|Halloween decorations! It made me so happy to see Jack O’Lanterns everywhere|
The decorations were beautiful, of course. I loved seeing all the pumpkins and sunflowers everywhere.
I grew up in Southern California where going to Disneyland (in Anaheim) was at the very least a yearly event and often more than that. So I was very interested to see how this Disneyland compared.
The castle was gorgeous. It was still the Sleeping Beauty castle, but with a few differences. You could walk up onto a balcony and see out and there was also a little passage under the cave where you could go see the dragon (pretty neat, but not so much for younger kids. Aaron waited with the girls while I ran and checked it out). It also had some thorns out in front of it (facing Fantasyland).
|Alice in Wonderland Labyrinth|
The set up was very similar to California’s Disneyland with the exception of no Critter Country. You can check out a map here. There were a few differences and a few different rides. The very first thing we did was an Alice in Wonderland themed labyrinth. London loved trying to go through all the little doors and seeing everything.
|It was neat seeing some of the attractions in French: “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”|
Adventureland was pretty awesome here. They had some great entertainment as shown in the photo above, but also, the whole land was decorated and put together really well (and different from back home). Below you can see that they really tied in Aladdin with their theme. They also had an island in the middle of it similar to Tom Sawyer’s Island, but it was more Pirate themed and connected to the mainland by various bridges. We didn’t get a chance to play around on it, but it looked awesome!
Space Mountain was alright, but I prefer the one back home. This one has a couple loops and gave me a bit of a headache.
Tomorrowland was very similar to California’s. We had fun walking through and seeing everything.
So, neat story: London dressed up as Tinkerbell for Halloween this year and we let her wear her costume to Disneyland for the day. The first ride we all wanted to go on was Peter Pan but the line was 45 minutes long so we got a fastpass and came back later. When we showed up, the workers told us that since we had Tinkerbell with us, that we could use the fastpass line every time without having to get another fastpass! Pretty neat. Everyone was so nice to London and told her how cute she looked. We made sure to go on the ride again before we left and sure enough, they let us go right through the line with no problems. It was great, especially since it was always one of the longer lines during the day (and a family favorite).
The longest wait we had was for the Dumbo ride. No fastpass and it seemed like every kid in the park wanted to go on it. Of course London insisted on going on the “elephant ride” so we waited for almost an hour in line. Luckily that was by far the longest wait we had all day.
The castle was lovely all lit up at night!
One interesting thing was to see how they had indoor shopping here. It was kind of neat seeing different little changes to help deal with the wetter weather here.