Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Disneyland, Day Two

Edit: This post was written at a later date and moved to this date to keep it chronologically accurate.  

Day 2 didn't start quite as early.  Thank goodness, we all needed to sleep!  It did start in Fantasyland again though.  The girls wanted to ride a few of their favorite rides so I took them on Dumbo, the Teacups and the Carousel again.  Grandma was with us for Dumbo but then she bailed out to go ride Thunder Mountain Railroad with the guys.  That was D's favorite ride!  He rode it at least once everyday but more if we'd let him.  He also rode the Disneyland train and the little Casey Junior train in Fantasyland, oh, and the Main Street Trolly.
"Look mom.  Dumbo holds the magic feather with his nose, like this!"
 Ugh.  Spinning teacups, not my favorite but the girls LOVED them!
More Carousel shots

 After leaving Fantasyland we felt it was time to head to Tomorrowland since we hadn't made it over there the day before.  We drove on Autopia.  I rode with A.  She drove part of the time.  That was jolting.  We also rode the Monorail which completed D's train ride collection.  He rode every train in Disneyland.
At that point every line in Disneyland was pretty long and we wanted to head to California Adventure to check it out.  It was pretty fun but there was A LOT of construction.  D asked if we could come back in the Summer when the construction is supposed to be finished.  Um, no.
One of the first rides we rode was the Jumping Jellyfish ride.  When we went to Oaks Park during the summer, A's favorite ride had been the Frog Hopper which is very similar to this jellyfish ride.  Unfortunately, she was too short to ride on the Jellyfish.  She was definitely NOT pleased.  Those are actual tears flowing out of her eyes!
One of our favorite rides was the Woody and Buzz shooting gallery.  The line was probably 45-60 minutes but it was so fun!  You wear these flattering 3D glasses and ride in little carts.  Each seat in the cart has a blaster that you can aim and pull the string to shoot at targets in the ride.  You can totally see the ammo leaving your gun and hitting the targets.  Sometimes you could hit a target and part of it would explode out of the screen at you.  It was so real it made me jump!  D and I rode together.  We laughed and shot.  It kept our score and ranks us at the end.  Roy thought he was pretty cool because he had the highest score in our group.  Then we saw the all time high scores and he didn't feel quite so cool.
Don't worry, she's not drunk, just really tired.
We stayed to watch the watershow in California Adventure.  Unfortunately, we were in behind the show so we didn't get to see the really cool projections on the water but the show was still pretty amazing anyway.  On our way out of the park we ran into Mater and Lightening McQueen.
It was another fun and exhausting day!

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