Monday, June 28, 2010

California: Disneyland! Disneyland!

We didn't plan on going to Disneyland today, but ended up in the Magic Kingdom anyway.

We hoped to simply stop by to pick up our City Pass tickets but once we'd parked and made our way to Downtown Disney we couldn't leave.

The park is separated into two, the original Disneyland park and the California Adventure Park.

If I had to choose just one to visit it would have to be classic Disney,

Aside from the outrageously expensive and bad food, Disneyland is fantastic. The attention to detail is amazing with no sign of the outside world. The rides are a mix of littlies and bigger kid rides.

By the time we arrived at 10am it was already getting busy. Our first stop was Pirates of the Caribbean, part water slide, part anamatronic special effects show.

I don't know what the original ride was like, but this one was good fun - and the Johnny Depp robot-pirate-things looked just like the real thing.

Desipte beginning summer holidays our longest wait was 30mins for Space Mountain - a little bit scary, but mainly fun.

We even rode the Small World Ride - Nick seemed a little scared - lights, noise, high pitched voices singing a song over and over again.

Over at Adventure Park the obvious signs of Disney are missing. Instead the park is built around a man-made waterfront pier, like an old, seaside acarde.

The rides are slightly scarier, but there is still plenty of kids stuff.

We still have tickets for two more days so are hoping to pop back on Thursday to catch the rides we missed - mainly Indiana Jones.

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