Ah Disneyland, hands down one of my very favorite places to be. They weren't making it easy on me this trip however, the lines were out of control! After over an hour wait just to buy tickets to get inside, I was already taking a deep breath to steady myself for a very congested day at the park. Whew! The weather was perfect and the rides and ambiance just as marvelous as ever, but to put it frankly, I feel I need to go back again as I just didn't get to go on as many rides as I would have liked. The moral of the story is, don't go to the park during spring break, you will regret it when the line for Space Mountain is at 120 minutes all day! (If you are saying "well then what were you thinking?" this was the only week I could plan for my California trip as my amazing traveling companion was on a school based schedule). One of my friends has already suggested a Disneyland trip sometime in September and I am deeply tempted...I really do love Disneyland you guys!
Crowds aside, you just can't beat lunch at the Blue Bayou with the colorful paper lanterns and delicious monte cristo sandwich, a ride through space on Star Tours, and savoring every wonderful detail Disney has put into the park. Disney really know how to put the theme in theme park, and I just love them for it. As you all know I love that Indiana Jones esk 1930's adventurer vibe so of course Adventureland is very close to my heart. My beloved Jungle Cruise is closed currently for renovations so this was my first trip to the park without riding on one of those wonderfully retro boats first thing. I can't wait to return soon and ride down the rivers once more, and then before we know it there will be a whole Star Wars land too! Goodness will I be queuing up then!
I made a new dress for the occasion, and scored some free Indiana Jones fastpasses from a kindly cast member who liked my "dapper" dress as he called it. Every day is dapper day as far as I am concerned! The dress is a lightweight cotton twill with a basic A-line skirt and the usual bodice I use for almost all of my dresses. Sorry about the wrinkles by the way, but you know, riding in doombuggies and a Pirate dinghy will do that to a skirt! A new sewing development is that I have conquered the lapped zipper and I like how much cleaner it looks compared to my frazzled centered zippers. I paired the dress with flat gold sandals for a day of walking and standing, a gold and tan belt, and a new leaf shaped celluloid brooch. The brooch is actually one of a set I look forward to wearing more once it warms up! I pinned back my hair with grip tuth combs and I can report this was a very sturdy and ride-proof hairstyle! I totally recommend grip tuth combs, they hold even my heavy thick hair really well. It was really fun to be a bit dressed up at the park and it is definitely something I will do now in the future. If only I got to visit more often! I need to win the lottery ;)
Oh my beloved Disneyland, may we meet again soon <3
|Dress: Made by me|
Brooch, Belt, & Earrings: Vintage