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  1. The Storybook Land Canal Boat Diaries

    by , 03-28-2012 at 09:15 PM


    It is the Fall of 1955 and Disneyland had just opened to great fanfare. You have decided it is time to check out what all the fuss is about so you pack your family into the station wagon and head off to Anaheim for your very first visit.

    Once you arrive through the front gates you are amazed at how much there is to take in. Over in Adventureland is the Jungle Cruise, which is unlike anything
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  2. Welcome To The Samland Library Of Dreams

    by , 03-21-2012 at 08:45 PM


    Sam the librarian is back in the stacks with a look at more Disney books you might want to check out. There's something to do in line, something to marvel and a bit of fantasy in today's update. You're sure to find a little something to enjoy.




    LOTS TO DO IN LINE: DISNEYLAND
    Donít Miss The Magic Before
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  3. The Rise and Tragic Fall of Orange County's Japanese Deer Park

    by , 03-14-2012 at 08:23 PM


    Once upon a time, guests from around the world could gather in the small town of Buena Park California to visit the largest Japanese cultural and recreational center in the Western hemisphere, and then head off to look at wax figures and eat Boysenberry pie. At least that was the dream of Allen Parkinson according to historian Richard Harris.

    Richard is the author of Early Amusement Parks
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    Updated 03-14-2012 at 09:56 PM by SAMLAND

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  4. SeaWorld, Samland and the Eminent H2O

    by , 03-08-2012 at 05:08 AM


    Every once in a while it is a good thing to go out and explore new worlds. A few weeks ago I decided to do just that with a weekend trip to LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad and SeaWorld in San Diego. I documented my impression of LEGOLAND in a previous Samland and this week my focus is on SeaWorld.

    I really cannot remember the last time I went to SeaWorld. It had to be more then 25
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    Updated 03-08-2012 at 06:10 AM by SAMLAND

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  5. Samland Goes Blocky For Legoland California

    by , 02-22-2012 at 09:44 PM



    The way my mind thinks, the concept of LEGOLAND is pretty simple. Combine one or more family rides, with one or more child only rides, a childís playlot, a place to eat, a place to shop, and a bathroom. Find a theme that ties these elements together. Bonus points if the theme reflects a LEGO product. And stuff those lands with fabulous LEGO brick models that sometimes move or make sounds. Arrange ...
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