Travel Retropective 2008, Part 1 – Disneyland

This was a year of short trips. In June I accompanied a family member to an ALA (American Library Association) conference in Anaheim, California.  So, for the first time in my life, we went to Disneyland, very convenient as our hotel was across the street from the park.

Disneyland was oddly fun!

Disneyland Fantasyland Castle

Disneyland Fantasyland Castle

 

 

 

 

 It’s hard to get pictures without random strangers in the background, so I had to be creative.  Here is a view of the castle that is different from the one we usually see.

 

 

 

Disneyland Tomorrowland from the Monorail

Disneyland Tomorrowland from the Monorail

 

 

You get good views from the Monorail.  The Monorail is fun, but it’s doesn’t have the same “wow” factor that I think it had in the 1950s.   Today, it reminds me of other forms of mass transit.

 

 

 

Disneyland Mickey's Toontown

Disneyland Mickey's Toontown

 

 

This section opened in 1993, but it’s based on old Disney, the original cartoons – very creative.  We loved it.

 

 

 

 

California Adventure Entrance

California Adventure Entrance

 

 

California Adventure is the Disney theme park that is across from the original Disneyland.

 

 

 

 

California Adventure - Hollywood

California Adventure - Hollywood

 

 

I liked the Hollywood part of California Adventure.  It seemed right that it was fake because, well, Hollywood is fake!

The front building is “real”, the back section is a picture on a flat surface.

 

 

 

 

 

Disneyland entrance - bench

Disneyland entrance - bench

 

 

Isn’t this bench clever?  I love the Mickey ears.

 

 

 

 

 

Amarez – mszv

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