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January 31, 2012

Captain EO Tribute Poster
(Captain EO poster. Credit: Disney)

There is a bus that goes right outside my apartment multiple times a day that says “Disneyland” on that sign area at the top.(What do you call that thing? A bus marquee?).

I used to pass this bus all the time on my way to work. I’ve thought many times about how awesome it would be to just jump on that bus and go to Disneyland, but I never did…until this weekend (twice)!

The day after the Never Land 5k (Saturday) I went to the park. (In case you didn’t read about the race, I got a twilight ticket with my 5k registration, and you better bet that I was going to use it!)

I finally saw Captain EO for the first time!!! As soon as it was over, I ran around and watched it again.

I’m surprised I only watched it 3 times that day, ‘cause it’s pretty much the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s a mix of two of my favorite things – Michael Jackson (the greatest entertainer ever to live), and Luke Skywalker (a sweet, caring Jedi learning he’s capable of more than he thinks). Melding them together by having Michael Jackson himself play a brave Luke Skywalker type – brilliant!

Aurora De Lucia with her hands up on Splash Mountain!The movie was adorable in all of its ’80s glory – with shots that don’t have the sound matching the lips and so forth.

I won’t say anything else about the awesome plot and incredible one liners ‘cause I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t seen it. I’m just ecstatic they brought it back!

Random fact of the day: I kept my arms up on a roller coaster for the first time!

When I was riding Splash Mountain, no one was sitting in front of me, so I wrapped my legs so tightly around the bottom of the back of that seat that if I was gonna fly out of the boat, the seat was gonna fly out as well. So, my hands were free, and I pushed them into the air! *nnn-t, nnn-t, nnn-t  [party music]*

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