Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Disneyland 2013 Part 4

The true test began! We had nobody there to help us or to hang back with Amelia, so it was all on Seth and I to take the girls through all the lines and rides that they still wanted to do! This was the day for riding all of the "little kid" rides (Circus train, among many other various things...) but this was also the day for seeking out Princesses. That's heard me. We stood in line for probably 2 1/2-3 hours total for princess meet and greets. Seeing as they were on Lilly's "bucket" list (so to speak) we felt the need to oblige. After all, how often are we going to be down there and have the girls THAT enamored with Princesses still? Plus, Kenzi got her bucket list items crossed off as well, so it was only fair! This was where the money spent on that photo package REALLY paid off! They got some amazing pictures of our girls! We decided to spend most of the day in Disneyland because they hadn't really gotten to go on the rides in Fantasy land and they REALLY wanted to. It just so happened that ALL of the Princesses that they wanted to meet, were also stationed either right before the Castle, or within Fantasy land. 

We started off the day at the bus stop and saying our Goodbye's to my Dad.

They were very sad that he had to go, but they knew that we still had fun to be had!
The first order of business was to go into California Adventure and get a fast pass so that we could see the "Disney World Of Color" show.
This is in California Adventure. I just thought it was pretty. :)
After that we headed over to Disneyland to spend our time in Fantasy Land and getting all of the autographs that had been missed to that point. 
It just so happened that as we were walking in, the line for Minnie was just forming, so we were only about 3rd or 4th in line (which if you had seen the lines, you would know just how remarkable that was!)

Obviously it was REALLY bright out that day!

Our next stop: Pixie Hallow!

 The girls first got to meet Rosetta
 She tried so hard to get Amelia comfortable! In the end, I think we got a high five and that was about it!

 And of course, it wouldn't be a trip to Pixie Hallow without meeting the famous Tinker Bell.
The girls sure did like Tink!

After Tink we decided it was time for a snack, and we just happened to be snacking right next to the line for Merida (from the movie Brave...we all love that movie!)

After Brave we had another stop to make. Hazelnut Soup anyone?

We went into the line for Rapunzel and got to meet her. (The princess from Tangled, for those who don't have little girls like I do!) It took over an hour in line to meet her, and of course, Amelia fell asleep in line!

 The Princess fun wasn't over yet! We headed over next to the Castle where the line was short and there were 3, that's right, I said 3 Princesses for the price of 1 line! SCORE! 

It was still blazing hot that day, so we did splurge and buy them an ice cream on our way to the line.

 And of course, Amelia stayed asleep after I put her in the stroller. Poor thing had a very long week!

 It was finally our turn in line!

It was so fun to see the excitement on their faces!

Of course the Professional ones are better, I couldn't resist but to take a few of my own. I love how Kenzi responded to them! I love to see the innocence that is still there! (Hopefully we can keep it that way for quite a while!)

We completed our mission! All Princesses that they have available in the park were taken care of!
We got autographs and pictures with each and every one!

We had ridden all the rides that the girls wanted to ride in Disneyland, so we figured there was no point in hanging around when we would be in California Adventure for World of Color later anyways. So we headed over there. The girls desperately wanted to do the Monsters Inc. ride, so we did it! As we came out, it happened to be the start of a concert. We were greeted by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. 

After walking through a mist (which felt so good!) we came across the stage and who was on that stage but The Mad Hatter. 
This was the band that they had playing the "Mad Tea Party".
1. The band was AWESOME!
2. We had SO MUCH FUN!
People probably looked at me like I was nuts, but I danced with my girls and made them giggle and squeal with delight. (After all, that's what Mom's are for right? Making fun memories? Who cares if I looked like an idiot?!?!)

Some of the dancing fun that was had. :)

After that we headed down to the Pacific Warf where they have most of their restaurants in California Adventure.

The girls got bread bowls with some REALLY yummy soup. (Although Kenzi said that the cheddar broccoli was not at ALL like Mommy's and she liked Mommy's better! Kind of proud of that, but also really annoying since the dang thing cost $9 per kid!)
Here is Lilly enjoying her soup and bread. This girl sure does love Tomato soup!
Next on the agenda was World of Color!
Since it wasn't quite time, we took the girls over to their favorite rides and let them go as many times on the silly things as they wanted until it was time for us to head over to save our spot for World of Color. (I think it ended up only being ridden once or twice.)

Of course once you get in there to save your seat you have to stay there for the whole time until the show starts at 9. So we sat there for about an hour and a half while we waited for the show to start! (With several potty runs of course!)

World of Color was pretty darn spectacular. We were in the "Wet" zone but not the soaked zone! Good thing I bought the blanket or Amelia would have been really chilled! For some reason it is freaking out with me trying to load the video. Such is life, right?


  1. Such wonderful memories you are building for your girls. You two are super parents. And they will forever remember meeting all the princesses and treasure those autographs. Yay!

  2. You guys are wonderful parents to wonderful kids, love you all.