so i've mentioned that one of my pandemic goals was to watch all of the marvel movies in order. super important accomplishment, i know. but still...with the marvel universe consisting of 20+ movies, that's a shitload of time sitting in front of the tv. i mean, that's a lot of effort, amirite? heh. and i did manage to finish them all off and now i can officially count myself as a pretty big avengers fan. the old lady watched all of the movies too, although the bean was less interested and only sat through a couple of them with me.
when disney announced that they were remodeling the old bug's land area into avengers campus at california adventure, i really had no interest in it. but by the time they finally set an opening date, i was all in. we could see glimpses of it from behind the walls when we visited the park, and there's always some excitement surrounding brand new things at a disney park. we'd already used up both of our days from the two-day passes we'd bought and reservations were already full for the first week after the unveiling of the new area.
but then i happened to check again one day and noticed availability on the one day that worked perfectly for us to go. it was after the bean's last day of school, before she started art camp and just under the wire for when california was set to reopen - removing social distancing and some masking requirements, not to mention increasing capacity limits. and so i went ahead and snapped up tickets and reserved our date, even though we'd just been to the parks a couple of weeks prior. is there ever "too much disney" for us? nope.
that morning, we went through the now-familiar routine of getting up at the ass crack of dawn to secure a parking spot at the anaheim hotel. we headed straight to the resort entrance, and it was way WAY more crowded than it had ever been for us since the pandemic.