It was finally time to leave Melbourne after 6 months of planning and saving!!
I left Melbourne at 12.30pm on a Qantas flight on my own. Man the flight was boring and seemed to take forever. I knew it was going to be a 14 hour flight but the time seemed to really drag on. It was because I was excited, nervous, anxious. I tried to watch some movies to kill the time but I found it hard to concentrate. I tried to sleep but couldn't.
I finally arrived at LAX airport. Yay I’m finally here!! Walking off the plane I felt tired and a bit run down. I made my way to collect my luggage and get through customs etc.
Then it was off to the transportation area. I had pre-booked a ride on the shuttle bus to Anaheim as I thought this was the cheapest option. I only had to wait about 5 minutes for the bus to arrive. I met two other aussie girls who were going to the same hotel and who were also on the same tour as me. I arrived at Best Western hotel at about 9.30am. There was a slight mix-up at the hotel. I had paid for the night before so that I could check in straight away and they were told this but they thought that I was meant to be there. I had paid for the extra night anyway so that didn't matter but they weren't sure if they had charged my credit card twice. I headed up to the room. It was on the second floor and was quite nice. There was plenty of room and was very clean. Yay I could see Disneyland from outside my room. I took a quick shower, put some clean clothes on. Felt much better already.
Now it was time to head over to Disneyland. I had paid for a three day pass in advance. I wasn't exactly sure which way to go but I headed down Disneyland Way and figured there would be signs on the way. It was a beautiful sunny day even though it was in the middle of winter. Palm trees lined the street. They were everywhere.
I made my way to the Disneyland entrance after about a 10 minute walk
. Oh my god it was amazing. So much more than what I expected. There was a huge decorated Christmas tree and decorations everywhere. I made my way to the Sleeping Beauty Castle. It was so beautiful. It was my favorite area of Disneyland. I wandered around for a bit. Was really starting to feel the jet lag kick in. I ate some fries from a little McDonalds shop. This place was simply amazing. There were quite a few people here as it was school holidays. I headed back to the hotel as I knew I had a full day tomorrow to check it all out again. I went to the Hotel lobby to grab some brochures for some Hollywood and beach tours. I watched a show on MTV called Tella Tequila which was very interesting. I found myself watching this series a bit during my holiday.