Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Disneyland ~ Day 4

Day 4 was a perfect ending to our trip.
As I mentioned before, Day 3 took a turn for the worse and I had a major meltdown.
But we stayed, thankfully, and finished our trip with a bang!

We did NOT get up early the final morning!  How amazing it was to sleep in.
We took our time packing up and made our way to California Adventure around the time they opened(two hours later then Disneyland). 

We were one of the firsts in line and when they let us in we made a run for Soaring Over California.  Which we had heard great things about and were not disappointed!

Next, Bubba Love and Daddy wanted to ride on the Grizzly River Run, which is basically a water rafting ride.  We started in line and waited for Bubba Love to be measured.  Unfortunately she was 1/4 inch too short!  Seriously!  Que melt down again!
I really wanted Daddy to go on the ride though, so I told him to go ahead and I would take the kids to do something else. 
We got suckers and sour gummy worms:)  And by the time we sat down to eat them, Daddy was already done.  Come to find out, there is a "single rider" line that puts you basically straight on the ride.  Nice, that was easy!

Do you see a theme yet??  This day was going SO smoothly that I had almost forgot about the previous!

The "Mickey Spinny Wheel" as the kids called it was top on the must do list.  So we headed over there, but on the way stopped at a few of the other rides that again... had NO lines.

Finally, the Spinny Wheel.  We opted for the non-moving cage and enjoyed a relaxing ride.
Buddy Boy loved it because he could see inside of the new Radiator Springs area they are making.

There were very few characters that the kids HAD to meet.  Mater & Lighting were definitely ones they didn't want to miss.  So here we are.

The rest of the day went like this:

Lunch at California Adventure
Muppet Vision 3D - Very Cool!
Disneyland Christmas Parade (one of the only shows we saw)
2nd time on Pirates of the Caribbean with an even shorter line the the first time.
Quick tour on the Jungle Cruise.  Which was Daddies favorite!  We had an awesome tour guide with a very similar sense of humor to Daddies... it was pretty funny!
Then finally we ended the day with three HUGE ice cream cones from the Gibson Girl Creamery and made a few penny souvenirs. (Oh and picked up some cotton candy for Yammie... her payment for watching Baby C for 4 days)

We left the park very pleased with the day and a much better outlook on the trip all together.
Everyone changed into jammies when we got to the car and we were on the road by 6.

1 comment:

uwmomma said...

Sounds like such a fun trip! I would love to be close enough to Disneyland to take a road trip there!

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