Well for Heaven's sake. We go away for a few days family vacation and the whole country falls apart.
We were in the Happiest Place on Earth, which, truth to tell, wasn't. It was our worst Disneyland experience in the 30 some years we have been going. The weather was hot, in the low 90s, which I cannot hold The Magic Kingdom responsible for, but pretty much everything else was sub par as well.
It's November, right? No school holidays going on, all websites stating that the park should be a "ghost town". Hah. The only time we have seen crowds like this was that time back in the 80s when we went on Memorial Weekend. And simply terrible crowd control. They kept us standing out in the 90 degree temperatures waiting to get into the park, to go through the security stations. Thanks to the terrorist attacks in large venues, now you have to go through metal detectors and bag searches at Disneyland. One hour in the hot sun. Before we even set foot past the entrance. Brutal. "No unfortunately M'am you cannot stand in shade under this tree. It is a hazard don't you know. Due to the tree and all". I am not kidding. I actually heard a bone head security guard say that to an older woman who was overcome by the heat due to a medical condition.
We couldn't get on many of the attractions we were interested in. I won't belabor the situation any more, except to say that it was a mess. I seriously don't know if I ever will go back. I feel so bad for my husband because he spent a ton of money and it just was not worth it at all. And he is such a big Disneyland fan. Sad.
Here are a couple of girls who made the best of things.
Hope you all are doing well and with luck we will all get through the next four years, right?