A place where you follow your heart, chase after your dreams, sing along to familiar songs, and forget about reality, going to Disney amusement parks are never a mundane experience for me. So, without further ado, here goes the overview of my first day in Disney California Adventure~
Since Disney doesn’t have any outrageously fast twisting roller coasters, I decided that wearing a skirt this time would probably be the best time to wear a skirt to an amusement park instead of ones like Six Flags… I would be flashing too many innocent eyes.
My time there started off on the right foot since my ticket had Olaf on it. I mean, just look at his buck teeth smile. He looks so happy that I am there~
Walking inside from place to place was enjoyable since the decoration and buildings were amusing.
First stop, Paradise Pier!
Sadly, we didn’t get to ride the roller coaster pictured above due to a lack of time later and the long snake-like line of people waiting for their turn. But no worries, instead, we made our way to a more exciting activity: Shooting!
Instead of the sound of gunshots being fired, the only sound you hear during this hunt are:
- The sounds of plastic rubbing each other as the spring moves back and forth within the gun
- The squeals of competitive people who are trying to get the best score possible
- The whimpers of those who have been slacking on their arm lifting, such as me. (you have to repeatedly pull a roped knob as fast as you can to hit different targets repeatedly.
To help time fly by during the long lines, me and my siblings decided to start a monopoly game on the phone. I promise, the monopoly gods were on my two older siblings’ sides. Every dice roll resulted in me paying them a fee for landing on their property.
For this Toy Story game, they provide some stylish, yet uncomfortable, 3D glasses so that you have a more realistic experience as you shoot different targets within.
This was definitely different than Disney World’s Toy Story shooting game (laser one). Nevertheless, I enjoyed just as much, and maybe even more.
The best part of visiting Adventure Land was probably Cars Land. Not so much that I am love it, but because the setting and placing of their props are almost 100% like what you see in the movie. I almost felt as if I had somehow popped into the movie Cars itself… or maybe the town popped out of the movie.
And the cutest place in Cars Land is awarded to…
Instead of the cones being a room for you to stay in, they provided substance to room in your belly such as churros, ice cream cones, cone queso (nachos), Popcones (popcorn), and cone-coctions (snacks). It was cute to see the interesting twist on each food item to help tie them with the theme of the Cozy Cone Motel name. For me, I simply got the match made in heaven combo of a vanilla and chocolate twist ice cream.
Next up was the Cars roller coaster.
The track wounded about and dipped down through the synthetic canyons that replicated the route Lightning McQueen took in the movie.
After the beginning 1 mph section of the ride that is mainly for visual, it’s time to race.
Both cars stopped at even placements.
Right before we took off, there was about a 5 minute wait for some technical difficulties. It felt like an hour.
The other car won…
The Tower of Terror awaited our arrival as it towered over the different lands for us to be constantly haunted whenever we looked up.
The Twilight Hotel (Tower of Terror). The story goes somewhat along these lines. Once guests went through the doors of the elevator, they were never seen again. Once you set foot in the elevator, you enter the Twilight zone, an eerie and ominous shift in time away from reality. Where no fundamentals or physics are applied.
The faces of all the victims in our elevator as we dropped from the Twilight zone back to reality…literally.
Actually, I lied. The best part of California Adventure wasn’t Cars Land for me. It was here, the Sorcerer’s Workshop. Not because of all the trinkets and fascinating eye-trick activities, but because of the Beast’s Library.
With the fact that Beauty and the Beast has and is still my favorite Disney movie/characters, I couldn’t help but fan girl for a brief moment in my head mentally.
It was breathtaking how the paintings on the walls almost felt as if it was real. Even the musky green fire was moving lively. I was in love there that I couldn’t help but have a mini photo shoot in the corner of Beast’s Library.
To relieve you of reading a tiring and long post, I decided to divide my time there in two parts: day and night. The rest of my experience in Beast’s Library and for the rest of the night will be posted sometime soon. Stay posted and thank you for reading~