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Disney fun!

Disney fun!

During the easter weekend we were invited to the Disney parks in Anaheim, California!  The weather was great and the parks were crowded but not crazy-crowded, so we had a fun day at both Disneyland and California Adventure. What I love about the Disney parks here in California is that you can easily visit them both in a single day, and having two days is perfect to see most of the attractions at a more leisure pace, unlike the Orlando parks (there's 6 of them over there) that need one day each, making it more fit (and awesome-er) for a one week trip with family and/or friends. So if you are planning a visit, you can go to the parks for one or two days and have the rest of the time to tour Los Angeles or go to Universal Studios and such.

We decided to go to California Adventure first and head straight for the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. I had an amazing soda float, yum!

 

The day then proceeded by riding some attractions, a couple of them harder to endure during the line-waiting since I tend to forget that I'm not afraid of riding roller coasters and falling elevators just after the ride ends, so I get shaky just before the ride and want to get out at the last minute. Luckily my husband is very patient and convinces me I won't die that day, so I end up riding and getting excited after the thrill, then I want to get on again, get nervous in the line and the story repeats itself. I assure you, though, that all rides in Disneyland are family friendly and won't scar you for life. Unlike some rides in Sixflags Magic Mountain, but that's a story for another time.

There's also rides for all ages and tastes, from roller coasters to sing-along shows with Disney characters. We went to a Frozen Sing-Along and mid-show realized we were maybe the only adults with no children sitting in the theatre. I sang all the songs anyway, I was already there.

California Screamin' roller coaster.

California Screamin' roller coaster.

The Tower of Terror transports you to the Twilight Zone!

The Tower of Terror transports you to the Twilight Zone!

 

Aside from the awesome rides, I love that Disney parks are beautifully themed in every way possible, making it a charming stroll through the parks when you don't feel like waiting an hour to ride an attraction (although, fast passes are pretty great). The parades, the music, the streets; it is truly a tiny land on it's own.

A Bug's Life themed section makes you feel like a tiny insect.

A Bug's Life themed section makes you feel like a tiny insect.

Car's Land, the newest addition to the California Adventure park, is stunning in detail and completely transports you into the movie (even if you don't like the movies you'll love this place)

Car's Land, the newest addition to the California Adventure park, is stunning in detail and completely transports you into the movie (even if you don't like the movies you'll love this place)

Disneyland's main street takes you to a small town in 1900's USA.

Disneyland's main street takes you to a small town in 1900's USA.

 

And to end the day, stay and watch the fireworks in any of the night shows, to bid your day goodbye from the happiest place on earth.

Cheers!

Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki

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