Thursday, March 1, 2012

Drum roll, please! An important announcement

As of this weekend I have watched #26 (of 51) - The Great Mouse Detective. This Disnerd Adventure is 50% complete!

I can't believe I've been watching a Disney movie every week for the past 6 months. I also can't believe I still have 6 more months to go... agh! What did I get myself into? :P But really, it's been a lot of fun so far; thanks to all who have participated with me by coming on Sunday nights, reading and commenting on my blog, and letting me nerd out in conversations with you.

To celebrate the half way point, I am going to Disneyland! No really, I'm actually going! It just so happens that I have a work-related trip to Long Beach, California this coming week. When I found out, I called my sister who lives in LA and asked if I could come visit her after the conference. The second thing I asked her was if we could go to Disneyland. teehee.

I'm super excited because I've never been there (unless you count the time I was a year old, which I don't, since I have no memory of it whatsoever). Also, my sister's friend is a Disneyland employee and is getting us in for free! Maybe there will be some behind the scenes tour or something; we'll see. It's already great that I'm going basically for free, since even my airfare is covered for work. :)

For those of you who have been to Disneyland before, what do you recommend? What's a must-see? I really have no idea what to expect, and I'd love some tips. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

I am also excited to premiere my new t-shirt that I designed and had printed. I will be proudly wearing this at Disneyland. Check it out: 
please excuse the 'it's still morning' face
Over the next couple weeks that I'll be traveling I may get a little behind on my normal reviews. But stay tuned for some special lists, disnographics and photos of my Disneyland adventure!


  1. oh man! i'm so jealous that you're getting in for free! hahaha. i have to remember NOT to forget my shirt! how horrible would that be? yay for disneyland! and yay for being half-way done!

  2. great shirt! i really liked the indiana jones ride! i know, cliche, but it was actually pretty cool. the haunted house was pretty fun too. oh, and the most surprising fun ride was frog and toad's adventure in london or something like that. i forgot the name, but it was surprisingly good!

  3. I'm so excited about your Disnerd adventures. And your shirt looks great! :) Can I request your thoughts on the so-called new "Disney Princess"? Sofia, the First? It'd be interesting to get your perspective on it because I just heard about it earlier today.

    Stacey :)

    1. Stacey, I have heard about Sofia but haven't done a lot of research on her. From what I know, she's targeted towards preschoolers, which in itself is quite alarming. I'm not a fan of the overwhelming amount of princess stuff marketed towards young girls. I think they can have the tendency to make girls think their value is in their appearance, clothes, pretty things, etc.

      I'll have some more thoughts on princesses in general in upcoming posts. So stay tuned! :)

  4. Your excitement for Disneyland reminds me of this video:

  5. It is very easy to rush from one event to the next ride and then run to another sight and forget to see what is around you. The entire park is themed (as you probably know) so sometimes walking slowly will show you just as much as running to the next adventure. There are sometimes random bands that play or characters who wonder, things like that. Still jellious…

  6. Its really a pleasure to meet a huge disney fan like you. And I really like your t-shirt. The adventure room was kinda cool and also the ride with some frogs or something.

  7. Hey! I'm a fellow Disnerd. My hubby shocked me with Annual Passes for Disney World! We went last month and are going again in 10 days! My question is, do you sell your shirts? I'd LOVE to have one for me and my daughter! Please let me know! Thank you! My email address is aprilkdunn(at sign)