like last year, the bean and their BFF registered for a 10-day sleepaway summer camp at the webb schools, a local boarding school. the day before they were scheduled to check in, we squeezed in a disneyland day together. well - more like, i took a solo day while the two of them roamed around the parks together.
knowing that i had a LOT of time to burn it off, i scored myself a spot at the bar at lamplight lounge. i sat there and enjoyed a leisurely lunch, munching on an order of lobster nachos and indulging in a couple of specialty cocktails.
i was entertained the whole time by the bartenders who bickered and bantered back and forth while making sure my glass was never empty. and even when i was ready to leave, they mixed one last drink for me and poured it into a plastic to-go cup that i was allowed to take with me as i headed back out into the park.
i took advantage of the single rider lines at all of the rides that offered them - incredicoaster, goofy's sky school, webslingers, even grizzly river run. that one isn't my favorite for riding solo, though, because the raft holds up to 8 people and joining a group or family is super awkward. eventually i made my way across the esplanade into disneyland, where i grabbed a seat in the fantasyland theater for the new lion king-themed live show and ran into a friend along the way:
i was supposed to meet up with the kids for fireworks, but they ended up stuck in a long line for a ride through the whole show. i caught a glimpse of the main street electrical parade by "it's a small world," where i also had a great view of the projection show that played in conjunction with the fireworks.