Disneyland isn’t the only spot we visit when we go on vacation to Southern California. We generally try to spread our Disney days out so we aren’t completely exhausted going several days in a row. We are very fortunate to have a place to stay close to the parks, because my Uncle Peter actually is an architect that does a lot of contracted work for Disneyland. This post is about the stuff we do in between our park days.
Date Archives February 2021
Disneyland 2020 – Day 3
As night crept in and we realized we were in our final few hours at one of our favorite places in the world, we wanted to get every last inch of Disney we could since we didn’t know when we would be returning.
Comparing Broadway’s Frozen the Musical to Frozen – Live at the Hyperion
In a fun turn of events, we happened to be in California Adventure the day after we had seen Broadway’s Frozen… Had it really been worth the cost of the tickets to go see Broadway’s version when we could see the same story at Disneyland? Spoiler alert: Yes.
California Adventure 2020
California Adventure is definitely worth a visit and worth more time than we spent there on this trip. Maybe next time we will go 4 days to Disneyland and really do it right! I am impressed that they continue to put resources into improving California Adventure. I have already seen a great amount of growth in the past 10 years and I can’t wait to see it’s continued transformation.
About 2 minutes after we got off Rise of the Resistance, I booked myself an appointment to make a droid and Adam an appointment to build a Lightsaber. We were literally like, “Take all of our money, Disney!” They had invested so much into Rise of the Resistance, that we were willing to invest even more into Galaxy’s Edge. And boy was it worth it! We had such a blast that day and made a lot of special memories.
Review of Rise of the Resistance
We have no pictures of us anywhere near Rise of the Resistance because from the moment we walked into the queue, we were fully immersed. It is easily the best queue, the best ride, the best… everything we have ever experienced at a theme park. It is almost impossible to explain some of what makes this ride so special – you have to be able to feel how the trackless vehicles move in order to fully understand… there is just something about experiencing it all. But I will do my best to do this ride justice.
Review of Smuggler’s Run
Piloting the Millennium Falcon was easily the superior experience, even if it was stressful learning to fly a spaceship on the spot! One pilot controlled whether the Falcon went up or down, and the other pilot controlled if it went left or right. As a pilot, the simulator screen is right in front of you as you sore through the sky. The tension is crazy as you try to keep the ship afloat. You can crash the ship, so you actually need to try to fly it so you don’t ruin it for the other passengers.