Californian Ecosystem Activities

Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened, making it the second most visited park in the world that calendar year. There are eight major areas. A ride on a "steam locomotive" on Main Street U.S.A and monorail trolley takes one back to the simple life in early American towns; in Tomorrow land, high-speed spinning flying vehicles carry you into the galaxies of the universe; New Orleans square recreates enchanting scenes of new Orleans in yesteryear Louisiana; Adventure land features primeval forests and swamps; the "Indiana Jones Adventure" train is a favorite with visitors; in Mickey's Town you can chat with Mickey and Minnie; in Frontier land, river boats and mine wagons give you an idea of the ardors of the former Wild West; a small raft will take you to Tom Sawyer's island; in Fantasy land you can pose for picture with Snow White, Donald Duck, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and other favorite Disney characters, or soar through the skies with peter Pan, or wander through Wonderland hand-in -hand with Alice. The newly completed "Tomorrow land" draws even more tourists who enjoy themselves so much they can hardly tear themselves away.

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The first stop is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was built in 1958 by California's artist Oliver Weissmuller. It consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed stars embedded in the sidewalks. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry. Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles, starting from Grauman's Chinese Theatre where the Oscar ceremony was held from 1944 to 1946. The Oscar ceremony has changed to be holding in Kodak Theatre (which is next to Chinese Theatre) since 2001. In fact, this is the home for many movie premieres.

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Enjoy the coastal scenery and explore a U.S aircraft carrier on the most beautiful harbor city in the state of California. Sea World. Located in San Diego, this world largest aquarium has been hosting over one hundred million visitors with its animal performances, rides and exhibitions laid out in a huge 150 acre area. The performances by various denizens of the ocean dolphins, walruses, sea lions and so forth enjoy worldwide renown. Exhibitions of special skills at the Beach Stadium by killer whales are great crowd-pleasers. The intelligent performances by various birds, too, are most amusing. The Bermuda Triangle takes one into a colorful underwater world where one explores the secrets of the ocean depths. Penguins, sharks, and freshwater fish in aquariums keep visitors rooted to the spot with their mysteries. In the open areas of park, visitors may touch sea stars, sea urchins, and other lovable creatures of the ocean. At the Forbidden Reef, one may stretch out a hand and feels the smooth bodies of rays, and, through the sides of Aquariums, exchange stares with big conger pike. The Rocky Point Preserve is a favorite with young visitors. One may buy a bit with which to feed the dolphins, or touch their long bottle-shaped noses and take photos next to their cute little eyes. The park's exotic flowers and plants, the blue sky and azure, and gentle breezes all conspire to fill one with a sense of well-being. Visitors virtually fall over each other to rake a ride on the new Shipwreck Rapids, the park's first adventure ride.

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Visit Stanford University which is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It was built in 1891 by the railroad tycoons – Leland Stanford. The quiet campus is the home to a rich collection of historical and contemporary buildings as well as various plants and works of art. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S. Afterwards, you will cross the Bay Bridge to the enchanting San Francisco and explore the magnitude of Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman Wharf, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts and more. You may take a bay cruise at your own cost and sail through the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, pass by the Alcatraz Island, Angel Island and Treasure Island, and enjoy the view of east bay and the skyline of San Francisco. You will be enlightened by the fresh sea breeze and the beautiful ocean. You will join the extensive San Francisco tour which will cover St. Mary Cathedral – the principal catholic church of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center and Castro District – "the gay capital of the world", Painted Ladies and city hall of San Francisco.

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The Universal Studio, is located in Hollywood, capital of the American film industry, occupies an entire hill and covers 525 acres, 485 of which are in actual use. It comprises 48 film studios, of which 32 are devoted to shooting films. Universal Studio City is the biggest film and TV producer in the world. The tour takes visitors through thrilling cinematic spectacles, such as bridge-crushing snow avalanches, exploding mountain torrents, giant white sharks, a roaring effigy of King Kong, and so forth. Virtual reality mock -ups from the films "Back to the Future", "Jurassic Park", and "Aliens" are excruciatingly life-like, And awe-inspiring are the nerve-shattering special effects in "Water World" and "Wild West", and in the stereoscopic films "Terminator 2 3D" and "4D." The fun is accentuated by song- and dance performances and animal show as well as humorous and comic children's programs.

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California's best-known Yosemite National Park, one of the wonders of Nature and World Heritage Site. Yosemite is located near the geographical center of the Nevada mountain range. Towering granite rocks, mighty waterfalls and placid valleys give Yosemite all the aspects of a "land of the gods". Giant trees, water gushing from the mountains, huge rocks and cliffs carved to create a land of fantasy. There is little doubt that water - in both its liquid and solid form - was the chief architect of Yosemite's landscapes. Here you will see the biggest granite rock in the world-El Captain, the fifth waterfall in the world-Yosemite Waterfall, and Half Dome at the Tunnel View Point.

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