Yesterday I got the chance to experience Disneyland for the 1st time and “WOW”!
While I was in the park, it was a lot of fun, but the magic of it all didn’t really sink in until I started thinking about it today and looking back at pictures.
We actually got free tickets to the park by participating in the “Give A Day, Get A Day” program back in February. At the ticket booth, they gave my friend and I these buttons that we wore all day. Whenever a cast member, character, or even a regular guest, saw our buttons, we would get complimented. I thought that was pretty cool.
The park wasn’t super crowded, which was a plus. The cast members said we came on a really good week. Apparently, spring break ended last week, so the crowds slowed down dramatically. There were still very long lines for Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones, & Peter Pan (…and after riding Peter Pan I didn’t understand why it was swamped ALL DAY…just my opinion…), BUT we barely waited in ANY lines all day!
I used this AMAZING program called RideMax and it helped me ride every. single. ride.
…at least every ride/attraction I wanted to do…which were a whopping 22.
The ONLY lines that I waited in the entire day were the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Peter Pan. No lie. It was awesome looking at all the other poor people waiting in long lines. lol!
We had lunch at Blue Bayou in the afternoon (waterside seats :happy:).
The fireworks were AMAZING! We had a view right on Main Street in the hub. The way the fireworks were synced with the lights and music was absolutely jaw dropping.
After the fireworks, I had 2 more rides to experience to complete my goal. My friend was pooped so he went back to the hotel while I stayed and played in the park until closing :goofybounce:
Next time I go back, I will be giving California Adventure a shot. I felt like it would’ve been a waste this trip considering all the changes going on over there…
Now I’m preparing a trip to Walt Disney World next summer. I haven’t been in about 10 years…
**And thanks to anaheimboy for giving me some great Disneyland sites. That really helped make my day great