As I am getting used to blogging I am finding it a lot of fun. I decided to create a blog about my favorite place to be, Disney Resort in Anaheim, California. I think it is important to provide a little background about my experience at this wonderful place.
went to Disneyland a lot when I was a child and teenager. Back before
it became a resort. I had gone with my family several times. This was
back when there was The People Mover, Paddle Boats and Adventures
Through Innerspace. You did not pay an admission price, you bought
tickets for the rides. Back then you could enjoy the atmosphere without
paying to ride the attractions. The last time I went as a kid was when I
was 14, in 1977. The new ride was Space Mountain. My best friend went
with us to Disneyland and we loved it! I was not able to go again until
1988, there were several changes. For one there were no longer tickets.
You had to pay admission to get in. It was the first time we went for
two days in a row too. That was very exciting. When we were there this
visit Star Tours had taken place of Adventures to InnerSpace and Splash
Mountain was being constructed. Captain EO starring Michael Jackson was
also a huge hit.
I was not able to go to Disneyland
again until July of 2003, WOW were there a lot of changes. Disneyland
was now Disney Resort with another theme park and shopping district.
Months before we went I got a free video that told all about the resort.
My mom and I were excited because we knew how fun it was at Disneyland.
The boys were excited for the new adventure but not really prepared for
what was to come. The Disney video was one of our most watched shows
for months before we left.
That wonderful day in July
arrived and we were on our way to Disneyland. We left Cortez and spent
the night in Kingman, Arizona. The next day we headed to Anaheim were we
stayed at The Fairfield Resort, just down the street from the main
gate. We unpacked our luggage and headed to the parks. My boys were so
excited. Their first ride ever was The Matterhorn. They loved it. That
night we were able to ride Pirates of the Caribbean twice and Haunted
Mansion. We walked around and took it all in. It was a short night but
quite the initiation to this new adventure.
several changes other than the new park, Disney's California Adventure
Park, and the shopping distirict Downtown Disney District. Sadly the
Country Bear Jamboree was no longer in the park. Now in Critter Country
is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Splash Mountain is now open,
the People Mover is gone along with the Sky Ride. I do not remember
when the last time is that I rode America The Beautiful but it was gone
too. Thee is also Indiana Jones which was not there in 1988. We also had
a four day hopper pass which would get us into both parks for four
days. Downtown Disney is free.
I will stop there
with my adventures. Please ask me any questions and make comments, share
your magical experiences. That is why I am creating this blog, for
people to share their Disney adventures. I will share more soon and
look forward to hearing your stories.