Walt Disney World ICP - Day 79 - I'm at the original Disneyland! - 20th August 2013
Seeing as yesterday we spent the majority of the day in California Adventure, today was the day to go to Disneyland, the original theme park. We got there for park opening and bee-lined for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage as I'd heard it was very good. It was - it was a completely unique experience where you go "underwater" and explore the Australian coast whilst bumping into Nemo and his friends. I can truly recommend it but I'd advise you visit it first as it does get some of the longest queues in the park.
|Finding Nemo Submarine ride|
After the submarines we went on Astro Orbiter and Astro Blasters. Then we went for breakfast in Adventureland. We also grabbed a Indiana Jones fastpass which is meant to be an incredible ride.
After breakfast we rode Pirates of the Caribbean which is much better than the Orlando version but not as good as Paris'. Haunted Mansion was almost an identical clone of Orlando's but it is much darker inside which is cool.
Indiana Jones was an experience. Basically, in line these two women is their mid-to-late 40s asked if it was our first visit - one of them was absolutely crazy. Before we got in the vehicle she said "you've never ridden Indiana, till you've ridden it with me. Last time I got kicked off the ride by security and had to be escorted out." That was worrying. In conclusion, I ended up sitting next to her. Throughout the entire ride anytime we went round a corner she flung herself onto me and put her arm in my mouth and face and tried to do the same to Jack. Then she held my hand and skipped when we got off the ride, told me she was looking for a husband and did I pay child support. At that point I held back as they walked off. Wow. Californians are insane - something they themselves had told me earlier in line. I wish this were made up but it is sadly a 100% true story.
|Me in Disneyland!! Look how small the castle is!|
|Inside Mickey's House - how he keeps his gloves clean.|
We explored inside Sleeping Beauty castle which is small but the story is told well there with some cool effects, but it’s nowhere near as lavish as its Parisian cousin.
We also rode Space Mountain using our 6-person anytime Fastpass with my friend Tori who worked at Peter Pan in Orlando as she spent some time with us.
We went back home for a break and took the monorail out of the park to Downtown Disney which is a fascinating idea for me and we managed to ride up front with the pilot! So cool!
|In the Pilot's booth on the Disneyland Monorail|
|At Blue Bayou|
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