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One More Disney Day–Shelly and Jamie, Leslie and Ashley

This was my favorite couple from last night. Shelly and Jamie are here all the way from New Jersey celebrating Shelly’s Leap Day birthday at Disneyland! This is the first trip to our fair park and I think they’re going to have a great time.

And more from last night–Leslie and Ashley left Utah at 4:30am to spend one more Disney day!

One More Disney Day–The Diehard Interviews!

You know how I’m always sort of complaining about my…creative photography skills? Well it turns out that my nighttime videography skills are also lacking!

Woo hoo!

Blame the low-budget operation here. I just headed out with my video camera to meet a bunch of people and have a good time.

My camera has two settings (well, more than that, but only two that seemed to be useful at the time). One is the regular setting, which resulted in a rather dark picture, and the other is the nighttime setting, which is apparently supposed to be used on a tripod with completely immobile subjects, because you can hear the person talking but it’s like a bad bad BAD Skype session. Like the Skype session from hell, basically. Heh.

Anyway, over at the front of the line, meet Jeff! (this is the nighttime setting–sorry, Jeff)

 

And here’s Robert, with the regular camera setting (sorry, Robert)

 

One More Disney Day Trip Report: Tuesday Night 2/28

It’s One More Disney Day, Disneyland’s Leap Year celebration during with Disneyland Park will be open for 24 hours straight, from 6am the 29th to 6am the 1st.

As an added incentive, the first 2,000 people in the door get a free pair of mouse ears. For that, guests were allowed to line up starting at 10pm Tuesday night. I headed over there around 11 and it was mighty crowded.

First, parking was in the Pumbaa lot, which is on Disney Way across from the Gardenwalk. It was actually quite nice and a quick walk over to the park.

The parking lot already had well over 100 cars

The queuing area was not in the Esplanade, as I had previously thought, but rather in the bus drop off area on the Harbor Blvd. side of the park.

The sidewalk was already getting crowded

South side

It was chilly but people huddled in for the night

And seemed to be waiting patiently

I had to ask a cast member for directions, and then he was pretty confused when I asked him if I could take his picture

Blurry! Gah!

Some people were already sacked out

This can't be comfortable

I went to the front of the line to interview people. They had gotten in line at bout 6 or 7.

Robert, Jeff, Shelly and Jamie

Jeff was telling me that he has gone to Disneyland every day this year. Shelly and Jamie were from New Jersey and were here specifically for One More Disney Day. It’s Shelly’s Leap Year birthday as well as their 25th anniversary. They traveled all the way here just for this advent. Cool!

Security did move the line from time to time

In motion

And I got to chat with a bunch of cool people, like Leslie and Ashley, who left Utah at 4:30am and drove straight here to get in line

Air mattress! Good call!

They said they actually got a nap there. I’m impressed.

Stay tuned for more photos and videos

 

 

 

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