Saturday, August 9, 2008

Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm

I completely immersed myself in a three week vacation, going multiple places. None so exciting as Disneyland... until I waited in line for over an hour for the first ride. So, I was actually only excited for five minutes. I can't blame the crowds for choosing my favorite ride, Splash Mountain, but I soon discovered most lines were close in comparison to length. I'm a patient person, but only getting the thrill of a two minute ride for every hour of waiting kind of puts a damper on things.
So as a native Californian and spending the majority of my summers using it as my little playground, I knew a place that would make everything all better. The place that definitely deserves the title of "happiest place on earth" much more. Knott's Berry Farm. The price was cheaper, the lines shorter, and the rides faster and much more exciting. There I could enjoy Splash Mountain's competitor much more often. By the end of the night, the lines were less than five minutes long.
So for me, I prefer Knott's above Disney, cause the magic only last so long before you realize, you paid $69.99 to wait in line for 14-15 hours for ten rides.
(Warning: Waiting in lines at amusement parks may cause sunburns which may cause skin cancer and eventually death, or ugly dents in your face and on your body from the dermatologist digging out the cancer. Please use sunscreen while waiting in long lines. That's SUNSCREEN, not Sun Tan Lotion...Peter.)


Succubus and Saint said...

I could really go the rest of my life with ever going to Disneyland. But I could have gone the rest of my life without a pet too but look at me now. . I didn't know you were from California.

******* said...

Yeah, I was born in Long Beach. We moved when I was still a baby, but I spent a lot of my summers there with my grandparents. You've never been to Disneyland? I guess those kinds of rides really aren't your kind of thing.

Rebekah said...

I'm not one for the "exciting" rides either. The lines I wait in are therefore not quite as long, except for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride which is exactly like Snow White's Scary Adventure. The line for Snow White is so much shorter. . .I guess people haven't discovered the parallel yet. But I do find it amusing that the Happiest Place on Earth is full of wailing children come closing time.