family vacations, Lexi, William

Disneyland Day 1

Lexi and William

You both woke up around 5:30am, which wasn’t a huge surprise considering it would have been 7:30 am back home. William seemed to be feeling much better. He took a quick shower to clean away and vom smell and him and Mommy headed upstairs to check out the breakfast situation.

Around 6:15, we started to give you clues on where we were and what we were going to do.

  • Clue number 1: We need sunscreen today (your guesses were the beach)
  • Clue number 2: Where are we (Lexi pieced together that we must be in California because that is where I was)
  • Clue number 3: We’re going to meet some of the fun characters that are on your jammies (Lexi figured it out!) and was jumping all over the bed.

We quickly put on your new Mickey and Minnie shirts, headed up for breakfast and were at the park entrance around 7:30 or so for an 8:00 open. The park was all decorated for Halloween so there were huge pumpkins that had Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pluto and Mickey carved into them.

Upon entering the park, I quickly purchased the max pass to get photos and the ability to book fastpasses. We took a family picture in front of the train depot and then started to make our way back to Peter Pan’s flight.

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On the way, we saw Chip, Pluto, and got Minnie’s autograph.

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We also met Captain Hook and Peter Pan.

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By the time we got to Peter Pan’s flight the line was pretty long, so we passed and went to ride Dumbo and then went over to a Small World.

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It was about 9:00 by this point and we headed into Toon Town. We rode the goofy gadget coster a couple of times, played on Donald’s boat, saw Mickey’s & Minnie’s house and met Minnie.

disneyland 4Disneyland 7We also saw Goofy’s house and met Goofy too.

disneyland 5After that, we went to go ride Roger Rabbits Toon Spin. It broke about 3/4 of the way through the ride, and we were escorted out, which was probably a good thing as William wasn’t a huge fan.

Disneyland 6After that, we headed over to Big Thunder Railroad mountain where Mommy and Lexi rode it. Lexi said she liked it, but didn’t want to ride again with Daddy.

We were hungry for a snack so Daddy found some food, while Lexi and I waited in line to meet princesses. While we were waiting, we saw Gaston and Repunzel.

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We were all pretty hungry and decided it was lunchtime, however, everything looked packed. While we were deciding what to eat, Lexi fell asleep in the stroller. I found a place that allows you to order online and then pick up at a window, so we did that and relaxed in the shade a bit. Next up was Winnie the Pooh’s Adventure. It was the cutest little ride that took you through the story of ‘The Blustery Day’ everything was neon and a cute mellow ride. We had to wake Lexi up for this one, but she really seemed to like it.

Then right around the corner, which is also in the back of the park, Eeyeore, Tigger and Pooh were signing autographs. They commented on our autograph book (mine from ’93) and even looked through it to see who we had.

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Next up, we headed over to Buzz’s toystory ride to use a fastpass. This ride was also pretty fun. We wore 3D classes and it was a slower but fun ride for the kids.

After that we headed over to Autopia where the kids were able to drive mini cars. While waiting in line, William had to go potty, so him and I jumped out to find a bathroom. I thought we were going to miss going on the ride, but I asked if we could come back in line after the bathroom and to my surprise they said yes!

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After the kids learned to drive, we found a good spot to watch the Pixar Parade and enjoy a Mickey ice cream. This parade was fantastic. The music was great, engaging floats with fire bursts and shooting water. Very entertaining!

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We then took advantage of the short lines to go on the Finding Nemo submarine ride.

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We were quickly approaching our character dinning dinner experience, so we hopped on the monorail that took us to one of the disney hotels that had Goofy’s kitchen.

After paying almost twice what I had expected (they raised the prices the week before AND the estimate I received didn’t include taxes and service fees… we were seated and had an amazing time. The kids met chef Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and Pluto. Mickey and Minnie even danced with Lexi and William in during one of their little performances. You two kids could not stop smiling.

 

 

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While we were there, it rained a little but it looked like it was going to clear up, so we headed over to California adventure land to meet some characters and catch the nighttime parade. It kept getting delayed due to the weather and William was hanging on by a thread and eventually crashed in the stroller.

Lexi and I took advantage of a short line to meet Elsa, which was a total highlight. After that, she crashed in the stroller and we wheeled ourselves back to our hotel room (about .5 mile) and all crashed.

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Love,

Mama

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