Friday, December 16, 2011

Disneyland TRIP TWO

Yes. My kids are OFFICIALLY the most spoiled rotten children ever.
Yes. We took them to Disneyland AGAIN within a month of going before...
Go ahead, Judge me...
Are you done...?
Good.
BECAUSE WE HAD A BLAST!!~~
(Thanks again to AMANDA for the HOOK UP!~)
The second trip was awesome! We got to go on the rides we missed on the first trip and the kids KNEW what they wanted to ride and had an AMAZING time!!~~
 They LOVED the Christmas Tree on Main Street USA. Here they are ALL bundled up ready for the day!!
We hit the rides in Fantasyland First again. We went on Peter Pan, Dumbo, King Aurthur's Carousel then the kids had to take turns trying to pull the sword out of the stone... it was unsuccessful... Then Matt took Landon on Matterhorn while Hailey and I enjoyed the Storybook Land Canal Boats. We both enjoyed our rides but I think Landon enjoyed his the best. Matt told me about 10 seconds into the ride Landon put his hands up in the air and kept them up the whole time... Mommy's Little Daredevil!! Landon wanted to go on the Storybook Land Canal Boats so Hailey and I enjoyed a Dumbo ride again... Then Landon decided he needed to get in another ride on the Casey Jr. Circus Train.
 Then we decided to head to the place we did not get to last time. We took the kids on Pirates of the Caribbean which we all LOVED! Then we hit up Tarzan's Tree house AND then went to the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyers Island. The kids ran all over and really enjoyed that area. When we got back on the main land we saw Jack the Pumpkin King and Sally and the kids wanted to see them...
 That is until we got to the front of the line... Hailey became very hesitant so Landon did most of the talking. He asked Jack what was in his head and in staying in character Jack made no sense to me at all... Sally told Jack to be careful around Landon's hair because he might cut himself on his hair... Landon really liked that. After seeing the characters we took the kids on the Haunted Mansion Ride. We think they enjoyed it...
Then we took the kids over to The many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Land. We went on the ride then got a treat for them. Mickey Mouse suckers are the BEST!!
 Then we heard that Tigger and Eeyore and Pooh were going to visit soon. Landon LOVED seeing them. When he saw Tigger he started jumping UP and DOWN like crazy! Tigger danced with Landon and he loved it. Hailey was not as into seeing the characters as Landon was... can you tell??
 We wanted to go on the Pirate Ship but it was not going at the time we were there, so we opted for the Mark Twain Riverboat. We got to go up to the top of the riverboat and the kids loved looking out at all the animals. (we see a cruise in our future) It was a nice little break for Matt and I to rest...
THEN we hit up on of our favorite rides... Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We talked Hailey into going on the "Train" with Mommy and she actually did a good job. When we got off she said "Mommy, I don't really like the fast Train...OK?" So needless to say Matt rode alone for his turn. Poor Landon wanted to do SO bad...
 But LUCKILY for us he was easily cheered up when we saw Woody and Jessie on our way...
We decided we had gotten everything in we needed to so we headed over to California Adventure.
We headed straight for the rides we missed from last time. We got to go on the Golden Zephyr which was spaceship like rockets that spinned around in the air. Then Hailey and I enjoyed the Jumpin' Jellyfish. This was like a MINI Hollywood tower of terror; I liked it. Then we went on Mickey's Fun Wheel and made sure to get a cage that did not spin around while up at the top of the Ferris Wheel. Hailey was hesitant to ride this but then enjoyed it when she noticed it was not too scary. Matt loved getting the aerial views of the park as you can tell from below...
 We were able to see the construction on the Cars Land that was soon to come and the World of Color set up in Paradise Bay water. There were thousands of jets you could see in the water; it was a neat thing to see. THEN of course we had to hit up the FAVORITE rides...
 The kids picked the Toy Story Midway Mania. I think we waited the longest for this ride; but it was worth the 35 minute wait. Then we took turns on California Screamin'. The kids really liked looking over the pier to watch the countdown for the start of the ride... After we enjoyed those rides we went to Denny's for our Lunner (lunch-dinner) before our long night back at Disneyland.
The kids fell asleep on the walk to Denny's, so we just let them sleep and enjoyed our meal. We got them finger foods to go, and hit up the car for warmer jackets and to drop off stuff. We headed back to the park where we meet up with Amanda and got to play the night away.
We went to see "Captain EO" which was a nice little rest as well. The kids actually really enjoyed the 3-D mini-movie. Then we went on the kids favorite Autopia. (Landon likes to call them Umi-Cars... anyone else watch Team UmiZoomi??) Then we took turns going on Space Mountain... AHHHH I forgot how great that ride was. Matt went first while Amanda and I took the kids on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Then Matt took the kids on Astro Orbitor (which is really just Dumbo a little faster with rockets) and Amanda and I enjoyed Space Mountain.(I believe I lost an earring on Space Mountain... boo; but well worth the ride) Then we went on the Pirates of the Caribbean, and then again took turns on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I think we all got two rides in which was nice. While waiting we were able to catch Fantasmic on the Rivers of America. Some pictures are shown below...
We tried to hit up Indiana Jones Adventure but it was closed so we opted for every one's favorite with Peter Pan. We really lucked out on this one because Amanda had friends working so we got VIP access. It was a LONG day and by the time we were in the car headed home it was 11:30 so we almost stayed the whole day... MAN what a LONG FUN FILLED TIME for all involved.
Until we meet again Disneyland... WE LOVE YOU!!~~

2 comments:

Lindsey and Jared said...

Man, I seriously need one of my family members to get a job at Disneyland!! I am so glad that you guys got a chance to go again. Disneyland around the holidays is my absolute favorite time to go. I love you girl. I hope to see you SOON!

3richardsons said...

Your kids are spoiled rotten. I tell Katelyn she is spoiled for just getting a small treat like a cookie and she believes me. Looks like you guys had a great time!