Published: May 13th 2012May 13th 2012
On the second longest rollercoaster in the world. It lived up to its name
Today we took the Monorail in early. At that time, it was only meant to be for Disney Resort Guests and we weren't Guests and we were about to walk away when the lady at the gate said "Wait, I can make Magic happen" and we were allowed on. When we got into Disneyland we got onto the Finding Nemo ride which is basically just a rip off of the Great Barrier Reef, I didn't enjoy it very much, I guess that's because I've been to the real thing. The guy who was a guide had a really cheesy Australian accent and started using these slogans like "Check ya later" and "G'day mate" and all of these other things.
We went on Big Thunder Mountain again which was even funner than I remember because the first time Mum was clutching my hand the whole time so I was focusing on her rather than the ride. Then we went to Disney California Adventureland and the first ride we did there was a simulated hangglider ride over the famous places in California.
After that Dad and I went and bought fast pass tickets (which is like a thing you
get early and you come back at a certain time so you can get on the ride quicker) for California Screaming. While we were waiting for our ticket time we went on a different Toy Story ride which was kind of like Buzz Lightyear but you it was like throwing baseballs at the stack of tin cans, but we were doing it with mini cannons where you fire at the screen and where you fire comes little 3D disks. You get points for everything you shoot so me and Chris were competing against Mum and Dad and of course Mum and Dad won but only by 30,000 points, which isn"t that much because you could shoot plates worth 20,000 and 5,000. The wait to get in was about an hour long but I think it was worth it.
After that time for California Screaming. Mum and Chris did an obstacle course in the meantime. When we got on it was slow and gentle until we came to a stop just before a long stretch of railroad. We went from 0 to 100kphs in 4 seconds which didn't feel too good on my face. I was screaming the entire way,
Made it through Whew
while Dad was laughing which was pretty intimidating. In fact I was screaming so hard one time I had to stop to catch my breath. There was big dip a lot of banks, a loop and the biggest dip was on about a 60degree angle going about 120kph, but no-one on the ride was game enough to put their hands up. In fact everyone was white knuckled grabbing onto the bars. And just to give you an idea of how intense the drops were the upside down loop was about the gentlest part. After we got off the ride we walked, or staggered, to go and meet Mum and Chris and we waited and waited and waited and eventually we decided to go and meet them and found them at the obstacle course which they were just coming out of.
We saw Bugs Life, 4D which was really cool. One time when the wierd cricket guy told the hornets to attack us and while you were sitting there there was a jab in your back and it felt like a sting by a hornet. I just moved forward as far as I could to avoid more hornets jabs. There
This is th rollercoaster California Screaming
was also a termite which sprayed acid at you and a stink bug, you can imagine the rest of the story from there.
Chris for some reason decided he would line up for a little kiddy go cart ride where the rides would go 1 or 2 kph. He managed to get Mum to go on it as well. While they were doing that Dad and I went to get a fast pass for the Tower of Terror which is kind of like the drop in the QLD one except it was a beat up motel that had been burnt and charred but the fast pass tickets were for 6:30 and the wait to get in was an hour so we decided not to go on so we just went back to the go carts and watched Chris bump Mum around and Mum bump Chris around.
We went on the Monsters Inc ride and it wasn't that exciting except for the last part where there was that creepy door lady robot who slams the shutters on Mike's fingers about half way through the movie. She looked at Chris as he was wearing his sunnies and said, Hey Kid
Star Wars 3D
This was part of the line to get into the Star Wars show.
in the first row I like your glasses. And then we realised her pupils were video cameras so she could realise what was going on.
we went back to our hotel were we rested for a couple of hours then went to Downtown Disney to have dinner. Once we had finished our dinner we went into Disneyland to see the fire works but Chris was feeling too tired so Mum took him back home and Dad and I walked through Disneyland and walked through the haunted house which is even creepier at night and then the timing we came out was terrible because that was when the Mickey Mouse show finished and there were lots of people bustling around trying to get back to sleeping beauty's castle to see the fire works. We went to the monorail station and watched the fireworks from there and I've got to say Dad's timing was perfect because when we were on the monorail we saw most of the fireworks and we escaped the crowds. We got home at 11:00pm
Today we went to California Adventure Park. My favourite rides were the Symphony Sling, Toy Story, the Waterrafting and the Obstacle Course and also Soaring over California.
In Soaring over Calif, you are lifted up into the air with seatbelts strapped on you and there's a screen in front of you which makes it look like you are hangglider and you actually flying over California. In the screen near the end you went over a golf course and person hits the ball and it looks like it's going to hit you and everybody ducked.
In Toy Story we had to wait 45 minutes to get in but it was pretty good because me and Mat were working together to beat Mum and Dad All you had to do was shoot with these canons and hit the targets on the screen. I got 70,400 Dad got 79,000 Mum got 71,000 and Matt got 67,000.
The waterrafting was one of my top rides because you are in a mini circular boat and you go down waterfalls and white water rapids. On both of the waterfalls I was going backwards. Me and my Dad both got splashed the most. My whole back was wet but my back was dry. So looking at my you would think I was dry but when I turned around you would change your mind.
The Symphony Sling was really fun. You were sitting in a chair shaped like a swing going sideways with wind in your face. At the top of the machine, it was going up and down so you were shaking and you could feel your stomach going up and down.
In the Obstacle Course it was like the boy from Up's scout's adventure. So me and my Mum went around finding all of these things and doing challenges. At the end we got a big sticker on a book which said "Senior's Badge" which meant you finished the book. It took about 20 minutes.