Originally Posted By iamsally Well, this was definitely one of the most unusual Disneyland trips I have ever experienced. Things started out pretty well. I was taking my friend â€˜Ginia for her first ever Christmastime trip to Disneyland. We took her a few years ago and she loved it so much we felt we just had to do it again. (And DH had promised her.) Little background: She is 76, disabled and drinks a bit (okay, more than a bit.) She also acts like she is just another friend coming along; not at all like the whole trip has to be centered around her. She cannot be left alone and can be very aggressive in her scooter. So we picked her up at 7AM Thursday and were off. We got to the Parks around 4:30 (due to a closure of I5). Still, we met up with the clones and started things off on SWH. We got in some more rides and saw the parade and waited for the fireworks that were cancelled( We were going to leave but the crowd on Main Street was so bad we headed back for Nemo. We were pleasantly surprised to find they now have a handicap entrance and we had no wait. The next morning we had reservations for Minnie and Friends. We got to the park, met up with Shiva and Tinkeroon (from this point on, as above, referred to as the â€œclonesâ€) to eat. The breakfast was fun and tasty as always. After breakfast we headed to the CircleD and pictures with Santa. <a href="http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=209760439/PictureID=4279441090/a=79203744_79203744/t_=79203744" target="_blank">http://www2.snapfish.com/slide show/AlbumID=209760439/PictureID=4279441090/a=79203744_79203744/t_=79203744</a> We were all wearing the antler ears from last year and finally got a pic with Pluto in his ears.â€˜Ginia had been chomping at the bit to ride the Matterhorn so we did that and then Space Mountain which I had told her nothing about. Good fun. Sometime in the afternoon we met up with PoohBear14. It was December 7 and â€˜Ginia is a 27yr Veteran Army nurse so I wanted to be sure to get her to the flag retreat ceremony. It was so cute to watch her, standing at attention as those serving and those who have served were honored. Then we went to our hotel for some rest to get back for F! and fireworks. Friday had a really light crowd so when we got to the handicap section at 8:30 there was hardly anyone there and we got right on the water. Needless to say, she was amazed and just kept talking about it. Fireworks were cancelled again so we met up with the clones and took advantage of being able to go up the exits to get on all the Fantasyland rides. It was nearly 1AM by the time we got back to our hotel and to bed. December8 was our 1yr anniversary with the clones so we met up with them after we had gone on Star Tours and they had eaten breakfast. We went to City Hall and got our anniversary badges. After that we parted company and took â€˜Ginia to DCA where we got FPâ€™s for Soarinâ€™. It was cold and windy and there was no line on Grizzly Rapids. We had full rain gear with us so we donned that and headed in. She loved that so much they let us stay in and ride it twice. Then our FPâ€™s were ready and we did Soarinâ€™ and then took her to Aladdin. Boy, was she impressed with that!?! Then it was back to the hotel for dinner and a rest for another try at the fireworks and 10PM F! She really wanted to see that again. Sounds like we were having a wonderful time doesnâ€™t it? And we were; but then the wind changed...south. Up to this point she had just been having a little brandy and eggnog in the evenings. On Saturday she had brandy with eggnog, brandy with coffee, brandy with Pepsi and maybe even some brandy with brandy. Anyway, she took us out to dinner and polished off a half carafe of wine. When we got back to our room she thought we were all taking naps. I told her we were meeting friends and she asked us to come back for her in time to see â€œFantasiaâ€ again. We left her in bed and went back to the park (this is the best part of the trip) where we met up with 999Haunts and Brittany, then the clones and cmpaley and Nikko. We all headed to HMH which had a long line so we got FPâ€™s, went on Pooh and got some candy. When we tried to call â€˜Ginia we got no answer and finally gave up. We watched the fireworks (finally) went on HMH and caught the train to Main Street. We felt we needed to go as we needed to start packing. When we got back my friend was sound asleep and in the morning said nothing about the night before. Looked like all was going to be okay. Then, I donâ€™t know how she managed but while we were packing she had some more brandy along with her pain meds. She was acting okay until we were on our way to the park and she nearly tipped her scooter going off the curb. DH wrenched his knee keeping her upright. Then she took off across the street and nearly tipped again going up the curb. Then she took off down the sidewalk. She was doing okay until we got to where we cut through the GCH. She actually ran into a little boy, knocking him to the ground and then hit his parents. I was mortified. The parents were more concerned about her and were very kind. The kidâ€™s shoe was off his foot and about 4 feet away. I saw to him (he was not injured) and Virginia was off on her scooter DH fast on her heals. She was bobbing her head, laughing and smiling like a maniac. We were terrified and did not know what to do. She has had a stroke before and we thought maybe she was having some sort of seizure. I got DH to guide her slowly through the hotel while I found us a place to sit down and figure what to do. I asked her point blank if she had had any brandy and she said no. I went to get us some coffee so we could evaluate the situation. When I got back she was parked facing a corner, smiling, laughing and trying to steer her scooter (we had taken her key). Well, at least one of us was having a good time. We called our clones and they proved to be the good friends we thought they were by leaving Disneyland and coming to us just because we asked them. DH went to get a security person to see if we should call 911 or what. He called for a nurse and by the time she got there Virginia was coherent enough to answer the rote questions. The nurse was good at talking to her and getting a pulse. Virginia refused to let her take her blood pressure but did admit to taking 2 Vicodin. We were told that we really just needed to wait for her to come down. They ordered a manual wheelchair for us and they got her to agree to riding in it. All I could think of to do was find places where she could remain seated. She loves Steamboat Willie so we went into the Main Street Cinema where we parked her in front of it for about a half hour. Then we met up with Pirate Princess, her DD and the clones. We went in and watched 50 Magical Years. Virginia must have liked it cuz she laughed and cheered all the way through it. Somewhere around here she wanted to get up and I told her she could not walk, she said she could. I said in my best substitute teacher, no nonsense voice, â€œNo Virginia, you cannot walk, you just fell twice in the bathroom.â€ Well, she started yelling at me and calling me Barbara (her partner of over 20 years ago who is now dead). Rod put his hand on my chest and firmly but gently pushed me away from her. We were meeting up with PoohBear again and the little darling had brought fresh baked persimmon cookies for us all. I told everyone we thought we would try the virtual Nemo and they all came along. That, actually, was pretty cool. A whole room to ourselves, seeing exactly what the subs see and no waiting in line. After that she seemed to be coming around and remembered who Kathy and I were. We thought a trip around the park on the train may take just long enough for her to be able to manage her cart. Otherwise we did not know how we would get her back to the car that was still at the hotel. After the train ride we did a little shopping. Rod pushed her past her cart and she said, â€œHey! ! ! that looks just like MY cart. What the *- -* am I doing in this thing?!?" It had been 5+ hours. We made our way out then and said our goodbyes to everyone. We thought it was over but when we stopped for dinner where she had two beers my husband reached into her coat pocket and found several pins and some earrings she had stolen from the Emporium. Well, thatâ€™s my story and Iâ€™m stickin' to it. Can you believe that she kept talking about the things she is going to do differently when we bring her back next year? Not to worry folks. That will NOT be happening. None of her plans included laying off the booze.