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California (September 9-24, 2005)


The happiest place on Earth
We spent 5 days at the two Disney parks in Anaheim. The main park, Disneyland, is big enough that you are unable to see and do everything. There was always something going on (parade, show, etc) and I have so many photos, too many to share with you in this webpage..... 

The castle was decorated with 50th anniversary banners.

Seeing Sleeping Beauty Castle for the first time was an emotional moment for me, as that is the image I have of Disneyland from my childhood.

Fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

I particularly enjoyed the fireworks over the top of it at night. They were well-coordinated, and the best fireworks I have ever seen. There were boxes, planets and even this smiley face, as well as the more standard fireworks.

To 5,000 and beyond!

Here's an email photo I sent myself from the Buzz Lightyear ride. It's the first one we did. My score is abysmal as I am no good at shoot-em-up games. I got the hang of it a bit more though after a couple more rides.

The teacups used to spin faster, but they have been slowed down, so I was disappointed at not being able to spin very fast!

My favourite ride was the spinning cups and saucers of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, mainly because it is something I remember from childhood.

Steve had a great time, but I didn't dare try it!

I found out that I like spinning rides, whereas they make Steve feel sick. He likes fast rollercoasters, which I found out I don't like, so after a couple of days, we were often going on different rides alone.

Mickey Mouse and me

I finally got to meet Mickey on the last day!

The California Screamin' rollercoaster was being refurbished after the summer holidays, much to Steve's disappointment.

The new park (Disney's California Adventure) has a different feel to it - more modern and not like the fairytale feeling of Disneyland.

I found Disneyland to be quite well-done, linking everything to one theme and keeping the quality of the experience high. The "cast members" were very friendly, and I found that refreshing after visiting Knott's Berry Farm, where the employees were much more casual.

Turning my life around.....