Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Yeah? I like the rides meant for small children. What of it?


For a brief Wednesday post, I thought I'd post up this photo of me at California Adventures in Anaheim. California Adventures is the new Disney theme park adjacent to Disneyland. It's still pretty small, but it's that kind of place Disney excels in creating: acreage covered in colorful, appealing caricatures of buildings, steeped in nostalgia for a strange, quasi-time that sort of feels like it must have been better than it is now. It's a lot of fun. This is one of the least exciting rides in the whole park -- called the Golden Zephyr (listed on the website under "Family Adventures") and yet here I am on it, thrilled to death, looking like an overgrown recipient of a Day at Disneyland pass from the Make a Wish Foundation. There was no line so we rode this thing like three times. I'll leave it at that.

4 comments:

blankfist said...

Did you ever use the speedpass? You can swipe your pass as you get into line, and by the time you finish riding it you can go straight to the front of the line and ride it again without waiting. It's pretty sweet.

Fried Pepperoni said...

You're so cute, Crane. You and McBride should make a Huffy sequel, called Huffy goes to Disneyland.

(sorry for alienating half of your audience)

Anonymous said...

you didn't alienate me. I am still here.

JudgeHolden said...

That's pretty funny, anonymous. And true. These days it seems like this blog has an audience of about two.

So a Huffy sequel, huh? I guess I'd probably get beat down by a gang of film students at the end of that one, too. You know, I remember back to the looping session we did on Huffy in the living room of the Flava mansion. Danny wanted me to do this Forrest Gump-like voice for him to play over the action, but no matter how hard I tried, it never sounded like he wanted. He ended up doing it himself and that aspect of the final product struck me as really weird, but weird mostly because it was Danny's voice presented as my own.

Also, Speed Pass is pretty awesome, and I've used it plenty on the big "attractions" though on a ride like the Golden Zephyr, sadly, no speed pass available.