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    Anaheim ~Disney Land

    by Yaqui Updated Jun 12, 2009

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    What more can I say. This is Walts dream and that of so many generations of children who dreamed of visiting year after year, like I did. My dad provided that dream for me and I will always cherish that! It was a magical day for my son Nate who is Autistic. It was his first time at Disneyland. I waited till almost 8 years before I brought him, because he doesn't quite understand the rules of life and patience. He had a blast. We all throughly enjoyed ourselves. His older brother Nick just got a kick out of seeing his brother so happy and excited about everything. We had a wonderful time! It is truly a very magical place of my childhood dreams and memories.

    Hours usually start around:

    8:00am to 12:00 Pm, but this depends on the season too! During winter hours, it usually closes around 10:00pm.

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    I’m Going to Disneyland!

    by SteveOSF Updated Mar 23, 2008

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    I guess any travel guide on California needs to mention Disneyland. The theme park that was opened by visionary Walt Disney is as popular as ever. Disneyland remains one of the best bets for a family in California. Disneyland is located in Anaheim in Southern California. For those flying to the attraction, it can be reached from Los Angeles International Airport in about an hour by car or bus.

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    DISNEYLAND!!!

    by Avryle Written Sep 12, 2002

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    C'mon, its the happiest place on earth! I try to go at least 1 or 2 times a year and have yet to grow tired of it. Be sure to bring a camera and extra film. (If you run out and need to buy more, you had better be prepared to grab your ankles!)

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    Anaheim - Disneyland

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Home of Mickey and Minnie Mouse amongst others. The park was opened in 1955 by Walt Disney.
    The park is divided into four different lands:
    Frontierland - Western Theme
    Adventureland - Jungle Theme
    Fantasyland - For younger children
    Tomorrowland - Where you get many of the
    rides like Space Mountain
    When we entered the park we were given a map. We caught this train around the park first which stops at various 'lands' and gives you an idea of the whole of the park area.

    The park is open 9am - midnight in the summer.
    Shorter hours in the winter.
    A fee is charged for parking.

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    Anaheim - Disneyland

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Mississippi Steamboat

    Once inside the park, this is Main Street straight in front of you, where at 10pm each evening there is a huge parade. People start gathering earlier though, sitting along the edge of the pavement to get a good view.
    We enjoyed our day here but found the queues longer than Universal Studios. Also it was more expensive here.

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    Disneyland

    by JULES-NYLL Updated Mar 9, 2013

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    disneyland has many part of this fun land like

    Fantasyland

    Located beyond Sleeping Beauty Castle, Fantasyland is where you can meet the heroes and villains of your favorite Disney stories.

    Tomorrowland

    Ready your rockets as you blast into the twin orbits of innovation and exploration at Tomorrowland!

    New Orleans Square

    Welcome to the French Quarter of New Orleans Square where you can celebrate Mardi Gras all year round.

    Frontierland

    Frontierland celebrates the trailblazers, settlers and other heroes of the Old West.

    And the favorite is Mickey's Toontown

    Mickey's Toontown is a miniature interactive metropolis full of topsy turvy architecture and screwy sculptures.

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    Go to disneyland/california adventure

    by screamcheese Written Feb 21, 2008

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    Disneyland

    We were able to purchase tickets at Ralph's one afternoon and decided to drive to Disneyland the next day since it's just 15 minutes away from home. I enjoyed watching Aladdin and trying the elevator ride the most. I was so thrilled to see different cartoons during the parade at noon.

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    There is only one Disneyland!

    by Rusket Updated Jul 18, 2005

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    Mickey Mouse

    They can create as many replicas as they please around the world, but this is the one and only! A warning, though. Our first ride was Space Mountain, it was dark and shaking, we were thrown from side to side, and I barely managed to hold my son. He was scared, and it took him years to ever ride a rollercoaster again :-( We should have started with one of the smaller ones, and gradually increased the scare factor! But otherwise we had a lot of fun, and it was great to meet Mickey :-)

    We stayed in a hotel close by, and went directly by monorail from the hotel to the park. Lovely not having to wait in line in front of the gate! The monorail itself became one of our favourite attractions :-) Another pre is that we were there with my cousin Glenn and his wife, who had been there numerous times and knew where everything was :-)

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    ANAHEIM

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Anaheim - is now the tenth largest city in California and is home to several theme parks. Disneyland is set on 80 landscaped acres and the park has more than 60 attractions with dozens of restaurants, ice cream parlours and snack huts. There are eight main sections to the park all with their own attractions. Definitely a 'must visit' on my itinerary.

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    If you're in Southern...

    by catwoman5353 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you're in Southern California, you absolutely must go to Disneyland.
    Even if you don't have kids, Disneyland is a blast. The people who work there are paid to help you out, so ask. Ask them what rides they recommend and which restaurants they like, they love when people ask. If you're going to Disney's California Adventure, make sure you eat at the Soap Opera Bistro, the wait staff act like soap opera characters while they work, it's worth the price, if you were already planning on going there. If you want the feel of Disney without the price, go to Downtown Disney. It's right next to Disneyland, with several restaurants plus shops, a movie theater, and some clubs. It's a one stop date, but is just as much fun with a bunch of friends, and the only non-negotiable cost is parking, which is free for the first five hours.

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    DISNEYLAND!!!

    by dinagideon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It is the original and MUCH smaller than Disneyworld, so it is not necessary to devote your whole vacation to things Disney!
    Keep in mind the cost, which when I went (the last time) was around 40 dollars. OUCH!
    The rides are tame, so it truly can be a family experience. I hate most roller coasters, but these are so easy, even I can handle them.
    At left is me in the Alice in Wonderland Ride in Fantasyland. That is a big mushroom (what trip--sorry, pun intended!!).

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    Disneyland--some important...

    by dinagideon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Disneyland--some important tips to remember, if you decide to go!

    To the left is me at Space Mountain first thing in the morning.
    These tips apply if you only want to spend one day there, AND if you have no plans of going to California Adventure (the new Disney theme park, right next door to Disneyland--it has the biggest PARKING LOT in all of N. America):

    1) Go a little earlier than opening time. You can get into an okay space, and you can get into line for tickets.

    2) Once inside the park, beeline it for Futureland. For some reason, no one wants to ride Space Mountain that early...I don't understand what the thrill of riding it later in the day is, but most people go to Space Mountain in the afternoon.

    3) You may want to exit Futureland at this point, because the other rides in that area do have crowds later on in the day, but getting to the other popular rides probably is more important.

    4) Next on your agenda should be either Indiana Jones or Pirates of the Carribean or the Log Flume. These three are absurdly popular and should be done when there are less people around. Bonus--the Log Flume has a priority waiting list, so you can get a ticket for later in the day at a specified time. Much quicker line, too.

    5) By this point, lunch should be calling. If you get it in the park, be prepared, it is expensive. You can leave Disney, get a return parking pass, and get something outside the park. Or pack a lunch, in a cooler, and go out to car at lunch and eat it there.

    6) When you come back, head on over to the outdoor activities, cause most people are sick of the sun by this point.

    7) Early evening most people want dinner. If you want dinner at one of the sit-down eateries, make sure to make a reservation early in the day, or you won't get into their resturants.

    8) My advice is to have a quick snack and go on the Fantasyland rides, like the Matterhorn and Dumbo and Alice and the like. A lot of parents go back to the hotel or home when it is dinnertime and don't come back. Also, the It's a small world ride is never ever full. Go whenever you want, hey! Go twice, actually. :)

    9) The end of the day is approaching. Do you really want to see that parade anyway? Go back to your favorite rides and ride them again.

    By the way...my favorite is the Haunted Mansion at nine in the evening...SPOOKY.

    I hope these tips help order your day!!

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    Disneyland--when to go!To...

    by dinagideon Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Disneyland--when to go!

    To left, my cousin Kristin and I taking a break in New Orleans Square in the Winter of 1999.
    There is nothing better than Disneyland in the winter. I love it! Sure it is open for shorter hours and wearing shorts is not really advised, but it is generally sunny and warm-ish in Southern California then. Also, lines are shorter, and the crowds are much less. I have been to Disney both in the summer and winter (over 20 times, if you can believe it) and the winter is far preferable!!

    Packing: Backpack, sweater for later in the evening (it can be cool), tennis shoes, teeshirt, khaki pants (for winter, shorts for summer), cotton socks, a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, water bottle (empty--fill it in park with water from water fountain), gum, etc.

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    Disneyland

    by b1bob Updated Feb 9, 2004

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    Disneyland

    First theme park by Walt Disney. Opened in July, 1955 in Anaheim. It is rather like its "younger" cousin in Florida, but it has a few different attractions such as "The Matterhorn", "The Indiana Jones Adventure", and "Star Tours". Aside from that, the castle in Anaheim isn't nearly as tall as its Orlando counterpart.

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    Disney World

    by londonlover Updated Jan 7, 2007

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    Outside It's a Small World at Christmas

    If you go around the holidays, It's a Small World is decked out in Christmas splendour, complete with choreographed light shows combined with music from the Nutcracker. Inside, all the children are dressed in culture-specific Christmas wear, fitting in beautifully with each country's colors and traditions. Very cool!

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