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and California Adventure is great, too

sunny 30 °C

Wow!! The past couple of days have been full-on! Disneyland has been amazing and the theme park next door (also run by Disney) called California Adventure has got some awesome attractions, too.
Number 1 ride for the moment in Disneyland has been Splash Mountain. There’s a photo of it in the blog. We keep getting soaked when we do the drops and we’re still trying to figure out the best way for the Robbos to get to the bottom without looking like drowned rats. Another ripper has been California Soaring, which has you in a hang glider flying throughout the fantastic scenery of California. It’s tremendous. Star Tours is the big attraction with long waiting queues, however, the Fast Pass system is sensational and, if you plan it correctly, you spend a lot less time waiting and a lot more time having fun.
We’ve seen a few of our favourite Disney characters. Angus is quite taken with Goofy (check out the resemblance in the photo) and appears to be using him as a role model in dress and behaviour. Giaan has been serving her rollercoaster apprenticeship on increasingly scarier rides. After spending a bit of time talking her into having a go at something like the Big Thunder Mountain ride, she’ll inevitably demand to go again as soon as it’s finished.
Lesley is hoping that the kids will have a go at the biggest roller coaster in both parks, CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN’. It’s big and scary with lots of speed and a loop. Lesley had a go at it today. Her comment: “That was great! I didn’t stop screaming!” Angus and Giaan are yet to be convinced.
Strangely, Giaan went on the one ride that Robbo will avoid at all costs – The Tower of Terror!!! The elevator goes all the way to the top of this building and then just drops! Not once but a few times – all in the dark! Any time Giaan looks a bit worried about a ride, we just say: “But you conquered the Tower of Terror.” and her confidence is restored.
Last night we stayed at the parks until about midnight! Rides, light shows etc were all happening. It was exhausting but so much fun.
The Americans we meet are very nice and think our accents are cute if a little hard to understand. Robbo gave an Australian slang lesson to a couple of young college students who spent a fair bit of the time scratching their heads about what he was saying (no different to his Australian students back in Hervey Bay).
The light switches also go opposite to Australia and the toilets fill halfway up the bowl. Because North Americans drive on the other side of the road and with the steering wheels on the left hand side of the car, we’ve occasionally caught ourselves wondering why no one is driving the car (or the dog appears to be!).
Anyway, the first couple of days have been unbelievable. Tomorrow we go on to Universal Studios for the day followed by a night time tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. The days have been getting dark about 7pm so tomorrow will be a long one!! Hope to have more stuff to tell you then.

Posted by The Robbos 22:25 Archived in USA Tagged disneyland

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hi Giaan
It is good to hear that you have been to disneyland and been on lots of rides but not all of them, I guess. Well we won the book week compitition
it is not as good as your news though.

by lhani3

Sounds like you guys are having an awesome time which is great. Sound like you"ve had good weather too. Have been trying to get your photos up on the blog...Unsucessfully. Stay safe...we'll be keeping an eye on you. Lots of love The Aiga's

by The Aigas

Hi Robbos. Just loved your photos and you're right, there is quite a similarity between Goofy and his admirers. Looks like we have a several fearless riders in the family. Hope the big Robbo has a wonderful birthday on 1 Sept. I'll be first in line to read that blog. Heaps of love from Nana.

by Fran Robinson

Tried a couple of days ago, perhaps it's walking. Great photos-thanks for all the info, sounds fantastic.
Love,Grandma B.

by Chisholm40

Hey angus its Kieren here. Hope you are having a great time!!!

by ranga13

Hey Robbo's
Sounds like a great adventure.

by Steve Bryen

Happy birthday to you(x3), Robbo. Keep enjoying and keep informing.
We are loving your updates.
Love to all.

by Chisholm40

hey Angus, great to hear you having fun!! we have been checking out your blog every day at school. declan is still saying hi so hi lol
the class cant wait for you to come back and share your experience with us so bye bye
Crystal and (declan)

by chikk

Hey Robbo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you had a great day today. We are thinking of you. Lots of Love
The Aiga's

Hope yall are having a good time. Love yall. xxx

by The Aigas

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