Monday, June 12, 2017

Day Two - Disneyland

We had taken the kids to Disneyland a few years ago, but now they were bigger and ready to really take in all the ride and experiences.
Last time - Nov 2013
(Cooper 5yrs and 2 1/2 yrs)

This time - 8 and 6 ;)
   Again, we hit the park when it opened, and made our way to the Pirate's of the Caribbean ride. Riding it twice, before getting a fast pass for the Indian Jones ride. Fast passes are like line holders, the park gives out so many for a certain time frame, and you get to come back in
 a shorter line to wait for the ride. Lauren and Cooper should be very grateful for their Dad who ran all around the park picking up the passes as the day went on.  Well, we did not try the Indiana ride the time we came before, and Cooper thought we should have skipped it this time.  His direct quote was "I hated it".  I thought it was a cool and different ride, but it was loud, and that is not Cooper's favorite thing.  After Indiana Jones we went on the Safari cruise, which was much more our style (We ending up riding again later in the day).

Happy on the easy boat Cruise
In front of Cinderella's Castle
Gave our feet a little break, and went to watch a live action play of the Frozen movie - Lauren was very happy, and Cooper had to grudgingly admit it was "okay"
   Since the kids had enjoyed the Avengers training the day before, and Cooper had remember fighting Darth Mal years earlier, we signed them up for Jedi training. 

Cooper took it very seriously.
Lauren thought it was awesome
Lauren fighting DarthVader - She was so brave
Cooper was excited to fight everyone - while the show was going on, he and another boy were fighting with their light sabers :)
   Joel had gotten a fast pass to Splash Mountain, but it was not until 8:30. By that time Lauren was not up for ride, so Cooper and I went over to ride it. It was a lot of fun, but the park started to block things off for the fireworks display by the time we had ridden the ride. Trying to get back together was a practice in patience that I was not up for about 13 hours at an Amusement park.  After walking in circles for about 30 mins, we were finally able to get back together to hear the announcement that the fireworks had been canceled due to high winds.  Still having a great day we headed back to the hotel. We had a great time at Disneyland, and are grateful for the memories. 

We even got a pretty decent family photo on the Small world ride :)

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