Countdown to Disneyland: New Experiences
|August 14, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under Disney Parks, Disneyland|
I am now only 2 weeks away from arriving in Disneyland for the first time…squeeeeeeee!!!!! This trip has seriously snuck up on me and the closer it gets, the more excited I am getting to experience all of these new things! There are so many that it’s a bit overwhelming to think if I will actually be able to fit it all in. But I’m sure gonna try! So here are a few new experiences that I’m most looking forward to:
Yes, ALL of Fantasyland. I love dark rides…LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I’m beside myself with excitement over getting to finally ride the Alice in Wonderland attraction….it has been on my Disney bucket list since I first saw it on a World of Color episode as a kid. Then there is Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, the Storybook Canal Boats, the Casey Jr. Circus Train and well obviously the Matterhorn Bobsleds! I’ve heard that the entire feel of Fantasyland is much different than in WDW and I plan on spending quite a bit of time there…that’s if screaming children don’t drive me out! 🙂
Indiana Jones Adventure
This looks like one of the best attractions out there. Ever since it opened in 1995, I have been dying for imagineers to get rid of the stunt show at the Studios and put this attraction in. Obviously they haven’t been listening to me. I love this movie series and I can’t wait to go on an adventure with Indy!
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Another dark ride! This is one of those attractions that has always intrigued me. I was (and still am) a big fan of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I remember seeing the film for the first time while away at summer camp in 1988! This attraction just looks silly and like it will have me in hysterics the entire time! Hopefully all the spinning won’t make me sick…
Well this should be obvious. Yes, Radiator Springs Racers looks beyond amazing and the other two attractions look quirky and fun, but what I’m most looking forward to is just immersing myself in the land. The funny thing is that I’m not even a big fan of the Cars movies, but I am just blown away by all of the details I have seen in photos from here. And I particularly can’t wait to see it at night…all that neon!!
a bug’s land
Now this might seem strange because I don’t have kids, but I love the idea of being shrunk down to the size of a bug and that everything is giant around you. I mean, how cute are Flik’s Flyers where you get to ride around in raisin box “hot air ballons”?!? This area kind of reminds me of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, which I loved as a kid. I also don’t think I will seem as creepy walking around a bug’s land as I would in the playground…
World of Color
Everyone says this is a MUST DO! Don’t kill me here, but I have to say that the idea of this show doesn’t thrill me and I would probably be fine if I didn’t see it. Seriously, don’t kill me! That said, I already have World of Color reservations at the Carthay Circle Restaurant for the first night of our trip so I will be seeing it. I also have this feeling that I’m going to magically fall in love with it and want to see it every night after that…we shall see.
What new experiences were you looking forward to at Disneyland on your first trip?