Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures
The Jackie Chan
The Happiest Place On Earth - DisneyLand
But as the friends stand in line
waiting their turn to purchase their tickets one of them acts silly by that I
mean hunched over, pale-scared look on face, hands clutching middle and hopping
from one foot to another.
I'm afraid I have to go sit
on the pot.
You gotta what?
<Shocked> Sit on the pot?
You got it, I can't hold it
Oh good grief, <Rolls
eyes> just what we need.
You go ahead and we'll wait
for you Donnie.
Just take your time and
hurry back OK?
Yes ma'am, I'll be
But don't take too long or
you'll miss your spot in buying your ticket.
I'm sure he'll make it
OK! <And he runs
I think I gotta go
too. Wait for me! <Rushes after Don>
Oh well, that makes two
victims to use the johns.
Just be glad you don't have
to go now.
You got that
Seconds later as the
gang approach the booth Don & Tohru return from using the restrooms looking
more calm & refreshed than they did before. Jackie turns to his
friends and asks the all-to-familiar question.
Who's paying for the
passports? <He sees all hands pointed his way> Me?!
Would you like me to help
you buy the tickets?
That would be very helpful
I'll help too
Chan turns back to face
the booths and the agent behind the counter.
I would like to purchase 8
DisneyLand 1-Day passports please.
Ok, that will be
A hundred bucks?
<Surprised> Wowsers, are the prices that high?
Not exactly...they sometimes
lower during holiday seasons or special occasions due to how many guests per
family or singles enter through the gates.
I see, well here's the
money. <He passes over the bills together with Ninjara and Venus forking over
some cash too>
Thank you sir and here are
your tickets. <Passes them over> Enjoy your visit to the Magic
Thank you sir, <Bows>
Yes since this is our first
time here at DisneyLand, thanks. <She too bows>
Then they proceed
through the turnstile gates get their hands stamped by Cast Members and walk on
passing beneath one of the many tunnels and soon discover they are inside the
park itself. Chan, Jade, Tohru, Mike, Don, Ralph, Venus & Ninjara are
standing in Main Street, U.S.A. a turn-of-the-century small town America at the
beginning of the 1900s. Shops & restaurants line both sides of the
street, Cast Members wearing early 20th Century costumes mingling with the
guests coming & going in and out of the buildings, or walking up & down
the sidewalks. The double-decker bus rolls by, antique autos drive past
oftentimes the drivers honking their horns playfully at the visitors and the
horse-drawn trolley cars glide along the rails in the streets. Music can be
heard from band groups and it sounds & feels like magic to everybody in the
park. Even Ninjara, Venus & Jade start humming the tunes like a
Are you going to do that all
What's wrong with humming
music to yourself?
Aren't you worried that
people might stare and wonder why is that person humming to
Oops, don't want to get
noticed that way.
Or get into trouble,
It's OK, I'm just concerned
that's all. Oh, here are your passes. <He hands over the tickets to
They continue on their
way until reaching the end of Main Street at the famous statue aka PARTNERS in
the Central Plaza-Hub with the various entrances leading to the other realms
within the Magic Kingdom. Stopping for a second or two or three to enjoy
the sights & sounds they decide on their next objective.
So what are we riding
Yeah dude, I'm already
excited and can't stop myself.
We need to get on a ride
early before the waiting lines get too long and we get bored standing about
waiting our turn.
But which attraction
first? I mean where do we start at.
Well...why don't we ask the
He consults the map he
bought at the main gates while the others crowd around but not too close.
Looking up from the map he gestures or points to each entrance calling them out
as the others follow his finger.
AdventureLand, off to our
left has the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room, Tarzan Treehouse and Indiana
Jones Adventure. Beyond that is New Orleans Square which has the Disney
Gallery, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. Directly in front
of us, is FantasyLand. The attractions there are Peter Pan's Flight, It's
A Small World Tour, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, King Arthur Carousel, Matterhorn
Mountain, Storybook Canal Tour, Snow White, Pinocchio, etc. Behind that is
Mickey's Toontown, <Checks the map> which has various kiddy rides
including Roger Rabbit's Car-Toon Spin. Then, over there <Points beyond
AdventureLand> is FrontierLand of the wild-wild-west which has Mark Twain,
Columbia Sailing Ship, Tom Sawyer's Island, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, etc.
And behind that is Critter Country that has The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown
and Splash Mountain. And last but not least on our right is TomorrowLand
Imagination & Beyond with attractions of the future such as Star Tours,
Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Space Mountain, Autopia Y2K, Atlantis
Mike, Venus, Raphael,
Ninjara, Jade, Don & Tohru give surprised, excited looks since they are all
eager & ready to begin experiencing the magic. Seeing this Jackie
decides not to disappoint them any longer or keep them waiting.
So...shall we start in
AdventureLand and work our way around the perimeter of the park and end in
TomorrowLand? That way we can stop for lunch-break somewhere and enjoy the
rides at the same time, OK?
Then let our adventures
But before they head
off they persuade a nice CM (Short for Cast Member) to take a group photo of
themselves posing in front of the PARTNERS statue so they can take it back home
to show to their friends. Next they march along singing the "Heigh-Ho"
song like the 7 Dwarfs until passing beneath the arched entrance leading into
AdventureLand. While there they browse through several of the shops
without buying anything since they want to get on a ride quickly then stroll
past the Tarzan Treehouse & Tiki Room. Waving at passing boats on the
Jungle Cruise they soon make their way through the outdoor queue of the Indiana
Jones Adventure based on the 3 hit movies, TV series and paperback book series
before entering the infamous Temple Of The Forbidden Eye!
OF PART V
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