So, disclaimer here - at this point, we were getting pretty tired. Jet lag combined with extreme excitement were starting to wear on us - but it was still broad daylight! So it was onto Frontierland!
Frontierland in Disneyland is definitely different, but it still contains one of the centerpieces of Frontierland as I know it in Disney World - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! Where do I start? The queue is different, the track is different; it was the old familiar ride I love but yet it wasn't.
Next up? Fantasyland!!! And I'm just going to say it - Fantasyland is HUGE in DL. I mean, it's big in WDW, especially after the expansion; but there are so many rides in DL's Fantasyland - I was amazed. We started with a brand new ride experience: Pinocchio's Daring Journey.
This is a dark ride a la Snow White's Scary Adventures & Peter Pan, but of course, this one features Pinocchio.
We visited Stromboli's Puppet Theater, Pleasure Island, and many other scenes from the movie. It was definitely a cute ride with a lot of detail!
Next up? An old favorite of mine now extinct in WDW. Of course, I speak of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!
|Car on the bottom is the accessible car, which slides back and forth as needed!|
The boat ride begins outside and then travels into the building...
... and of course you head through the countries featuring children from around the world along with the famous (or infamous) theme song! But then I noticed ... Disney characters. In not one, but many, of the countries!
|In the UK - Alice in Wonderland|
|In France - Cinderella|
|In the room featuring the Middle East - Jasmine & Aladdin|
|In China - Mushu (Mulan too, but my pics didn't turn out)|
|Not really a country, but near the Pacific Islands - Ariel|
|Also near the Pacific Islands - Lilo & Stitch|
|America! Featuring Jessie and...|
|Woody & Bull's Eye!|