Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.

-The Mock Turtle

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Christmas Carol Train Tour

My family and I went to this yesterday. The Dummy brought his girlfriend, of course, and I brought my Monsieur. When we got there, my dad drove around for awhile trying to find parking, and then he just dropped us off by the train station and drove further down because there was no parking close by. When we got in line, we were told by an employee that the wait would be approximately 2 hours. And it was hot and there was absolutely no shade. We spent the time outside playing "What am I thinking?", and it only took us about a half an hour to get indoors. [I wish I had been smart enough to bring an umbrella, everyone would have appreciated it, but we survived.] When we got inside we were taken to a room with yet another line, and this was probably the worst one. It was hot, sweaty, and smelled horrible. There was no air conditioning and tons of screaming little kids. We had fun there too, though. Once we got out of that room, we got into a quick line that had carolers and the end of it. That job must have been awful, standing there in those hot costumes singing the whole day. Once we got out of that line, which we were only in for about 5 minutes, we got in the line that took us up the stairs to the line directly outside the train. We moved pretty quickly, then there was an issue inside the train and the line stopped completely. I don't know what happened, but after about 45 minutes they took a woman out on a stretcher and put her in an ambulance. Although we were standing out there that long doing nothing but waiting, we had fun anyway because that's what we do. And it wasn't hot up there, there was a nice breeze. Once we got in the train, the first thing we saw was a room with a few costumes and pictures. There was one black dress I wanted sooo badly, but of course I couldn't have it. Then we went into a room with digital pictures on screens, and it was pretty boring. We got in a room with masks and little buildings and things, examples of models they were working on for the movie. Then we went into the room with the costumes the actors wear during the filming. It was half a costume and a big mirror. It was...interesting. After that was computer with a game and the "face morphing", which was their biggest attraction. It was pretty fun to do, everyone did it but the Dummy's girlfriend [I'm not sure why she didn't do it...probably some weird 'girl' reason]. After that, we went outside and went into this inflatable theater thing and watched the Christmas Carol trailer in 3D, which was awesome.

So I'm still very unsure if the line was worth it. 2 hour wait for about a half an hour on the train. The trailer was very cool though. I think we should have skipped the train line and gone directly to the trailer line, and then gone home.

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