We entered the park at 10am and the first character we saw was Mickey!
Captain EO, the Michael Jackson 3D movie filmed in 1986 that they recently re-released. I remember watching Captain EO as a kid and being captivated by the 3D flying objects. It was nice to see MJ as I remember him:
Next, we went on Autopia, where K. let me drive. This ride is the most fun as a kid before you get your driver's license, but it was nice to cruise around Tomorrowland in our yellow convertible.
Club 33. Anyone have a membership?
We then explored Tarzan's tree house and took the rafts over to Tom Sawyer island where we explored the many caves, climbed some rocks and traversed rickety bridges across the waters, and took in the views of New Orleans Square. And yes, I am dressed in head to toe Lululemon: potion purple vita organic tank, aruba run:speed skirt, potion purple flashback jacket, and angel blue flight:running visor. Lululemon clothes are perfect for Disneyland: comfortable, colorful, moisture-wicking for hot days and water rides, good layering pieces for after the sun goes down, and the shorts under the running skirts are useful for gracefully getting in and out of rides. The details on the back of the outfit are better than in the front:
Disney Dining. I highly recommend getting dinner reservations in advance, particularly for places like the Blue Bayou. I like sitting at the waterside tables at the Blue Bayou, but its definitely overpriced and takes awhile. Plus they don't have the Monte Cristo sandwich at dinner, which is my favorite. At Cafe Orleans, we had to wait 15 minutes for an outside table, but we got a nice table in the corner right by all the action. I ordered the (in)famous Monte Cristo Sandwich: a deep fried ham, turkey and swiss sandwich. It is sooo amazing; the outside batter is perfectly light and crispy (not at all heavy or oily), and the inside sandwich is nice and soft. It actually tastes a lot lighter than it sounds, and is so delicious; it is sprinkled with some powdered sugar and served with a blackberry jam dipping sauce, so it is salty (from the ham, turkey and cheese) and sweet, crispy and fluffy, all at the same time. It is seriously amazing. K. was good and ordered a cajun chicken sandwich. Since it was my birthday, they brought me out a free Mickey beignet with a candle, which was delicious.