Disneyland 2019 Part 3: Haunted Mansion Foods and Unexpected Scoldings

At last, we have arrived at the second and final day at Disneyland.  I’d like to start by saying that, with the exception of about 1-2 hours of sleep after the Haunted Mansion Anniversary, we ended up staying awake for around 44 hours straight over the course of our trip.  How we managed to stem the tide of sleepiness, I have no idea.  But we did, so let’s get on with the post. Continue reading Disneyland 2019 Part 3: Haunted Mansion Foods and Unexpected Scoldings

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Disneyland 2019 Part 2: Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary

Mother Duck and I arrived back outside Disneyland at 11:30 PM on August 8, a mere half hour before the Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary.  The space between Disneyland and DCA was practically packed with row after row of people, many in attire ranging from Haunted Mansion t-shirts to full costumes and face paint and all of them wearing their purple lanyards signifying them as attendees of the event to come.  Waiting outside the park many hours after sundown as a half-moon shone down on us, while a variety of Disney songs played over the speakers, including the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song (both the movie and the ride version) and the theme from the Electrical Parade, was a truly surreal experience indeed. Continue reading Disneyland 2019 Part 2: Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary

A Warning About the Disneyland Resort Express

Today’s blog post is a serious one.  Recently, mom and I had a very scary experience that I wanted to recount, in part because I don’t want someone else making the same mistake as us.  The situation I’m about to tell you about involves the Disneyland Resort Express.  If you are planning on visiting Disneyland, or anywhere that requires transportation using people you do not know, please read on. Continue reading A Warning About the Disneyland Resort Express

Disneyland 2019 Part 1: Before the Event

In a recent post, I mentioned that there was something special I wanted to share with you all concerning the Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary.  Well, Mother Duck and I recently took a trip to Disneyland!  We originally had no intention of going this year, but once I heard they were having a special event planned celebrating the Haunted Mansion turning half a century old, I couldn’t resist!  We had a two-day trip, and I’m going to be talking about both of our days in a 3-part post, after which I’ll discuss food and rides, just as I did last year and the year before that! Continue reading Disneyland 2019 Part 1: Before the Event

Celebrating 50 Years of Happy Haunts!

Greetings, foolish mortals.  Today is a very special day for Disney fans, for Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion has just turned 50!  Being my very favorite Disney attraction, I decided I simply had to celebrate this ghoulishly delightful occasion with something of the artistic variety.  Along with something else quite special that I will be sharing with you all in the near future…. Continue reading Celebrating 50 Years of Happy Haunts!

Flower Power Contest on DeviantArt

I recently entered my first contest on DeviantArt.  The rules are to make a 4K wallpaper with the theme of Flower Power.  Three people can win an LG UltraFine Display, while a whopping 22 people can win a 1-year Core Membership.  While I actually have no need for a fancy pants computer monitor, and also don’t expect to win anyway, I decided to enter just for the fun of it. Continue reading Flower Power Contest on DeviantArt

Day 21: Game with the Best Story

Once again, I am slowly working my way through 30 days’ worth of video game topics.  And once again, I am taking the task far too seriously.  The next topic on the list is the game with the best story, which is an exceedingly difficult question, if you ask me.  I mean, there are so many games I could pick, but which one is really the best?  To prevent my mind from imploding from the sheer possibilities, I have decided instead to discuss a game with a notable story, Undertale.  Spoilers ahead. Continue reading Day 21: Game with the Best Story

100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 24: No Time

To fuel the Duck’s inspiration, I have turned once more to the 100 theme challenge, which…um, challenges me to write about the topic “no time”.  This is a phrase that probably describes all of us, at one time or another.  There’s not enough time for this work assignment or this hobby that I so badly want to return to.  Not enough time to finish reading that novel or binge-watching that great new show on Netflix.  While it’s never a pleasant feeling to be running out of time, I’ll admit that my busy self sometimes prefers to have less empty time in my schedule rather than more. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 24: No Time

Comicon 2019: Tentacle Kitties and Mythbusters

As I do nearly every year, the Duck enjoys visiting the comic convention.  Not only is it a fun way to explore all things geeky and nerdy, but it’s also the only time I can dress up as a video game character without looking like a weirdo.  Even though this was the first year in a while that I didn’t have a new costume to wear, it was still a fun and exciting day filled with unique vendors, movie cars, Lego displays, and more.  With the obligatory opening paragraph out of the way, let’s discuss…comicon 2019! Continue reading Comicon 2019: Tentacle Kitties and Mythbusters