Oops We Did it Again...

So you were warned long ago about our missing gene. You know the one for child friendly family fun. Just so you understand, it's not fun we don't like, it's the version of fun that includes sitting on the freakin floor watching a puppet show that we do not enjoy.

Yes, we know, there are rides there... um, woo?! Think about it, we stood in line for an hour to ride what is a essentially a, minute or less long, carnival ride they add excitement to by putting it in the dark, and creating a story around it. Not to say the rides weren't fun, they were, but I'm not exaggerating about the hour long lines. AT.ALL.

I think our friends expressed our lack of love for all things Disney best yesterday while marveling at the huge crowds of sweating people all waiting in line for something. Only Disney can charge $70 for the opportunity to shop. That my darlings is Disney in a nutshell.

So that's what we did yesterday, we spent our day at Disney Hollywood Studios. And yes, we had fun damnit. And the girls had a blast. But the friends we spent part of our day with have an 18month old daughter. Let me just take this chance to publicly thank Pete that my youngest is 5 years old! I love our friend's little girl, she is adorable, happy, loving and has chubby thighs you just want to eat up. But baby I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and some days I just want to run to it. My girls totally love fast rides, the bigger and scarier the better, and that kind of fun is much more suited to this mom and dad. Unfortunately the little one is still too short for the really big rides, although, she does have her extra special big shoes she wears to amusement parks to make her tall enough to ride. They didn't help much yesterday, but sometimes they make the difference between leaving at least one parent out of the fun and everyone sticking together.

Also, to be filed under this oh so appropriate heading. We left the tickets at home yesterday. Oh yes. We did.
And yes, we've done that before... about 15 years ago we were headed to Gator Growl and got halfway through Orlando when we realized we left all the tickets at home. Well, at least we hadn't gottent all the way to Gainesville before we noticed.
Now back to yesterday. We woke up, got dressed and ate breakfast. Even remembered to throw in the camera. Don't be looking for pictures, I apparently had 2 sets of dead batteries, yeah, just how my day was rolling. Keep reading it stays that good all morning. We drive the 45 minutes to the hotel our friends are staying in. Locate the self parking, walk through the entire hotel and meet said little family. It is only when they say, lets head to the counter to buy our tickets that hubby and I start the"I thought you had the tickets", "OMG you must be joking" volley.

No, no one was joking. Where were the tickets? In our bedroom safely tucked away. See they don't check your id when you enter a park, only when you purchase the tickets, so they are essentially free tickets to Disney (now with 2 days left on them) if someone steals them or they get lost. So I keep them at home not on my person. Sometimes I apparently am capable of outsmarting myself!

I vounteered for the drive 45minutes home and 45 minutes back while hubby and the girls had a long leisurely 2nd breakfast with our friends. Carbon footprint, what? I sure as hell wasn't buying more tickets, all I cared about was that the $20 half tank of gas was way cheaper than new tickets!

Oh and I have one more so funny it hurts incident to add to the game of "How much more fun could this day be?" While driving back after picking up the tickets, that did I mention 2 dumbass adults completely forgot at home? I heard the radio station DJ announce he was giving away 4 free tickets to Wet-n-Wild. So I called. And get this. They picked up and I heard the distinctive DJ voice yelling "Mix 105 you are the 9th caller. What's your...." No SHIT, I kid you not, my cellphone friggin lost service. Oh, YES.IT.DID! In hindsight it was probably better I didn't win, because just what I need is more tickets to forget at home!


Disney Shmisney! What the heck were you doing doing that to yourself AGAIN?!

We have tickets stashed away in our bedroom, too, actually. I think we're not going to use them until I'm sure Goober is tall enough to ride ALL the rides.... and it's not 96 degrees outside.

July 28, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

Oh hon...wow, I won't complain today because you obviously got me beat!!! What were you thinking going to Disney in the summer....CRAZY!!!!! That is what season tickets are for!!! :)

July 28, 2008 at 3:16 PM  

We lived there with season passes for FIVE YEARS and NOW you start going? HAHAHAHA! Tell me that you took the girls on The Rockin' Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror.. And, I am in agreement with Brit -- Disney in July = HOT HOT HOT HOT AS HELL!

July 28, 2008 at 3:42 PM  

Okay, did you people miss the whole, we had friends in town and we met them to go to Disney?! We didn't really choose Disney in July, it chose us!
And no that is not what season passes are for, I don't care what time of year it is, it's still HOT and CROWDED and I don't really enjoy the whole world that Walt built enough to go back more than 4 times a year. Hee hee!

July 28, 2008 at 3:58 PM  

ps you will get 2 more of these Disney: aka the money sucker posts in the coming months because we still have 2 count 'em 2 more days on the passes to use before Oct 26!

July 28, 2008 at 3:59 PM  

We live in SoCal and went to Disneyland every year for my whole life. Then our family took a one week vacation to Disney World. One week of Disney is too much. I haven't been back since.

July 28, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

Jesus - that sounds like one of our vacations! One mishap after another. Good memories. The dying cell phone was the classic ending!

July 29, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

Good Grief!!
I never win anything.
We didn't do Disneyland until the youngest was a tall 1st grader (by then, the oldest was a 9th grader). I'm glad. Everyone was big enough for all rides. We used Ride-Max (check it out on the web) for planning our time there and it worked great, because the kids understood the plan. Oh, and we went in the middle of the 2nd week of November. Summertime?? Nah, I did that as a kid. The lines stunk even back then.

But with an 18mo. old? I looked at those families with pity.

July 29, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

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