This morning I read that temperatures in Fresno for Saturday and Sunday will be 106 and 105, respectively. What better time to get out of town? And what better place to go than Disneyland, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary Saturday (and more importantly, celebrating with temperatures in the low 80s).
Regular readers know I love me some Disneyland, so, while I won’t be able to make the trip south this weekend, I’ll still mark the milestone by listening to music from the park and flipping through old, red-hued photos of Young Heather on the People Mover, outside of America Sings, and in the lobby of the Country Bears Jamboree — all attractions that didn’t survive to see the 55th.
Speaking of not surviving, this weekend is also your next-to-last chance to visit the original Star Tours, which will shut down July 26th for a total overhaul. Time to say goodbye to Captain Rex, the Pee Wee Herman-voiced flying droid, and that lady from the pre-boarding video with the swoopy side ponytail.
So, fellow Disneyland geeks, anyone headed to the park this weekend? Or, if you’re in the same boat as me, who’s going to sit in their heavily air-conditioned homes and mourn the attractions of Yesterland?