Visiting Disneyland had been a dream come true. We grew up with fairy tales and dreams of becoming a princess and marrying a prince. Aside from the fairy tales, there was Mickey and Minnie who’s probably the greatest pair in this world, so to finally step foot in Disneyland with my family was definitely a joy-filled day!
We grabbed lunch inside Disneyland and I could only cry with the amount I paid with the food we ate. It wasn’t worth it in any friggin’ way! When I computed the amount to Philippine peso, my heart just broke.
There are seven theme parks inside the Disneyland – Adventureland, Fantasyland, Grizzly Gulch, Main Street USA, Mystic Point, Tomorrowland and Toy Story Land. We went around Disneyland and found ourselves riding the Grizzly Bear ride and doing it over and over again that we almost spent an hour in that area.
Since there was a parade at four in the afternoon, we sat down at the middle of Disneyland to wait for the parade. It was going well until the weather became a kill-joy and rain poured down on us and hard at that.
As the rain poured, we ran to the nearest covered walkway and waited for the rain to stop. We wanted to buy an umbrella or a rain coat but decided to just wait as the sky started to clear up again.
Toy Story Land really got me, especially the Parachute Drop. My brother had a tantrum and didn’t want to go with us but we knew that he was just scared. After the parachute drop, I still felt a little dizzy and even felt it through my sleep.
The last ride we tried was the Space Mountain. It was amazing! It wasn’t like the Grizzly ride because it was dark and we didn’t know where to go or what’s next for us so it added up to the thrill. My brother almost cried and we caught it on camera just before we got down. He wanted to try again but we didn’t have enough time.
At eight thirty, we sat down just outside Sleeping Beauty’s castle for the finale – the Disney fireworks. While sitting there, watching the display of fireworks synchronizing with the Disney soundtracks, I couldn’t help but feel a little teary. To see the happiest place on earth with my family was a dream I never thought we’d achieve.
It felt like all the stress I had vanished and God reminded me that these were the kinds of moments we live for.
Note: This was a 2013 travel journal. I just separated Disneyland from my Hongkong entry since I thought it deserved another entry, I mean, it’s a dream come true, so come on.