Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Happiest Place On Earth

Back in January we volunteered and did community service and as a result we were given a 1-day, 1-park pass to our choice of Disneyland or California Adventure. We decided that this weekend would be perfect because our anniversary is on Monday and Disneyland would be a perfect way to celebrate. Our friends, Laura and Steve, also volunteered and got a free ticket so they enjoyed Disneyland with us!! We were so excited to get to act like crazy, out of control kids for the day! We left bright and early Saturday morning so we could get to the parks when they opened...we wanted to make sure that we got the most out of the day as possible. We paid a little extra money once we got there so we would be able to enjoy both parks...best idea EVER! We wanted to ride the bigger rides at California Adventure but still see all the magical Disney characters and remember all the Disney movies from our younger years. We started our day at California Adventure! We read our map and hit all the big, main rides and saw all the main attractions that the park had to offer. There was no standing in our way..HA! The first ride we came to was a water raft ride...it was still early and the sun hadn't popped out from behind the clouds but we were on a semi-schedule, as far as rides go, so we decided to give Grizzly River a try. The boys tried to give their best bear impersonation...too funny!Needless to say, the water ride was not the best idea for so early in the morning. We all got a little wet but Jason was sitting right by the steps in our boat thing and he got drenched. His pants and the back of his shirt was soaked! He dried shortly after our next ride, Californian Screamin, a fast paced roller coaster. It was a large rollercoaster that was on Paradise Pier. We had so much fun that as soon as we got off, we got a fast pass to go on it again! I tried to take a picture of the coaster cam picture...our faces are priceless!
We rode just about every ride, some even twice, before we headed over to Disneyland. Disneyland was so magical! The castle, the characters and all the scenary made it feel so special and surreal. Right when you walk into the park is a Mickey Mouse picture made out of flowers.

The theme was all about celebrating with Mickey Mouse--birthdays, anniversaries, first time visits and any other reason to celebrate! We were there to celebrate our Anniversary with the crew! Nothing better than celebrating with Mickey Mouse...

It was so much fun going through the park and listening to upbeat Disney songs! The tunes definitely put pep in our step as we were walking from ride to ride. It was fun to watch all the little kids get so excited when they saw their favorite character. Most of the kids were decked out in Disney costumes and they were so excited to see all the park had to offer.

The rides were great...Space Mountain, Splash Moutain, Thunder Moutain, Indiana Jones, Buzz Lightyear and all the other rides that we could fit in before the park closed. Once we saw everything at Disneyland, we headed back over to California Adventure so we could get in some last minute rides before they closed. Yes, you read that correctly. We got to the park when it opened and we left the park when it closed! We had 11 hours of a Disney packed day! We screamed on the rides, sang along with songs, laughed until our stomachs hurt, ate too much cotton candy and loved every second of it! We couldn't have asked for a better day! Being a kid for the day was way more fun than we ever could have imagined!

2 comments:

Meant to be a mom said...

Hah, I love all these pictures. You guys look like you had a blast. I loved California adventure when we went there a few years ago. There was an elevator ride, was that still there? It was really fun.

I'm glad you all had a good time :)

The Conway's said...

Yes, Tower of Terror is still there!! So much fun...couldn't have asked for a better day!