Wordless Wednesday – the Wild Side of Disney!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday!  The theme this week is the Wild Side of Disney, and while I can’t claim to have anything even remotely near the wild side — especially with a young daughter — I can share with you some photos of some of my favorite wild rides.  I hope you enjoy!

Image taken from on the ToT ride!

Image taken from on the ToT ride!

I love how fast the train looks like it's going on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

I love how fast the train looks like it’s going on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

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The DINOSAUR attraction is not my favorite at all!

One of the best rides I've ever had on Space Mountain produced this picture!

One of the best rides I’ve ever had on Space Mountain produced this picture!

The big mountain!

The big mountain!

The Expedition Everest Drop -- well, one of them!

The Expedition Everest Drop — well, one of them!

Getting ready to make a splash on Splash Mountain!

Getting ready to make a splash on Splash Mountain!

But perhaps the craziest wild ride of them all is Rock 'n' Roller Coaster!

But perhaps the craziest wild ride of them all is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster!

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The Big Guitar at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster!

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58 Days til Disneyland – Casey Jr. Circus Train!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

As the days count down closer and closer towards our Disneyland trip, I find myself getting closer and closer to regressing into the little boy that my wife says I act like sometimes.  As a result, rides that I don’t think I have any business wanting to ride I find myself really looking forward to.  Today’s ride — the Casey Jr. Circus Train — is just such a ride!

It is 58 Days til Disneyland, and something about the Casey Jr. Circus Train just captivates me!  I think with Casey Jr., the overall feeling I get is like I’ve stepped into a movie, and I’m given a birds eye view of what it is like to live in Storybook Land.  Or, perhaps riding on the Casey Jr. Circus Train is my way of putting myself in Walt’s footsteps, imagining myself as an honored guest given the extraordinary privilege of being able to ride the backyard Carolwood Pacific Railroad layout.  I wouldn’t dream of being able to operate such a storied locomotive, but being able to take a ride on it — now that would be a dream come true.

I just did a quick Google Search, and came across some really great footage of Walt Disney operating a 1″ backyard train set in the backyard of Dick Jackson.  Take a look at this video, it is short, but incredible!

In the end, I really don’t have any idea why I want to ride Casey Jr. Circus Train attraction, but I’ve decided that really doesn’t matter.  It will be fun for me, for my train-loving soul to ride as many trains at Disneyland as I can, because that, my friends, will bring me even closer to the legacy that Walt Disney has left for us to enjoy.  Perhaps I have my answer as to why I want to ride the Casey Jr. Circus Train after all.