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  • Writer's pictureLoren Javier

TRIP REPORT: Disneyland Resort - June 18-19, 2019

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On my first day back to the Disneyland Resort, I paid a quick visit to Forky who they set up at Pixar Pier. It's always disappointing, though, when you have a bunch of strollers in the background. But, I really think its a cute location for him. I will have to go back sometime when I can get there early in the morning.

Next, I went to meet Bo Peep in her new Toy Story 4 outfit for the first time...

Afterward, I went to see the Tale of the Lion King which is being featured in Paradise Park at Disney California Adventure through the summer. I loved it! I thought the costumes were colorful and the musical numbers were a lot of fun. I ended up watching it twice!

After the show, I watched the Pixharmonic Orchestra in Pixar Pier. If they aren't the best

band at the Disneyland Resort, they certainly are the most fun!

Then, I went to meet some characters - Buzz Lightyear and Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps!

I also finally tried one of the Memory Refreshers at Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff. I had the Rainbow Unicorn and have to say that it was one of the most delicious things I've ever had. It's basically a fruity Slushee with Nerds on top! Who knew it could be so good? I am definitely going to have another one of those the next time I'm down.

Then, I took a look at the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. While it still looks like Flik's Flyers to me, it does look like its going to be cute. I can't wait for the walls to come down and to ride it.

The next day, we got up early for our last Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge reservation...

The nice thing about having gone so early in the morning is to get pictures of the park with barely anybody in the park!

It didn't seem like there were a lot of people in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in the earlier part of the morning either...

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is not without highly photographable locations. The details are just amazing.

One of my favorite Easter Eggs is the 3 containers on top of Docking Bay 7. The three numbers represent the release years for the Original Trilogy.

I ended up going to Dok-Ondar's Den Of Antiquities to get a holocron. I just love looking around this store.

Later, I had a Ronto Morning Wrap and a Tatooine Sunset drink at Ronto Roasters. In the wrap was scrambled eggs, grilled pork sausage, shredded cheddar & peppercorn sauce, all wrapped in pita. I was, at first, nervous about the sausage as I'm not normally a fan of sausage in the morning, but I have to say it was perfect and really added to the flavor of the wrap. It was quite delicious. The drink was made up of Gold Peak unsweetened tea, Odwalla lemonade with melon and blueberry. It was pretty good, but kinda sweet for that early in the morning. I might try the Meiloorun Juice next time I'm there for breakfast.

I also got to try the Blue Milk which I enjoyed quite a bit. I don't know why, but I was expecting something chalky tasting. It was actually like a fruity milk Slushee. I liked it.

This time that we went on Smuggler's Run, I got to enjoy the details of the queue a little more as our wait was a little longer than last time. And, this time, I got to be a pilot!

Last time we went, we were not able to get into Oga's Cantina. So, I was so excited that we got in this time. Pictures and videos really don't do this place justice. You really have to experience it for yourself because it really does feel like you've stepped into a cantina from Star Wars. Its such an amazing experience! Also, its mostly standing room, but I have to give a shout out to their being accommodating to the disabled. They found me a spot to bring in my scooter so I could sit. And, while it's crowded, it's not unbearable and adds to the experience.

I got the Yub Nub (I was giving the Endor mug to my cousin for her birthday) and my cousin got the Carbon Freeze. The Carbon Freeze was cool as it looked like it was bubbling and it tasted like a fruity soda. The Yub Nub is dangerous! It is made of pineapple rum, spiced rum, citrus juices, and passion fruit and did not taste like an alcoholic beverage. I had to pace myself on this one, otherwise I could have sucked the whole thing down in one sip! It was delicious! I'd get it again.

One of the things I love about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is that the roaming characters bring the place to life. I ran into Chewbacca several time who was just strolling around. I also caught up with Rey. And, as always, the Stormtroopers are patrolling.

After Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we had a nice lunch at the Carthay Circle Restaurant to celebrate my cousin's 40th birthday. I had the Skuna Bay Salmon Roasted with Korean Chili. It came with a cashew fried rice and it was so tasty that there was not even a morsel on my plate afterward.

After lunch, I just wandered around looking for characters...

Before I left to get some rest, I ended up wandering into the Animation Academy to draw a character. And, it was a nice time to go because they helped somebody with their marriage proposal! It was very cute!

Finally, I thought I'd share a couple things I bought. First, I got this cute wooden articulate toy of C-3PO and R2-D2. I love that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has this unique artisanal merchandise.

And, as I said before, I bought a holocron. Without a Kyber Crystal, it speaks with the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. If I add the purple crystal I bought (the only other color they had!), it speaks with the voice of Mace Windu.

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