Thursday, February 19, 2009

Disneyland (lots of pics)

Let me start by saying We had a blast at Disneyland!!!!

We headed out on Thur Feb 12th. We love the drive down I5, its so pretty and so simple. It was really neat when we came to the mountain range and got to see some snow.
To bad there was no where to pull off and let the kids play in it.

We got to Disneyland about 4:30pm and got settled in to our hotel room. Then we took off to Downtown Disney for some shopping and dinner.

We ate at the kids favorite place the "Rainforest cafe".

We booked our vacation package online this time and we got so many perks. One of them was "Mickey's toontown morning madness" they do a big parade with all the characters and you get to explore toontown a whole hour before it opens to the rest of the park. The characters take extra time and care to hang out with the kids and that made it so much more exciting for them.
Day 1 at the park 2/13
Mickey's toontown morning madness.
Skyla and Justin got to meet Pluto,
Minnie, and

After that we went in to Minnie's house to play and explore.
When we came out we ran right in to Goofy, he decided to take the kids on a walk down the street to his house. They LOVED this! and I got a really cute pic.

Then he was sweet enough to stop and pose for a pic with them.
We loved toontown.
After that we hit "Its a small world" this was the first time we have been on it (it was being fixed last time we went). Its a cute ride....long but cute.
On the merry go round.
Skyla trying to pull out the Sword in the stone.
Justin really tried but that thing wouldn't move.
Then we headed to Justin's favorite ride "Splash Mountain" We got really excited when we found out how tall Skyla was. She is 41 1/2 inches tall the only ride she could not get on was Indiana Jones. Man dose this girl LOVE coasters!!!
After Splash mountain we got to meet Tigger and Pooh. Here is poor Mick waiting again for us.

Skyla was really excited to see "her friends" as she calls them.

We had so much fun with our first day at Disneyland. We got to go on all the rides as a family this time (Yes Skyla went on everything, space mountain, splash mountain, the Matterhorn all of it, and she loved every bit, Justin loves all the rides too but gets scared with spooky stuff like the abominable snowman on the Matterhorn and the hunted mansion but he went on them).
One thing I love about staying at a hotel across the street from the park is we got to go back for naps each day then go back and stayed at the parks till midnight every day. It was so fun.
So in our hotel they did this cute folding thing with the towels and for some reason the kids thought they were so funny and would laugh hysterically every time they saw it.
Mick and I love the candy shop over by splash mountain in Poohs corner. I'm a sucker for carmel apples and a even bigger sucker for loaded carmel apples. In our fave candy shop they had Mickey and Minnie apples and I had to get one.
Let me tell you about my apple. not only is it supper cute looking but it was so good. It was a granny smith apple dipped in carmel, the ears were marshmallow's then the whole thing was dipped in milk chocolate, then half dipped in white chocolate and had red sprinkles added to make the Minnie dress. Then white chocolate dots added to that, and the bow was a sour gummy belt cut in to a bow shape. Best apple EVER!
Justin and Skyla really loved their Tigger tails (3big marshmallow's dipped in carmel, then dipped in orange colored and flavored white chocolate with dark chocolate "stripes" on top of that) Can we say Yumm.

Day 2 2/14 Valentines day
We got a Magic morning with our vacation package so we got to go to the park at 7am a hour before it opens to the public. We hit Space Mountain first thing (no line can you believe that). Then at 10am we headed over to California Adventure. Justin was loving coasters so much he decided he wanted to go on California screaming. Sadly he was a few inches to short and couldn't go but he got to go on Ariel's merry go round. Cant you just see the excitement in his face about this.
Well at least Skyla enjoyed it.
Proof me and Mick were there too.
We got to see Stitch too.
We also got to go on the Hollywood Tower of terror it was so much fun. I don't think any of us have ever screamed that loud ever. We also got to ride the new Toy story Mania ride/game. Its really neat and the 3D game you play is so fun (my score was higher then Micks by the way...both times :) ).

Mick and Skyla after a long day playing at California Adventure.
After that we headed back to Disneyland and stayed till the park closed. It was Valentines day and Mick was so sweet. At a cart that was selling the glow in the dark/Light up stuff he found these light up Rose's and got one for Me and Skyla. What a sweet guy he is :).
Day 3 2/15
Pixie Hallow is a new place where you can go and meet Tinker Bell and some of her friends from the Tinker bell movie. This was the longest line we stood in the whole 3 days but so worth it.
Justin and Skyla with Fawn she is a Animal talent fairy.
Then we got to see Tinker Bell, Skyla loved talking with her,
and taking a cute sassy pic too.
Justin liked meeting her too (his face got a tad red during this pic)
Of course I had to have a pic with Tinker Bell too after all she is my favorite.
After all that we went back to California Adventure to hit our 3 favorite rides one last time.
Waiting in line for Toy story mania ride. Mr potato head is pretty funny, he tells jokes and talks to people walking by.
We also got prefered seating for shows in California Adventure. We got to see the Aladin show and man was it a great show. We were in the second row and loved every bit of it. Its a must see you cant miss.
We had such a fun time, we hit all our favorite rides so many times and got to enjoy everything as a family. Im happy to be home but cant wait to go back again.


Stephanie said...

Those are awesome pics! Looks like everyone had fun!

Savages said...

I'm so glad you got to go again! It looks like you had a blast! It makes me want to go. That stinks about your drive home though. Matt had to do that once too. You'd think an interstate as big as I5 could figure something out...