On Monday the 17th of
October, thanks to a wonderful person who shared her tickets with us, we were
able to attend the Soundsational Parade Annual Pass Holder only Event.
This was a limited ticket
event that included the parade, a close up look at the parade floats, and
pictures with characters who don't roam the streets, such as the Chimney Sweeps
from Mary Poppins.
Due to the small crowds we
were able to ride many attractions in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. The boys rode Matterhorn,
Star Tours (twice), and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Alex and I rode Mr. Toad, Pinocchio's Daring
Journey and Dumbo.
We all rode Star Tours, Buzz
Lightyear, Alice in Wonderland and 'it's a small world'.
What was most amazing was
finding a front row seat for the parade just minutes before it started.
Seeing the Soundsational
Parade in the dark was amazing. The
floats looked beautiful with the lights and the bright colors. It was electrifying to be there for this
special event and the special parade presentation.
Being able to walk through
Disneyland and see so few people was
amazing. It was like being there in the
rain there were so few people.
We had made the decision
to ride rides instead of waiting in the character lines. This was nice because
we were able to go on rides without waiting more than 10 minutes or so for
each. The lines for characters were
horribly long and confusing. There was
no delineation between the front of the line and the end of the line initially.
Even the Cast Members were not sure
about things. This was a total mess that
I left to enjoy rides with my boys.
Would we do a pass holder
event again? In a heartbeat. You can bet that I will be reading the Disney
Blog daily since that is the only way this even was announced. Being our first event we had no idea what to
expect so went in completely open minded.
I know there were special
food items and things to purchase, but we didn't eat at the event which ran
from 8pm to Midnight. We did have a
The only problem was that
this happened to be the night before our Halloween Party and it spoiled us for
crowd levels. It was great to be at such
a limited event.
Frankie - thanks so much
for the tickets! I will never forget
that you did that for us.
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