Tuesday, September 09, 2008

BEHIND THE SCENES...

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Here she is, as requested!


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Took the family to Disneyland last week for my youngest's 3 year old bday! What a total blast- I love that place; love taking my kids. We did the whole shebang: stayed over, did the character breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen (Oh my GOD the woman playing Princess Jasmine is so hot!), rode EVERYTHING at least once at Dland, stayed for the parade, and got to California Adventure for the first time! Heck, even bought a couple of season passes as I plan on going back at least a couple of times this year with my kids.

Two quick things about it:

1- We went in the off season in the middle of the week and let me just tell you- if you can swing it- THAT is the way to go to Disneyland. On Wednesday there NO lines! And I mean NO lines. The amount of time it took to get on space mountain was LITERALLY the amount of time it took to walk the distance from the entrance of the ride (outside in tomorrow land) to the place where you actually sit your ass down on the coaster. I rode that thing three times in the span of an hour! So great! But I will say the experience of WAITING and ANTICIPATING to get on a ride DOES add a lot to the experience. Without it, the ride actually feels a bit less special. But it was still great. And I don't know if anyone out there knows but on Wednesday Space Mountain felt so damn fast that I think it was the fastest coaster I've ever been on. Road it again Thursday and it felt slower, more normal. Do they change the speeds on any given day?!?!

2- California Adventure was even less crowded and I really dug it. Tower of Terror?!? Oh my GOD! Talk about AMAZING presentation! SUCH a wonderful experience. I took my 5 year old without realizing how scary it was gonna be (me being an idiot, I guess I ignored the word TERROR in the fucking title of the ride)! But still, it is so fun! Anyway, caught this pic:



I just thought this was pretty funny as Disney does such a great job at keeping a lot of the behind the scenes stuff hidden. But me and my oldest are on the ferris wheel type thing that really is quite scary if you are afraid of heights and as we are about to start the ride, they send this woman out to clean the puke from the car in front of us. See that trash bag she's holding? Full of paper towels that have sopped up quite a bit of vomit.

Not sure why, but I enjoyed that/found it interesting.

Magic Kingdom huh??! How about the Kingdom Where You Puke and Vomit and Stuff and Get Reall Sick And.......errr....ahem...yeah...anyway....

And man, I was really, really scared being way up there. I never understood how people got scared going to theme parks because I'm always aware that- for the most part- everything is ultra safe. But being up so high really pressed some primal buttons in me. And being aware we were/are in earthquake country pushed even more buttons. And I really had to force myself to joke and chat with my kid just so she could see her dad was not afriad...but dude, I totally was. It was kinda fun to be scared like that...rides NEVER scare me.

Ok, back to it. Just saying hi- chat later!

David

35 comments:

Lyndon said...

To be honest, i would have preferred a pic of the Princess Jasmine actor instead of the clean up crew. ;)

grasshopper said...

Come on man...admit it, thats your big bag of vomit :)
And why no pics of the hot Jasmine dude!? Ya should have taken one with her.

da criminal said...

I do have a pic with her, but it's with my kids and ex-wife as well, and I don't put pictures of my kids up.

Maybe I'll crop them out and then post...

Gyshall said...

Jasmine is hot? What a sexist thing to say (see also: VILF.)

Just kidding of course.

da criminal said...

Hell yeah, she's a PILF! :)

KilrgrnTMA said...

Wow, you're lucky. I've never ridden a roller coaster before. I should try to one of these days :D

Anonymous said...

Its one of my dreams to go to disneyland its because i live so far away from all 6 disneylands... lol not even one is near!! (I Live in the middle-east)

grasshopper said...

Awesome photo editing skills David!!
You weren't kiddin!

Jay said...

"(Oh my GOD the woman playing Princess Jasmine is so hot!), rode EVERYTHING at least once at Dland"

Anyone else read that a bit differently when it's all in 1 sentence?

Murderdolls said...

I would do nasty things to that woman.

Pyrohazard said...

Maybe Sony should invest in creating their own theme park with rides like "Kratos Mountain" and "Twisted Bumper Cars".

Plus, novetly Sweet Tooth masks!

Anonymous said...

Nice. never been to disneyland. i've been to disney'world' though.

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Known Aim said...

Hey Jaffe... I hate it when other people do this but I didn't know how else to go about it...

I'm writing an article and need to reference something I remember you saying... which I can't find. You were talking about God of War and saying that often the first level in the game is the last one that is completed... so that the designers work on it once they've learned all the tricks that they pick up during development.

where did you say this?

PS... i think barf bagger is almost as demeaning of a job as a nudie booth cleanup guy.... can't we get robots to do this stuff for us?

Nymo said...

The thing about off-season at Disneyland is all the construction walls sprout up.

and yup, Disney sure knows how to set up a story like Tower of Terror...

say, Did you try out Toy Story Midway Mania?

da criminal said...

nymo- hey!

No, I did not. I didn't know what it was. We walked past it on the second day and I got that kind of mixed up with the Buzz lightyear thing which I heard was just kinda meh so we passed on it. By the time I knew what it was- the newest and very cool sounding ride at the park- I had already walked my 5 year old back to Disneyland and she really didn't have the stamina to hoof it back to California Adventure. So next time! I hear it's great!!!

David

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh said...

Great post!!! Enjoyed reading this one

Anonymous said...

New low in politics.

Obama just called Palin a pig.

http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=a1bro0Oit0g

It is nice to see you support him Dave.

da criminal said...

No he did not call her a pig. Watch the whole speech.

Also:

McCain just accused Obama of teaching Kindergardner's sex education, for God's sake. When in essence what he was doing was passing a bill to teach little kids how to stay away from and be alert for pedophiliacs. Now THAT my friend, is a new fucking low.

David

Anonymous said...

McCain/Palin = message of change
----> Pig with slipstick is still a pig

If you don't see the connection you are a freaking fanatic.

da criminal said...

I do not doubt there may have been a veiled attack on the whole lipstick thing. But I say if that is the case: good for him man.

About time they fight back when McCain and his cronies are accusing him of teaching sex ed to 5 year olds. I mean come on man, which is worse?

The nastiness of this campaign is ONLY gonna get worse but don't pretend 'your guys' ain't down in the mud with everyone else...

Anonymous said...

This is an article about sex thing. Obama advocates educating kindergartens about touching the inappropriate places (that is sex education anyway).
http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/198169.aspx

But that is then, this is now: "pig with slipstick".

Remember the Infamous game? give a man power to see his character?
Well, this is how I see it. Take the power from a man to see how he reacts.

Joel said...

god forbid that kids understand that strangers shouldn't be touching them inappropriately.

yeesh.

the ridiculous thing is that some people actually believe that sex education is the reason why teenagers have sex.

are you KIDDING me?

da criminal said...

No that is not THEN. McCain put the ad out TODAY making it seem like Obama wants 5 year olds to know about sex. Come on man, at least admit they are ALL fighting dirty. If you can't see that- and it doesn't mean 'your guy' is not better or worse- but come on, neither of these dudes is a white fucking knight. Nowhere close. Doesn't mean you can't support one over the other but sheesh....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVLQhRiEXZs&eurl=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/09/mccain-ad-obamas-lone-edu_n_125205.html

apoorvasao said...

Hmm Now can be an Graphics Artist too.. lol Anyways Jasmine is HOT!!! And yes be Ready for the BIG BANG ...Good LUCK TO ALL PEOPLE :P

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StareClips.com said...

I like the Tower of Terror in Disneyworld in Florida (technically in Disney's Hollywood Studios, formerly called Disney's MGM Studios) a little better than the California one. It's just a tad bit different, but I like it.

Anonymous said...

Are the Democrats mastering the art of self-destruction? Joe Biden said today that Hillary would be a better pick than him.

GrYnder said...

HOLY CRAP! Your ex wife is SPIDER MAN?
AND YOUR KIDS ARE SPIDER MAN ALSO?

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON



...:D

jcbarker86 said...

I just went to Disneyworld in Flordia for my honeymoon. So you're afraid of hieghts huh? You should try going down Summit Plummit! It's the tallest waterslide in America. A 120 foot water slide where you gets speeds of 55mph! Just standing at the top made my legs shake!

The Beaner said...

I like how you and spider man gave birth to two beautiful baby spider-men.

@ known aim:

I believe he said that on the commentary for god of war. I remember that was one of the first times I remember hearing about david, I think it had that on the demo as well.