Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Spring Break at Disney

This year for Spring Break we decided to do something we've never done before. We drove to California and took the kids to Disneyland. We've taken them to Disneyworld several times, but never Disneyland. And this is the first time we have bought park hopper tickets; we ended up with 5 day tickets because it was not much more than the three and four day park hopper. If we did it again I think I'd want to do the park every other day, it was exhausting! But everyone did fall asleep without any trouble each night!

Our couple of days in California we enjoyed the hotel pool, and had a great time visiting the beach too.

And then started the days at Disney.  The first ride we went on at the park was the Monsters Inc ride, and it ended up being Chase's favorite.

One of the few pictures of the whole family!

The Cars ride was of course another favorites, as was Buzz Lightyear.  

We were at Disney the day of Chase's birthday, so he got to wear his birthday shirt to the park.  Chase took a great nap each day in the stroller, and was pretty good at the parks, though waiting in line was understandably not his favorite.

We enjoyed a Dole whip and and Dole float on a hot afternoon, it was our first time trying them!

Julia really wanted to do this canoe ride, so we all gave it a try, even Chase.  It ended up being fun, but taking Chase proved to be a little risky!

We went to the beach in the middle of the week, Chase had so much fun!  We also tried out a fun diner at the end of the pier in Oceanside called Ruby's.  Toward the end of the meal we got to see dolphins jumping out of the water-- so cool!  (I wish we had gotten pictures!)

That night we headed back to Disney and got to see Cars Land at night.  Chase loved seeing Lightning McQueen driving down the street!

The next day we started extra early, and managed to get lots of rides done before the park got too crowded.

Julia wasn't too sure about the giant ferris wheel at California Adventure, but Chase loved it!

Chase was in heaven our last day there because he got to meet Sully from Monsters Inc, and do the Monsters Inc ride 5 times in a row.  He LOVED it!!

Watching a parade our last day there

And we ended the day in toon town where Chase got to play in Goofy's playhouse and do a kid roller coaster.  He loved both!
Chase asks to go back to Disneyland at least a few times a week. I guess we'll be going back again sometime!