Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Disneyland Part 3: Christmas in Disneyland and Heading Home

Saturday morning we got up nice and early to prepare for our day at Disneyland. The weather was great and all the rain was gone! We had breakfast at our hotel and walked to the park and even got there before it opened. I was all set and ready to get in line to get fast passes to meet Elsa and Anna from Frozen as soon as they opened the park. It is the only way you can meet them currently, although I think they moved to California Adventure now. I was able to get my fast passes which were for 1:50 in the afternoon but from what I have heard that is not bad. Since we were over in Adventureland at that point we took the time to ride some of the rides that get really busy and don't have fast passes like Peter Pan and Dumbo. FYI, Pinocchio pretty much never gets busy so if all other lines are busy try that! We also got some Toon Time in during the morning and had a blast riding the roller coaster there. I think Cam rode it like 4 times. Everly also got to meet Minnie again in her house. It is always fun trying to get her out of there. My mom was awesome and helped watch the kids while all of us got to go on Big Thunder Railroad which was fun because last time we were there it was closed for maintenance. That ride is surprisingly long, especially when some other rides seem so short!  It was very busy at Disneyland this day and we did not get to do as much as I would have hoped (partially because I was also nursing and we now have 2 kids) but one thing I did get to do was get some of my favorite treats. We got Mickey Beignets and I was so happy they still had pumpkin in season and we also got a dole whip (super sweet so share)! We got to see the parade which the kids love and once again Disney did a great job of making us feel special. At one point Dale and Goofy grabbed Teddy's hands and took him on a decently long walk. All of these other kids wanted to get their attention but they gave it 100% to Teddy and it was completely unsolicited and the sweetest thing. I got a video of most of it, too. In the afternoon we finally got to meet Elsa and Anna. We had to wait 30ish minutes even though we had a fast pass but it was worth it. Everly was a little shy and didn't smile for the pic but I think she was just in awe. She was definitely not scared and right before they left she said, "wait, they didn't see my baby sister!" Um, hello cuteness. I am definitely glad we waited for that. By the evening it got crazy busy in the park like I have never seen it before. The castle and it's a small world are lit up beautifully and there are fireworks and they even have snow on main street which is all great, but no. It is not worth it to deal with all of that craziness. Go during off seasons and go during the week! We will not make that mistake again! I did get to take my mom on the Indiana Jones ride which was really fun and Everly rode with my sister on Astro Blasters and with my mom on Autopia but by the end of the night we were all pretty exhausted. As a Christmas present we got Everly and Aspen custom Mickey ears which are surprisingly not very expensive so I am excited for them to get those tomorrow. Also, after Indian Jones I went to Bengal BBQ right across from the ride and had the most delicious spicy beef skewer and a veggie skewer. Seriously, if you haven't you need to try them. I wanted a corn dog too but like I said it just go soooo crazy there so next time for sure! Also, we got a decently early start the next morning and both girls slept shortly after getting on the road and pretty much made it to Blythe. I got texts from my sister and the boys were doing the same thing in there car. While in Blythe we also made a quick stop at Teddy's Donuts because how could we not! We got back before 3 which was nice because I had time to grocery shop and get some laundry done.  I have like a million pictures from the day but here are a few:
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Having tea with Grandma in Minnie's backyard.
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Teddy definitely bonked his head there in Donald's boat.
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Seriously cute.
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These Baymax balloons were awesome but I just couldn't bite the bullet and buy a $10+ ballon.
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Both Characters were really sweet but the Anna especially seemed spot on!
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It's a small world all lit up for the Holidays.
The lit up Christmas and OMG the crowds!
Right before Grandma about peed her pants.
Snow on Main Street
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Traveling cuties.
Teddy's Donuts in Blythe!
Also, here is the video I mentioned about Teddy getting some special treatment!

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