Monday, May 6, 2013

California Adventure-- Disneyland


Going to Disneyland has always been a dream of mine. When we knew we were heading out to California it was a must that we had to go to Disneyland. In one word it was AWESOME. So fun, and my sis was the perfect person to go with for the first time! 

We went to California Adventure the first day. 
I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. 


We really didn't know there were 2 separate lines for the ferris wheel. We got in the swinging gondola line and it definitely was a wild ride we weren't quite expecting. 




Cars Land was pretty cute. I recommend getting the fast pass for Radiator Springs Racer which is the big attraction here. We did single rider and still waited probably 30 to 40 minutes, which was probably the longest we waited for any ride in either park. You have to go immediately to get the fast pass though or they will be gone. 


We are so mature. :)


After riding/seeing a ton of stuff in California Adventure we used our park hoppers and went over to Disneyland. 


The first site of the castle was crazy. It is so small compared to Disney World. We were a little shocked. We knew it was smaller but the difference is crazy. The first day we just hopped on Pirates of the Caribbean since the line wasn't too bad and got the lay of the land for the next day since we would be heading there first thing.  


We dinner at Carthay Circle in the evening and then had priority viewing for the World of Color show that evening. 


We had a great day exploring California Adventure and Disney Land. We saw and rode everything we wanted and really enjoyed our experience. 

The next morning we were up bright and early for the park opening. We planned to spend the whole day at Disneyland. 

Walt Disney had a personal apartment for his family above the fire station on Main Street. Pretty amazing to know that he actually walked around this park. 



We got fast passes for Indiana Jones then went to Fantasyland. We were able to ride and see pretty much everything in this area since it wasn't packed yet. 



We had lunch at the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square. It's neat because the Pirates of the Caribbean ride runs straight through the restaurant. We also had to get our pictures taken outside of the secret Club 33



We had so much fun and pretty much rode every ride we wanted to. The only thing we missed out on was the Nemo submarine ride. I think the key is to definitely get there when the park opens and get fast passes for the rides you definitely want to ride. We didn't have to wait in very many long lines and were able to walk on to stuff in the morning that had super long lines in the afternoon.

And for your entertainment, a super unflattering picture of me. I'm not sure if it's getting older or what, but I can't seem to stomach the roller coaster like I used too. 


After eating dinner in the park we had to head back to our hotel and pick up our luggage to head to the airport. We took the red eye and that was definitely an experience.

 I missed my sweet girls so much and can not wait to take them back to Disneyland! 

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