Gateway to Adventure(land)

We took the kid to Disneyland this weekend. It’s been a few years since I’d been to the park, and with NYCC happening at the same time, I couldn’t help but compare the experience to San Diego Comic-Con.

  • It’s expensive to get in, but once you’re there, most of the events are free.
  • It’s hideously crowded.
  • Everywhere you go, people are stopping for photos with people wearing costumes.
  • You spend a lot of time waiting in line. (But at Disneyland, you can usually be sure you’ll get in!)
  • Food is overpriced and mediocre, unless you leave and come back.
  • You can’t possibly do everything in one visit.

  • Last night I learned that the Satellite Market near Disneyland is still there, but the Sputnik-style sign has been replaced. Old & new photos. #
  • Weird: I’ve seen Twitter accounts with hundreds of followers but no updates. Do they only use direct messages? Are they all followbacks? Niche celebrities who haven’t posted anything yet? #
  • Side salad vs. fries study: Adding a healthier option caused people to choose the unhealthy option more often. # It’s made me a lot more aware of what I order for lunch. #
  • There’s contrast! According to @netflix:

    Bride Wars & Frost/Nixon top list of top Netflix rentals last week. #

  • Spam apparently advertising speed bumps: “Women won’t hide their excitement when they see your bulge in the street” #
  • J.K. Rowling honored with portrait made of 48000 LEGOs [link broken]
  • Funny webcomic: Ada Lovelace: The Origin! (via @johannadc) #