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Oxford, United Kingdom
September 10, 2012
Los Angeles, California
April 6, 2007
The Matterhorn is one of my favorite rides in the park. You sit in a bobsled and shoot though the Matterhorn Mountain trying to escape the Abominable Snowman. The bobsleds themselves carry up to eight people; however you see two per seat one in front of another. In other words pretty much on the lap on the person behind you. This is great if you have a small child, but they will sit like this if you are an adult as well. Make sure that you tell them way before you get on the ride that you want to go as a single rider.
There are two lines for this ride; one that wraps around Fantasyland and one that face Tomorrowland. I prefer the Tommorowland route because it seems faster. It also seems more exciting. My other recommendation for the ride is to go at night. All of the rollercoaster’s seem to go faster then. During the day it’s a cute ride at night it’s a thrill ride.My experience with this ride was mixed. The ride was great, but I rode it twice (at two different times of the day) and the cast members were horrible. They will yell and scream at you if you ask a question and stare you down until you get off the ride. If you can ignore the people working there then the ride is great. Otherwise they really know how to ruin a day.
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey is another ride that you can’t find in Florida. It is another cute ride that is worth a look. You climb aboard a car and are whisked away to follow Pinocchio on his journey. What I like most about the ride was how colorful it was. I’m a person who is attracted to bright, vibrant colors so the sets on the ride were worth the line for me. Snow White’s Scary Adventure is another ride that Disneyland shares with its sister park. I do prefer the ride in Disneyland to Disney World. Unlike the one in Florida it isn’t always stopping, goes though more of the story, and doesn’t seem as scary to kids. This is a dark ride so be careful when taking small children on the ride.
Storybook Land is only good if you have tiny children; however there are few adults who do enjoy it. I went on the ride because I was told not to miss it, but found myself wishing that I didn’t listen. You float though mini replicas of different stories. There is a small version of the three pigs house, Alice’s house, among others. There was even a replica of Sleeping Beauty’s castle and Ariel’s Grotto. What I found interesting was the live ducks towering over the tiny houses. I spend a good few minutes laughing at this. What really saved the ride was as we rounded the corner Pluto, Goofy, Peter Pan, Wendy, Pinocchio, and Geppetto had wandered over to the queue and were singing autographs and taking pictures.
From journal War Tactics on How to Survive the Happiest Place
Fantasyland is one of my favorite places in the park. Although it offers a lot of kid rides they are all worth a visit. Get here early, because it is always packed. Kids come a little after park opening and stay until closing. Dumbo is one of the most famous rides in the park. The lines are always long and the ride only lasts for a couple of minutes. My suggestion is to go on this after the fireworks. Fantasyland closes down and if you stand next to the Dumbo ride you’ll be one of the first on when the rides open.
It’s a Small World is beautiful. There is no other way to other way to put this. It’s sister ride in Disney World doesn’t even come close. The queue is wonderful. Outside there are various topiary animals and a clock with dancing figures on it. You board a boat and it takes you though various lands of audio-animatronics dolls, dressed to represent their native country, singing. Unlike the Florida ride the inside is very one sided. Most of the attractions are on the left of the boat; making it the best side to be on if you want to take pictures. The ride floats though Africa, the South Pacific, Europe, and other countries. There is even a brief tour of the rainforest and though the land of mermaids. This is a ride that you want to do during the day, so that you can get a good view of the outside and lines move very quickly. The Mad Tea Party is also worth a stop. Right across from the Matterhorn and next to the Alice and Wonderland it is almost easy to miss. In the morning the lines aren’t that bad and move quickly. The cast members who run the ride are also nice enough to go around and take pictures of anyone who wants them. I haven’t ridden this ride in ages, but it was much more fun then I remembered.
Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the most popular rides in the park. Only a few minutes after opening the lines were over 30 minutes long. With a little help from some pixie dust and a magical flying pirate ship you are taken high above the streets of London to Never Never Land. The ride itself is beautiful. You start off in the children’s room and then fly though a star sky straight into Never Land. Peter Pan joins you along with Captain Hook, Tink, and the Croc. After riding it is easy to see why this is such a favorite. While in line your kids can pass the time by watching for the evil witch from Snow White appear in the window just across the way in Snow White’s Scary Adventure.
September 21, 2006
From journal Disneyland Themepark
July 29, 2005
From journal Fantasyland at Disneyland: Photo Tour