30 Days of Disneyland – Day 30

On Day 30 (Wednesday), Rachelle and I decided to finish strong, so we spent a full 16 hours at Disneyland. I was really tired at the end, but it felt good to finally cross the finish line. The next morning (Thursday) we met a friend for breakfast at Whole Foods and then drove home to…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 21

Since experiencing Disneyland from the objective perspective has grown stale, lately I’ve been viewing it through the subjective lens and pondering the events there more symbolically. When I do this, I usually pay attention to whatever seems to stand out in my mind. Broken Systems In the past few days, Rachelle and I have encountered…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 20

I really enjoyed our 20th day at Disneyland yesterday (Sunday). Rachelle and I had a lot of fun together, especially in the evening when we cracked up laughing while making some silly videos. I didn’t enjoy the experience nearly as much on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday though. I thought about why I enjoy the experience…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 16

We’re finally past the halfway mark. It seems like ages ago that we started this experiment, as if we’ve been living at Disneyland for a month already. Astro Blasters I further optimized my Astro Blasters’ strategy, which allowed me to blow away my previous best and score 762,500 points a couple of days ago. When…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 14

We finished two weeks at Disneyland so far. I certainly feel it in my body with some stiffness due to all the walking and rides, although stretching helps a lot with that. In the past week, we walked more than 75 miles, so we averaged a little more than 10.5 miles per day. We’re still…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 11

The days are starting to blur together, as if it’s one continuous stream of Disneyland that never ends. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what we did for the past week and a half. I think that’s because my focus is so rooted in the present moment. I’m surprised that we haven’t gotten completely bored with…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 10

It’s hard to believe we’ve already finished 10 days in a row at Disneyland. Looking back it seems like such a whirlwind of activity. For the past two days, we spent time hanging out with other people at the park – two people on Wednesday and one on Thursday. The social aspect was a nice…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 8

Our eighth day at Disneyland yesterday was pleasant and fun, especially because the crowds were much lighter. Around the third or fourth day, I was having doubts about my ability to enjoy this experiment. With so many days left, it seemed like an endurance challenge. I was worried that I’d get bored of it quickly…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 7

Rachelle and I made it through our first weekend of Disneyland, which reminded me of why I never visit Disneyland on weekends. It was massively crowded on Saturday and Sunday, and the combination of the noise and crowds felt oppressive sometimes. It was an endurance challenge, but we made it through okay. I felt sorry…

30 Days of Disneyland – Day 4

Yesterday was a long and tiring fourth day at Disneyland. It was very crowded the whole day, and we spent about 12-1/2 hours there. We still had a fun time, especially since we’re pros with the Fastpass system (which lets us bypass many lines), but at the end of the day, I’d had my fill…