Thursday, April 30, 2009


Edit: I wanted this to post yesterday so my vacation was in order, but I hit publish on the wedding post so I moved this one to today. I hate when I hit publish instead of Post Options!

Thursday: We woke up ready to play. Although I was not quite as giddy this morning, I was still excited. We arrived at the park and took the obligatory pictures in front of the Mickey head. There were a bunch of other vacationers who insisted on taking pictures at the same time as us. The nerve! So we took a side angle shot.

We walked around Main Street and watched a little show with some of the characters. We knew we wanted to head straight back to Fantasyland where most the kiddie rides are. BG had experience with the teacups from the spinning ladybugs the day before and she was ready to go. Cue Daddy!

It only took one ride to get her back in the swing of things and she was ready to ride the Alice in Wonderland roller coaster.

BG loved the big whale so we took some pictures there. We took her on the Dumbo ride. After waiting for nearly 40 minutes and two meltdowns, we got on the ride. Even though at one point in line she cried that she didn't want to ride, she loved it.

We rode the carousel and BG loved the horses. We took a break for an expensive lunch before heading to Toon Town. By this point my sister and her boys had met up with us. BG wasn't so sure about the toon town and the loud noises, but Gavin and Taylor were happy to show her around.

Then came the moment we had talked up for months. MEETING MICKEY. We walked through Mickey's house and his barn to get to see the mouse. Eventually we made it and BG liked it. She hugged him and informed us "He not talking." Everyone got their pictures taken. Right as we walked outside Goofy came by so we jumped in line to meet him and take more pictures.

Next we made our way over to the princesses. For months BG has been talking about meeting Mickey and the princesses. Her favorite is Cinderella and she was pretty excited. We waited in line for over and hour before we got our turn to meet one on one. BG was in heaven. Our first princess was Ariel and she ran to her for a huge hug right away. When we tried to move on to the next princess (Jasmine) BG had a death grip on Ariel's hand. I had to pry her away. I think she was expecting to take Ariel home with her. All the princesses were so great. She was totally captivated by them and the look on her face was well worth the hour wait.

We went on It's a Small World. BG also loved this one and danced in the boat the whole time. Gavin insisted on going on the Buzz Lightyear ride, which was a lot of fun. My sister was kind enough to give BG a Build a Bear CG and we went there at Downtown Disney. She had a fun time choosing and building her bear. She picked out a pink princess shirt for her bear, which she named Rocko.

We were pooped by the end of the day and we hadn't even seen half the park. We only did the kiddie rides and didn't have time for any of the adult rides. JM says that just gives us something to do the next time we go back. All in all, we had a great trip and are excited to go back to see the rest of the park. The only downsides of the were 1- I lost my sunglasses and 2- The food is expensive


Kristina P. said...

Ack! You're killing me here! That's it! I will go to Disneyland this year.

rychelle said...

i lost my sunglasses on my last disney trip too. :(

Amy said...

i'm jealous. We love Disneyland. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Riddle Girl said...

Their faces when they see the princesses at that age makes the WHOLE trip worth it.
I love that your hubby does the spinny rides for you. (I do them-but I hold tight on to the wheel so they won't spin at all.)
It looks like her first trip was a success!
(And she was adorable at the wedding too!)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, what a magical time! I can't wait for my kids to be a bit older to do Disney!

ukyankoz said...

I love Disneyland! Oh, and I totally want to be a princess - that's my dream job (cause, you know, all this is wasted just doing laundry)! I'm so jealous you guys got to go!!

Ellis Family said...

I thought you might enjoy this post from one of my friends. It's about the evolution of Disney fairies.

Julie and Carlos said...

The princess pictures are so cute! But who is that little boy with all the Disneyland buttons plastered to his shirt? Did he come with the princesses????