As always I had a great time going out to California for West Coast Bash 2010. Along with those parks I was able to manage some time over at the Disneyland Resort. I will start with this trip report with a few random Disneyland and construction photos since we are all into that....right?
Good morning Disneyland.
Good morning tiny Space Mountain.
Still not enough time!
We see you DCA, we will get back to you later.
I still have yet to ride the monorail here, I wonder if I should later in the day.
It is all about Disneyland this morning.
Castle joke #45,623,526.
Getting closer now!
Castle hungry....nom nom nom.
It is always good to get through Fantasyland first thing in the morning. This would be Storybook land.
Yay, new ride credit for me.
Its bascially a boat ride tour through many different storybook lands.
See, this would be our tour guide.
This may be Cinderrella's castle. I honestly can't remember for sure.
This one is pretty easy though.
The Little Mermaid is living here...for now.
Here is a better look at one of the boats.
We have departed our boat to let another group of riders enjoy Storybook Land.
You can enjoy Storybook Land via another form of transportation.
However, you do not get a real live tour guide this way.
It does have a lift hill though.
I can never remember what signs Larry needs for the park index, so I took a few.
Still the best Fantasyland ride of all time.
This would be Florida's Space Mountain's great grandfather, The Matterhorn.
Yeah, its a close up of a coaster sticker.
Ready to ride?
I totally hear someone calling me "nerd" while in the Matterhorn area.
It is a rather clunky ride, so getting a good photo can be rather tricky.
I like these 15 minute waits for this now.
Exclsuive Nemo/Matterhorn photograph.
This would be our boat.
I. like. fish!
This is when you go under the waterfall.
This is the blue fish from Nemo, I can never remember her name.
Come on Matt, this version is actually good.
This would be the creepy version of Splash Mountain.
Speaking of creepy!
This would be one angle of the Haunted Mansion.
This would be another angle of the Haunted Mansion.
For a moment, I felt like I was back in Florida.
It is still one of the classic scenes of the ride.
Everyone loves the train, right?
Well, maybe not Matt.
Any ride that almost blasts through Small World can't be too bad.
The people here sit weird.
Roar! Drunk Dinosaurs!
Disneyland, don't forget it.
Train Go Down the Hole.
Those water shortages can be a killer.
So, are you saying you can sail the Mark Twain without having to look where you are going?
I always have to get my usual, "Bulldozer in the Lake" photo.
I really do miss Roger. He needs to make more movies.
At least the dark ride is a lot of fun.
Here is a random, just-in-case, attraction sign for Larry.
Well, I guess it can make the movie a bit more interesting.
I forgot to get a picture of the Dole Whip sign.
How about a random trip over to DCA. Guys, I expect this to be gone next time I am here....ok?
They just removed the tarp off this one....pretty.
Can anyone find the hidden Mickey?
The swings are most certainly a big improvement without the large orange.
I see it! I see it!
Whoopie is gone!
The Little Mermaid is moving here next year.
Here is the new map, once everything is finished.
This must mean we are now in Bug's Land....This can only mean one thing!!!
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train!!!! Woot!
Seriously, this ride is awesome.
Juicy Watermelon....Nom nom nom.
Animal Crackers....Nom nom nom.
The new path between Tower and Bug's Land rocks.
Back on over to Disneyland so we can go visit Michael.
The new dancing theater was amazing.
We see you tiny Space Mountain.
Matterhorn at night is the best.
So is the monorail.
World of Color is testing.
I had not seen the Electircal Light Parade in 25 years. All I can say about it now is, quaint!
CorkscrewFoley wrote:Great TR and pics, Erik. Quick question, how is it that the Matterhorn never made it to the Magic Kingdom?
Space Mountain is basically the Magic Kingdom's version of Matterhorn hence why it has two different tracks. Space just happened to prove to be very popular so they ended up building a version in California as well.
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