The Tour Gets Underway
Meet Mike... Out tour guide
We go across to California Adventure and make a could of stops including eating flavored marshmallows
Did You Know? - Marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, corn syrup, water, gelatin that has been softened in hot water, dextrose, vanilla flavorings, and sometimes coloring, whipped to a spongy consistency. Some marshmallow recipes call for eggs. This confection is the modern version of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.
We get the low-down from Mike
Here come da train....
Did You Know? - The Pacific Electric Railway (reporting mark PE), also known as the Red Car system, was a mass transit system in Southern California using streetcars, light rail, and buses. The largest electric railway in the world at its greatest extent, around 1925, the system interconnected cities in Los Angeles County and Orange County, as well as in San Bernardino County and Riverside County.
Main Street and Pacific Electric Depot L.A. 1910
Like Paul remembers from the late 1940's
Cathay Circle Theater
Premiere of motion picture "Life of Emile Zola" at the
Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., 1937
Just the brightest red in the world
Dew on the plants shined in the sunlight
Carsland is lit up beautifully at night...
Nick is in Christmas red...
The CA candy store also has canned smells coming out the front...
Notice the operator is manually moving the electrical pickup around at the end of the line
Back To Disneyland Proper
Mike explains about Dr. Silverstein (we have our own!!)
The dark clouds have pretty much gone away
Did You Know? - The Hanukkah menorah (Hebrew: מנורת חנוכה m'noraht khanukkah, pl. menorot) (also Hebrew: חַנֻכִּיָּה hanukiah, or chanukkiyah, pl. hanukiyot/chanukkiyot, or Yiddish: חנוכּה לאמפּ khanike lomp, lit.: Hanukkah lamp) is, strictly speaking, a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, as opposed to the seven-branched menorah used in the ancient Temple or as a symbol.
The ninth holder, called the shamash ("helper" or "servant"), is for a candle used to light all other candles and/or to be used as an extra light. The menorah is among the most widely produced articles of Jewish ceremonial art. The seven-branched menorah is a traditional symbol of Judaism, along with the Star of David.
Putting down the avenue
Unique lighting on the Matterhorn this afternoon
Did You Know? - The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 meters (14,690 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south.
Jack Skellington was out and about
Did You Know? - Jack Skellington is a fictional character who first appeared in the 1993 animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and lives in a fantasy world based solely on the Halloween holiday.
His usual appearance is a skeleton dressed in a black pin-striped suit and a bow tie resembling a bat, but there are some points in which he dresses as a scarecrow with a pumpkin for a head. His last name is a play on skeleton.
He has a pet ghost dog named Zero, who has a small glowing nose that looks like a jack-o'-lantern. His love interest is Sally, a rag doll created by Dr. Finklestein.
Mike provides us instructions on entering the Haunted Mansion
The whistle on the boat keeps drowning out Mike... It becomes a joke
Sue is ready to be scared
100 pumpkins adorn the mansion this time of year
Let's go for a ride
The sign is quite correct
Bye for now...
Blue skies... What a magnificent day!
Fall colors even in Winter
It's indeed a small world
Wish it could be....
What floats your boat?
Watching over us making sure we do not get lost
Last look at the toys before the parade
Over to Toon Town to get hot chocolate before the parade
We are ready... Bring on the parade