This weekend I made a short trip over to Disneyland for my friend Nicole's birthday. Since it's only 15 minute drive from our school, and we go there a lot, we decided to make it a dinner/evening visit and only stay a couple of hours.
One of the first rides we went on was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. For those of you who aren't familiar with the ride, it's essentially a roller coaster with a western mining theme complete with a couple explosions along the way. As we started the ride, however, the it stopped before we reached the first drop, essentially leaving us at an angle with some people under a waterfall.
Now, before I get into this, I'm just going to let you know how many times my friends and I have been to Disneyland in the past year, and how many times we've wanted to see the behind the scenes of these rides. We've been stopped once on Space Mountain, and were disappointed that we had already finished the ride and only had to be pushed a few feet back into the station, and couldn't see the roller coaster with the lights on.
But on Saturday, the lights came on in Thunder Mountain, everything stopped, and we were left to be escorted off the ride by Disney cast members. Not many people get to have this opportunity, and some may even be annoyed by it, but my friends and I were thrilled! We took some pictures of us getting walked out, and let me say it's just a cool experience to have. For those of you who think that it would be an inconvenience, Disney gives your party a Fast Pass good for any ride you choose as an apology.
Without further ado, here are the pictures! Apologies in advance, many are blurry as we were so excited.
By far, the whirlpool was my favorite part of walking inside the ride!
Ah yes, a blurry, excited me standing in front of the train.
And of course, we ended off the night with some fireworks!
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