Ever had a bad idea? I mean one that you knew was bad, before you even started on it. I've had a few really bad ideas in my life. Dying my hair white, then coloring the ends of each strand pitch black - bad idea. Assuming that "spicy" meant the same thing in Mexico that it does in Canada - bad idea. Pointing out to the officer who pulled me over that he was going just as fast as I was - really bad idea. So since it's apparent that I have some experience with ideas that should never have been put into practice, I feel qualified to say that the latest Disneyland promotion has inspired, what I'm sure will turn out to be, a very bad idea.
I went back and checked, but the e-mail announcing the details of the promotion doesn't actually start "Dear Mr. Pratt, We have a challenge for you!", but it might as well have. I'm sure that every Disney fanatic out there had the same thought go through their
We spent a little time tonight kicking around some of the more important details of our adventure. Things like "Is 24 hours enough time to ride every permutation of the new Star Tours ride?", or "Can we survive the entire 24 hours on nothing but Churros?" We've been discussing whether or not it would be cheating to go over to California Adventure during the day, or if we should be confined to Disneyland itself. We've also started making a list of all the beds they have in Disneyland such as Tarzan's Treehouse, or the Innoventions Home of the Future display, just in case. Also, if you'd like to play along, we're opening the over/under betting line on "Number of times Space Mountain will break down in a 24 hour period" at six.
The real key to ensuring the success of a bad idea though, is commitment. I've booked the flights and hotel, and most importantly, I've gotten permission from Lori to go without her. I'm not going to buy the entrance tickets until we decide if we need a park-hopper or not, plus I've never bought a one day pass to Disneyland and I know I'm going to choke a little paying that much for just one day, although if you're ever going to get your money's worth on a one day ticket, this would be the time. Even without the ticket though, we've done enough to lock ourselves in to this challenge. I know it will be tough, but that's the sign of a great bad idea. Of course, if I want to make it a really tough, we could switch our flight home to the one that leaves three hours after the park closes on March 1st. That might even outrank giving my wife a Nintendo for our anniversary on the scale of really bad ideas.