Over the years, I enjoy my trip at Disneyland, it's awesome, it's amazing, I wish when I was a kid, I would have digital camera, but I only have those old fashion film type camera. The bad thing about those old type camera is that you have to buy films which cost money and it comes in 24 or 36. Which means one trip you can only have 24-72 pictures. and the worst thing is that there's no preview or touch screen on the camera, so you have no idea if you shot a blurry picture or your eyes were closed or you didn't smile. 2004 isn't my first trip to Disneyland but somehow I couldn't find my old pictures so that's kindda sad. I want to share with you my sweet memory at disneyland over the years.
Let's begin with 2004, here is the picture of me at Downtown Disneyland, now a lot of stores that was there before, it isn't there anymore. I love playing with photoshop so when I have time, I play with my pictures, add a little light and contrast, whoala, you have a new picture. The store that carry the big giant yellow ducky isn't there anymore, kindda sad; so happy that I brought this when the store is still there, this is probably the most expensive toys I ever brought, around $200. I went there by myself, the lady brought the ducky out to the edge of the parking lot and I was there waiting, so exciting. When I got home, I put a rug on the floor and put ducky on top and roll it into my room.
and here we go being our trips at Disneyland, whoa, I was so skinny back then, ~~~~~~~~~~~~ and also remember how cheap the ticket price is ? just recently Disneyland has raise their prices and annual pass too. whoa, it looks like I'm alone in Disneyland, so cool.....
at 2007, I didn't have annual pass but we decided to go to the Disneyland halloween hunt, I've been to the others but never Disneyland and I didn't realize this one has no maze and it's only for kids. but we had fun, watching the kids dress up and get candy. remember even if you have annual pass you still need to purchase tickets. I wore an orange tshirt and I had a cat in the hat tall hat.
2010, a little older and a little (huh)...... anyways, we decided to get annual pass, cuz we are CA resident we can pay monthly, you put down some down payment and give them your credit card and they'll start charging you every month, back then, they took your picture and it's on your pass card. we also got the parking pass too. back in 2010 you don't purchase annual pass at ticket booth, you have to go into one of the building to purchase and take your pix. now, you can get it at the ticket booth. as you can see, I love orange color.
again, remember this guy? I love chip n dale.
2011, still have the annual pass, it's one of the S. CA level, so we can't go on the block out dates, you can check out block out dates on their website. one tip on getting the ice cream on main street, go before lunch hour, less line cuz everybody's either on rides or at lunch. go between 11am-12pm, don't go between 12-1pm, huge crowd and you won't be happy waiting your ice cream too long. and sometimes the small outdoor ice cream shop across the street will open, so if you don't want to wait for this one, go across the street.
gotta try the new Star Tours ride, it's almost the same as the old one, I don't feel there's anything new. I wish they add more stuff on the ride and make it longer, wait in line 30-40 mins for a less than 4 min ride.
I should be the spokesperson of Disneyland or in their commerical. haha.
2012, yeah one of the best year we had at Disneyland cuz we finally got the premium annual pass, it might be the most expensive level but it has its benefits. first of all, it includes parking pass, and it gives you more discount compare to other level 10-15%, at the premium level you get 15-20%, all you have to do is go to Disneyland more than 5-6 times a year then you get your money back. over the years, cuz my birthday is at the summer time which is all block out at the other level. this is the first time ever in my life that I could spend my birthday at Disneyland, so exciting. First thing you got to do, go pass the main street before you go into Frontier land, there's a big stand that tells you how long the line is and there's a little stand next to it, there's where you get your free buttons. yes, i said "FREE!" sometimes they're willing to give you two, I collect most of it already. yeah~~~~ get a birthday button on your birthday, they wrote your name and the whole day, everywhere you go, Disneyland ppl will say happy birthday to you.
just had my wonderful birthday lunch at the Blue Bayou, it's hot and I had my straw hat on, looks cool, putting on my backpack, I paint on my packback, I'm really proud of it. here's the Indiana Jones shop, the whip is pretty expensive, and me rubbing the Aladdin lamp inside the store making my birthday wish.
going home with a bag full of gifts yeah~~~~~
shopping at the big store at main street, tip about these stores, during the hot hot summer time, if you want to stay cool go inside the store, and most of these stores are connected so you don't have to go out on the street to go to another store, just go from store to store. trying on hats to decide which one to get.
holding my sweet premium annual pass (I really hope they have more designs like the credit cards), in front of the famous corn dog red cart at the end of the main street.
had ice cream in one hand but I still want more, I actually brought the lollipop for decoration, it looks cool and cute but I just don't think that I can eat it all. just so wonderfully cheerfully happy with my ice cream, not just ice cream but ice cream on a waffle cone, I was not able to have this when I was a kid. haha, now I'm a happy grown up adult.
across the street to DCA California Adventure.
what ! what ! more ice cream, this one is at the main street of DCA, they have a special red cart ice cream.
back to Disneyland, we rarely go at night but it is really cool at night, less people, less screaming, you feel like you own the place. I went there on Hollyween, we didn't purchase the ticket so we were told to get out of the park by a certain time, but we still got couple hours, it is actually really cool.