Travel Week Day Two!
SEI staff and students enjoyed a slightly overcast, 26-degree Celsius day at one of two famous American theme parks: Disneyland and Universal Studios. These parks are both conveniently located within 65 miles of California Baptist University. Tomorrow staff and students will say goodbye to the beautiful CBU campus and head south to San Diego.
Created in 1955, Disneyland: The Happiest Place On Earth, is the only Disney park built under the supervision of Walt Disney. Disneyland has a rich history – upon opening, the park had 18 attractions, 14 of which are still in use today. The park has the largest cumulative attendance of any theme park, welcoming over 650 million guests since its opening. As a result, the park welcomes approximately 44,000 guests each day. Additionally, last year it was the third most visited park in the world – hosting over 16 million people from all across the world. SEI students were overwhelmed by the beauty and vastness of the park! Students loved visiting many of the famous Disney attractions such as Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the amazing fireworks show and Frozen LIVE! Disneyland is truly a magical place. Today was full of many smiles and joyous laughs as students got to visit such an iconic landmark with their SEI friends.
洛杉矶的迪士尼乐园建于1955，是唯一一个被华特迪士尼本人监制的迪士尼乐园，誉有“地球上最快乐的地方”的美称。迪士尼乐园有着非常丰厚的历史—— 在开张的时候，此公园已有18个景点， 其中14个至今仍在运作。这个乐园是所有迪士尼主题公园中客流量最大的，它已接待了来自全世界6.5亿个客人了。因此，这个公园平均每天都有4万4千人在这里活动。不仅如此，去年洛杉矶迪士尼乐园是世界上客流量排名第三的主题公园，有1千6百万客人从世界各地闻名而来。SEI同学们为这样大而美的主题公园所惊叹。同学们很享受到迪士尼著名的几个景点去参观：睡美人城堡、加勒比海盗船、烟火表演，以及冰雪奇缘的真人秀。迪士尼确实是一个充满魔幻的地方。同学们在与其他SEI的小伙伴们在这美不胜收的迪士尼乐园快乐地欢笑着。
Just like Disneyland, Universal Studios is one of the most popular destinations in California, and has become increasingly more popular over the last few years. Built in 1964, the park is the official “movie lover” destination, offering more than 15 high-caliber exciting attractions. Unique to Universal Studios is the large amount of 4-D, HD, and interactive simulations. Rather than offering high-powered roller coasters, the park takes pride in the special effects, paired with their rides, that create the “ultimate interactive experience!” Many SEI students were ecstatic to visit one of the parks newest attractions: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This large addition to the park offers detailed replications of famous landmarks in various Harry Potter Movies, amazing shopping, and excellent Potter style food. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened last year and is already one of the most talked about attractions in the world. Many students purchased a variety of Potter paraphernalia to commemorate their visit to the park. These larger than life film-based exhibits resulted in smiles, laughter and an occasional scream from our SEI students! Whether SEI students visited Disneyland or Universal Studios, they all created memories that will last a lifetime at some of the happiest places on earth.
SEI Staff Highlight: RTA, Ms. Andrews
Yellow team High School girls RTA, Ms. Andrews is from Chicago, IL and has three younger siblings. She graduated from Wheaton Academy and is currently a student at Wheaton College, studying both psychology and neuroscience. Ms. Andrews loves to travel, do ceramics, watch movies, and explore new places with friends. When she is older she hopes to live in China.
Fun Fact: She has traveled to 15 countries in the past three years and loves meeting new people from different places.
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