And I very stupidly thought we’d just drive right on up to the parking lot and walk in the park. Not so. After waiting in line to park in the multi-tiered parking garage, waiting in line to ride the tram to the entrance of the park, waiting in line to get our tickets, waiting in line to enter the park, we were finally there. That took about an hour. By then, we were all fully grumpy and not feeling the magic. In fact, when I made the children pose in front of Cinderella’s Castle, my 4 year old blurts out “I want to go HOME!”.
So what are my favorite moments of the day? I loved introducing my youngest to Space Mountain. He was terrified so he sat with his Dad. As we arrived at the end, they asked us if we wanted to go again. YES!! Twice in a row! We finished and he hops out of the car, looks at me and yells, “I AM NOT riding that again MOM!”
Another time, my youngest and I were waiting on the big kids to ride Indiana Jones when a beautiful princess walked by. "Look Buddy, It's Belle!!!". It wasn't. It was Tiana - and she let me know about it. I thought all Disney Princesses were sweet?? Maybe not in California.....
Dole Whip. Need I say more? We waited in this line for our favorite theme park treat:
The next day was Disneyland. One of the best days EVER! It got even better when our friends showed up. After the first ride, Ian was so excited! He wanted to go on everything. After doing the Kiddy rides, we went on the Indiana Jones Ride. OMG that ride was awesome and scary at the same time! The snake scared me because I was ON THE SIDE IT WAS ON! After some more rides, we went and got Dole Whip. It is the best thing ever! We finally went on Space Mountain. We got to ride it 2 times for one fastpass! Ian afterward was furious. But the rest of us were freaking out because it was so cool! While watching the fireworks over Auras castle, Ian fell asleep! That night my feet felt like rocks!
Disneyland was awesome! First, after we got our tickets, we went on the Matterhorn. It was crazily fast and dark! And if you’re thinking the left one goes faster,you were wrong! We rode on both sides. After the Matterhorn we went on Indiana Jones and the Lost Temple of the Crystal Eye. I was so excited! When it started all the girls screamed as loud as they could. You got to go on a rickety old bridge over lava, you got to meet a giant snake, avoid the undeads swords and darts, and last of all, experience what Indiana Jones felt like by being chased by a giant rock ball that was about to crush you. I was so amazed by how real it looked. You should have seen it! The final ride we went on was Splash Mountain! Even though it seems like you get splashed, the trick to not getting wet is lightest in front and heavy in back. When I did that I barely got wet. The only part I really liked was the giant hill drop because I only got tiny drops of water on me. Last of all we saw the firework show- it was amazing! I saw some types of fireworks that I had never seen!