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
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!
Splash Mountain is a log ride over a flowing water and is one of the famous rides in the park.
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.
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
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
Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Mickey's Toontown is a larger than life town where you will feel you're in a cartoon show.
Sleeping Beauty Castle at night
Frontierland is like an old-American style area of the park. There were even couples doing ballroom dancing!
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