This years Disney trip was so much fun, we changed our normal touring schedule a bit so we could head straight for Carsland.
The very first thing we did was head for Radiator Spring Racers and it was completely worth the 40 minute wait to ride.
I’m so glad Cody took video of this first ride, we ended up riding multiple times. On the last ride we let the boys all ride in the front seat and they loved it just as much as the first time. We spent the morning in Carsland and some time in a bug’s land riding rides and enjoying seeing the park without all of the construction walls up. The plan was to not spend to much time in the park for the morning so we could get a nice long nap since we knew we’d have a late night.
Monday night we had tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party, this meant trick or treating in Disneyland from 5 pm until the boys ran out of energy. I was probably much more excited about this than anyone else since I’d spent nearly a month making the boys costumes.
They were the Brave triplets, as soon as we saw that there was a Disney movie with identical triplet boys it seemed like there was no we couldn’t do this for their costumes. We went through the candy lines and the boys filled their bags, in addition to all of the candy they also were handing out apple slices, carrot sticks and dried apples. The boys ate all the apples first, then started asking for tootsie rolls. In between gathering candy we rode some rides, Small World, Teacups and the boys first ride on Big Thunder. On Big Thunder we got a good glimpse into the boys response to the big rides. We learned that Parker is game to try just about anything, Andrew could be convinced (or bribed) to try almost everything, Nicholas just was not going to be okay with some of the rides. We all survived Big Thunder but only Parker wanted to ride it again.
The whole night the boys loved the attention they were getting for their costumes and it was nice to have them dressed as Disney characters. All night they insisted on saying hi to all of the little girls dressed as Merida saying “it’s our sister.”
We stayed until about 10:30 way past bedtime for everyone, It was worth going though.
The next day it was back to Disneyland to ride more of the classics, meet some characters and just enjoy ourselves.
We rode Dumbo, the carousel, the honey train (Winnie the Pooh), and some other rides in Fantasyland. The boys had spent the whole first day asking for new Mickey hats. They grew out of their old hats and we had promised them new ones. After getting hats we stopped to meet Goofy.
They were really excited and couldn’t be convinced to stand next to Goofy without us holding them, but by the time we got to Mickey they had figured it out.
Almost everyday we would start out in one park then switch after nap time. We spent most of our time in California Adventure in Carsland, but that was what we had planned on. That night we rode Mater’s Junyard Jamboree for the first time, what a fun ride! The line moves fast and the queue has a bunch of fun things to look at. Of course we rode Racers again after some issues with a cast member deciding that Nicholas suddenly wasn’t tall enough to ride. For the most part every cast member we encountered was helpful and polite some you can even tell love their job. This one left Nicholas crying uncontrollably and made him fearful of other cast members. We also had to make it clear going forward that measuring the boys was fine, but they were not to touch the boys in anyway.
At one point under a cast members direction two CMs were holding Nick’s feet to the ground, two holding his shoulders flat and a fifth holding his head on both sides. Of course he was upset, the one holding his head then informed us that he may just be tense so his spine was compressed and that we should let him walk around for a little while to relax. Safe to say Cody and I were pretty angry. If five people were holding me in place and surrounding me, I would be pretty tense too. Luckily after walking away to calm Nicholas down and of course assure Andrew and Parker that we would still be riding I was able to walk Nicholas up to the measuring sign and he was quickly passed through as tall enough. The line was an hour long, but we chatted with others in line while the boys played with the other kids waiting. It was our last attraction for the evening we stopped for a couple pictures and headed back to the hotel.
On the walk back to the the hotel we were treated to a Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile at the intersection in front of the hotel. The boys didn’t understand why there was a hotdog sandwich car, but thought it was pretty cool anyway.
Planning to break this into a couple of posts, up next it was very hot and first time on Splash Mountain.