Thursday, October 25, 2012

Disneyland Trip x3

 Our third, and final, Disneyland trip of our summer pass was September 30th.  We got up and left the house bright and early so that Melissa and Dave could be "first" in line to ride the new Cars Land Radiator Racers.  Even though we were in California Adventure by 8:15, they still had to wait in almost an hour line. 
While they did that, Andrew and I went back to Bug's Land and rode all the kid rides again.  As a 'veteran' of the rides, Andrew seemed to enjoy himself a bit more.
 The spinning ladybugs
 We walked back through Cars Land and Andrew saw Lightening McQueen taking pictures with kids.  He would not let me take him over to the front, but enjoyed watching/pointing at him from a distance.  After 15 minutes, I forced him to move on (full temper tantrum ensued).
We walked over to the board walk and enjoyed watching people.  I figured the ferris wheel would be a 'fun' adventure, so we hopped on board the stationary cab for a spin up above California Adventure.  Andrew loved looking out and pointing, but didn't appreciate having to sit too much.  I tried everything in my power to convince him sitting was fun for the sake the of two other people they put into the cab with us (seriously cast member, no big deal for me, but that wasn't really fair for the other two people who had to listen to an 18 month old whine).
 On the second loop around where you don't stop at all, Andrew calming sat and talked out the window at least.  He cried when we got off so I guess it was a hit.
 Aunt Melissa and Daddy were finally done so they joined us on the boardwalk.
 We rode the parasol--Andrew enjoyed it more than anything else!

My big boy held on the entire time all by himself!
 We met the new Disney bear on our way off the boardwalk (there was no line). 
Andrew didn't particularly want to be touched, but was intrigued.
 By this time it was incredibly hot and starting to be super busy.  We headed to Disneyland to ride the train (something I've walked to do each time, but we are always ready to go home and skip it).  We rode it all the way around the park and Andrew enjoyed seeing the different things and the choo choo.

After the train ride we all debated whether we should go now or play some more, but this tired face convinced us that we should leave then. 
So long Disneyland, see you in a year or two in the middle of the winter when only the Japanese tourists and die-hard passholders are there and it is a mild 70 degrees.

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