Day 2: New Years Day


Frontierland and Main Street


The first attraction we saw in Frontierland was the Thunder Mountain Railroad. It was Jimmy's very first roller coaster and his favorite from his childhood. After much cajoling, Jonn finally agreed to go on the ride. Again, because of the weather we really just walked right on. It was an amazing ride... better than even memories of childhood. Jonn was a little shaken up by the frantic nature of the ride, but a good time was had by all.

While in line for Thunder Mountain Railroad, we met a 5 year old little girl and her mom. She was very cute, and very talkative. After the ride we saw them again and sat and hung out with them for a while. She was just adorable... and very into Disneyland. She was even riding all of the big roller coasters in the park! She wanted us to go with them and ride them again with her, but we both were nearing the end of our excitement.

We strolled back into Main Street and took some pictures in front of the castle. At one moment, Jimmy was facing the castle taking a picture and this really cute guy was taking a picture facing the other way down Main Street... we ended up taking a picture of each other! We stood there chatting for quite a while. The guy, Greg, was visiting LA from Maine for a friend's wedding, referring to himself as the "bridemaid's bitch" since he was part of the Bride's wedding party. All of his friends had already left him and he was just getting his last pictures and souvenirs before heading out. Hopefully he'll remember us telling him about the site and will post a comment to the guestbook!

We walked back down Main Street towards the exit, stopping in a candy store and the magic shop. In the magic shop, Jonn was checking out all of the novelties when one of the employees, Adrian, came up to us, talking about the game. He was rooting for Texas to win, so we developed an instant rapport. He had a deck of cards in his hand, so Jonn asked if he could do any magic tricks. Adrian proceeded to show some of the most amazing tricks... all right up close. We still don't know how he got that card to flip over within the deck! Both Adrian and Jesus (the other employee in the magic shop) do magic and Adrian was even trying to get a professional gig in the coming weeks. They even knew the magician, John Armstrong, that was sponsoring our visit to the Magic Castle the following day.

Jonn purchased a few items from the magic shop and we headed down to "City Hall" to find out when the Longhorn Band would be perfoming the following day. While there, we ran into a woman whose husband is from Texas and is a huge UT fan. She promptly ran out and grabbed him so we could meet him! He was a nice guy... a former Austinite living in Los Angeles.

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Jimmy and Jonn on Main Street
Jimmy and Jonn on Main Street
Greg taking a picture of Jimmy
Greg taking a picture of Jimmy