025 - 4/9/10

So, I'm getting a little burnt out on my blog. Nothing very exciting is going on it my life, at least, not anything Disney. I've decided I want to mix things up a bit. I've seen a lot of different ABCs or Top Ten lists about WDW, Disney (as a company), movies, and songs. One list I haven't seen is for Disneyland! I've decided that I'm going to attempt to do the ABCs of DLRCP, or at least, my experience from 2008. I'm hoping it will give some insight to those of you doing the program at Disneyland, and even give those of you doing WDW some ideas for next time you go to Disneyland! Today I'm going to start with A, and I guess we will see where it goes from there!


Apple Pie Caramel Apples
Now, let me just start by saying, I'm not at all a caramel apple fan. One day, however, a fellow CP was raving about how good these specific caramel apples were. If I remember correctly, the apple is dipped in caramel, white chocolate, and cinnamon. That might not be 100% correct though. All I know is that it is heaven on a stick! You can get them anywhere that sells caramel apples on property. Well, if you're lucky enough to find one. A friend of mine when to DLR over Christmas and searched high and low for one for me, but was unsuccessful. So, even if you don't like caramel apples normally, I highly suggest trying this one!

Animation Academy

This is probably the most underrated attraction at DCA. In fact, I didn't even know it existed until I went to the park with a friend and they wanted to go to! The Academy is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot, inside of the Animation building. That building in itself if a place I could spend all day sitting in. I would recommend taking a look around one day. The building itself is pretty underrated, which is sad, considering the amazing display on the walls of different Disney movies and songs. My favorite is definitely the Toy Story bit. Anyways, back to Animation Academy! The attraction's name really says it all: you're taught how to draw different Disney characters. Before you enter the room, you can ask the CM working the front which character they're getting ready to draw. Depending on park hours, some characters may be repeated throughout the day. Usually, there are about 12 different characters through the day, and the classes are held every half hour. While on my program, I went a few times, and even got to know one of the CMs that taught the class. In the end, you get to keep the picture you've drawn, and the CM usually gives their's away to a guest. I was lucky enough to get one of the CM drawings, simply because I sat in the front row. One thing for all of you Nightmare Before Christmas fans, from October to December, they add Jack Skellington to their list of characters drawn. If for nothing else, this place is great to go to for a free souvenir! 


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