Disneyland - New Orleans Square
One of my favorite "Lands". I was so happy to meet Jack Skellington, Sally and Dr. Facilier!
I just love my brother!
Disneyland - Frontierland
Frontierland, home of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Didn't get any photos of the Mark Twain this time, but it was active on the Rivers of America.
Mosey on up to a rustic log cabin and hoist a replica .54-caliber Hawkins buffalo rifle to your shoulder. Peer through the scope and see legendary Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona—a notorious Old West town.
With nearly 100 interactive targets, the setting provides a picture-perfect backdrop to test your marksmanship.
Blast away at a bevy of highly detailed moving and stationary targets. When you hit one, you'll be rewarded with entertaining lights, sounds and animations. Some animations even have a supernatural twist!
AdventureLand - Disneyland
Adventureland home of the famous Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise and Indiana Jones.
The line is ALWAYS long for this ride, but single rider passes are available.
Disneyland park guests board a trusty tramp steamer for a 7-minute guided tour of jungles from around the world, brimming with exotic animals and lush tropical foliage.
Formerly known as the Swiss Family Treehouse, it's now Tarzan's Treehouse. You can climb the stairs and meet Tarzan up at the top!
A lot of Adventureland was under construction. I did get a few photos of the Tiki Room as we enjoyed a Dole Whip!
As you gather on the lush patio before the show, carved totem poles representing island gods spring to life and introduce themselves.
Don’t forget to treat yourself to a world-famous Pineapple Dole Whip® from the patio-side Tiki Juice Bar while you wait!
An extravagant feast for your eyes and ears, this theater-in-the-round show invites you to experience the beauty and magic of the Pacific Islands.
Take your seat in an air-conditioned ceremonial house in the heart of Polynesia. As the lights dim, 4 talking macaws spring to life. Before long, the chorus of crooning birds is joined by an enchanting cast of over 225 choreographed Audio-Animatronics performers.
Sing along and enjoy the magic of this jubilant Disney classic!
The Audio-Animatronics technology that powers the show was introduced to the world when Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room debuted in 1963 at Disneyland Park.
This groundbreaking technology allowed animators to synchronize movement, audio and visual effects, paving the way for other classic attractions like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion.
Walt Disney originally envisioned the Enchanted Tiki Room as a dinner show. However, he knew the attraction would be so popular that he changed the format to accommodate more Guests before it opened.
The current show has been enhanced with a state-of-the-art show-control system, remastered audio and energy-efficient lighting—while maintaining all the charm and wit of the original.
Guests can now dine on the flavors of the tropics at The Tropical Hideaway restaurant right next door. You lucky people you!
This is where the Gibson Girl elephant has been settled- on the roof top of the Tropical Import store.
Disneyland - Main Street USA, Part 1
Had so much fun meeting the villains! Main Street is one of my favorite areas of the park. City Hall is always busy, here you can get recipes, special park buttons and have your special needs taken care of.
Main Street, U.S.A., the only original land at Disneyland that has not been significantly altered, was inspired in part by Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Mo.
Main Street USA has several forms of transportation: Motor cars, horse drawn trolleys and utility vehicles.
“Main Street, U.S.A. is America at the turn of the [20th] century – the crossroads of an era, the gas lamps and the electric lamp – the horse-drawn car and the auto car. Main Street is everyone’s hometown . . . the heart line of America.”
Above the Fire Station is Walt’s Disney’s private apartment. A lit antique lamp in the window would inform staff when Walt was in residence. Today, the lamp remains lit as a tribute to Walt Disney and to symbolize his continuing presence at Disneyland.
Each land in the park has it's own themed popcorn turner!
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".