Anaheim Journals

Disneyland!

An August 2000 trip to Anaheim by Becs

Main Street Photo, Anaheim, California More Photos
Quote: Yes, i'm a grown-up, no i didn't take a child, yes, i had heaps of fun not acting my age!

Disneyland!

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Overview

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There's an incredible magic going on in Disneyland. It's not just the animated movies and their characters, it's not the rides alone, not even their historic parade, or the theme lands within... The moment you step on Main Street you enter a surreal, alternate world, that vanishes the memory of your real life for a day... a fun-filled day that will bring out the kid in you, and stir the memories... for all of us have something of Disney's linked to some special moment in our lives. So, wear casual clothes, comfortable shoes, pack a bag with a sweater and a camera, and leave all else behind, for you'll go on the ride of your life!Quick Tips: Don't carry a huge heavy backpack, you don't need a ...Read More

New Orleans Square Restaurants

Restaurant | "New Orleans Square"

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There's a variety of restaurants to choose from in New Orleans, serving either french cuisine, or cajun and creole new orleans' style. Blue Bayou Restaurant is the fanciest, offering same-day reservations (in case you want to catch Fantasmic while having dinner there), and healthy selections with vegetarian options. Personally, i went across the street by the Pirates of the Caribbean and ordered the most incredible clam chowder. My friend was delighted with his gumbo too, both served inside a warm hollow bread.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

New Orleans Square Restaurants
Disneyland
Anaheim, California 92803
(714) 781-3463

Disneyland Park

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Attraction | "Parades and shows"

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There's shows and parades galore! But I really recommend the Main Street Parade, and the Fantasmic Show. The Main Street parade goes on at 8:15 pm on weekends, which clashes with Fantasmic, an incredible show on the Rivers of America at 9:00 pm. But, there's a solution: Fantasmic has a later show. So I recommend you take the Main Street parade at 8:15, watch the fireworks above the castle, and then move on to New Orleans for a bite to eat, and see Fantasmic there at 10:30 pm. Both are really worth it! The Main Street parade is still the same one we all saw 20 years ago, with some new additions of the most recent animations, of course... but it still takes your breath away as those lit cars and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Disneyland Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4000

Disneyland Park

Attraction | "Package Express"

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I know you won't listen to me if i ask you to not shop early in the day, so you don't have to be carrying parcels around, and take them with you on the rides. So Disney knew you'd be all impulsive, shopping for that perfect little something on sight, and designed something called Package Express for your comfort and convenience. Shop till you drop, and have them send your stuff to the Main Entrance Newsstand for pick-up later in the day. Awesome huh? But wait, there's more! If you're staying in Disney's Hotel, you may ask them to send it to Bell Services, for pick-up the next day. Have a ball....

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2000

Disneyland Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4000

Disneyland Park

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Attraction | "Disneyland"

Splash Mountain Photo, Anaheim, California
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Do hold on to the map they give you when you firts step in. It has the park's map, parade's routes, list of restaurants and cafes in every land, list of shops, list of rides and shows, and whether or not they carry a fastpass, have restrictions, and all and every kind of specifics. My personal oh-my-god recommendations are: Indiana Jones Adventure, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Rocket Rods. Categorized as, oh well, not that bad: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. The always classics should be Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's Scary Adventure, Star Tours, Honey I shrunk the Audience, Innoventions, the Disney Railroad... oh w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Disneyland Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4000

Disneyland Park

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Attraction | "Welcome to Disneyland"

Disneyland Park Photo, Anaheim, California
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A Walk in Walt's Footsteps
There is a walking tour that offers a basic introduction to the park and its most famous features. Lasts for 2 hours and offers a detailed historical look at Disneyland through the eyes of Walt Disney. These depart every morning, and tickets are sold at City Hall and the Main Entrance.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Disneyland Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4000

Fast Pass

Story/Tip

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I can't recommend this enough! This pass allows you to spend less time waiting in line for the most popular rides. 1 . Go to the ride you choose, and look for the fastpass machines. 2 . Insert the Main Entrance ticket (the one purchased to go into Disney in the first place) in the slot, and you'll get a ticket exclusively for this ride. This new ticket will assign you a one-hour window of time for you to come back to this ride (say, from 12-1 pm). Now you're free to go to the rest of Disney, and when you hit noon, go back to that ride you got the fastpass for, and show the ticket. You'll be moved on forward, cutting in, and saving yourself heaps of line-time just queueing. ...Read More