Sunday, October 07, 2007

10th Annual Gay Days Anaheim - Day 2

After our fun-but-exhausting Saturday at Disneyland, we did manage to make it back the next day for the second part of the 10th Annual Gay Days Anaheim celebration. This time the red shirt brigade decided to take on Disney's California Adventure (although not all of us wore red shirts day two).

Our Tower of Terror pic; we're in the top row. (10/07/07)
Our Tower of Terror pic; we're in the top row. (10/07/07)

We started the day by riding Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, followed by our favorite, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Later, we rode the California Screamin' roller coaster (except for Tim, who was feeling a little queasy).

Tim won a dolphin at the Dolphin Derby. (10/07/07)
Tim won a dolphin at the Dolphin Derby. (10/07/07)

We had a fun experience while riding the tamer Mulholland Madness roller coaster. During the ride, it broke! We were stuck on the roller coaster for about 15 minutes. We were joking amongst ourselves that we were probably the ones that broke it, what with us four big guys crammed into a little tiny roller coaster car.

Yo, wut up, G? (10/07/07)
Yo, wut up, G? (10/07/07)

Finally a castmember let us out of the car, where we had to walk back to the front of the ride via a series of behind-the-scenes platforms. To make up for the inconvenience, they gave us a "no-line" pass to any ride on the Disneyland Resort (with the only exception being the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage due to the incredibly long lines there).

Golden Screams: Waste of time. (10/07/07)
Golden Screams: Waste of time. (10/07/07)

My other big priority that day was to see the High School Musical 2: School's Out! show, which did not disappoint. Although the next show we saw did. It was some lame show at the Golden Dreams Theater (renamed "Golden Screams Theater" for Halloween season). The premise was that the audience helps choose a winning scream from a scary movie scene. It was lame, lame, lame.

Jason & Jarrod prepare to go Soarin' Over California. (10/07/07)
Jason & Jarrod prepare to go Soarin' Over California. (10/07/07)

After having ridden all the major rides at that park (aside from the Grizzly River Run, which didn't sound fun since we were not in the mood to get wet), we decided to go back to Disneyland Park and use our no-line pass on Peter Pan's Flight. Believe it or not, that's Jason's favorite ride on the entire property. Because it always has a line, it was a good choice.

Check out this pic of me. Dynamite, isn't it? :) (10/07/07)
Check out this pic of me. Dynamite, isn't it? :) (10/07/07)

After Peter Pan, we made one last attempt to get on Indiana Jones, but alas, it was still broken. I'm glad we went though because we had a celebrity sighting on our way there. We saw the aptly-named Dick, the adult twelve-year-old who won Big Brother 8. Although I wasn't a fan, I did say, "Way to go, Dick!" He responded with, "I'm good, thanks." I guess he's just as bright in person as he was on TV. (Then again, he won half-a-million bucks, and I haven't, so what does that say?)

Our celebrity sighting of the day: Dick, winner of Big Brother 8.
Our celebrity sighting of the day: Dick, winner of Big Brother 8.

It was a fun culmination of a great weekend, but we were wiped by the time we got home that afternoon.

2 comments:

Tom said...

That is so awesome that you saw Dick! Ha! Also, I have to agree with Jason, the Peter Pan ride is awesome! Christine and I actually get kind of verklempt when you soar out over the London skyline...so beautiful! I hear ya, Jason, that is probably one of the coolest things in the park. Hope they don't ever revamp it!!

Anonymous said...

I STILL can't believe you beat me for that dolphin!!!!! I ALWAYS WIN THAT GAME!!!!

OK next carnival game we see we're going for a re-match!

:-)
-Jarrod