We're going to DISNEYLAND!!!
Trip Start Apr 18, 2008
20Trip End Jul 2008
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So rather than take a tour that is making the tour operators very rich, we used the wireless Internet, I've now worked out on our new computer, and were able to look up how to get to Disneyland by public transport! Yes it is possible - most people don't seem to realise! Instead of $115+++ for tour bus there, it again was only $1.25. Much more friendly on our budget if we want to complete our itinerary in full! I thought bringing our newly purchased laptop, bought only really when it was so we could claim back the GST tax at the airport, would be annoying but I'm beginning to see the benefits! LOL.
We caught the bus from down town L.A
We didn't realise until you get there, that Disneyland offers a choice of two parks Disneyland Original or Disneyland California or you could do both if the wallet supported. And then around Disney land in the area there is also other big amusement parks like Knotts Berry Farm. We choose Disneyland original. Obviously a very popular place there were mountains of people! We hit Main street USA first, where they had old fashioned ice cream and sweet shop parlours, Disney memento stores ++++ and old fashioned penny games arcades and of course the expected Tigger, Eeyore, Goofy, etc characters walking around!
Then it was onto the rides, starting with Adventure Land. Awesome rides with excellent effects and features and lasting a long time
At the end of the day there were still some rides that we hadn't gotten to, but the length of time spent in lines was a big time waster! Up to an hour and a half for one ride! But the ride was good fun and worth it and as we were in holiday mode it didn't fuss us to much. But that would probably be the reason why people might get a couple of days entry to a park and i could imagine if you had young kids then waiting that long might not be great fun for a day, but for us, in one day in 11 hours we covered a fair bit of the park! And enough to say we had a great Disneyland experience!
We left the park at 11pm, getting back into downtown LA at about 1am - a long day. We ended up getting a cab a short distance back to our hotel from the city centre cause we were so stuffed, so have experienced the yellow LA cabs. He seemed very surprised at that time to get a fare from a young touristy couple. A bit later on, a local told us that downtown after dark is not very safe and also questionable about public transport late at night, but we felt fine and there were lots of cameras in the bus and a friendly bus driver.