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[Comments] (2) My Thesis on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride: Disneyland visit #24 was our third in a row in the rain. A lot of rain. We stayed fairly dry, other than the usual soaked pants up to the knees, until a mad dash from Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to Peter Pan in a torrential downpour. Yes, that's like 20 feet. So wet! Since it wasn't cold we had an extra sweatshirt, so I changed and we were fine, other than the giant puddle we accidentally sloshed through on the way to the car. The lines generally stayed about as long as the covered parts, so we got to go on 7 rides in just a few hours.

I was trying to explain to Leonard that I didn't understand why Mr. Toad's Wild Ride contained a journey to hell. Leonard, who is a bit more knowledgeable about the actual story, stated he didn't think that actually happened, maybe jail just felt like hell. Nope, here's what happens: Reckless behavior and smashing of things; chased by copper; sentenced by the judge; sent to jail; escapes jail; causes giant explosion; goes to hell.

I know it's hell for the following reasons: The devil is there (he looks suspiciously like the judge); the room looks like a cave; there are red flames; there is a fire breathing dragon; there are giant rats with devil horns and pointy tails dancing from the ceiling and laughing at you/Mr. Toad; The room is at least 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the ride.

Perhaps I will read the book.

John made a comment the last time we went on the ride: "It's funny that hell has a direct portal to Disneyland." It was slightly less funny this time when we were shot out into buckets of rain.


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