3 Cheers for Walt..
30.03.2009 25 °C
After lots of American activity..fast food, surfing, drinking, partying and general "chillin" with da homies we decided to call on our inner child..this was far easier for Will...it was time to go to DisneyLand...wooohoooo!!!!
Today was the day all our childhood fantasies would come true..as we waited in line with 2 million other families (it was school holidays..perfect timing) "it's a small world after all" filled the air...butterflies slowly developed in our stomaches and a flood of images came rushing to mind..Mickey & Mini greeting us at the gate, Daffy & Donald Duck playing games, Cinderella wearing her pretty dress, Snow White being followed by her 7 Dwarfs , Winnie the Pooh being chased by Tiger...oh we ran through the entry gate practically hyperventilating. As i stood in awe taking in the site Will impatiently tugged on my top claiming he saw Goofy and for me to hurry up otherwise we will miss him and "gosh Sam don't you know he is my favourite"...this would come to be a common pattern with Will and I, me walking aimlessly drinking in the atmosphere, Will constantly telling me to hurry up whilst twisting his body like a 5 year old does when he needs to go to the toilet..you know the pose.
DisneyLand contains 7 lands - AdventureLand, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, FrontierLand, MIckey's Toontown, FantasyLand and TomorrowLand. Already on sensory overload we decided to work the map clockwise entering our very first land and ride - The Jungle Safari in AdventureLand.
Our very first ride, we will probably remember this ride forever, how exciting, so exciting we didn't actually realise parents with babies and 90 years were also lining up thus suggesting this ride probably isnt as adventurous as first thought. All in all it was still fun, we had a hypo pubescent teenager as our Safari guide (picture Screech from Saved by the Bell and add acne) who took us around in a boat pointing out all the Jungle Wildlife (which was fake) and cracking joke after joke including my favourite:
Tour guide: "So is anyone from out of town"..(pointing at us).."how about you?"
Sam: "We are from Australia"
Tour guide: "Sorry"
Sam: Slightly raised voice so the group can hear and emphasising our ockar accent.."Austrayyaaa!"
Tour guide: "No i heard you im just sorry.." Hahahahaha
He was sorry when i pushed in out of the boat and confiscated his red cordial from him. That will teach him to make fun of Australians...moving along.
Although it was extremely busy, some rides such as Splash Mountain had a 70 minute wait, we still managed to go on all our favourites, these included:
Splash Mountain: iconic, log in water, gist of ride is you get spashed
Space Mountain: a rollercoaster but you are in the dark like space, really fun and weird sensation
Mad Hatter: Iconic teacup ride, you can actually spin really fast making you want to "barf"
Pirates of the Carribean: So life like i nearly jumped the plastic model of Johnny Depp
Indiana Jones: Got to the front of the line after waiting 50 minutes and the ride broke down..
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: An unassumingly fun rollercoaster
Matterhorn Bobsled: fast line, quite old but fun
ToonTown: Visited Mickey and all his friends. Got lots of pictures..and you know what just because you are 4 yrs old wearing a pretty pink cinderella dress including silver jiffies, wand & cute hair doesnt mean your getting in front of me, there is a line and there a rules, get behind me.
Every nook and cranny is decorated amazingly. There isn't a single shop or sign that hasn't been designed to perfection. It is like you are in another land..called Disney..hrmmm..not to mention the burgers and Mickey Mouse icecream...everything about the place is fantastic, what a day!!!