Saturday, June 10, 2017

California Here we come.....

  When planning our summer vacation this year, Joel and I went around on where to go.... in the end  I just said Disney/ Harry Potter. It was a little lazy, but we ended up having a fun trip.

Lauren Ready before we leave Denver
    We flew in on Wednesday. Knowing we had a few hard days ahead of us, we decided to take an easy day when landing, and just walk over to DisneyLand main street, and walk around. They have shops and restaurants. Joel had chosen a hotel right around the street from Disneyland, and it worked out great. We could hit the ground running, and not worry about traffic and parking.
Lauren found some friends
As did Cooper

  The next morning we headed into Disney's California Adventure Park.  As per all the web site advise, we headed straight to the Car's ride. We were able to get on with only a short wait and really enjoyed it. It was a fun ride, and that started a day of ride after ride. I think the only thing we did not do was the Tower of Terror ride. 

Joel, Cooper and Lauren took a test to see what Super Here they were - Lauren was the Panther, and Cooper was IronMan (He was a little disappointed since he wanted Spiderman)
Riding the Bullet - we loved it
Mom and Cooper's turn
Cooper rode his first big roller coaster, and loved it  - the California Screamer
    After lunch we had signed the kids up for Marvel's superhero training. They were able to go thru training and save the Superhero hideout from an Evil Hydra Agent.

Lauren and Cooper getting training
Going thru the training - Defense stance
With Captain American Sheilds
After the training we went to get some dinner, and ride a few more rides. Could not leave out the water raft ride. Since it was a little colder then normal in southern California, the line was short. Needless to say after riding it three times we were all a little wet, but having a great time.

By this time, it was around 8:30. We had been in the park for about 13 hours.  Cooper had been wanting to meet Spiderman, so I took him over the wait in line for him, and Joel took Lauren to the Bug's Life area that had more kiddie rides. We waited and waiting for the superheros, but they were slow. Joel and Lauren decided to walk back to the hotel while we waiting more. Thankfully we finally made it.

Cooper talking to Captain America

The web slingers
 While Cooper and I were walking back to the hotel the Disney fireworks were going off, so it was about 9:45 before we made it back. Now ready for the next day at Disneyland.

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