Let me tell you, this trip was beyond anything I ever imagined…
Let me start off by saying I absolutely love Disneyland. But I am going to be totally honest in this post and part 2. From the good to the bad and everything in between, I am telling it all. I know many of my readers have waited for this blog and I am so happy to finally bring it to you guys an honest blog in two parts (day 1 and day 2).
Heading to Disneyland Day. 1
So when we arrived at the airport we checked our bags in and went through the TSA. If you haven’t traveled with toddlers before on an airplane well congratulations because getting through security is one hell of an interesting time. Once we got through security and got on the plane Dayjhan sat with Aria and I sat with Ivy. We wanted them to both be able to have window seats. The girls weren’t scared at all. The plane took off and being up in the clouds was the coolest thing in the world to them. Although the flight was an hour and a half the landing part wasn’t as easy breezy as taking off part. The girl’s ears began to hurt and they both screamed and cried. Despite having gum it didn’t seem to work. Needless to say, we were happy when we finally landed and all was right with the world again.
|Ivy was so shy when everone sang happy birthda to them,|
|Iv’s actual face the moment we walked into Disney. Probably my favorite photo ever.|
|Closed for construction. Hopefully next time will get to go inside.|
So once we entered the park my husband took us photos in front of the main entrance. It was adorable it had Mickey Mouse’s face decorated with hearts. I’m guessing for Valentines Day. We didn’t have a game plan for day 1, all we knew is that we wanted to see the entire park before going home.
We started off with Tommorwland where we rode Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster. This was Ivy’s favorite ride! Yes, we were all able to ride as a family. We tried to mainly get on rides that we could all go on together. We headed next door where the girls wanted a few toys from Toy Story store (can’t lie I did too). For the most part, the toys were okay priced. We also got cotton candy which was so good, I ended up buying three more containers before we went home. We then headed to Pixie Hollow where the girls met Tinker Bell. She was sweet and took a ton of photos with them. After we finally got some ears I opted for rose gold and the girl’s opted for pink sparkly ones with a tiny train hanging down. After a few photos by the famous “Its, a small world” wall went on the ride as a family. Ivy loved this one too! The ride was long and pretty cool. Though two weeks later and the song is still stuck in my head lol. We jumped on over to New Orleans Square (I have no idea why we skipped so much of the park but we did) and we went on the Haunted Mansion the ride. It wasn’t scary to me and my husband but Aria covered her eyes the whole time. The girls hoped to see Princess Tianna on the mark twain but due to the rain, she did not come out. We deiced that we would jump over to California Adventures as it would be getting dark soon and only had a park hopper for that day. But before we left I grabbed a dole whip float which many of my friends suggested and it was so good! Ivy and I also grabbed a Micky Mouse shaped treats, cookies, and Giant lollipops.
|“Look ma, I’m on TV!”|
Right across from that ride was the famous Buzz Lightyear wall. If you know me you know I love Toy Story so we were at this wall until my husband got my photo right ha. He loves me. We walked through the park heading towards Cars Land but Ivy and Aria fell asleep. It was crazy Aria actually fell asleep on my husband’s shoulders while Ivy fell asleep in the stroller. This has never happened before and not having a double stroller we deiced to head back to our hotel, let them sleep and change into some dry clothes. Later once the girls were awoke changed we headed back to California Adventures to finish our adventure.
My Husband really wanted to get on the Soarin’ Around The World ride. But Aria was too small. So he and Ivy rode together instead. As they did that me and Aria rode the Golden Zephyr. She was too small for Jumping Jellyfish which we attempted first. When my family all got back together we rode the Pizar Pal-A-Round Ferris wheel. My husband hates Ferris wheels so shout out to him for getting on with us. The line was sort of long too (couldn’t use Max pass for it). But Ivy and Aria made a pair of girlfriends around the same age as them, which kept them occupied in line. My husband had a fast pass for Guardians Of The Galaxy for him and Ivy because again Aria was too small. So we had to hurry back to the other side of the park so they could get on that. As they rode that Aria and I ducked into some shops to look around.
We decided it was time to get out of the park and get dinner. But not before we got some photos with Mickey Mouse. California Adventures was so fun. We did miss the World Of Color show which was canceled and we also didn’t get a chance to ride Toy Story Mania or The Little Mermaid ride. So that is totally on our to-do list for next time.
We went back across the way to Disneyland and was just in time for the firework show. It was beautiful. The music was fun and it totally made up for the parade being canceled. Once that was done we had Pizza Planet for dinner. My Toy Story dreams came true. As a kid, I always wanted to eat at that place. The mozz-114 pizza is a must-have! We deiced to end our night an hour before the park closed. Our feet were tired. Tummy’s full and heart’s happy. Despite the rain, our first day Disneyland was a dream come true and this was only day 1.
To be continued…