When I used to return from school, my Amma (grandmother) waited for me with a plate of rice. My eyes were glued to the television and my mouth operated mechanically as amma fed me. My mind flew away with the magic carpet when the screen displayed the wonderful golden letters “Arabian Nights”! My entire childhood was surrounded by fairy tales, comics and cartoon network.
Years have passed but this 28 yrs old still find solace in the sensational tales of Belle, Cinderella, Moana, Elsa and Rapunzel. And what better way to celebrate Christmas than to be a part of magical world of Disney itself. I am really excited to share my remarkable experience with all of you. So lets visit the lively Disney Land:
A visit to wonder land:
The major attraction was the Christmas parade that made all the screen characters come alive. And the most amazing part is that each of them can be identified distinctly. Even the minor details have been handled with care. Behold the Disney princesses:
But the highlight of the day was the evening parade; full of dazzling lights that would make you keep eyes wide open:
The light and sound show along with the magnificent fireworks added to the glitz and glamour of the evening. Toontown was full of attraction for children, giving them an opportunity to visit the house of Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, they are after all the star, aren’t they? There is Tarzan’s treehouse and also a mini story land.
So, you are thinking that Disney is for child’s play only? Well, adults who love adventure can keep their excitement pumped up by taking a ride with Indiana Jones. Feel the thrill with Pirates of the Caribbean and also take a boat ride in jingle cruise. Drive their own ride in Autopia and also pay a visit to the haunted house.
So, my Christmas was well spent. But before I leave let me share with you 5 interesting facts about Disney Land,California:
1. The Disneyland Monorail was the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere.
2. Walt Disney loved to interact with the visitors and sometimes even waited with them in the queue.
3. The gold plates on the ride Small world (picture below) are made of 22 karat gold
4. It took a whole year to built Disney Land and it opened with 18 rides; 14 of which are still running today.
5. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride uses real skeletons as props.
That is all for today folks! Please do let me know if you enjoyed the post and also let me know how did you spend the holidays. Till then goodbye and wish you a very happy new year!
SPECIAL MENTION: the credit for such lovely photographs goes to my dear husband Bankim C Mandal