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Hi, I’m Mikey and this blog is about one of the best amusement parks in the world, well to me. Disneyland! Disneyland is a place with thrilling rides, good food, and a great place to go with friends and family. It is located in Anaheim which is in Orange County in Southern California. There many reasons why I love Disneyland.
One reason is the rides. I like them because most of them I can ride and they’re not so frightening. One I recommend is the Matterhorn. It is mostly a regular roller-coaster but at the end, you get wet. Sadly, though, you barely get wet. Also, there is a motion simulator ride that is called Star Tours. It is a ride on which a robot drives you through space and it feels like you are actually in an aircraft or spaceship. The ride doesn’t actually go anywhere, computers just tilt the whole room around and it feels like you’re moving.
Another reason why I like Disneyland is the food. They have food that drives your taste buds on a mouthwatering journey. They pretty much have every type of food. They have food on sticks, a restaurant overlooking Pirates of the Caribbean, Kettle Corn, Cotton Candy, and Much more. Plus, you get entertainment while you eat. I recommend a Mickey Mouse shaped ice-cream for a scorching summer day. Also, the ice-cream is covered in rich, creamy chocolate. Yummy!
Lastly, there are many Disney characters so you know what that means. . . cameras and notepads for pictures and autographs. How cool is it to take a part of their time to do this nice stuff for us? I bet it is hard to give autographs in those character outfits. When I was younger, I took pictures and got autographs with them.
My family has many favorite rides. One of my favorites is Space Mountain. I like it because it is dark and you never know what is coming. My mom’s favorite is Pirates of the Caribbean. She likes it because when you enter the ride, it is like opening a book of fairytales. My sister’s favorite is It’s a Small World. She likes it because it is cute and fun. My dad likes The Haunted Mansion because it has a lot of holograms and illusions. Holograms and illusions are science so he likes that.
Everything at Disneyland is a little expensive like most theme parks. Here are a few ways to save some money. First, if you live in Southern California, they always give you a discount. Second, if you are going to stay for more than one day, they have all kinds of special deals to go to Disney California Adventure which is right next door or to Disneyland for extra days. If you are going to go to Disneyland a lot, you should buy a 1 year pass. For the price of three or four individual days, you can go all year except for special events and holidays. One day at Disneyland is about $69. A year (with blackout dates) is $269. A year with no blackout dates is $389. They often have special deals on the 1-year passes, so watch the website for details. Snacks and meals can be very expensive too. So bring some snacks with you and get your hand stamped and eat at the restaurants just outside the park and then come back to the park. There are some great restaurants in Downtown Disney between the two parks. There is an ESPN Zone, Rainforest Café, House of Blues, and more. Plus, there is a cool Lego’s store with lots of huge Lego creations.
These are some of the reasons that I like this park. My family hopes you have fun too.