I just returned from a bit of a whirlwind trip to Disneyland! My family, as well as my brother’s family and my parents, all went down to celebrate a pair of birthdays. We had a great time…but did enough walking such that the “dogs were barkin’ ” at the end of each day!
Postcard wise…things remain pretty quiet. There just isn’t much new. Shown here is the rack at the Emporium…which isn’t really any different from the one in Downtown Disney. I actually failed to pick up the latest 2014 card that you can see in the photo because I just bought the WDW version last weekend and mistakenly thought, while staring at the Disneyland version, “Oh…I already have that one”. At the end of the day, as I said in a comment here on the site, social media has basically made postcards an anachronism. When you can make your own personalized postcard and post it online at anytime…it’s no wonder that paper postcards aren’t used that much. But, there is still a rich heritage to draw from that will keep this site going for as long as I am able to write it.
On the “outside”, in Downtown Disney, there were a few new cards at Wonderground. You may have seen some of them on eBay recently. El Gato Gomez has done a great job capturing the essensce of the Haunted Mansion in the two cards I show here. One other thing on WonderGround cards; they just raised their prices from $2.95 to $3.45 per card.
As for other interesting paper items, if you were not already aware, you can get a map of the Jungle Cruise if you ask the cast members at the desk upon exiting the ride. In our case, they asked us to make the sounds of two of the animals we saw on the cruise in order to get a map. The map says that it is not to be reproduced without permission, so I will heed that and not show it here. But next time you are in the park, be sure to ask for one!
Finally, I thought I would throw in a couple of random images from our visit to end this post, both related to the fire engine that goes up and down MainStreet USA. You can ride this car, along with the other cars, trolleys and omnibus fairly easily as there is never much of a line to get on board. In this case, when the ride ends, the kids might even get the Disneyland Jr. Firefighter sticker I show below!
There is a lot more I could talk about from this trip, but I think I will save it for another time. In the meantime…I am already thinking about my next trip down to the Park! (Non-business related. I am going to Anaheim for work…again…on Friday).
Until next time…