Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Disneyland trip! Part 3

Our last day at Disneyland and our day at the beach!

I can't believe it has taken this long to get to this post done! I have been busy!

We started our last day at Disneyland at "California Adventure." We wanted to take Ayla on the "Monsters Inc." ride because she has loved that movie lately. She really liked it! I liked that it was a 10 min wait!

After the ride, we came out and saw Sulley! We went up and got in line but right when we were next in line a guy came up and said it was time for Sulley to leave. I was not happy about that! I really feel they should come a little bit earlier before the character goes on break and cut of the line at the back of the line. Instead of having people wait in line for nothing. Luckily, Ayla did get to go up and hug him, so she did meet him.

Here is a video of Ayla meeting Sully!

Here is a picture of the hug!
I got this picture from the video.

After Sulley, we went and rode the "Francis" lady bug ride in "A Bugs Life Land."

Then we headed over to the "Toy Story Mania" ride.

We waited in line for a hour and a half!! Can you believe that? An hour and a half!! This was definitely the busiest day while we were there! Notice, Ayla's new hat? Ya, this is what we had her wear instead of sunblock. It worked great!!!!

Here is Ayla in her 3D glasses getting ready to ride!
We really enjoyed the ride! It was awesome!

After we rode "Toy Story Mania," we went over to Disneyland and rode the train around. Ayla really loves the train because of the dinosaurs.

After the train Ayla feel asleep and I went and rode a couple of rides by myself, "Thunder mountain railroad" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." It was so much fun riding, "Thunder mountain railroad! " It was my second time ever riding that ride! I rode it on our honeymoon but the next time I was there, I was pregnant and the 3rd time I had been to Disneyland they had it closed.

After I rode those rides, we were getting kind of discouraged because the shortest lines were 30 to 45 minute waits. We almost through in the towel but then 7:00 pm hit and Fantsyland was thinning out of people, so we were able to ride a whole bunch of rides within the last 2 and a half hours that the park was opened.

We rode....

*Dumbo twice, once because Kurt rode it with Ayla without me and the second time because I wanted to ride it. It was my first time on Dumbo.*

Here is a video of us riding Dumbo

We also rode...
*Peter Pan's Flight*
* Pinocchio's Daring Journey,twice, no line*
*Casey Jr. Circus Train*

In Toontown we rode...
*Gadget's Go Coaster, 3 times, no line*
*Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin*

So by the end of the night I rode a total of 15 rides and Kurt and Ayla rode a total of 14 rides. Most of those ride were ridden between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. I am so glad we didn't throw in the towel!!! Another lesson learned, go to Fantsyland and Toontown during the evening.

And right before we left for the night Ayla got this large lolly pop which she dropped and broke of course.

She also got a plush "Sulley" (he is holding Mike Wazowski) and a plush "Boo" that day. I would say she made out like a bandit!

The next day was the day we were leaving California, so we went to the beach for a little while.

This looks totally insane, we have our coast on and we are in the water. It really wasn't that cold. The wind was though when it blew.

Here is a video of Kurt and Ayla!

I wrote this in the sand because it was Ayla's actual birthday that day.

Ayla liked writing in the sand too!

And she loved covering my feet in the sand!

I love this picture! I think it is so awesome!

We had a great time at the beach!

That night when we got to our hotel in Las Vegas, we gave Ayla a cupcake with candles and we sang " Happy Birthday" to her. She also got a couple of small gifts.

Well that's it! That was our trip! It was a fun!

The things I learned...

*Everything doesn't go as planned*
*Do better research on the busiest times of the year at Disneyland*
*Pack medicine for you kids including Binadryl*
*Even under the some of the worst circumstances, you can still have a fun time at Disneyland with your family because Disneyland is the best!*
*It doesn't matter what happens, I will still have a great time spending time with my little family because we have no distractions of our normal busy day to day life when we are on vacation.*


Jared and Laura said...

Your trip looks like it was perfect!! And I'm so jealous you got to hang out on the beach. I love that picture of Ayla with got some great pics!

I'm so glad you were able to go, we'll need to do lunch again to catch up.

Tiffany said...

Seeing your pictures makes me want to hit the beach, but I don't think we'll have time... I totally love the videos and the picture of Ayla and Sulley!!

Garden of Egan said...

It looks like you had such a fun trip!!!!!
I'm so glad you were able to make such awesome memories for her!
Looks like you and the hubby had lots of fun too!

Englishfam said...

I love all of your Disneyland pictures! I am glad you had fun, sorry it was so crowded! You should have come with us! ;)

The Wonderful World of Wampler said...

Yeppiee! I am happy you got to go back to the beach.

I am so glad you all had a great time.


Christy said...

You are making me miss the beach! And Disneyland! When we went the longest line was for Dumbo. Ironic! Looks like you guys had a ton of fun, and great memories.

Ann Marie said...

You were for sure a trooper for this trip!
I love how you celebrated with a hostess cupcake. It's those simple yet meaningful things....

Happy you went to the beach. -- Even though it was cold!

Cherie said...

Heather I just got all caught up on your Disneyland/So. Cali trip! Can I just say HOW FUN! Ayla was the perfect age - I can just imagine her excitement. I must say that all the years I have been going to Disney parks I have never ever seen Tinkerbell as a character - that is cool!