Friday, September 30, 2016

DISNEYLAND! Day 3

Our last day in Disneyland was on Sunday.
We started the day by hurrying over to California Adventures to get Fast Passes for the Cars Land Racers.  We heard that this ride is EXTREMELY popular and you have to get your Fast Pass first thing if you want one.

Well, we got ours and then we went to check where the ride was.  The wait for it wasn't too bad, so we got in line for it as well.


It was a blast!


Then, since we had a little bit of time until our Fast Pass was ready, we got some breakfast.
We went to Flo's V8 Cafe since they had breakfast on the menu.


French Toast, yum!

Then we rode again!

Then it was time to say goodbye to Cars Land.



Since we were in California Adventures, I just had to go on the Tower of Terror one more time.  This time I was able to talk Jessi into go on it with me.  She wasn't the happiest, but it made for a good picture!



With one final photo we said our goodbyes to California Adventures for this trip.



Then it was back to Disneyland!




I had made reservations for lunch at the Blue Bayou.  This is a place that has become a tradition to eat at while we are in Disneyland.  We just love the atmosphere of being inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.


And the Monte Cristo is so good!



Then I was able to talk Jessi into going on Splash Mountain with me.  Jessi really hates this ride, but she was a trooper and went anyways!


  So brave!


We spent the rest of the day riding a few more rides, doing some shopping and of course eating.

And we got in another ride (maybe 2?) on the Haunted Mansion.  You just have to ride as many times as you can when it's a special time of year for it!

 




 So, we absolutely had an amazing time that weekend!  I really can't believe we did it!  Another big Thank You to Andy for making it possible and making me go.  It was so much fun!

DISNEYLAND! Day 2

Day two in Disneyland was a Saturday, so it was a Magic Morning day for us.
This means we were able to get into the park 1 hour earlier than most of the general public.

We made sure to use this time were there were less people to get some good pictures!







We then hurried on over to Space Mountain to ride it while there was no line.  That makes it so nice!
For Halloweentime the ride is "Ghost Galaxy".  So spooky...




Then we headed back over to the Haunted Mansion to get that one in again without much of a line.




Then we decided to stop for some breakfast.  We got the beignets.  For fall they had butterscotch flavored ones.  They were pretty good!


I also HAD to get me one of these mugs!


Once our Magic Morning hour was up we decided it was time to hit California Adventures.


I just love that sight.  It is one of my very favorite rides.  Too bad it won't be there much longer.  They are changing the ride next year.



Jessi and I had to check out Cars Land.  This was just being built the last time I was in Disneyland.  It is a pretty neat little section of the park.



We then headed over to Paradise Pier to wander around, grab a snack, and go on California Screamin'! 





Unfortunately, California Screamin' made Jessi a bit sick.  So I ended up riding the Tower of Terror by myself.  But I wasn't going to NOT ride it.  Especially where we had Fast Passes for it.




We then rode something a little more tame:  Monster's Inc.


That evening I had made special reservations for a dining package that included preferred viewing for The Wonderful World of Color show.

I picked to eat at Ariel's Grotto.



The view from our table out on the pier was amazing.


 And the dinner turned out to be great too!  Really good food!




Since we had a bit of time between the end of our meal and the show, we just walked around the park awhile enjoying the sights at night.






Then it was time for the show!  Our spot was right down at the front next to the water.  It was great!





 We did get a little wet, and the fire about burned our eyebrows off, but it was a blast!

After the show it was time to head back to the hotel.
What a day!