This day was awesome! We spent it at Disneyland. It was amazing how close Disneyland was to our hotel. It was only about 20-25 minutes away. We got up early to get in line so we could get in when the gates opened at 8am. They actually let us in about 10 minutes early.
On the tram heading to the gate from the parking lot.
inside the gates
We headed to the Plaza Inn for our Breakfast in the Park with Minnie and Friends. We had a reservation for 8:10. My aunt, uncle, cousin, her husband, another cousin and her son met us at the restaurant.
Having fun with the characters
Ashton, Sawyer and Max on the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride
I love the colors
My mom and dad
The kids were shooting the targets trying to increase their scores
We had an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. It was fun and they enjoyed it. The next time we go to Disney, they'll be too old , so this was fun.
They painted Mickey's head on the back of his head
They are adding the Disney themed confetti to his hair
He was presented with a sword and a dragon pin as part of the Knight's package.
Sir Sawyer getting to see himself for the first time in the magic mirror
Getting the confetti added to his hair
Ashton being presented with his sword and pin
Seeing himself in the mirror for the first time
I LOVE his expression
Hadleigh the pop princess
Seeing herself for the first time
The "knights" having a sword fight
My kids with their crazy hair
"It's a Small World"
look at that wild hair
Welcome to Toon Town
meeting Mickey Mouse
Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
The Jungle Cruise ride
Tarzan's Tree House
We took an ice cream break after riding rides and we decided to get a spot to watch the parade.
Ashton was able to participate in the parade
This little sleepyhead slept during the entire parade
After the parade, we rode the Disneyland Railroad ride. It was so relaxing. Sawyer slept through that entire ride as well.
After the train ride, we said goodbye to my Aunt Anne, Uncle Roger, cousin Jenni, her husband Antonino, my cousin Becky and her son Max. They were tired and ready to go back to Jenni's house. Jenni is lucky and lives nearby, so they will all be able to visit again soon when Becky is there visiting. We had a great time with them.
We walked back to the castle and got our seats so we would have a good view of the fireworks show.
I always thought that the castle at Disney World and the castle at Disneyland were the same. I was shocked to see how different this castle at Disneyland was. This is Sleeping Beauty's castle and the castle at Disney World is Cinderella's. They are both beautiful.
My mom, my dad, the kids and I went shopping on Main Street while waiting for the fireworks to start. Jerry saved our spot for us. Hadleigh had to have a baby Pluto, and here she is posing with it next to a Pluto statue.
The fireworks show begins with Tinker Bell flying by the castle
The crowd for the fireworks was unbelievable! There was a sea of people. This is just one direction and was behind us down Main Street.
After the crowds thinned out, we decided to ride more rides. We were only there for that day and who knows when we will get back. The kids were getting tired and the last attraction we walked through was the Pixie Hollow attraction. We were the only ones in it, but the fairies weren't there. It was still neat to see the flowers and details put into this place.
Ashton turned out fuzzy, but I loved the mushrooms
After being at the park for 15 1/2 hours, we decided to head back to the hotel. We were all beat, but we all had a great and memorable time. My dad was there in 1966, so it was neat that he was able to see it again and with his grandchildren.
I loved the street lamps along Main Street. They were just beautiful.
I love this saying and had to take a photo of it. It was on the Kodak shop. I truly believe it.
On the way back to the tram, we passed the entrance to California Adventure Park. I loved the big C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A letters.