Sunday, May 18, 2008

Today at Disneyland

After a couple hours at California Adventure today, we went over to Disneyland for the remainder of the afternoon.

As always, the flowers at Town Square were beautiful:

We took a cool ride on the Jungle Cruise:

Some of the detail which makes the ride such fun -- a chair with fishing poles next to the boat dock:

The famous Back Side of Water at Schweitzer Falls:

Is it just us, or is Schweitzer Falls a mere shadow of its former self? Seems like it used to be a thick sheet of water.

Some more fun detail outside the Jungle Cruise:

Next it was time for the short new Prince Caspian Pre-Parade:

Friday night my husband took all the kids to see PRINCE CASPIAN at the Edwards Big Newport in Newport Beach, which is the "go to" place for big movie openings hereabouts -- people are already camping out for the Indy opening next week! They all liked the new Narnia movie, which Frederica Mathewes-Green of National Review suggests is an improvement on the book. (For more on the movie, here's a National Review column by Thomas Hibbs.)

Finally it was time for the Parade of Dreams. Here's Ariel:

We love this parade but honestly, the floats are becoming a bit shabby. (That poor Ursula float...) Refurbishment or a new parade seem to be in order here.

My favorite float is the Mad Tea Party:

A final note, an Indiana Jones stunt show opens in Adventureland next week, timed to coincide with the release of the movie:

It was a lovely afternoon!


Blogger Irene said...

Worth the wait, great photos. Yes, I think the falls use to have more water. Are they cutting back due to the water shortage? Who knows.

I have not yet seen the Prince Caspian pre-parade. Jen and I plan to see this at the El Capitan in June when I'm done with work for the summer. We hope to see Indy this Thursday.

I hope to go to Disneyland on Memorial Day. I did last year expecting it to be too crowded and was surprised when it wasn't.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for the compliment, Irene! I hope you are able to go on Memorial Day and have a great time. :)

Let us know what you think of INDY and PRINCE CASPIAN.

Best wishes,

8:24 AM  

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