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    Disneyland Resort

    by pamychan Written Dec 10, 2006

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    This is the first disneyland we've been to. We went in early sept (I think it was just after the kids in US went back to school) and the park was quite empty. California Adventure was boring as the rides were seriously neither exciting nor interesting. Disneyland itself was cool. We didnt really explore the whole park as we only had 1 afternoon, but it was enough for us. The rides were not really the exciting "Cedar Point"or "Six FLags" type. It was the kind of rides that were really suitable for the whole family. Kids would find them exciting and adults would also not be bored. The disney characters were also everywhere. We got to take pictures with Minnie as we caught her on the streets. I was a little disappointed with the Pirates of the Carribean section as i was sort of hoping to catch sight of and plant a kiss on Johnny Depp.

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    Disneyland - Pirates of Caribbean

    by SLLiew Written Oct 17, 2006

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    An incredible boat ride transports you into the wild and lawless world of pirates in the Caribbean sea.

    After a scarry drop, it is smooth sailing as you see robotics being used to create the different chapters of a life of a bucaneer. Wenches being auctioned and even cannon fights between pirates and ships laden with treasures.

    At times, scenes are humorous in depiction, this is a ride that is fun and very popular.

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    Disneyland - Main Street Electrical Parade

    by SLLiew Written Oct 17, 2006

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    This magical classical parade is a memorable experience for children and adults alike.

    Floats and performers covered with countless electronically controlled light bulbs with synchronised music is not to be missed.

    It confirms the concept of anything magical is possible in this happy land of Disney.

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    DisneyLand

    by AVG2319 Updated Oct 13, 2006
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    We actually drove here as a side trip while in San Diego with the kids.
    Money didn't permit us to do to many activities while we were here, so we picked DisneyLand for the kids-ok my husband never went here so the kid in him really wanted to go to. This place albeit touristy to the fullest extent was a blast. The kids still remember this trip and the "teacup" ride. Obviously you could spend days here and everyone will remember certain rides over others. My kids liked the teacup rides, its a small world ride,pirates of the caribbean. Our eldest liked getting his photos with the different disney characters, our youngest was afraid of them. Long lines and tons of people,but still a fun memory that will last a lifetime.

    As a tip I found the soft drinks to be cheaper from the restaurants as opposed to the vendors walking about.

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    Disneyland - Street Parade

    by SLLiew Written Oct 12, 2006

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    Check the time for the Street Parade that starts from Main Street. USA.

    Everyone lines up on the street in anticipation. Children sitting on the shoulders for a better top view. Photographers vying for their best unobstructed angle.

    The parade is short, musical and fun. Get a chance to wave to Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the rest of the gang. As well as other popular Disney movie characters in the flesh.

    Here comes the parade.

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    Disneyland - Swiss Family Treehouse

    by SLLiew Written Oct 12, 2006

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    If you always wonder what life is really like up the tree, then this is a must-not-missed stop. Based on movie "Swiss Robinson Family" who were shipwrecked on a deserted island and built their new home on a tree.

    It is a easy climb as you will be in a moving slow queue and see the different functional rooms of the house with all the improvised gadgetry by this creative Swiss family made from salvaged shipwrecked item or what found in the island.

    Home sweet tree home of the Mr. & Mrs. Robinson and their sons Fritz, Ernst, and Francis.

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    Disneyland - Matterhorn matters

    by SLLiew Written Oct 12, 2006

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    One of the original and legendary Disney ride. Riding in bobsleds down icy tracks through caverns, pass waterfalls and almost knocking down the abdominable snowman. There is will a finale splash.

    Expect adrenalin rush and screams all the way. Do not hold back. That's the fun.

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    Disneyland - Musical robotic bears

    by SLLiew Written Oct 12, 2006

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    Head for Yesterland of Frontierland. Easy fun to listen and watch fancy singing and dance movement of cute grizzly bears and forest animals at "Country Bear Jamboree".

    There are also deer, moose and bison head hanging off the wall that can sing ballads too with eye and horn movement. Great family entertainment while letting your legs recover a bit from all that walking and standing in queue.

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    Disneyland - A storm in a teacup

    by SLLiew Updated Oct 12, 2006

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    Fancy spinning around in a tea cup and your tea cup going round and round. You control how fast you spin and in which direction of spin. Quantum mechanics made simple.

    One of the popular easy rides for the old and young. Good laughs and great to see the world go round and round.

    If you do not get too dizzy and have a weak stomach. Be careful when getting off and ensure everyone is OK.

    One of those rides you have to go on at least once. Mad hatter party of Alice in Wonderland coming alive.

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    Disneyland - "Haunted Mansion"

    by SLLiew Written Oct 8, 2006

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    This is a ghostly and fun chair ride through a mansion with spirits and ghouls. More entertaining than eerie and special effects and haunting music.

    Consider a must-visit, you will enjoy a special elevator ride. Will not be specific as not to surprise first-timers. So looking for friendly ghouls, look no more.

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    The Original Disneyland - "It's a small world.."

    by SLLiew Written Aug 28, 2006

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    A happy place to spend the whole day and stay until night to see the electric parade and fantastic water, laser and firework show.

    Pace yourself, going to your favorite rides and shows first. Just enjoy the queue, the wait time is listed. If you cannot decide, Pirates of the Caribbean is cool boat ride to start with. Arrive a bit earlier to get better seats for the shows. You may not see all but at least see your favorites first.

    Take a break in one of the international restaurants, take a train ride around the park or cool down in one of the many souvenir shops. There is never a boring moment just tired legs and crying babies.

    Important not to loose each other - make a meeting point if lost.

    The map and show times schedule - use it to plan a fun day at the happiest place on the world.

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    The Happiest Place on Earth...

    by USCgirlie Written Mar 28, 2006

    Disneyland, known as "The Happiest Place on Earth," is located in Anaheim, about 40 minutes or so away from Los Angeles. While it is an extremely fun place especially for families, young people, and couples, it gets very crowded in the summer, making it far less pleasant than it is at other times. In the summer, Anaheim gets extremely hot, sometimes even in the 90's, and waiting in line in the heat for 2-3 hours for the really popular rides gets very tiring. During other seasons, it is not anywhere as bad. Weekends, however, have large crowds as well. The best day to go to Disneyland is probably in the middle of the week (Tuesday or Wednesday). In the summer, Disneyland has wonderful fireworks at night, and throughout the year, light shows/parades in the evenings. By the way, most people agree that the California Adventure themepark next to Disneyland is not worth it - and I wholeheartedly agree. CA Adventure only has a few good rides whereas Disneyland has a whole park full of them. Parking at Disneyland is around $10; admission to Disneyland is about $50+ for an adult.

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    Let the child in you come out

    by JaneCajuguiran Written Feb 12, 2006

    Disneyland has always enchanted me and my family. I have never gone to the US without visiting a disneyland park. In California there are 2 disney parks - Disneyland Park (the original disneyland) and the Disneyland California Adventure.

    The attractions are wonderfully made and very well planned to appeal to both young and old. We particularly enjoy the haunted mansion.

    But Disneyland parks are so huge that you can't visit and see everything in 1 day. The best thing to do is to check out the website and plan your trip ahead. that way you can maximize your stay. This is what I normally do. I try to visit the ones I have not seen yet first before I go visit the ones I have already been to. When we get tired, we ride the train that goes around disney. That way we don't waste any time just to rest.

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    Disneyland/California Adventures/Downtown Disney

    by malianrob Written Dec 31, 2005

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    Usually because I live in LA we go to Disneyland about 2 to 3 times a year because of the kids. To be totally honest, I hate it. It is way over priced and extremely crowded. The lines are ridiculously long. On the other side of things, the kids love it and thats why we do it.
    If you are making a trip to LA, Disneyland has to be on your list of things to do. Unless you have been to Walt Disney World, its the same thing.
    Disnelyland is joined also with California Adventures theme park which can get crowed as well but not as bad as Disneyland. I actually like this theme park better.
    One of my favorite things to do here is go to Downtown Disney. Theres an aray of shops and restaurants and great nightlife. Theres also things for kids to do and adults. They have Build a bear workshop, Rainforrest Cafe (my favorite), House of Blues(you can catch a show/concert), ESPN Zone.

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    Disneyland

    by Blatherwick Updated Oct 4, 2005
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    The self professed "happiest place on earth" is world's most famous amusement park and really is a must see. I'm a little kid at heart so I love the place. Get yourself a "fast pass" for rides so that you don't stand in line all day and can plan how you spend your day.

    My favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean. During the course of the indoor boat ride, guests experience an immersive, larger-than-life pirate experience – complete with gunshots, cannon blasts, explosions and fire. The original skeletons that make up parts of the show were genuine medical specimens and most remain today. The pirate captain that auctions captured women as brides is a test bed for updates and developments to audio-animatronic technology and many innovations are tried on him first.

    Head to the Frontierland after dark to see the FANTASMIC! show. It mixes magic, music, live performers, and special effects. Mickey Mouse appears and uses his magical powers to create giant water fountains, enormous flowers, and fantasy creatures. There are plenty of pyrotechnics, lasers, fog, a pirate ship, and a 45-foot-tall dragon that breathes fire and sets the water of the Rivers of America aflame. Best viewing is directly in front of Pirates of the Caribbean but you must get there early.

    My favorite story involving Disneyland is when it was literally invaded by several Yippies. In their leaflets, they stated they would help "liberate" Minnie Mouse, arrange a Black Panther Breakfast at the now-closed Aunt Jemima Pancake House, and attack the Bank of America on Main Street, USA and the attraction It's a Small World, which Bank of America sponsored. They raised a Viet Cong flag on Tom Sawyer's Island, filled the now-closed Inner Space dark ride with marijuana smoke, and caused the closing of the park for the rest of the day until they were rounded up by police.

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