I always dreamed of visiting Disneyland, but I promised myself that my first Disney experience should be in Anaheim. Why in Anaheim?
Because it is the first Disneyland Park in the world. A visit to this place is a feast for the eyes with the magnificently designed buildings or structures dotting the park. Some of these I captured below.
|The Entrance to Disneyland|
|The structure which will welcome you as you|
|Me in front of the statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse|
|The iconic castle of the theme park|
You will also see these old-fashioned but stylish vehicles. It should be a good ride for those tired to walk the sprawling park.
|Stylish tram which ferries visitors|
|I like the design of this double-decker bus.|
Among the more interesting movies I have watched is the Pirates of the Caribbean. Indeed this ride is fabulous.
|Canopy of the entrance to "Pirates of the Caribbean"|
If you want an adventure which will make you wet, then the Grizzly River Run is for you. I think, the ride is a bit challenging.
|The Grizzly River Run|
If you get hungry, there are a number of restaurants or food stalls inside the park. One of the notable restaurants because of its magnificent architecture is "The Golden Horseshoe".
|The Golden Horseshoe, a restaurant inside Disneyland|
Being a fan of Pooh, I made it a point to visit his nook in this theme park. I met him there as well as Eeyore.
|Entrance to Pooh's compound|
|Directions in Pooh's nook|
|Me with Eeyore|
|Me with Pooh|
I'm also a fan of Star Wars, so I should visit that section of Disneyland.
|A molecule-like monument near Star Wars attraction|
|Star Wars Season of the Force|
|Star Wars fighting action|
There is also a section on "Toy Story" with Buzz Lightyear as the most prominent character you will meet.
|Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story|
Of course, Disneyland offers fantastic foods and drinks, some of which can only be found there such as the pineapple juice with ice cream.
|The famous Churros of Disneyland|
|Me holding two Churros|
|Dapper Dans, a barbershop quartet serenading|
|Mac and Cheese Hotdog Sandwich|
|The odd tasting pineapple juice with ice cream|
In the afternoon of our visit, there were so many tourists who came. Some area became crowded.
|Many tourists passing by the tropical-inspired village.|
|A two-storey house with dried leaf roofing|
|A hut similar to those in Batak, Indonesia|
There's more to see of course such as the "Village Haus", a Bavarian village and the "Storybook Land".
|Part of the Village Haus|
|Storybook Land Canal Boats Entrance|
Walt Disney, the philanthropist that he is, was honored by the American Humane Association with this commemorative marker.
|A marker commemorating Walt Disney for his humanitarian efforts.|
The last ride we took was the "Small World." It's quite a travel of the world in just one place. It's good for kids as they know the characters there and they know quite well the song "It's a Small World". At various points of the trip, the song was sung in various languages. Below are some of the pictures I took there.
|Marker of the "Small World"|
|Palatial facade of the "Small World" ride|
|The dolphin living sculpture|
|Entrance to the royal courtyard|
|Field of clovers|
|Flying Over the Windmills|
|Scene in Venice|
|Dancers of India|
|Dancers of Indonesia|
|Nature inspired show|
|Dancers of Middle East|
|Dancers of Latin America|
|Kanga and Roo|
|Toy Story's Woody riding Bullseye Horse|
My visit to Disneyland really made me so happy that I can only say... it's "The Happiest Place on Earth"!