Disneyland - Just Might be the Merriest Place On Earth
Bringing up a family with small kids may not be as easy as what any Hollywood movie makes it appear to be. For one, parents should be able to choose a child-friendly location where there are plenty of activities for both parents and children to do. In addition to this, the weather should be favorable enough for parents and children to engage in such leisurely pursuits.
If you are a family with the same considerations too, then why not build your dream home in The Golden State of California, right in the states’ major industrial, commercial and financial city Los Angeles.
|With a city full of exciting and invigorating activities, the state of California surely upholds its reputation for being The Golden City. It’s not only the country’s major motion picture producing outfit but it also houses the happiest place on earth: Disneyland.
Who wouldn’t know the well-loved characters of Disney such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy? Disneyland is one of the most popular tourist spots in country. It is the first adventure park to bring the idea of themed attractions into a reality.
Indeed, there has been no theme park in the history of the world that is more popular and better attended than Disneyland ever since it first opened its doors in 1955 In fact, in 2004, it hosted its 500 millionth guest, a feat that no other theme park has surpassed up to now.
Most of the success of Disneyland can be attributed to its various infrastructures and assortment of activities that are available for different age groups.
The park is divided into eight themed lands into which a certain land has a particular idea that rides, attractions and even the cast members’ (or the employees and performers of the park) adhere to.
Disneyland Things to do
|Near the entrance of Disneyland in Los Angeles in the first themed land of the park called Main Street, U.S.A. Named after the generic designation to most of the business streets in America, it is made to recreate turn-of-the-century in the early 1900s of American town. The shops named after the imagineers (creators and architects of Disneyland) from which guests can buy films, souvenirs, hats and other items line the sides of the Main Street, U.S.A. Tracks for a horse-drawn trolley that offers rides throughout the day can also be seen in the park, an attraction that draws people into the place. Even so, the most popular lure of Main Street, U.S.A. is Walt Disney’s fully furnished apartment located at the top of the firehouse in Main Street, U.S.A. Even if it is off limits to the public,
a lamp is kept burning on the side of the windows to commemorate the memory of the man who made Disneyland possible.
For visitors who want to experience being in far-off regions of the world, then Adventureland is the place for them. This part of Disneyland is created to simulate visiting exotic places such as Arabia (with the land’s Magic Carpet of Aladdin spinner ride), Caribbean (as evident from Caribbean Plaza), Polynesia (if you visit The Enchanted Tiki Room with its animatronics) and Africa (Tarzan’s Tree House and Jungle Cruise) to name a few.
Frontierland, on the other hand, takes a glimpse of the pioneer era of the American frontier. Some of the famous attractions of Frontierland are Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster, The Mark Twain Riverboat, The Columbia Sailing Ship, American Robert Gray's (a ship that traveled around the globe) and the Rivers of America that is an artificial river, which holds the nighttime show, Fantasmic!
Fantasyland, modeled after a Bavarian village, is home to fairy tale classics such as
Snow White, King Arthur, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio and Cinderella to name a few. With rides such as Snow White's Scary Adventures, Pinocchio's Daring Journey and King Arthur Carrousel, it is evident that this part of Disneyland is inspired by the well-loved classics that children of all ages grew up to. It is in this themed land where the pinnacle of the park’s celebration ends as fireworks adorn its towers like flowers every night – the Disneyland insignia of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Presumably the most ambitious project in its time, Tomorrowland is where “future heads” and “technowizes” can find futuristic and space-inspired rides to their hearts’ content. The park even had Rocket scientists such as Wernher von Braun, Willy Ley, and Heinz Haber as technical consultants to make the park’s ultramodern theme more realistic. However, since the creation of the theme park in 1955, the rides Rocket to the Moon, Space Mountain, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters may be far from what the future looks like as of present standards but it still holds true to the park’s retro-future theme.
Mickey Mouse’ Toontown (where the Disneyland characters reside and patterned after Toontown from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Critter Country (named after the land’s Native American shows and attractions), and New Orleans’s Square (inspired by New Orleans’s Bourbon Street) are the last parks added into Disneyland.
These three parks are not as extensive as the first five but it completes the charm and the add to the excitement and attraction of the amusement park nonetheless.
With its eight parks, hundreds of attractions and thousands of visitors everyday, Disneyland is indeed one of the best family vacation destinations. Even a two-year old toddler, a twelve-year old teenager and even grandmas and grandpas can enjoy a day inside the park. So if you’re family is thinking of relocating or just about to settle down, by now you should have an idea where to start looking. Disneyland has more than earned to be in the top 10 places to visit in California.
Disneyland California Information
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$12.00 for oversized vehicles, motor homes and tractors w/o trailers
$17.00 for Buses and tractors with trailers.
700 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92802-1843
meet mickey mouse, minnie mouse, goofey, donald ducks and other disney characters.