Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Singaporeans Not That Kiasu Afterall...

We started out Day 2 in Disneyland Park's Tomorrowland. We did not get up really early, and when we got there, the newest attraction, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage had a 90 minute queue already. We decided to forgo that and come back really really early another day for it.
We first got on Autopia, which represented the cartoon, Cars, and all you have to do is to step on the pedal and go. Watched a Jedi training session where kids went up on stage to be trained as Jedis while having lunch. Went for a 3D show next, Honey I Shrunk The Audience. Know the film, Honey I Shrunk The Kids? This time round, the invention was on an awards show and it accidentally zapped the audience, which was us. We had water drizzled on us and wind rush past under our seats when rats appeared on screen escaping.
Innoventions was next. It was a some kinda showroom telling everyone what to expect in the future. It featured exhibits including console games, interactive touch-screen computers that let you envision how you look like when you are old and how life would be like The Jetsons and Honda's amazingly flexible robot, Asimo. Honestly, after watching the presentation on Asimo, I really want one for myself! See Asimo dance and run!

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Space Mountain was next, a roller coaster ride with damn beautiful lights. We then went on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Think arcade gun shoot shoot game, except this is a ride and you shoot as you go. I never really figured out how to score the points and my sister managed to win me by 10,000 points.
Star Tours was next. It was a simulator ride, bringing us into the world of Star Wars.

We then went over to Fantasyland, the land of the Disney Princesses, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Peter Pan and much more.Snow White's Scary Adventures was next, followed by Pinocchio's Daring Journey. It has a similar concept as Mr Toad, just that this time round, it tells the story of Snow White and Pinocchio.
In the last entry, I did talk of the nightly parades. So, being kiasu Singaporeans, we left Fantasyland and went back to Main Street to catch the Parade of Dreams. As the Parade starts from Fantasyland itself, we decided to stake out nearer to Fantasyland and so we can go back to the attractions if there is still time and beat the queues. We found a bench and sat down to wait for the Parade to start. This time round, we were not that kiasu, there were others more kiasu! Our bench was one of 3 that were still unoccupied and families were starting to sit along the pavement with their picnic mats. The Parade was, well, think Chingay, with those movable platforms and people prancing around.After the parade, there was still time left. So as planned, we made our way back to Fantasyland and took the Storybook Lan Canal Boat. We we sailed down the man-made little river, we saw minatures of houses of different stories such as 3 little pigs. There was still one ride left for Fantasyland, but the Park was closing already. So we decided to go back to the hotel to get some rest and order Pizza for dinner.

While having dinner, we were discussing to get up a little earlier and run straight for the Nemo ride first thing in the morning and leave out Mickey's Toontown, which is in Disneyland Park till Wednesday because we are the privileged ones. You guys will know what I mean when you read that entry later.

Day 3 of Disneyland coming right up!

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