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Friday letters – the Mickey Mouse edition


Dear Disneyland, Thank you for providing us with an excellent time on Wednesday.  It was a long day, as we were there for opening at 8am and stayed until just before closing at midnight, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.  You would think that that would be enough time to see and do everything, but it wasn’t – there was so much we didn’t manage to cover, and it wasn’t because we were standing in hour long lines waiting to get onto rides.  Another visit (or two) might be needed.

Dear Disneyland queue area designers,  I would like to suggest that you should have a few more shaded areas for the lines for some of the rides.  It wasn’t a problem for us, but we could see people standing out in the sweltering sun for ages and it looked very uncomfortable.

Dear Disneyland characters,  Do you have some kind of cooling system inside those suits?  I hope so, because it must have been very uncomfortable if you don’t.

Dear Newark airport,  My friend, who travelled via your terminals on her way to visit me here about 10 days ago, says you could learn a lot from how lines of people are managed at Disneyland.  Perhaps you should drop them a line and ask if they could give you a few tips to help you improve your present disorganised chaos.

Dear Mickey Mouse earsHow many different variations of you are there?  I think we stopped counting after seeing the first fifty or so – there were sparkly ones, shiny ones, light-up ones, wedding ones, rainbow coloured ones…

Dear ‘Partners’ statue,  I have been to Disneyworld in Florida and Disneyland in Paris, but this week was the first time I have been able to see, and appreciate you, properly.  Not only that, but I managed to get a photo of you with the castle in the background and without lots of people in front of you.

Have a good Friday.


8 thoughts on “Friday letters – the Mickey Mouse edition

  1. Good old Walt! 🙂 🙂 I’ve been to Florida Disney and the California one, Elaine, and loved them both. Eeh, those were the days… Happy weekend!

  2. I’ve only been to Tokyo Disneyland and it was so much fun. We stayed the whole day too and, like you, we couldn’t cover it all. I was intrigued by the variety of Mr Potato Head products. I didn’t buy any but enjoyed seeing what others were carrying.

  3. Dland in summer and you ENJOYED it?!? I’m impressed!
    There are also anniversary year editions of ears. I have the 50th anniversary Minnie Mouse headband ears – but deeply regret not being able to score a pair of the gold Mickey ears – I tried but they sold as fast as they arrived. I also regret not getting some silver ears back in… 1976? (seems like they were for the US Bicentennial but I really don’t remember)

    Also, last I heard: no cooling system in the suits. I had a friend who used to work in that dept – I have a genuine Disneyland riding crop (NO idea which character that goes to)!

    • Oh yes, it IS possible to enjoy it at 34 degrees celsius and high humidity! I’d have preferred it to have been a lot cooler, but I’d rather have gone on a hot day than not at all. 😉 So it seems that collecting different Mickey ears is a thing? You’d need a lot of space to be able to keep all the ones that we saw either for sale, or being worn by visitors!
      No cooling in those suits? I take my hat off to them, dancing around in that heat.

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