Thursday, September 17, 2015

Disneyland Bucket List

        Over my years of visiting Disneyland I've gotten to do some pretty great things, from being in an old parade when I was nine (dancing with Baloo no less) to having the most magical conversation with the Fairy Godmother. That being said, there's still a ton of experiences I'd love to have. So, here's a list of some things I'm hoping to do at Disneyland!

Don't you want to see when this sign lights up?
  • See the Lighting Ceremony in Cars Land: Every night when they switch the neon on in Cars Land they do a little ceremony in which the lights slowly come on and they play a song from that moment in the movie. It seems so magical and I can't wait to see it!
  • Meet Mulan: I've met Mulan before, but it was a very long time ago. She's at the top of my list of who I want to meet!
  • Eat at Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue: With the impending arrival of Star Wars Land the days are numbered for Big Thunder Ranch. I've never had the barbecue there but I've heard it's amazing so I definitely want to try it before it's gone!
  • See the Disneyland Forever Fireworks From Every Viewing Area: I love that Disneyland worked so hard to make the fireworks more accessible and I want to experience every viewing area that they've created (and hopefully see the Matterhorn light up as Mount Wannahockaloogie).
  • Ride the Carousel with the Pearly Band: I love the Pearly Band and I love going on the carousel so getting to ride around as they play would be amazing!
  • Ride on the Columbia: I haven't been on the Columbia in a very long time, so I think it's time to go on again.
  • Ride in the Lily Belle Train Car: It's pure Disney magic and history and I want to experience it so badly!
  • Have Megan Be the Rebel Spy: My best friend Megan love Star Wars and she's been hoping forever that she would be the rebel spy on Star Tours. Let's hope it happens soon!
  • Pin trade with Cast Members: I've been collecting pins for years but I've never really gotten in on the trading part. I'm hoping to change that and I know the easiest way to get started is by trading with Cast Members, so that's my next step!
  • Go on the Canoes: This is just something that I've never done and think looks like fun.
  • Ride in the Wheelhouse of the Mark Twain: Again, it's just pure Disney Magic and I would love to experience it.
  • Go to the Tiki Room: It's shameful that I haven't done this before, so I'm hoping to correct that soon (preferably with a Dole Whip in hand)!
        So, that's my list! I tried to keep things realistic, hence the lack of the Dream Suite. Hopefully I'll be able to accomplish everything here in the next year!