Sunday, December 14, 2008

Disneyland Day 3: First Day at Disneyland

Monday was our first day at Disneyland. The kids were so excited they could hardly contain themselves. I think I can say that the grownups were pretty much feeling the same way. Unfortunately this kept us from planning well. We packed bread and bologna and chips in the car to make lunches later and then trekked our way in. It was very overwhelming! You have to remember that the last time my parents took little kids to a big amusement park was almost fifteen years ago and Daniel and I were first timers. My family went to Disney World when were teenagers but I think that was a little less chaotic. This felt like a whole new experience for everyone.

Needless to say, we walked into the park and were immediately innundated with requests for this ride and that ride and this attraction and that treat. It was ten o'clock in the morning and the boys were asking for ice cream and cotton candy!

We reined them in and tried to make our way around the park with some type of plan. We did make it to the Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Carribean rides. We also went on the Haunted Mansion ride and got the see the whole thing redecorated as the Nightmare Before Christmas. We went through Tarzan's Treehouse and rode Splash Mountain.

Lunch was an adventure in itself because we had to ride the tram back to the parking garage and walk our way back to the cars. Then make sandwiches for six hungry children and four hungry adults without counters or tabletops. Mom and I decided that we would spend our next two days at Disneyland eating at restaurants inside the park!

After everyone's bellies were full it was time for more. Gabe got to ride Dumbo's elephants and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. The boys got their cotton candy and we got to see the fireworks.

We drove home to the rental house exhausted but looking forward to two more days at the Disney Parks.

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