I had another post ready to go but I realized that I should write about today's opening.
Today marks the return of Captain EO to Disneyland. The 3D show which stars Michael Jackson ran from 1986 to 1997 and was revived after Jackson's death. I say revived because it's taken months to iron out the kinks and revamp the theater to get it back to life.
I went to Disneyland with Kennedy on Monday, our first trip to the park with Yvie in school. I felt a little guilty about leaving Yvie behind but Yvie has done a lot of things Kennedy hasn't been able to do, so she understood. Kennedy, for instance, has been dying to go to school since Yvie started kindergarten and Kennedy won't play soccer until this year - Yvie's had two years of soccer already.
Anyway, I was secretly hoping that the show was going to have a pre-opening day viewing and that I'd be lucky enough to nab a seat in the theater for that but alas no avail. I may try and go next week sometime with the girls if my schedule allows for it but I'm guessing the lines for Captain EO will be enormously enormous. Can you use a word as an adjective for that word? Well, I just did.
As far as the trip, Kennedy and I headed over to California Adventure since the rides she wanted to do were over there. She did something for the first time since she now meets the 42-inch minimum requirements.
This is a great ride during the spring and summer, when it's a bit hotter. The sun was out on Monday and it was kinda warm so I didn't mind getting wet. This is the Grizzly River Run, and Kennedy had never been on it. The ride features a raft, which seats eight, and goes through a roaring river which is supposed to replicate a similar ride through the Sierra Nevadas.
Her first ride consisted of her and me, alone in the raft. In the summer, the wait time can be an hour or more, but we walked right onto a raft and nobody was around us so we sat on our own raft. We got drenched too, at least my pants did, but it was all good.
So even if we didn't get to see Captain EO, our outing was enjoyable. Sorry Yvie, but we did have fun without you :( Although, it would have been waaaaay better if Yvie and Mrs. LB were there too, but I had their season passes with me, so they were there in spirit and in plastic.