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What is there left to say about Disneyland. I mean, it's Disneyland??!! It's fairytale land. But I will say this--if you don't already make a beeline here every visit, do NOT pass on the Dole Whip stand outside the Tiki Room. Just getting access to this ethereal treat alone is worth the park entrance fee.
Pure Disney magic! – Disneyland is a quintessential experience for everyone, not just visitors to SoCal. It doesn?t matter how old you are, walking down Main Street U.S.A. and seeing all the candy or the moment you get on the carousel or Dumbo the Flying elephant, you?ll feel like a kid again. Pirates of the Caribbean is especially fun to ride if you haven?t since the movies have come out. First-time visitors to Disneyland who have already been to Disney World will want to try the Alpine bobsled roller coaster-like adventure and the Indiana Jones ride, since those attractions aren?t at the sister park in Florida. Star Wars fans of all ages will want to check out for at least a little bit the Jedi training camp for the little kids; it?s absolutely adorable. Be sure to stay till the fireworks show. I don?t want to give the plot away, but it?s definitely one of the best I?ve ever seen.
After a half a century, there's still magic in the air at the granddaddy of all theme parks. – The Appeal
From the moment you walk onto Main Street, U.S.A., you'll be a believer. Deny it all you want, but take the Disneyland Railroad to Tomorrowland and you'll be on those Astro Orbiters faster than your 5-year-old can say "Mickey." And thanks to the FastPass system, which issues appointment times for popular rides, waits have been sharply reduced.
Facts and Features
Mickey is king when it comes to Southland tourist attractions. Disneyland is the third most-visited theme park in the world, just behind its sister locations in Tokyo and Orlando, and locals enjoy it every bit as much. Even hardened Angelenos still relish a turn on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. As Walt Disney once said, "Disneyland will never be complete as long as there is imagination left in the world." Case in point: The revival of the famed submarine ride reimagined as a "Finding Nemo"-themed underwater wonderland with many impressive new special effects.
Fun and Open – I just wanted to say even in my 30s I still find it enjoyable and fun to visit!
It's a place to go with others and not by yourself as I was about to do.
If you have a party of 5 or more, then break up into groups (about 2-4/group), or it'll slow you down. Just meet up around lunch and dinner at a restaurant and swap stories. We couldn't do this when I was a kid, cuz no cell phones.
Oh yeah I love the tortilla factory, you can eat freshly made samples, so soft and yummy. The clam chowder in the bread bowl is delicious, no need to goto San Fran. The Indy ride was fun and the Star Wars ride still excites (seems dated tho). The Cap'n Cook Exchange can take foreign currencies that other hotels/banks refuse (but at a high commission).
Fun fun fun, in the California sun!
The original and still the best – Even though the Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld in Orlando, FL is bigger, there's just something special about the original Disneyland park. You just feel the sense of history and mystique in this place. It has evolved and changed throughout the years, there are still bits of the old park found in Fantasyland and Frontierland. My favorite E-Ticket rides are Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. I always make it a point to visit the park once a year.
The theme park mecca – As a native Angeleno, I think of Disneyland as my backyard. The fact that I have to pay over $120 for two people just to get into the park stuns me silent. Even the Southern California resident "discount" is not really a worthwile discount. Even worse than the cost are the crowds. These days, you can barely walk around without bumping into some...and the lines for rides...ridiculous. Of course...you could always shell out even MORE money to join the "Fast Pass" crowd and make an APPOINTMENT to ride a ride. It's all so different from the Disneyland of my childhood that it just makes me sad going there. I bid a fond farewell to the "E" ticket rides of yesteryear.
The Most Expensive Place On Earth – It's Disneyland so people are still going to flock there but I was shocked to have to pay $66 a head last week to get in. I can't imagine how much a family with kids spends here in a single day - wow!
We chose last week to go because we love how the park is decorated for Halloween. The Haunted House is turned into the 'Nightmare Before Christmas' theme and I could have gone on that ride again and again.
Pirates never gets old; it's always a lot of fun. I wish they'd get rid of the politically-correct changes they made a couple of years ago, but.... Captain Jack Sparrow and some pals are now peppered throughout, but it still retains it's original goodness.
I'm glad that I'm not jaded after all these years...it's still a fun place to spend a day.
LOVE – As if Disneyland really needs another review! Oh well! Disneyland is truly one of my favorite places because it really makes you feel young at heart?no matter what your age. There really is no other place on Earth that can make me feel three years old again while in a boat ?sailing? through taverns of singing skeletons in Pirates of the Caribbean or while floating in a buggy amongst friendly ghosts dancing throughout the Haunted Mansion. There isn?t a single ride that I wouldn?t recommend. Alice & Wonderland still captures my heart; the Matterhorn still tickles my tummy; Space Mountain Still keeps me guessing about the next black hole of a turn; and Indiana Jones still has me howling in laughter every time I ride. I find myself to be a 22 year-old child climbing up in Tarzan?s tree-house (although my leg muscles act my adult age) wishing I could live there; and nearly crashing into people passing by, I still admire the castle wishing I could wear my Princess dress and stay forever. But if you want to be a grown-up and you must have your fix of adrenaline, you can just cross the way to California Adventure and enjoy some of the big kid?s rides like California Screamin? and the Tower or Terror (which for me, wasn?t really scary). California Adventure is also the place to get your alcoholic beverage (or so I hear?I?m still too busy being a kid at Disneyland to care about the booze). Enjoy a glass of vino at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Disney while enjoying live music on the walks or maybe at the House of Blues, visit Build-A-Bear and build memories there with someone you love or check out the other shops for cute apparel and trinkets. Disney is truly a place that has something for everybody. And don't you say it's not for you. No one's too cool for Disney!
the happiest place on earth – I haven't been to this place in 5 years, and I thought it would be pretty lame going back as a young adult, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I rode the new Space Mountain (with the Red Hot Chili Peppers music), and though I thought it was a bit cheesy and video game -esque at first, it turned out to be pretty cool. Another (relatively) new attraction was the Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blaster ride, which was pretty slow, but a fun, interactive ride for kids. And I ate the most delicious clam chowder bread bowl right next to the Pirates of the Carribean ride in the New Orleans area. Everyone in my family, from my grandma to my 11 year old cousin, enjoyed their stay at Disneyland.
Go Pirates! – Having come here since I was a baby, my childhood (and a fair share of my adulthood) have been filled with memories of Disneyland. It was a real shame this past Spring that they close Pirates, but once they opened it again, I felt the improvements were worth the wait! I can't remember the last time I've paid to get in as my girlfriend used to work for the company and now I do, but I think the admission price is fair. To be honest, the fact that I can get in for free has allowed me to come here far more often than I would normally be able to, but it has also allowed me to really explore the park more. I still love the classics such as Thunder Mountain Railroad, as well as newer rides such as Toontown. I've always had a great time here and can see taking my kids here someday.
great place! – I would recommend staying in <vacation-trip.eu> Anaheim easy access to the ocean and nearby metropolitan areas!!
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