I didn't realise until I went to write this post that we must have been having so much fun on the rides at California Adventure that we took almost no photos? We took a few on our phones though so I can give a pretty good overview of what we got up to. Day 1 was Disneyland, we bought a 3 day park hopper pass because we didn't know which park we would like most!
We started the day off by heading straight into the Grizzly Bear river ride. This was my favourite ride out of both parks I think. We went on it twice, once with just Marcus and I and with a lovely before and after photo below (which I dont really look that wet, but I was soaked. The next time we went on with a full carriage and we got absolutely saturated! It was much heavier so we sat lower in the water and all the waves came over into the boat thing. Next time I would wear quick dry fabrics, not linen pants!
Then it was time for California Screamin! The main rollercoaster in the Park - we hit this in total 7 times over the 2 days we went to this park. We went so many times that we started to try to get funny with our photos but never bought any. One tip - the back is the spot to be, you go so much faster and kind of get whipped around. We had a few go's at each end (none in the middle though) and the back was where it was at.
There was also another ride that I am only just recovered enough to mention here on the blog.... The Tower of Terror. I hate falling. I am not the biggest fan of heights but I just really don't like the flip flop stomach feeling and so I was absolutely terrified to ride the Tower of Terror. We didn't really feel the need to capture the moment per say because I could barely move. I should have read the description on the Disney website:
Seated in the lift, launch upward though the hotel in darkness as the voice of Rod Serling echoes all around you. Suddenly, the corroded doors spring open to reveal a lengthy hallway inhabited by the otherworldly hotel inhabitants from 1939 beckoning for you to join them. But your skyward journey has just begun.
Squeal in terror as your elevator freefalls down the abandoned shaft then unexpectedly changes direction and hurtles back up the hotel. Gaze out through a missing wall 13 stories high as the doors inexplicably open and close to reveal the hotel grounds. As if possessed by some unseen phantom, the lift plummets down and speeds upward over and over again, the sound of cables snapping and metal clanging overhead.
Actually, I am glad I didn't read that before hand.
I actually think I ruined it for the people in our lift. I did not stop screaming the entire ride. I surprised my husband, he didn't realise I could scream for quite that long. I won't quite go into details on how much I enjoyed the ride but lets just say the lady on the way out said "thank, see you again soon!... oh wait, maybe not you" - there were tears. It was not pretty.
Anyway, it was Disneyland - I quickly recovered enough to walk again and we headed back for one last ride on the roller coaster before the sun started to set.