Dave and Doug "Discover the Magic" at Disneyland Park
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On the Island we sneaked up to Castle Rock, watching carefully for pirates the whole way. Imagine our surprise to instead run into Tom Sawyer. Seeing our disguises, he immediately assured he was really Tom Sawyer, the Avenger of the Spanish Main. He kindly offered to help us take over the entire island, starting by unfurling our flag atop Castle Rock. Or Pirate Rock, as it was identified on the map.
Atop the Rock, Jamal tied the flag to a pole as Huckleberry Finn joined us. He and Tom both recognized the spot on the map, and offered to lead us to the Spider Cave. (Tom assured us that they had caught all the spiders. And that they were delicious.) With expert guides, it was simplicity itself to make our way across the island. Once we got through the cave, a quick search of the area revealed... a pirate's treasure chest. And when this one was opened, it was full of treasure. Best of all, it also held the missing page.
The missing page was also a sheet with music-"The Mickey Mouse March.‚Ä? Written across it were the words, "Don't forget Mickey, band concert tonight. Love, Minnie.‚Ä? The book belonged to Mickey Mouse! And there was just time to get to his house in ToonTown and return it before the band concert. First, though, we each got a little of the "treasure,‚Ä? and left behind a note for Captain Hook. Using our swords, we wrote the words "Tick tock‚Ä? all over the ground. Tom and Huck promised they would be sure that Hook saw our scary message. Meanwhile, we had a raft, and then a steam train to catch.
Our timing was perfect. We arrived at the New Orleans Square/Frontierland Station just as the steam train E.P. Ripley was pulling in. As we passed through Critter Country we practiced our "Prince‚Ä? wave on the crowds waiting for Splash Mountain. Along the Rivers of America, the Indian Chief even waved back. Jamal asked us what we planned to tell Mickey about the day.