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    Downtown Disney (2)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 21, 2012
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    strolling around downtown disney with more pictures around

    when you are going to Disney Resort via a car, the complimentary shuttle tram will take you to downtown disney and from there will be a 4 minute walk to the entrance of both Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. The downtown disney is an attraction in itself. The Downtown Disney District features open-air cafes, lively entertainment, nightclubs and a movie theater. You'll feel transported to a uniquely Disney world where you can relax and spend some special time with the people you love. And if you live in Southern California, it's all right next door! they also have Dynamic live performers kick up the energy and give the Downtown Disney District a party-like atmosphere. A talented cast of professional musicians specialize in diverse musical styles, ranging from classical, to Latin, to acoustic guitar, to rhythm and blues.

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    Downtown Disney 1

    by machomikemd Written Jul 21, 2012
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    when you are going to Disney Resort via a car, the complimentary shuttle tram will take you to downtown disney and from there will be a 4 minute walk to the entrance of both Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. The downtown disney is an attraction in itself. The Downtown Disney District features open-air cafes, lively entertainment, nightclubs and a movie theater. You'll feel transported to a uniquely Disney world where you can relax and spend some special time with the people you love. And if you live in Southern California, it's all right next door! they also have Dynamic live performers kick up the energy and give the Downtown Disney District a party-like atmosphere. A talented cast of professional musicians specialize in diverse musical styles, ranging from classical, to Latin, to acoustic guitar, to rhythm and blues.

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    King Arthur Carousel

    by machomikemd Written Jul 21, 2012
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    the king arthur carousel is really popular with the kids and their parents and it is just located after the entrance to cinderella's Castle and facing the excalibur sword embedded in front of the carousel. The attraction is located in the fantasy land part of disney resort. King Arthur Carrousel is an authentic antique carrousel featuring 68 prancing white horses. The ride recreates the great charge of the legendary Knights of the Round Table and their brave leader, King Arthur of Camelot. You can take photos of the excalubur sword too and while riding the carousel.

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    Mad Tea Party Ride

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    The Mad tea party ride is really popular with kids and the line here is long, filled with kids and their soccer moms hehehe.

    again, this ride is for kids. A Favorite of my brother. The ride is composed of Three small turntables, which rotate counter clock-wise, each holding six teacups, within one large turntable, rotating clockwise and it goes for 5 minutes.

    go ahead and hop in one now.

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    Beach Dudes and more

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    Beach Party in Disney. Disney has many motifs in Main Street besides parades, fireworks and beach parties are one of those and also spring break parties plus haloween parties, thanksgiving parties and more. they have many excuses to have a party since this is the land of fun.

    you can see assorted kinds of music and party style ambiance and music at the assorted areas of Disneyland and enjoy, you can take unlimited number of pictures and videos in this age of the digital camera and video and readily post them at various social networking sites such as Facebook or Google plus.

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    Haunted Mansion (2)

    by machomikemd Written Jul 20, 2012
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    part two of my haunter mansion tips with more pictures around and inside.

    The Haunted Mansion is one of the Top 5 main attractions in disneyland and to be able to avoid the 1 1/2 hour line, you must get a fast pass at the fast pass booth and go back at the appointed time so that you don't need to get in line that long! go to the other attractions that are not crowded in the mean time.

    The Haunter Mansion is Scary for kids. This place claims to have 999 animated ghost inside. It was Eddie Murphy who Made this Attraction popular like what Johnny depp did to Pirates of the Carribean. You will also ride a monorail type contraption and be able to see the assorted ghosts and the ride will last for 4 minutes.

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    Haunted Mansion (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    This will be a two part tip with more pictures around and inside.

    The Haunted Mansion is one of the Top 5 main attractions in disneyland and to be able to avoid the 1 1/2 hour line, you must get a fast pass at the fast pass booth and go back at the appointed time so that you don't need to get in line that long! go to the other attractions that are not crowded in the mean time.

    The Haunter Mansion is Scary for kids. This place claims to have 999 animated ghost inside. It was Eddie Murphy who Made this Attraction popular like what Johnny depp did to Pirates of the Carribean. You will also ride a monorail type contraption and be able to see the assorted ghosts and the ride will last for 4 minutes.

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    Splash Mountain (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    Part one of my splash mountain Ride with more picture around the ride.

    this popular ride in Critter Country was started in 1989 and it features a 60 foot near vertical drop that will get you soaking wet. the ride starts aboard seven-seater logs and you go through a maze of soaking trails and story about "song of the south" and through dark areas with animation. the end of the ride is the 60 foot drop wherein you scream your lungs out and get soaking wet! but a caveat, the waiting time here is more than 1 hour so it is best to get a fast pass in advance at the fast pass ticket counter for it then go back at the appointed time at the fast pass to get ahead of the line and go to the other rides which has short waiting times to maximize your day.

    see my videos of my brother being soaked wet since he forgot to bring a waterproof wind breaker hehehe.

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    Splash Mountain (2)

    by machomikemd Written Jul 20, 2012
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    Part two of my splash mountain Ride with more picture around the ride.

    this popular ride in Critter Country (and is one of the 5 most popular rides in disneyland) was started in 1989 and it features a 60 foot near vertical drop that will get you soaking wet. the ride starts aboard seven-seater logs and you go through a maze of soaking trails and story about "song of the south" and through dark areas with animation. the end of the ride is the 60 foot drop wherein you scream your lungs out and get soaking wet! but a caveat, the waiting time here is more than 1 hour so it is best to get a fast pass in advance at the fast pass ticket counter for it then go back at the appointed time at the fast pass to get ahead of the line.

    see my videos of my brother being soaked wet since he forgot to bring a waterproof wind breaker hehehe.

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    Main Entrance Old Picture and New Pictures

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 19, 2012

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    A little bit of Nostalgia! this was my first Anaheim Disneyland experience and was in 1989. Like first timers in Disney, I had taken too long to see Main Street USA only to find out that I don't have enough time for the other rides and in my visit in 2005, i've never made this mistake again. Main Street is lined with shops selling merchandise and food. The decor is early-20th century small-town America, inspired by Walt Disney's childhood and the film Lady and the Tramp. City Hall contains the Guest Relations lobby where cast members provide information and assistance.

    Other pictures now with my kid brother now grown up

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    Do Disneyland Resort in Spring/Fall if you can!

    by marinarena Updated Jul 7, 2012

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    If Disneyland is a must for you and you want to go when there is less of a crowd, try to come during off-season and off-holidays, including Christmas (though indeed Christmas decoration and celebration is impressive to see. Of course, if you can avoid the weekends anytime, your Disney experience will be more pleasurable, as the wait times for admission, rides, entertainment and food will be shortened. A good period is November, just after Halloween and before Thanksgiving weekend (From approx. Nov 24-26). Also, try late January- April.

    Disneyland Resort Anaheim, consisting of the original Disneyland and the exclusive Disney's California Adventure theme park, is doable for one day. There is an advantage to complete your visit in 2 days if "Park-Hopper" discount tickets (just keep in mind of 2 day of paying for parking if you have a car. That's up to $15 a day). READ my Tourist Trap tips for more Disney advice on parking and more!!!

    Disneyland Resort is off the Interstate 5 (freeway). Use OCTA bus routes 43, 83 and 50, various Anaheim transportation tourist buses or MTA (L.A.) route 460.

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    Mickey's Soundsational Parade

    by Yaqui Written May 22, 2012

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    You have to see the parage, why? Mickey Mouse and his pals are tuning up and getting ready to jam like never before as they ride down Main Street, U.S.A. on a colorful cavalcade of floats — creating an atmosphere that can only be described as...soundsational! Adding to the fun, each float has its own unique musical style, like crowd-pleasing Bollywood and South American rhythms. Mickey leads the way at the head of a syncopated drum line. Live musicians and energetic dancers amplify the fun with twinkling cymbals and steel drums. Best of all, you're encouraged to join the celebration for a giant jam session! In addition to Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale, Characters from some of your favorite Disney films are along for the ride, including:
    The Little Mermaid
    The Three Caballeros
    The Lion King
    The Princess and the Frog
    Aladdin
    Peter Pan
    Mary Poppins
    Plus, before the final note is played, the Disney Princesses make an appearance, including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and even Rapunzel!

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    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

    by Yaqui Updated May 22, 2012

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    Climb into your Space Cruiser XP-40 on the Flight Deck and grab your Astro Blaster. Leave Star Command and fly into outer space to battle Zurg's Giant Robots! As your cruiser spins, turns and twists through the Emporer's territory for almost 5 minutes, blast away at the evil robots and all kinds of enemy targets. Rack up points to rise up through the ranks of Buzz Lightyear's elite squadron. My Nate just loved this ride.

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    Enchanted Tiki Room

    by Yaqui Written May 22, 2012

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    History: The Enchanted Tiki Room is the very first show to feature Audio Animatronics technology. Walt Disney's fascination with translating film animation into the real world led to groundbreaking new technology that enabled 3-dimensional animations to be recorded and played back on magnetic tape. Walt originally envisioned the attraction as a dinner show. However, he knew the attraction would be so popular that he changed the format to accommodate more Guests when it opened to the captivated public in 1963. Enjoy delightful songs performed by a chorus led by 4 colorful macaws named Jose, Michael, Pierre and Fritz. Laugh, clap and sing-along as they are joined in song by a total of 225 animated performers — including assorted toucans, parrots, showgirl cockatoos, crooning flowers, drumming Tiki statues and chanting wooden masks.

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    Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

    by Yaqui Updated May 22, 2012

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    History: Walt Disney was fascinated with the life of Abraham Lincoln. As a child, he even recited Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to his elementary school class. The first Audio-Animatronics version of Lincoln debuted in 1964 at the New York World's Fair. The show was so life-like that National Geographic magazine called the figure "alarming" in its realism. The smash hit moved to Disneyland Park in 1965 and for me has continued to amaze me. He is one of my favorite Presidents.

    The show begins with a film composed of dramatic paintings depicting President Lincoln's life from his humble rural upbringing to the White House. You'll be moved by real photographs of the Civil War, accompanied by the touching ballad Two Brothers. For the rousing climax, Honest Abe takes center stage and delivers highlights from some of his greatest speeches.

    At the entrance of the park to the right.

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