Day 2 we were rearing to go!
We started off the day in DCA (Disney California Adventure). We took a quick moment to get a group shot in front of the entrance that will no longer be there in the next couple of years. As apart of the 1 billion dollar remodel of the park, the entrance will receive a complete overhaul.
Our 1st ride was going to be Toy Story Mania but the line literally wrapped up and around the Pier so we decided to skip it. However, we did spy this new photo-op and I just couldn’t resist! LOL!!
As we kept walking the kids decided they wanted to ride the Ferris wheel. It has 2 styles of cars you can ride in…a stationary car (typical Ferris wheel style), or a spinning car. Our group was split 50/50 but Mom likes to torture the children and made everyone ride the spinning car!! Hahaha!
Our next ride was the Golden Zephyr. This ride was fun for Alayna until she realized we were flying off the ground!
We did make sure hit Bug’s Land just for her. Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train was her FAVORITE. She continued to ask to ride it again and again and again for the rest of the trip! 😛
I’ve always love musicals and it’s a great way to introduce my kids to the world of theater and music through something that is familiar to them. The Genie is hysterical as he’s able to change his script with popular culture as the years have passed.
My kids LOVED it! They’ve seen it before but they were so small they didn’t remember it. It even captivates the youngest audience members…Laney couldn’t hardly believe her eyes! 🙂 I mean…the magic carpet “really” flies!
Once our bellies were full on Mickey Ice Cream Bars we of course thought it would be a “great” idea to mix it all around by riding Tower of Terror. Hollie and I ended up riding alone since Eli decided 1/2 way through the line he had to make a potty stop.
We rocked it!! 😀Gotta love cell phone pics of the picture screens…lol.
We did the baby swap for Tower of Terror so Jared could ride with Eli once we were done. Walker refuses to ride it anymore, since the last time he said it made his body feel like Jell-O!! Hahaha!
While we waited for the boys the rest of us did some window shopping.
While the ‘big’ kids rode the roller coaster we decided to ride King Triton’s Carousel.
Not only was the line super long, the ride broke down when we were 1/2 way through and they announced the time was now double what we thought. There was also some sort of Chinese tourist group visiting the Parks. As you can see from the picture below they all got Fast Passes at the same time too.We decided to tough it out since we were 1/2 way to the front. While we were waiting though, the Fast Pass Chinese group was right beside ours…and they were FASCINATED by our large family!! They kept giggling and waving and trying to talk to the kids. They were snapping pictures left and right and they were giving Alayna all kinds of snacks and drinks. They were commenting on their big blue eyes and telling us they are only allowed 1 child per family there.
The kids were trying to be gracious but it was hard not to feel like monkeys on display.
My favorite part was when they turned to Jared and called him “Superman”! They busted up laughing!!! LOL!! It was a bit strange. But a memory not to forget! LOL!!
It was starting to get late so we ate dinner and headed over to Disneyland to see the Fireworks Show “Magical”.