A Very Disney Weekend

Jan 28, 2014

To finish off Beebs's fourth birthday celebration, Bruce and I surprised the wee ones with a weekend at Disneyland, and we brought Bruce Wayne's dad along with us. We sent Sunshine off to school Friday morning, then hurried to pack up the car. Bruce's dad arrived at our house and we piled into the car telling Beebs that we were going out for hamburgers with Grandpa, at which point we drove over and signed Sunshine out of school. As soon as she got in the car and saw Grandpa and her road trip bucket, she caught on to what was happening. It took Beebs another 10 or 15 minutes to figure out that this was more than just a typical lunch date with Grandpa. Once she finally realized what was going on, both Beebs and Sunshine were beyond excited.

The highlights of our trip...

* Dinner at Slater's 50/50 on our way into Anaheim. They are known for their 50/50 burger which is 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon. It was to-die-for.
* Riding Radiator Springs Racers over, and over, and over again. Thank you Fast Passes and Parent Swaps.
* Waiting in the shortest lines ever for Toy Story Midway Mania, because now when California Adventure opens, everyone books it to Cars Land.
* Cars Land. It's my most favourite place ever. I love the Cars movies, I love Radiator Springs. I could spend all my Disneyland time in Cars Land and come home a happy girl.
* Bruce bought me a pomegranate limeade from the Cozy Cone, served in a traffic cone cup.
* We ate lots of pineapple whips. We always come home from Disneyland sad that we didn't eat more pineapple whips, so this time we ate plenty.
* Breakfast with Minnie at the Plaza Inn restaurant. We met lots of characters and ate really yummy food.
* Dinner at the Blue Bayou (the restaurant inside Pirates). That place is amazing.
* Watching Man Cub light up as he rode the carousel and watched the Pixar Play Parade.
* Beebs's impression of what people do when they go down the waterfall on Splash Mountain... see photo collage below.
* Man Cub's love of watching the logs come down the Splash Mountain waterfall.
* Finally getting to ride on the canoes... if you don't row, they don't go. Good thing Bruce and I were willing to row, because several people in our canoe were there for a free ride! And Sunshine's paddle ended up overboard. It was really fun. A great way to see The Rivers of America.
* Watching the candy apple makers... we spend a lot of time plastered to the window of the candy shop. And this trip, we actually bought apples! Beebs chose a Mike Wazowski apple and Sunshine picked one that resembled Minnie Mouse. We brought them home and enjoyed them when the "home from vacation" blues hit. They were the perfect remedy.
* Bruce got "written up" by the California Adventure Police for "arresting expression of emancipated exuberance" and "infectious display of municipal optimism" and "proud policing".
* Watching the Aladdin show and taking Man Cub to Playhouse Disney Live. The shows at Disneyland just cannot be beat.
* Did I mention Cars Land being a highlight of this trip? Seriously! I love that place. And we collected several new Cars buttons to add to my collection. Ü

And now for my favourite pictures from the trip...


  1. I'm caught up haha. I'm really glad you allowed me to catch up with your awesome family. I always felt like we were sitting in the living room having an iced tea while reading about y'all. Thanks!

    1. Yay Lindsay!! I'm so glad I saw that message from you. I've missed "seeing" you around!

  2. Dole Whips are the bomb!!! Thanks for the Toy Story Midway Mania tip. So doing it next time.


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