family vacations, Lexi, William

Disneyland Day 2-California Adventure Land

William woke up around 5:45 and therefore everyone else woke up around that time as well. We got ready, grabbed a bit to eat for the ride to the park and arrived at Magic Kingdom a little after 7 am for magic hours. I grabbed a FastPass to the Cars ride and then headed to Peter Pan’s flight. It was raining, so we we threw on some garbage bags I had bought at CVS the night before and went to wait in line (which was already 35 minutes!). William refused to wear anything so we did our best to try and protect him and keep him dry.

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While we were waiting, Lexi, William and I rode the carousel and then popped back in line with Daddy.

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The ride was so fun as we flew through the air in a hot air balloon type basket through Neverland.

We walked out of the ride, right at 8:00 and jumped into Snow White’s Scary Adventure, which was very similar to Winnie the pooh, just a little scarier (with the witch).

After this, we headed over to California Adventure Park to go on the Cars ride. Unfortunately, it was closed due to the rain as were most of the other rides, except for the Incredicoaster, so Bill got a fastpass and was literally sitting in the car ready to go when it broke. So, we split up–William and Daddy used a FastPass and went on the ToyStory ride while Lexi and I went on A Little Mermaid. The Boys LOVED the ToyStory ride as it was like a game where you had to shoot different things and get points.

disneyland 17After that, we waited in line for 20 minutes for the swinging Farris Wheel. William and I popped out quick and went to meet Woody, which was a big highlight.

disneyland 24 The magic of Disney came through once again, and they allowed us to pop back in line with Daddy and Lexi so we could all ride together. I was not a huge fan of the ride. I didn’t like how the car slide and swung back and forth, but William was laughing and thought it was very fun.

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All the FastPasses we were booking were turning into multi-use passes because the rides were shut off from the rain. A multi-use pass means you can use your FastPass on any ride at any time verses typically being tied to a specific ride during a certain time slot.

Next we went over to Soarin, where you sit in a thing like an Airplane and sore through different habitats. Our FastPass got us through the line in about 15 min verses the 60 min that everyone else was waiting.

It was around 11:00 at this point and the rain was starting to slow down a little. We grabbed a bit to eat and then went to try to find Donald and Daisy, but didn’t have any luck.

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Instead we headed to Frozen the musical, which was fantastic. It was just like a broadway production.

After that we met Captain America while we were trying to find Spiderman.

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Around 2:15 we went to the Disney Jr. Dance Party where the kids got to see Roadster Mickey and Minnie, Doc McStuffins and the Lion King characters. Lexi asked to go up with the rest of the kids dancing near the stage while William was perfectly content watching on my lap.

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The rain had pretty much stopped by this point and the Cars ride was back up and running so we went over there to redeem a FastPass. The line was 45 minutes long because all of the FastPasses that had been given out for the day for almost all of the rides had been turned into multi-use. Anyways, Disney nailed the execution of Cars land. The executed the town perfectly to replicate the movie and the ride was no exception. It started off by getting into a real lightening McQueen car and a leisurely stroll through plot lines in the movie. Then, it gets into race mode and you are racing fast like a rollercoaster on a racetrack. William was horrified. I mean terrified. Straight terror. He passed the height requirement by about a half of an inch and had never been on something that went that fast and spun around. About 10 seconds into the ride, I took my hand and covered his eyes so he couldn’t see. When we got off the ride, we really built it up like ‘oh my gosh, that was so fun! William, you did so good’ and didn’t acknowledge the fact that he had been scared and he bought it.

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After that, we went over to the Incredicoster and watched Daddy ride in the front car. We all went on the Toy Story ride and then met Buzz after.

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Finally Spiderman was out so we ventured back over to his posting and waited 30 minutes for the meet and greet. William’s dreams came true. He was very shy when he was meeting him, but couldn’t stop talking about it after.

disneyland 27Next up, we grabbed a Mickey pretzel for dinner, ate a couple of snacks and went to go on the Cars ride again. This time the wait was 60 minutes long for the FastPass, but the non-FastPass line was over 3 hours. William did better this time, but was still pretty scared.

IMG_1840disneyland 22By this time it was starting to get dark so we went to find a spot to watch Paint the Parade. Both kiddies feel asleep before we even found a spot to watch.

Disneyland 19Again, it was out of this world. So good. I wish the kids could have seen it. After this, Daddy and I each took a turn riding the Incredicoaster again and Daddy wanted to try and beat his score on the Toy Story ride again. The park closed around 10 and Daddy and I walked back to the hotel. We were both exhausted. A full day of walking and adventure.

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Love,

Mama

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