I had the most amazing weekend.
I went to Disneyland with my roommate and one of my best friends, Brooke Browning.
We stayed at a Hilton, and as I walked in the door, I looked down to see a text from her:
I’m gonna get you.
Turning my head, I dropped all my bags and ran into her arms when I saw her running full speed at me.
What most people don’t understand is the intensity with which CIMIans miss each other during the year. I hadn’t seen her in 63 days, which for us, is like 63 lifetimes.
At camp, the C’s (16-17 year olds) have a Murder Mystery Party and this year it was cowboy themed. I wore my costume from that crew night and Brooke went as Max from Where the Wild Things Are.
She made her costume, mind you. She makes everyone’s costumes at camp.
Disneyland at Halloween time is so awesome. They go all out with the decorations, the shows, the commodities.
If you ever go, you have to go in the Haunted Mansion, because they make it AMAZING.
I think they leave the decorations up until Christmas, and only switch out the centerpiece of the ballroom table when December comes around. But it’s an awesome combination of classic Disney Haunted Mansion and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s extravagant and so incredibly detailed.
Another cool thing about the Halloween Party are the wristbands. When you buy a Halloween Party ticket, they give you a wristband and you can get free candy from the candy stations, located around the park. They also kick everyone without a wristband out after 7:00, so even annual pass holders have to go home if they didn’t buy a Halloween Party ticket. It thins out the crowds dramatically.
They put on a great Disney Villain-themed fireworks show and a parade. And of course, they set the lights on the Magic Castle to go along with the decorations.
I had a divine 27 hours. It was so fun. I even made a collage!
I miss you, Brownie!