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  • [Question] What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

    This is for locals of course, when you drive by the I5 freeway north or south and you just past by disneyland but you know your not going to visit what do you notice or think when you drive by?

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    The only thing that reminds me of the park is the off-ramp and TDA building. Other than that, you can't see much of DLR from the freeway.
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    • #3
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      Going North I always see the TOT first and then the Matterhorn. Going South I see Paradise Pier if I look to the right.
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      • #4
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        Going North, I notice the Matterhorn and I always think "people are inside there, right now". Going South, I try to look into the roundhouse for the Monorails (you pass right next to it) and see if any are inside that I can see, if I can see one, I think about the other two colors that are out gliding around the park with the guests.

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        • #5
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          I usually notice the Hollywood Tower Hotel, Space Mountain, and the Matterhorn. Sometimes I can see Mickey's Fun Wheel and Monorails inside the roundhouse. And, if I look in just the right spot at just the right time, I can see one of a small part of the Castle.

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          • #6
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            I am not local enough to be driving past that area unless going to Disney, but its the Matterhorn I notice, and when a kid always knew were almost there when we saw the mountain. I am always going North from San Diego.

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            • #7
              Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

              As a kid, it was always Matterhorn. Unfortunately, glimpses of Disneyland are harder to see nowadays. Now, I usually see TOT, or sometimes still, the Matterhorn, but not nearly as clearly as I used to. Of course, that big ol' green building is the most obvious.
              what do I think about if I'm not going to the park? Usually something along the lines of, " If only..."
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              • #8
                Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                All of the above.

                But being a local there's one thing I always look for in this area, especially during baseball season. And that's to look over at Angel Stadium to see if the halo on the Big A is lit up. It's been a tradition for many years that if the Angels win a game they light it up. If not then it means they lost.

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                • #9
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                  When I was young and we were driving in from Modesto on I-5, we would play "I See the Matterhorn." Now, it is more difficult to see, but I always look for it if we happen to be NOT going there, which is rare. lol. I can see ToT, which disappoints me as I would rather the Matterhorn be more prominent.

                  And I think I would rather be going there than wherever we happen to be heading.
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                  • #10
                    Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                    I've never been in a situation that far south on the 5 when I WASN'T going to Disneyland, only other reason is if I go to San Diego, and we take the 405.

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                    • #11
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                      I am not a local, but I couldn't even imagine the empty feeling I would get from going past it.

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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                          I'm not a local either, but I always remember seeing the tip of the Matterhorn. It's a great feeling.
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                          • #14
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                            it is a contest with us when we go on vacation. The first one to see it gets so excited.

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                            • #15
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                              A bonus when I see the fireworks show from Disneyland when driving by. And at the right moment, I can see a Monorail glide by through a narrow street by the Howard Johnson motel. The timing has to be just perfect.
                              I am old. But still love Disneyland.

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                              • #16
                                Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                                Originally posted by HiddenMickeyBook View Post
                                When I was young and we were driving in from Modesto on I-5, we would play "I See the Matterhorn." Now, it is more difficult to see, but I always look for it if we happen to be NOT going there, which is rare. lol. I can see ToT, which disappoints me as I would rather the Matterhorn be more prominent.

                                And I think I would rather be going there than wherever we happen to be heading.

                                That's the same with me. I think because there's that feeling of "if only..." that I mentioned earlier. I find that if I'm not going, but only going past, it becomes more magical and mysterious, since it's unattainable for the moment.
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                                • #17
                                  Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                                  I always see the big green building and imagine the execs that are in there.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                                    I hate it when I am on the 5 when the fireworks are going on. Most people slam on their brakes and it's apparent that they are watching them. Dangerous situation!
                                    Last edited by explodingboy; 07-19-2012, 09:30 AM.


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                                    • #19
                                      Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                                      That's not funny, but from the way I read that one off..... L.O.L
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: What do u always Notice when you drive on the interstate 5 passing by Disneyland?

                                        Thankfully I've never had to just drive by!

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