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Yay! [Apr. 24th, 2003|09:44 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm officially a Florida resident now =)

The people at the driver's license office were very nice, and it was a quick and painless process - it was nice having an appointment - we didn't have to wait at all!

My photo was reasonably decent - it looks like me at least!

Now, next on the agenda is getting my Disney passport =)
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From: faerieshine
2003-04-24 07:32 am (UTC)
Come again? You went to the DMV and didn't have to wait at all? Wow! Maybe all of the DMV's should make it appointment based. I've waited literally hours at the DMV in the past.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-24 08:39 am (UTC)
Congrats! Your now a Floridian! :) I hope you get to go in the parks today too! If so go ride the Haunted Mansion for me!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-24 10:09 am (UTC)
I will! We're planning on the Magic Kingdom for tonight (since it's open until Midnight this week for leftover spring breakers) after Matt gets through with his training this afternoon. I'll definitely visit the Haunted Mansion (it's a personal favourite of mine). =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-24 11:11 am (UTC)
Hehe! I just realized I'm wearing a Haunted Mansion T-Shirt! =)

Technically, I got this one at Disneyland in California though ;)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-24 08:20 pm (UTC)

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LOL! I've never been to Disneyland! Isn't it much smaller than Disney world?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-25 07:44 am (UTC)
Disneyland is a much larger version of the Magic Kingdom. Most of the same rides at the Magic Kingdom are in Disneyland, plus many, many more. The rides vary a little - the Haunted Mansion is very different on the outside (it has a New Orleans theme), but it is pretty similar inside. The Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland though is MUCH better than the one in the Magic Kingdom. It's six minutes longer even! There are two drops, and you go through a series of caverns full of pirate skeletons and treasure hoards before you get to the animatronics. There is also a phenomenal "Indiana Jones" ride - utilizing the same ride vehicle as Dinosaur does in the Animal Kingdom. It is the most impressive ride I have ever been on - there's nothing that quite compares with it. They also still have my Mr. Toad in Disneyland, and an awesome Roger Rabbit ride. Instead of Liberty Square, there is New Orleans Square (which I LOVE - both the Haunted Mansion and The Pirates are there). One of my favourite restaurants in the world is in Disneyland - the Blue Bayou. It's actually inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean! Kind of similar to how the San Angel Inn is next to El Rio del Tiempo in Epcot. The Tiki Room in Disneyland is the original show (a personal favourite of mine) and Star Tours is in Tomorrowland. They also have a Pinocchio ride in Fantasyland, and It's a Small World is absolutely enormous (and loads outside). There is also an Alice in Wonderland ride in Fantasyland - which is another one of my favourites. I'm actually more familiar with Disneyland than I am with Disney World (I've been going there regularly since I was just a tiny little girl) and I prefer it to the Magic Kingdom any day (I could never afford to live in California though as well as I can in Florida!). Of course, they don't have Epcot, MGM-Studios or the Animal Kingdom, but they just opened Disney's California Adventure Park right next to it (with the Grand Californian hotel - not to be confused with the Grand Floridian, lol). They also just opened up a Downtown Disney there too! I've not been there yet, but I plan on flying out there relatively soon =)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-25 08:25 am (UTC)

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Disneyland is a lot different! Wow, Pirates of the Caribbean is six minutes longer! I wish they had made the Magic Kingdom's like that too. That's one of my favorites. I would love to see the Alice in Wonderland ride! I've always gone to Disney World. I've been there so many times that I don't even need a map any more. Your probably the same way with Disneyland. It's interesting to see the changes they have made over the years too. So many rides are gone and replaced with "better?" rides. I still think they should of left Mr. Toads there! I really don't see myself making it to California any time in the near future. Unless I could talk my hubby into a road trip and visit other places along the way. I'm way to scared to ever get on a plane!
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