Wednesday, December 02, 2009

First Day at Disneyland!

We were waiting on Main Street first thing this morning (they let you onto Main Street prior to the actual park opening) and we were listening to this fantastic quartet. I decided to see if I could get Titus a serenade, so I grabbed him and plopped him smack dab in front of these nice gentlemen. He got attention from several of them during one of their songs and lo and behold, they're very next song was a Birthday serenade!
(Take notice of the really cool Birthday shirt Suzy designed and made for Titus. It's a Micky outline with a party hat and a number 4 inside. Super cool!)

It was a fun way to start the day!

Dumbo!

More Dumbo!

My toothless mighty woman!

My jibber-jabber son. We have a picture of him talking on this phone from our last trip.
He loved it then and loves it now!


Leeann enjoyed it too!


Almost buddy. Almost!

Jail Birds.

This is what Landon thought of Toon Town :0)

Our First Character!

Two Characters!

A Goofy Family.


Cousins!

Titus LOVED It's a Small World.

We all did, actually.


It was all decked out for Christmas, including renditions of popular Christmas music in a number of languages. Rob's sister Shelly and her kids joined us for this ride via speakerphone!

Titus was using his bear backpack tail as a whip. Silly boy!






Leeann loved driving on the Autopia ride!
The boys had a blast too.
Titus has been looking forward to going on this one with daddy for months. His time finally came!
And as a special Birthday treat we went to The Rainforest Cafe. Hey, why not... it was a good break from all the over-stimulation (note dripping sarcasm)
Truly, it was quite good--a nice Birthday treat. We split a volcano for dessert. Yummy!
This is Sleeping Beauty's Castle all lit up for Christmas. Absolutely breath-takingly beautiful!
Leeann and I stayed at the park a few extra minutes. We gave Leeann a budget and let her choose a gift for Titus. This is what she came back with. They are rubbery Star Wars bath-type toys. A hit with all the boys!
Okay, and the girl too!
We had quite the fun-filled day today. From sun-up til sun-down we were on the go. And thanks to a little book we picked up "The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2009", we were prepared with a touring plan. We chose a one day plan called "Dumbo or Die in a Day". It basically hits all the best rides for the 7 and under crowd in one fun-filled jam packed day. We decided to do mostly rides today since Wednesday's are the least populous days in the park. We tried to get all the potentially long-wait rides out of the way today and we plan to enjoy more shows and such in the days to come. So, here's what we did:
Dumbo (we were the 4th ones on the ride)
Peter Pan's Flight
Alice in Wonderland
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin
Gadgets Go Coaster
Goofy's Playhouse
Disneyland Railroad
Winnie the Pooh
Pirates of the Caribbean
It's a Small World
King Arther's Carousel
Pinocchio's Daring Journey
Autopia
Jedi Training Academy
Monorail
Buzz Lightyear
17 rides and 12,028 steps. What a day!

2 comments:

Barb said...

It made me smile. Jan would have loved it! Aunt b

SaraJane G Campbell said...

So much Fun! Are you wearing your podomiter silly girl?