Monday, April 15, 2013

California Trip Day 4 - Tuesday

Tuesday began much the same way as Monday.  Kirsten and Katie woke up at 4:45 in the morning, despite having been out so late on Monday, and we headed to Disneyland and met Aunt Marilyn at 9 when the park opened.  Today though, we headed to California Adventure.

Right when we got in, Jeremy got in line to get fast passes for the Radiator Springs Racers ride.  The line is typically 3 hours long and the fast passes were all gone by 9:30 in the morning.  I was so glad that we were able to get them.  We headed straight to Cars Land.  It looked like we were really in Radiator Springs.  
 Our first ride of the day was at Luigi's Casa Della Tires.
 It was pretty fun.  Kind of like the Tea Cups, but you lean in the direction you want to go.
The girls and me with Stanley
 Welcome to Radiator Springs!
We were able to meet Mater at the Cozy Cone

 We had to come back later in the day, but we finally made it on the Radiator Springs Racers.
 The scenery was beautiful - right out of the movie
 I think that it is seriously the best ride I have ever been on. Kirsten was really lucky and got to go on it twice because of the rider switch pass!
Katie's favorite ride was the Ariel's Under Sea Adventure.  It was really fun watching her sing along and be so excited to see the scenery from the movie.
 We even got to meet Duffy the Disney Bear (who I had never heard of before) but the girls loved him!



 And then of course, Donald Duck.  Katie was thrilled and ran right up and gave him a huge hug.
After meeting Donald, Kirsten wanted to go on the California Scream Rollercoaster.  It goes upside down and I was really worried about her going on it.  Well, she loved it and ended up going twice - thanks to the rider switch pass.  I attempted to take Katie on the Carousel right next to, but she would have nothing to do with it.  It is funny how different these girls are!

 Now for the best time of the day, lunch with the Princesses!  The girls got dressed up in their princess dresses.  Kirsten wore Rapunzel's wedding dress, complete with the hair.  Katie was Sleeping Beauty, or as she says "Sleepy Booty"
 My Beautiful Princesses
 In front of Ariel's Grotto Restaurant
 Waiting patiently on the stairs for our turn.

We booked the earliest seating of the day and were the first people to check in.  That meant that we were the first ones to head down the stairs and meet Ariel.
 It also meant that we were at the first table.  So as each of the princesses came out, they came straight to our table.  Kirsten and Katie were so excited!  Not only was it fun to meet the princesses, the food was amazing.  This was our appetizer tower.
There was an amazing meal in the middle, but then of course this amazing desert tray.
The first Princess to come out and meet our girls was Jasmine. 
 Followed by Belle 
 Tiana 
 And of course, Snow White

Our girls were in heaven and loved spending time one on one with their favorite princesses.

After lunch we headed into the Hollywood section of the park.

The girls loved the trolley with the Newsies singers
 And of course the Phineas and Ferb Dance Party 
 We even managed to make it to Muppets 3D - Jeremy's favorite!
 Then it was off to Bug's Land.  It is so cute and all of the rides are geared towards the little ones.  Kirsten was thrilled to be able to drive all by herself.  Katie "drove" also, but with a little bit of help from Daddy.
 Then it was off to Heimlich's Chew Chew Train.  I think we ended up on this one 4 times.  The line was short and Katie loved it!
 Afterwards, it was off to Disney Junior Live.  Katie found a video of the show on You Tube a couple of weeks ago.  She has watched it so many time that she has the show memorized and was begging to go.  Can you tell she is excited!
 It is a really neat show hosted my Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and includes the stories of Sophia the First
 Doc McStuffins
 and Jake and the Neverland Pirates 
 The show is done with puppets and is completely interactive.  Katie loved it - can you tell?!
 Kirsten wanted to go on the Grizzly River Run Rapids and while she went on that - twice - Jeremy and I took turns taking Katie to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.  She had a blast climbing and running
 And climbing some more and going down the slides.
 Then it was off to Soarin over California.  Katie was not tall enough, so Kirsten got to go on it twice (lucky kid).  I took Katie to the Pixar Play Parade while Jeremy and Kirsten were on it.  They met us right at the end and Katie climbed up on Jeremy's shoulders.  I had to get a picture because it looks so much like the one of Kirsten at almost the same age.

After that, we decided to call it a day.  We left the park about 7, and headed to Cafe Rio for dinner.  Turns out it was Taco Tuesday, and they had $1.75 tacos.  They were amazing.  We had the kids in bed by 8 that night, knowing that Wednesday would be our longest day.  Stay tuned for more Disney fun!

1 comment:

Janet Adams Starnes said...

Beautiful Princesses and a wonderful Dad & mom!!!