Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Disneyland Post


Yes, we love Disneyland.  Last week I turned 39.  Hard to believe, I know.  So, we went to Disneyland.  The older boys didn’t really want to go with the little kids so they stayed with my mom.  We got a great deal on the Grand Californian Hotel which is located inside California Adventure.  We figured with J’s crazy nap schedule it would be better to stay closer to the Parks.  What could be closer than in the Park?


The hotel is amazing.  It looks like a lodge, decorating in the Arts and Crafts style.  There are amazing pools, equipped with waterslides and a kiddie pool.  They also have a spa!  We drove up on Wednesday evening.  Victor and J went to bed early while Henry and I went on all the big rides.  My poor hubbie gets sick on the bigger rides so he likes to hang out with the princess.  Henry and I didn’t get back from our thrill-seeking adventure until midnight. 

The hotel has a program in which they open the Parks up early for those who are staying in the Disneyland hotels.  Victor and J got up early and went while Henry and I slept in.

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Apparently, they hit every ride in Fantasyland, Pirates and the Haunted House before we met up with them in the New Orleans quarter.

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We decided to go eat at New Orleans square but not before we were serenaded by a few pirates.  J danced along while everybody clapped and cheered her “squat” dance.



After we ate lunch, we went over to California Adventure.  We wanted to head toward the hotel so J could take her nap.  She loved the rides in A Bug’s Life.


She was having a great time until she got stung by a bee while waiting in line for the Ladybug ride.  She was crying and holding out her poor finger.


We decided to take her back to the hotel.  It was so nice that it was right there.  After the Advil kicked in she was doing great.  We called it day and decided to hit the Park early the next morning. 

We got to the Park before it even opened.  Surprisingly, there wasn’t much of a line until we got in the Park and discovered this:


A fairly large crowd waiting to go on the rides.  Smart of Disney to keep the shops open while you wait, eh?  Right before they officially opened they started playing music which sounded a lot like the William Tell Overture.  I thought we might get trampled.  J was clapping feverishly as Henry danced a jig.  Obviously, they weren’t afraid.

We went on Small World and a few more in Fantasyland before deciding to head home.  We had so much fun.  I spent a lot of one on one time with Henry which was nice since J needs so much attention right now.  J had a great time, mostly with daddy.  It was a great trip and a perfect birthday!