Saturday, June 9, 2012
Anyway, the whole land idea was really cool...and well done. Every aesthetic choice, while not being very accurate, looks great nonetheless. Adventureland had the Indiana Jones ride which was very fun with its endless bumps and cool animatronics and Tarzan's Treehouse which was sort of a disappointment because how could Tarzan build something that complex. He was raised by apes! Frontierland had the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad which was a pretty fast roller coaster in the mine shafts of the west. Fantasyland had the Matterhorn which was sadly nonoperational and the Teacups which were. I also went to "It's a small world" which was ironically enlarged because of the American Obesity Epidemic! Tommorowland, my favorite had the spectacular fast paced Space Mountain, the indoor simulator Star Tours, the Finding Nemo Submarines formerly 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with its holograms and animatronics, Innoventions formerly Carousel of Progress houses the Home of the Future and outside the fun mini-ride Astro Orbiter. New Orleans square housed the Haunted Mansion with its spooky animatronics and Pirates of the Caribbean with its replicated pirate cannon fights. Critter Country, formerly bear country had the fast and wet flume ride Splash Mountain with a pretty scary 50 foot plunge. Last, but not least Main Street, USA. No rides are to be found here, but the pure aesthetic of the rows of turn of the century store fronts and original soda fountains are enough to wow you.
Then California Adventure. Man, this place deserves a review of its own. It is divided into 3 main areas each inspired by a piece of California history. The Hollywood Backlot with Sunset Drive and Hollywood Boulevard show the film business in the 50s and 60s. It has some rides based on Monsters, Inc like the Quest to Save Boo which is an animatronics driven ride showing Mike and Sully's quest to save Boo. A Bugs land features a ride and a great 3-D show involving other cool special effects and cool decor showing small items huge, as a bug might see them. Also the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a long drop down a dilapidated hotel's elevator shaft. Paradise Pier is modeled after beach boardwalks and piers. It has a large roller coaster called California Screamin' which I chose not to ride. (Fine you can laugh. ) It also has a large ferris wheel and other attractions including Goofy's Flight School which is a roller coaster. It goes pretty fast around sharp turns, simulating the effect of having a horrible pilot. Also there is a ride called Soarin' Over California near the entrance. It suspends you in a giant simulation of flying over california, hosted by Patrick Warburton. The Golden State includes some of california's more natural things. A replica of Fisherman's Wharf in S.F is lodged between the Golden State and Paradise Pier. But anyway, The Golden State features a whitewater rafting ride called Grizzly Peak Whitewater Rafting Adventure which was fun but no worth the hour and ten minute wait. So that was my three days at disneyland. Remember beware of hitchhiking ghosts.
Posted by Ezra at 8:36 AM
Saturday, June 2, 2012
State of the Day
Fact: Ohio comes from an Iroquoian word meaning "great river."
Borders: Lake Erie, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Size: 44,828 Square Miles
Population: 11,421,267 people
Statehood: March 1, 1803–17th state
Motto: "With god all things are possible."
Tree: Ohio Buckeye
Flower: Red Scarlet Carnation
Song:" Beautiful Ohio"
80's Hardcore Punk Band:
Posted by Ezra at 11:52 AM
Friday, June 1, 2012
State of the Day
Fact: North Dakota is named after the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."
Borders: Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota and Canada.
Size: 70,704 square miles
Population: 634,110 people
Statehood: November 2, –39th state
Motto: "Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable."
Tree: American Elm
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
Song: "North Dakota Hymn" by James W. Foley, Music by C.S. Putnam
80's Hardcore Band:
None. I couldn't find any 80's hardcore bands from N. Dakota. If you know one tell me and I'll update the post.
Posted by Ezra at 9:32 AM
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