We went to California Adventures first since the entrance was closer and Tania, Dena, and I had never been. I haven't heard very many good things about it, besides from Megan, and after going, I think Megan's kind of right. Even though it's kind of small, I liked California Adventures A LOT. Here are the perks:
- Tower of Terror and California Screamin' (the rollercoaster) are super super fun, and more adult than the normal Disneyland ride. It's on par with something you'd find at Six Flags. I didn't go on many of the other rides, but some looked pretty cool - like the ferris wheel.
- There's hardly anyone in there compared to Disneyland. This means shorter wait times!
- I didn't go on the Ferris Wheel, but that looked way more adult as well.
- THEY SERVE BEER & WINE!!! Honest!
My sister, in fact, drinking a beer at California Adventures!!!
Jarrod said that Soaring Over California was great - it was neat but it made me a little motion sick, and we didn't see the Bug's Life 3D show. I did however go on the new Monsters Inc. ride, which I thought was really neat since it incorporated super duper new technology - holograms, digital imagery, etc. - to make the ride. We didn't go on all the rides since we wanted to get to Disneyland, but I probably could have just stayed at California Adventures and been fine.
The real revelation at Disneyland was the Buzz Lightyear ride, which I think is probably now a favorite ride of mine. There's Splash Mountain, "Honey I Shrunk the Audience," and now the Buzz Lightyear ride. It's like being a part of a video game. You get on the ride, and you shoot laser guns at targets! The ride keeps your score, and it takes a picture of you while you're playing - you can email your score and your picture home! I scored the second highest! Not bad for my first time!
Dena (left) and me (right)
Jarrod (left, high score!) and Kelly (right)
Tania, the Lone Space Ranger
I told Joel that we needed to go back to Disneyland soon, mainly cuz we didn't have enough time (or inclination) to get the 50th anniversary gold ears, but I'm gonna try to top my score next time!