Disneyland: The Happiest Place On Earth [★ ~ CA TRAVEL #8]Sunday, December 27, 2015
This is more like a photoblog entry. Brace yourself for an image-heavy post!
After the tour around LA and at Universal Studios Hollywood, our third day was dedicated to Disneyland in Anaheim! Our tour guide for the day picked us up in our hotel at Holiday Inn. There were also other tourists with us in the car; they were Asians too, not sure if they were Japanese or Chinese though.
|Our Disneyland tickets! Wohoo!|
We left the car in the parking lot. Our tour guide, together with the other tourists in the group rode this train-car up to the entrance of the theme park.
We actually had two choices: to go to Disneyland or to the California Adventure which are located opposite sides of each other. The first one has the original format of Disneyland, which is mainly for kids, plus the character parade in the afternoon. On the other hand, California Adventure has the more intense rides.
Krishan told me he's fine with whatever, so I was the one who made the decision - I chose the original Disneyland! I've never been to Disneyland before so I wanted to see the original theme park.
This is the entrance to the Disneyland park. Not surprised that it's Halloween themed! So cool.
The first character that we were able to bump into was Pluto! We took the chance to take of photo with him, because we knew soon the lines would get longer just to take photos with the Disney characters.
The place was so colorful! There was background music that could be heard all over the place but I cannot remember anymore what was being played (Disney songs I think?). Now I understand why kids would find this place as the happiest one on Earth. Even I, as an adult, was so happy being there. I felt like I was a child again!
|Hi Minnie Mouse!|
|Winking Mickey behind me. ;)|
|She looks kinda creepy.|
|Is this where Pinocchio originated? Hmm but I think the store's name is a bit off.|
|Captain Hook's ship?|
|Dancing while inside a bubble? Just amazing!|
|Beautiful Disney Princesses in the show|
|Squinting, coz I'm being blinded by the sunlight. :p|
|Mouseway piano? :))|
|Where's Pluto though?|
After meeting Mickey, Krishan and I just went around and checked out the stores and other things to see in the area.
Most of the time I was just enjoying capturing photos with my camera because everything was so photo-worthy!
|Here I am in action!|
|This is the result!|
|Child at heart.|
... to capture that great design...
|Hey there duckie!|
After some walking, we came onto Cinderella's Palace!
We went for a quick break and ate a snack at The Golden Horseshoe restaurant.
I love rootbeer float so I was indulged to buy some there. :D
I randomly snapped this photo inside the restaurant, and I just liked how the children's smiles were captured in it. Mom looks not amused though. xD
Our next stop was Haunted Mansion Holiday! OMG this was my most favorite part of my Disneyland experience!
I love Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas movie so upon seeing this mansion, I knew I had to go in there no matter what!
And yes, we had to endure the long lines before the entrance of the mansion. But I swear, it was worth it!!!
|Tombstone of pets? Creepy.|
After the Haunted Mansion, we just walked around some more and saw other attractions, but we did not go inside anymore. The time for the Disney character parade was drawing near so we already took our positions along the road where it would pass by.
I people-watched for the next couple of minutes while waiting for the parade to start. It was amazing how kids and adult alike were in full costume for the occasion. I heard Mickey was holding a costume contest for that night. Maybe that's why.
The Frozen cast float was the first one to go pass by for the parade. But it was just the prelude.
A few minutes after, we heard drums rolling. The parade has officially started!
|Goofy in the house!|
|Is this Chip, or is this Dale?|
|(Thanks to the kind stranger for snapping this photo :D)|
If you want to see some more photos from this Disneyland trip, here still are some on Flickr. :)