Okay people I need some help!

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by StephaBabe50, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. StephaBabe50


    Mar 8, 2005
    ::MickeyMo Alright I have been to Walt Disney World sixteen times but I have never been to Disneyland and we are planing on taking a trip sometime this year (hopefully in Feburary/March with my best friend for our birthdays). So could you guys help me out and tell me everything I need to know about Disneyland and California Adventure? How its the same, how its different, some of the big rides, where you can find characters, the hotels, places to eat with characters, stuff like that. Thanks everyone!! :teeth:
  2. SilverCeladon

    SilverCeladon Mouseketeer

    Aug 4, 2006
    Well, it's definitely more "intimate" than WDW. I mean, it's smaller and you don't feel so overwhelmed to see everthing like you do at WDW. We're staying at the Disneyland Hotel and it's definitely a plus if you have kids since it seems that the "magic" continues there over other Disney hotels. I think you're best bet it to get a book called The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2006. I got it and it sums up everything perfectly!
  3. StephaBabe50


    Mar 8, 2005
    Thanks so much! I will definetly try to get that book :thumbsup2
  4. DLR29

    DLR29 We create happiness

    May 30, 2006
    Unique rides:

    DL: Indiana Jones Adventure (similar to Dinosuar with a different theme)
    Matterhorn- A steel roller coaster through a snow-capped mountain
    Pinocchio's Daring Journey-FL dark ride about Pinocchio
    Mr. Toad's Wild Ride-Used to be at MK
    Alice in Wonderland-Another FL dark ride MK doesn't have
    Stoybook Canal Boats-gentle boat ride in FL past miniature Disney movie scenes
    Casey Jr. Circus Train-Gentle train ride through the same scenery as SBCB
    Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin-Dark ride in Toontown in which you can spin your own car
    Gadget's Go Coaster-Similar to Goofy's Barnstormer
    Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes(seasonal)-Canoes around RoA
    Sailing Ship COlumbia(seasonal)-A big boat around RoA
    Autopia-Similar to TIS
    Tarzan's Treehouse-Swiss Robinson with a new theme

    DCA: Grizzly River Run-Kali River Rapids with an extra drop and different theming
    Monster's Inc.-Dark ride through the story of MI
    All kiddy rides in Flik's Fun Fair
    All rides in Paradise Pier-Carnival style rides with a wild mouse coaster, wave swinger type ride, drop tower, carousel.
    California Screamin-Launched coaster that is extremely thrilling and fun
    Sun Wheel-Ferris wheel where some of the gondolas rock back and forth

    Unique areas:

    DL:Critter Country-wher Splash and Winnie-the Pooh rides are located.
    New Orleans Square-Hanuted Mansion and Pirates are here.
    Toontown-Characters, Roger Rabbit, and Gadgets Go coaster are located here.

    You can meet all of the characters in Toontown which is similar to Mickey's Toontown Fair. Buzz and Woody are also found in TL. Winnie-the-Pooh can be spotted in Critter Country. Characters from Pixar movies can be found in DCA and can be found abundantly during the Block Party Bash parade

    There are very limited character breakfasts. I think there's only one in the park and one in Downtown Disney.

    I've never stayed at an onsite hotel because the off site hotels are also within walking distance of the parks and MUCH less expensive. Here the parks are very easy to park hop because they're only separated by a big plaza. No need for driving from one park to the other.

    There's more but I hope thats a good start
  5. HydroGuy

    HydroGuy DIS Veteran

    Jun 5, 2005

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