Hello from LA!
hey everyone! I'm in LA! wooohoooo
Im writing this on my lap top in the hotel because they have free internet hehe. Only arrived yesterday but its been awesome so far. This morning we had breakfast at the Disney Resort Goofys Kitchen. It was amazing. So much food and the characters were all so cute
I got photos with all my favs. We head to Disneyland tomorrow as we are a bit to tired to today. Will head to the Downtown Disney district soon for some shopping. Will update later
whew I totally didnt update this!
well I gotta say I had the best time of my life
Disneyland was amazing! My fav ride was defenatly Indiana Jones. We totally wanted to go on it again the second day we went but the line was friggin huuuge so we waited till after the fireworks when heaps of people left...woohooo no line!...we got all buckled up on the ride and then the staff informed us that the ride had bunged out and we had to get off ;( lol it was kinda funny actually...they gave us a fast pass for use only on that day....O_0 wahahahahahaha
also while we were waiting for Indie, we went on the Winnie the Pooh ride....wow how did Disney get away with that little number!!!!...more trippy than Fear and Loathing...
Pirates was also totally awesome...we filmed the whole ride but it came out too dark...I can listen to it though
I lined up to get a photo with Jack too haha...seems like we were lucky to catch him though..sinse a week later and he wouldve been fired...man I wouldve been pissed if Id missed out by a week lol.
The parade was awesome, and had this hilariously cheesy music that I couldnt get out of my head for weeks...
The next day we went to the Warner Studios. That was totally awesome seeing that backlot <3. oh oh and we saw sooo many amazing costumes! Sweeney, Charlie and the Choc Factory and a whole room dedicated to Harry Potter. It was quite a mish to get there though haha...2 hours on the bus, half an hour on the train (we got on the wrong train to begin with) and then an hour walk because again we went the wrong way. It was sooo figgin hot as well, I was greatful for the free coupon for a gelato at the Warner cafe.
On the Friday we went to Hollywood Blvd and the Hollywood History Musuem. Took photos of all ma favs on the Walk and the handprints. hehe I put my feet in Johnny's feet
the HHM was awesome...more gorgeous costumes...including Charlie Chaplin's Dictator outfit.
On Sat we had an LA tour. We totally nearly f'd that up by missing the bus to get to Long Beach...but luckily it turned up late. Anyway it was an awesome full day tour around LA and up into Beverly Hills...saw lots of stars mansions lol. Then we headed to Venice beach and I was sooo uber excited coz there were squirrels! eeeeeeep! that was so excitin..(we dont have those in NZ if you didnt know...infact we have practicaly nothing...just birds and lizards.)..
On Sun we decided to have a lax day at....Walmart and Sears whahahahahahaha...we would see the mall everyday on the way into LA downtown so decided to go take a look..Walmart looks exactly like a store we have here called the Warehouse and Sears looks exactly like Farmers
Monday was our Universal Studios day...the Studio tour was hilarious...especially the Jaws special effects simulator..we had these two little girls on our tour that were paralitic the whole ride..
The first thing we went on was the House of Horrors. Coming from Disneyland, I had been lulled into a false sense of security..and thought it would be some cute 'horror house'...man was I wrong or what...its a walk through maze with actors who jump out at you. It was the singular most scary thing I have ever experienced in my life...it was bloody awful..I was shuffling along beside my boyfriend on the brink of a panic attack..It wasnt classic horror either..which I actually quite like...it was that contemporary style...you know like Saw and all that...so not into it..obviously it often does get to much for people because I later realised there were exit signs every 10 metres or so..I was too paralysed to realise it at the time thoguh...eeeeeep! never again..
Anyway...after I had gotten over that...I had a very enjoyable time...Spongebob was kinda scary though haha...he spyed us with our camera and came galloping towards us like a possessed child..lol
The next few days were spent shopping and laxing out. I had sooo mcuh fun and I really want to go back! I actually quite liked LA as a city...it wasnt nearly as much of a stress as I thought it would be....just like a bigger and better Auckland...with cooler stuff
all the Americans we talked to were very nice and helpful...one guy even rang the bus company for us. People seemed to understand us ok too...lol I think maybe they liked our accents
it was pretty cool seeing the US elections too.
lol I keep adding to this...Food was ok, but quite hard out..how do you Americans handle that crazy strong icecream and chocolate milk??? O_0 I lived on Wetzels Pretzels...pepperoni was guuuuud. I also loved churos and Snapple....ohhhh Snapple how I miss you </3
till next time...