Sunday, August 17, 2008

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a recreational complex which comprises hotels, entertainment and shopping establishments and mainly its two theme parks - Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park.

When we got in the resort, the first thing we visited is the Disneyland Park. It is the original Disneyland built in 1955 and was only renamed in 1998 while the area is being expanded and developed into a whole resort.


Me and Chester


Upon entry to the park, you will be greeted by an area called Main Street, U.S.A., which looks like a midwest town in the early 20th century.


Cruella de Vil of 101 Dalmatians


Me


We went first to Fantasy Land and tried the Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.


Riders sit on a military-looking vehicle that goes through a dark area which is supposed to be the lost temple. There were some drops and bumps on the way but it was a fun ride!


Pirate's Lair


Splash Mountain is a log ride over a flowing water and is one of the famous rides in the park.


Long line


Midway through the ride (and usually after drops), there are kiddie areas like this which we thought was used to pacify children who were scared of the drops.


Log rides


Sailing Ship Columbia sails through the waters. Inside the ship is a museum and is considered an attraction by itself.


For about an hour, we left the park and hopped to Disney's California Adventure Park. I'll be telling more about the other park in my next post. For the rest of the day we jumped back and forth the two theme parks.

Going back to the Disneyland Park I noticed a sign overhead that says: "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy".


Minnie Mouse and kids


New Orleans Square




Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse


Sleeping Beauty Castle


Late that afternoon, people stopped and waited to see the parade of the famous Disney cartoon characters.

Pooh and Tiger


Parade of Dreams


Beauty and the Beast


Pinnochio


Little Mermaid with Ariel and Sebastian


Alice in Wonderland


The Lion King with Simba and Mufasa


Zazu and Pumbaa


Snow White's Dwarves


Snow White, Cinderella, Donald Duck, Mickey and Minnie Mouse


Donald Duck


Mickey and Minnie Mouse


Mickey's Toontown is a larger than life town where you will feel you're in a cartoon show.


Tomorrowland


Sleeping Beauty Castle at night


Frontierland is like an old-American style area of the park. There were even couples doing ballroom dancing!


Alladin's Oasis


Tinkerbell


The last hurrah of the night for the park is its fireworks show. Entitled "Remember... Dreams Come True", commemorating the 50th anniversary of Disneyland.


Fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

1 comment:

pauvi said...

OMG. you forgot sleeping beauty. rawr.

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