Travel Bucket List: Disneyland

Travel Bucket List: Disneyland

Walt Disney World in Florida is my home at Disney.  I have been going since I was 11 and I absolutely love it there!  That being said, high on my bucket list of places to go is the one and only, original Disneyland in California.  For so many reasons…

  • This was the place that Walt created!  He came up with the idea of the first ever theme park and made it a reality.  Being able to go and be in the original Disney park, I believe, is something that every Disney fan would want to do.  I will have to find the window with the always burning lamp in Walt’s apartment and say hello to him, I know he is no longer there, but the spirit of Walt Disney will always be present.
  • Curiosity… I know the WDW parks well enough to walk through them without a park map.  But Disneyland is a whole new world!  I love to explore and find new things.  And while Magic Kingdom and Disneyland are similar in their layout, they are also vastly different.  Magic Kingdom doesn’t have New Orleans Square or Critter Country or sadly no longer has Toon Town.  These are areas I want to explore! 
  • The rides!  The ones that are the same as Disney World, just for the new experience, and the ones that WDW does not have.  I especially am interested in the Haunted Mansion, Hyperspace Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean as I have heard the most on these rides that the Disneyland version is better.  But I also can’t wait for the Indiana Jones Adventure and the Matterhorn!
  • Disney’s California Adventure!  While Disneyland will feel somewhat familiar since it is similar to Magic Kingdom, DCA will be an entire new experience!!!  Oh so many new things to try…  California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel and the Monster’s Inc ride…  Not to mention CARS LAND!  and Bug’s Life Land.  And of course, I would have to ride two of my favorites, Soarin’ and Tower of Terror!
  • Night time spectaculars:  Paint the Night parade and World of Color.  I have only seen videos of Paint the Night parade and it is one of the things I am most excited about!  It is just so beautiful!  And while I will always love the Main Street Electrical Parade, because it is a classic, I think this parade will be spectacular to behold!  Same goes for World of Color!
  • Also, while we are so close by, I want to visit the Walt Disney Studios.  I do not know the details about touring the facility, but it is something I would love to do and will keep my fingers crossed and hope it is a possibility!
  • I am not sure when my family will make it to California, but I hope it is soon!  I just can’t wait to experience the original Disneyland!!!

    
    

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