Saturday, February 28, 2009

Destinations USA 08 - DAY 3 - Disneyland

Okay, finally have the time and determination to continue on... several weeks late.

Our 3rd day in the US was Christmas Day, and we went to Disneyland...


(Christmas Tree on Main Street)

There aren't that many photos of our day in Disneyland as we were more intrested in going for as many rides as we could. What I do have includes those of the parade that we watched...







The special Christmas-edition lunch we had...


A photo at tomorrowland as we waited for people who had gone to the washroom...


And one of the castle as we passed by...


After we had dinnner at a pretty classy restaurant...


We ended the day watching the holiday season fireworks at Disneyland...

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Destinations USA 08 - DAY 2 - Universal Studios

Okay, continuing on...

After Hollywood, we spent the rest of the day at Universal Studios:


We took the Jurassic Park ride:


The Mummy ride:


And watched the 'Waterworld' show, which was full of stunts:


Pyrotechnics:


And a flying wooden plane:


We also watched the usual backstage effects stuff, which didn't allow for photography, so no photos of those.

We visited their Haunted House:


Which was rather fun, because they used real actors to dress up and scare people.

Went for the Simpsons Simulator Ride and met the Simpsons:


By the time we were done with that and went for the terminator show/simulator thing, night had fallen (It was just before 5pm only). We sat around, had dinner (fast food), did some shopping, and watched a performance, before meeting the tour coach and going back to the hotel...

All in all, a very typical day at a Theme Park.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Destinations USA 08 - DAY 2 - Hollywood

On the morning of the second day of the trip, we saw the famous Hollywood sign:


Looked at the area outside the Kodak Theatre (Where the Oscars are held):


The literal 'Red Carpet':


And we walked the Hollywood Walk of Fame (a little bit anyway):


Some of the "Stars" that I saw:





and...

That's all for now... will continue on the rest of Day 2 in the next post.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Destinations USA 08 - DAY 1 (Continued)

For anyone wondering why day one seems so long, it because we flew across the International Date Line, and travelled back in time (Yes, really!). Our plane took off from Singapore at 10am (SG time), and landed in Los Angeles at 11am (LA time), on 23 Dec 08, which meant that our 17 hour flight only took one hour :)

Anyway, continuing on the main poin of the post...

From the airport, we went to our hotel:



Yes, we wondered why the signage for the hotel looked wierd, but did not find out until a little later that they were replacing it:



After several hours rest, we went for dinner:



and celebrated my mum's birthday:



Okay, end of Day 1.