Do these kids look excited?
They can't wait to finally get going. They have been waiting and waiting for this day to arrive.
Sophie is very calmly reading Dr. Who while she waits for us to be ready to venture out of the hotel.
Oh look it is raining already. Good thing we somewhat prepared for the monsoon that seemed to hit LA for our trip to Disneyland.
It may be December and Winter but who would have thought drought stricken California would have rain that would last all day.
After we walked through the gates Mollly quickly became our tour guide and took us directly to the castly for our walkthrough tour.
The boys went on Indiana Jones next but Molly was too short to ride this one. This was the only ride 42" tall Molly wasn't able to ride. They boys LOVED Indiana Jones. Their Dad, who gets motion sick, wasn't quite as thrilled! They dragged me along for a return visit to this ride later in our visit.
We met up with our Southern California Cousins for the Day and took a
The Haunted Mansion was all decorated with a Nightmare before Christmas theme.
Sophie knew that ASIMO was at Disneyland so she made sure we made it to one of the shows that featured this robot. We saw him walk, talk, climb stairs, kick a soccer ball and much more. It was quite an impressive little robot.
It rained and rained for both of the days we spent at the Disneyland Park.
While the rain was a bit inconvienient and often uncomfortable it certainly made the experience memorable. We were able to ride just about every ride at the park and many of our favorites twice.
Look at how beautiful Sleeping Beauty's Winter castle looks.
The Its a Small World ride was our evening's entertainment. The parades and fireworks were canceled both nights we were at Disneyland due to the rain but the facade at Its a Small World put on quite a nice light show. The facade became a canvas as it displayed a projected program choreographed to classic Christmas music like the Nutcracker suite.
We had such a great time visiting Disneyland. Two days at this park was perfect. We saw shows and rode rides and had a great time. I am sure if we had hadn't had the rain we wouldn't have gone on quite as much as we were able to get in because of the short lines. We even tried the Finding Nemo Submarine (Which exceeded our expectations) and rode the Monorail (Which was less exciting than we thought it would be. We pretty much got a good look at the parking lots!). We loved the Buzz Lightyear ride where we got to zap targets with ray guns as we rode by. And we love floating over London on the Peter Pan ride we waited in the 30 min line twice (this was probably the longest line we experienced at the Disneyland park).
The kids quickly crashed when we got back each night. These were long wet days of walking and walking from one entertainment to another.