We got to meet an internet friend for the first time, hanging out at Disneyland yesterday. It’s awesome to live in a day and age where you can connect with someone that lives hundreds of miles away and kindle a friendship before you’ve ever seen them face to face. There’s something about the ability to express yourself online that makes this whole process easier and faster. Posting pictures, videos or works of art are huge insights into a person and a great way to make a connection. Within a few hours of meeting face to face we were already singing princess songs in the most manly way imaginable. Later in the evening we enjoyed what must have been a three hour conversation over dinner at Cafe Orleans, which brought us to Fantasmic!, which of course we quoted to each other for the bulk of the show. By the end of the evening I was even persuaded to ride the Tower of Terror, which if you have read previous posts on this, I have not been a fan of. You know, the whole dropping thing. Yeah… I got over that and had a blast, thanks in part to a great new friend.
It could easily be argued that Winnie the Pooh is the most lovable bear around and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ride tucked away in Critter Country is the perfect spot to get your fix of this silly old bear. The ride itself is a wonderfully colorful adventure through the Hundred Acre Wood but one of my favorite things about this ride is its entrance. The wood of this covered bridge has so much texture and the rich rustic red brings it out so well. I’m a sucker for wooden structures like this. Of course it doesn’t hurt that Winnie the Pooh and the gang are there to greet you right away.