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  • Writer's pictureLoren Javier

TRIP REPORT: Disneyland Resort - July 13 & 14, 2019

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I went to the Disneyland Resort the weekend of July 13-14, 2019.

As is my normal passion, I went to visit as many character as I could. This represents a compilation of the characters I met over the two days.

One of the attractions I couldn't wait to see was the Emotional Whirlwind. It's the "new" attraction at Pixar Pier. While I was super excited about an Inside Out attraction, this sadly pales in comparison to Flick's Flyers from which this attraction comes from. Flick's Flyers, at least, had the charming ambiance of A Bug's Land. The Emotional Whirlwind lacks that kind of ambiance. Here, you find yourself whirling around the Incredicoaster instead. While the music and voice overs are fun, I don't see myself riding this very often sadly.

Every so often, I like to go into one of the classics. This time, I went to one of my favorites - the Enchanted Tiki Room! I absolutely adore this attraction, particularly the Hawaiian War Chant.

Next, I went over to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and walked around there for a little bit...

Last time, I got a chance to try the Blue Milk. This time, I tried the Green Milk and even got myself the Bantha Farms Souvenir Sipper I asked them not to put the milk in the sipper and they told me I'd only get one cup rather than the two and a half cups in the sipper. But,honestly, I wouldn't be able to finish two and a half cups. I actually like the taste of the milk which tasted more fruity than the Blue Milk to me, but one cup is already a lot.

Earlier in the day, I made a reservation for Oga's Cantina. It was easy peasy and I didn't have to wait long to get seated as a disabled person. This time, I tried the Fuzzy Tauntaun which I heard many people talking about. The foam numbs your lips and tongue for a good long time. I actually enjoyed the drink itself. It was another dangerous one where, if I didn't pace myself, I could find myself getting messed up. Thankfully, the 'Buzzz' foam helps prevent that from happening.

After Oga's Cantina, I went to get something to eat at Ronto Roasters. I tried the Ronto Wrap and a Sour Sarlacc which lived up to its name. Made of Limeade with Raspberry and spicy Mango, the Sour Sarlacc actually pairs well with the Ronto Wrap made up of Roasted Pork, Grilled Pork Sausage, Peppercorn Sauce, tangy Slaw, wrapped in Pita.

After dinner, I rode around and watched Chewbacca fix a Tie-Figher. It's always fun seeing this kind of stuff.

Then, I camped out to watch the fireworks over Batuu. I found myself a space in the upper viewing area of the Millennium Falcon. While I waited, I tried the special Batuuan popcorn served in a Mouse Droid.

Soon, the fireworks started and it was absolutely stunning. I don't know if we were closer to the fireworks, but it seemed brighter and more vibrant...and definitely louder. But, it's my new favorite place to watch the fireworks aside from in front of the Castle itself.

The next morning, I returned to Batuu. But, unlike everybody else who were making a bee-line toward Smuggler's Run, I went to the Black Spire Outpost Marketplace. It was glorious because, aside from the cast members, I was the only one over there for about the first half hour.

Later, I went to watch the Red Car Trolley Newsboys show which will be ending later this month, sadly. I really love this show and is part of what gives Buena Vista Street its energy. I do hope the show will come back when the Red Cars come back next year.

Over at Disneyland, I got a chance to watch Mickey & Pals march down Main Street, USA with the Disneyland Band and the Dapper Dans. I always get a thrill from seeing them!

I also got a chance to see the Happy Haunts exhibit at the Disneyland Opera House celebrating 50 years of the Haunted Mansion. There was so much fabulous stuff in there. These were a few of my favorite pieces.

Finally, I went over to Downtown Disney to see the Mickey inspired floral designs. So cute!

The heat was brutal and it was crowded, but I still had a great time. Until next time! Coming up, the D23 Expo 2019!

If you would like to see more sights and sounds from my trip, including a whole lot of character greetings, check out this video!

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