Friday, September 21, 2007
A Trip to Disneyland
Hannah got out of school at 11:15 this morning as her track is now off for the next four weeks. When we picked her up, Rachel and I were ready to head to Disneyland for the afternoon and evening. It's a beautiful time of the year for going to Disneyland, as today kicked off the Fall season and everything is decorated so pretty for Fall, mostly Halloween, but around here, we like the season of Fall better. We made it in time to catch the High School Musical 2 street parade which we enjoyed just as much as the first parade. This show gave plenty of more opportunity to get involved and Rachel was very much happy to participate. Here she is banging on the bucket to the song "Make this Work" from the hit movie. After the parade we hung out in Candy Corn Acres, something new this season to California Adventure. There was candy corn all over the place and the characters were all dressed up in their Fall attire. Of course we had to stop and say 'Hi' to Mickey, one of Rachel's favorites. We didn't do anything else in California Adventure, we headed over to Disneyland for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. We went back to the Woody's Halloween Roundup area and checked out all the pretty decorations. There was a cast member carving the face of the witch from Snow White onto the pumpkin, that was pretty cool! There were also coloring sheets and little pumpkins to draw faces on. The girls both loved that! We also enjoyed listening to the music and songs from the Cast Member playing his fiddle. Today we're trying to remember the words to the apple song he sang to the tune of 'itsy bitsy spider'. After spending some time at Woody's Roundup, we headed to see what the wait time was like for the Finding Nemo ride. It opened in June and every time we've been since, the lines have been over 2 hours long! And being the snobby annual passholder that I am, I don't stand in lines that long, we'll just come back another time to ride it. LOL. Today the sign said the wait was 60 minutes, we went ahead and got in line because I didn't think the line looked that long, and it wasn't!...It was 30 minutes from the time we stepped into line until we boarded the submarine. Rachel LOVES Finding Nemo, and enjoys the ride, all though at times it can be a little scary. It was a great day for going to Disneyland as there weren't huge crowds or long lines. We were able to get on some of our favorite rides and do things we've been looking forward to doing. The weather was beautiful and it was a nice day to be outside!We're looking forward to a couple more trips in the next couple weeks that Hannah is off.