Published: August 30th 2010March 2nd 1990
Cinderella's castle or something equally tedious
Again we decided that we were not going to get ripped off by an official tour, so we made our own way to Disneyland. That was however a big mistake as there was a drivers strike and the Greyhound busses were not running. We managed to get there on the local buses, but it took a total of four hours with a lot of farting around down-town.
It was a good job we hadn't planned on travelling over the States by bus, as that would have been knackered and we'd have been stuck in LA. Nightmare!
Disneyland is not a place for nerve shattering rides. They tended to be very nice and very pretty with lots of moving characters and nice tunes. The place was clearly aimed at kids. There was one notable exception in the form of a Star Wars flight simulator. Very, very effective and, after a couple of minutes, you actually believed that you were flying through space.
In the evening, there was a parade, which was very “Disneyland”, but worth seeing.
The return journey to Venice was considerably easier than the morning’s journey. We eventually got back at half twelve after a long,
Fairyland or something equally tedious
worrying walk from Santa Monica. The bus went through some frightening areas, with dodgy looking gangs hanging around. Santa Monica and Venice were relatively okay, although we still didn’t feel entirely comfortable walking.
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