This picture sums up our whole trip. We were in line at the gates when the park opened Friday morning and were on the first ride of the day on the Astro Blaster. And this was our girl’s face waiting in line. It was all I needed to know that she was over the moon that we were finally in Disneyland!
Man. Not sure if my look could scream “I’m a MOM ON VACATION!!” any louder. Oh wait, I was carrying the camera that Peter was using…
If Autopia is any representation of how Baylor will drive at 16, we are in serious, serious trouble.
Brave B rode the Matterhorn and then we ventured to Pixie Hollow for some face painting
Since the day Baylor was born, all Mamie could talk about was taking her to ride the Tea Cups. So we saved a seat for her.
On a recommendation, we hit the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. Thankfully part of the recommendation was to bring our own dress. She came in looking like Baylor and went out looking like Cinderella!
So the thing I didn’t know about Disneyland is that the characters don’t really walk around any more. You have to go to them and visit. Which is guess is nice because you know you’ll get to see them…but the fact you wait in line for an hour+ is not so fun.
Finally, Minnie herself!
(Side note – B is a little bit terrified of the characters with costume heads. Good to know when you’ve just paid several hundred dollars to see CHARACTERS WITH COSTUME HEADS)
And because we couldn’t get enough waiting in line, we saw Mickey too
Thankfully the wait to see Tinkerbell was much shorter. And honestly more fun because Tinkerbell talks unlike Mickey and Minnie. Which was Baylor’s immediate response after meeting Minnie. We were really dumb kids and that thought never really occured to me. PW and I were tap dancing for answers…we landed on the fact that she’s a cartoon and can only talk on TV. The look on her face said she wasn’t buying it, but she stopped asking – phew.
She is so our daughter. 10 seconds after these two girls sat down, she was in the middle of them introducing herself.
By dumb luck, we caught Cinderella walking towards her castle!
The new and improved Mickey Mouse Ears.
Until next time Disneyland! And by next time I mean like 3+ years from now!
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I experienced Disneyland for the first time as an adult with my children. I loved it all!