What is up with all the drama lately? Now it's Disneyland drama...the Halloween Party tickets finally came out (at least to passholders and Disney Visa Holders) and they go upwards of $84 a ticket!!! That's almost $20 more than Disney World's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket price and you get so much more at MNSSHP than you do for MHP. All I can say, is it BETTER be worth it! I did manage to get ours for $77 a piece thanks to my Disney Visa discount, but still.
Because I had to get our tickets, that meant that I couldn't pay off my half of the trip as planned and I'm not happy about that. Plus, with all the flight changes that Delta keeps doing, I'm about to snap. Luckily, I spoke with two very nice agents at Disneyland Travel yesterday and asked tons of questions and kept both of them on the phone forever, and they were ten times nicer than any agent I ever got at Disney World, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come!
But on with the reviews for Wednesday and Thursday. I finished up the Halloweentown series on Wednesday, starting Halloweentown High over again since I fell asleep during it Tuesday night. I've seen this movie dozens of times, so there was nothing new I noticed (and I did finally start stitching again, at least on Wednesday night). Ever since High School Musical, I've had the biggest crush on Lucas Grabeel, and he has a very small part in this movie compared to the next one. I couldn't find a trailer for this one, so we're relegated to a clip from Disney Movies On Demand.
Lastly for this series is Return To Halloweentown. This was actually the first one of these that I ever saw, so I didn't know that Sara Paxton was a replacement actress for Marnie. This is not a practice that I usually like...if the main actress isn't available, then it's time to pack it in. But since I saw the replacement first, it makes the other three in the series a bit awkward. Sara Paxton is another one of those actresses I don't like for no obvious reason, so it balances out in the end, I guess. I do like that Lucas has more of a role in this one and he became Marnie's love interest. I always wanted a followup to this movie to see their relationship progress, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.
I managed to squeeze in a final movie for that night, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. I used to really like this movie years ago, but this was the first time I had watched it in several years and I don't think I ever noticed how loud the background music is during the fight scenes and how it doesn't match the vibe of the movie or even the scene it's put with. By about midway though, it was really getting annoying and, by the end, I was about ready to pull my hair out.
I started watching Avengers (again) afterwards, but had to give it up before it finished because it was pushing 2 am.
Thursday was another non-stitching night, and because of the Disneyland drama, I spent the night on my computer instead. I finished Avengers and watched it twice more before I forced myself to do at least one new Disney movie. I decided to go with The Wizard's Return: Alex vs Alex, the only Wizards of Waverly Place movie I own. I never really loved the show, but I did end up watching it a lot because it was either on before or after a show I did watch (plus, they played the show every five minutes on Disney Channel anyway, so it's not like you could have gotten away with never seeing it if you watch D-Channel). This movie always felt like a step above the rest of it though, which is why I purchased it. It's the first time I had seen it since Jake T Austin has gone through all his troubles (what is up with these Disney kids?), and it was kind of sad seeing him all cute and innocent on screen.
I do actually see an end in sight for my Disney movies now. I have a bit more than a dozen or so animated and the same with live action. There are a few documentaries and I still haven't decided whether or not I'm going to watch the Duck Tales series, but those are there if I decide to watch them. I might actually get done with watching these movies before I turn 50!
Live Action: 62
Full-Length Animation: 87
Animated Shorts: 280
Live Action Shorts: 1
Mixed-Medium Shorts: 3
Animated Series: 77
Mixed-Medium Series: 2