to the commercial) he has such a big part in the second Tinker Bell movie.
Not a fairy statue, but they made the water foam in a fancy swirly design!
I took two of Silvermist, because there's the one with the fish and the closeup of her.
We actually had a hard time identifying this one because it had been a while since we'd seen the movie. The light fairy, Iridessa, was the only one left anyway, but if she's a light fairy, why the heck is she hidden in the shadows? Also, the little girl in front of us was wearing an Iridessa costume and it looked Nothing like the outfit this statue was wearing. But we noticed there were some fireflies hidden around her that probably light up at night, and she had the annoying sunflower seed on her top, so we figured it had to be her. When we got done, we checked all the merchandise, but Iridessa was still wearing the same outfit that little girl was wearing. It wasn't until we came back later and checked the back of the DVD that we were satisfied that that statue was, in fact, Iridessa.
I really wish the lighting had turned out better on this one. Rosetta had the best little setup.
These guys came by while we were waiting in line. They march around playing songs from Mary Poppins, and when they stop, Mary Poppins herself comes along with Bert to join them.
And finally, here's where we get shrunk small enough to talk to pixies. We were told once, when we were thinking about going to Pixie Hollow but decided we didn't want to wait that long in line, that they sprinkle you with pixie dust to make this possible, but there was no pixie dust sprinkling when we went through that day. It's just as well, because pixie dust makes you fly. Period. If it shrunk you, Peter Pan would have had to be much more careful when using Tink like a salt shaker.
In retrospect, we should have gotten a person in that picture to show you just how tall that grass is. But it should all be clear when we get to our next installment of photos!
Today I'm thankful for fond memories of the state fair at Disneyland (one last thing I remember is the little tiny bit of the song they wrote for the parade that goes something like, "Staaaate fair♪"), Oreo liking his new dry food, not having to worry about the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique (though I do think it would be adorable to watch the little girl as they made her up, sitting in those cute little chairs...), fun window displays, and the ability to capture memories.