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    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Splash Mountain)

    by rmlopez74 Written May 22, 2006

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    The drop into the briar patch (52 feet)
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    Favorite thing: Splash Mountain first opened in Disneyland back in July of 1989 and is by far the greatest ride in Critter Country. It is a definite must, especially on hot days. You don't get soaked on the ride, but it will get you wet enough to cool you down a bit.

    Splash Mountain is based on the characters from the movie "Song of the South", released by Disney back in 1946. The original movie was a combination of live action and animation, which was one of the first of it's kind. The movie had an elderly man, Uncle Remus, telling stories to children about Brer Rabbit and his friends. As the stories were told by the live action actors, they would unfold in typical Disney animation. A great movie if you get to see it. The ride is a somewhat disjointed collection of different scenes about Brer Rabbit taken from the movie.

    All this culminates in a 52 foot drop at a 45 degree angle. Quite a plunge. And it is here that you will most likely get wet. A great ride for young and old alike.

    Fondest memory: The ride has a lot of detail in the various scenes. It is really nicely done.

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    It really is a small world...

    by rmlopez74 Updated May 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Everyone knows the song. It is actually quite simple. It's message clear. Especially for the Vitual Tourist community, the meaning is close to our heart.

    The lyrics are this:

    It's a world of laughter
    A world of tears
    It's a world of hopes
    And a world of fears
    There's so much that we share
    That it's time we're aware
    It's a small world after all

    There is just one moon
    And one golden sun
    And a smile means
    Friendship to ev'ryone
    Though the mountains divide
    And the oceans are wide
    It's a small world after all

    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small, small world

    It's a Small World got its start in New York City at the 1964/1965 World's Fair. After the Fair closed, the ride was transferred to Disneyland where it has stayed for the last 40 years. It has been given some repair now and again, but has essentially remained the same since inception. It carries you throughout the various regions of the world, with the animatronic characters singing the song in their native language.

    It culminates in them all together singing as one. When you consider the song was written in the wake of the Cuban missle crisis, it's meaning becomes all the more clear.

    It's a small world after all...

    Fondest memory: The best time to go to It's A Small World has to be during the holiday season when it is covered in multi-colored lights. It's amazing to see.

    Huge Topiary sculptures line the waterway in front of the ride.

    Additionally, every half hour, the clock does a little number, similar to a giant cuckoo clock. Very Cool!

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    Stage Shows & Parades Brochure

    by Yaqui Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Handy!

    Favorite thing: As you enter the park, your usually handed some very handy brochures. Make sure you keep them handy because this one gives you all the times, locations, and which shows. Let's not forget when the parades start to. You have to attend some, because they are done very well and your children or the child at heart will enjoy them too! Very worth the time and effort to attend some!

    Fondest memory: The ones with the magical costumes and sing the wonderful musicals are the best to see!

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    On Disneyland Shots

    by marinarena Updated Apr 17, 2005

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    Disneyland shot, California

    Fondest memory: What I take the most from Disneyland now(as an adult) is the look of it. The color schemes and archectural features are spectacular in many spots- more so than any roller coaster or some Mickey Mouse routine! Here's a little photographic advice: take pictures near some impressive building or facade or have someone else take a shot if you are including yourself in the photo. This shot was taken from from the Aladddin attraction from Frontierland /Adventureland area. ( The exact name of the Aladdin attraction is escaping me as of now....any Disneylandian freak help me out here!) The look here of course is something out of the Middle East - like Moroccan. Fool everyone by saying that you went to Marakesh and took this shot instead of Disneyland!! Hehe!!

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    Main Street Electrical Parade

    by b1bob Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    Main Street Electrical Parade

    Fondest memory: Unfortunately, 1996 was the last year of the popular Main Street Electrical Parade. Clint told me this was the best spot from which to view the parade because the crowds did not think to converge near the staging area. I got special high speed film to get the parade in the dark. I like the lighted floats and synthesised music. The music may not be the greatest, but it's sure enough better than some of that rock these days! Since we were at the beginning of the route, we could see each float being waved through. After the parade, Clint, Natasha, and I followed the last float, dancing and snapping our fingers to the catchy tune. At one point, Clint and Natasha were square dancing and I was afraid the boys from WESTBROOK (our local funny farm which has since closed) would be after them.

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    People Mover

    by b1bob Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Clint in the (now defunct) People Mover

    Favorite thing: Clint and I didn't know what we wanted to do despite going through nearly all the park. We finally settled on the People Mover which gave us a relaxing view of Tomorrowland as we figured out what to do next. Between my 1995 and 1996 visits, the People Mover was discarded.

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Now, this is my parents' favorite ride in Disneyland. :-))

    They were the first to conquer Disneyland years ago and told me 'One of the BEST rides you must take when you're in Disneyland is the Mark Twain riverboat cruise'.

    I did. And almost fell asleep on this slooow cruise. Well I guess if you're my parents' age, it would be deemed as FUN. :-) Sorry Mom + Dad!

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    Disneyland -- every child's dream paradise

    by morgagni Written Jan 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I loved the rides...the fireworks display...the parade...and the fantasmic show...plus the turkey leg that costs only $5. Yeah, yeah, that's 250 Philippine Peso, but I still think it's worth it.

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  • Disneyworld

    by honeyblue Written Jun 22, 2004

    Favorite thing: The happiest place on earth is an enchanted kingdom full of fantasy, adventure and imagination where the disney characters come to life...

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: My all-time favorite ride - the It's A Small World ride. Oh, to be a kid again can be sooo fun! Weeeeeee....!

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Another highly recommended place to check out is definitely Disneyland's Tomorrowland... where you'd see all the Disney magic come to life!

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    Visit Disneyland.

    by daarth Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The place is amazing, but I will not attempt to make a guide. My fondest memory was my little brother’s wedding in Anaheim, and that's why I went there. And yes, Anaheim has more than Disneyland....

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