Monday, July 27, 2009

Disneyland/California Adventure...Day 1

If I haven't mentioned it before, this is Rich's FIRST trip to Disneyland...EVER!!! I know he will have a great time. We woke up and had breakfast at the hotel and then got ready and jumped on the shuttle to the park.
Alex really really wanted to go to California Adventure first so that is where we headed. The weather is supposed to be really mild this week and I was really excited about that but it sure feels HOT to me!!
We hit Soarin' over California first, I thought that Rich would love this ride. I looked over at him during it and he was squeezing his eyes shut. He said it made his stomach feel a little queasy. Uh oh, what has he gotten himself into? Me and the kids went on the Maliboomer next (just like the Rocket at Lagoon). That is always a good ride. I still get a nervous feeling every time I go on it, but I love it!
Then we ALL went on The Tower of Terror. It has been 5 years since I have been to Disneyland and I have only been on this ride once. I couldn't really remember it and thought Rich would be OK on it. We waited about an hour for this ride and it was pretty hot standing in line. Rich sat next to me and he was holding/squeezing my hand and his other hand was grabbing my shoulder and I really thought he was going to pull it out of joint. He had the tightest grip on me and was squeezing his eyes shut. It was a lot more "wild" than I remembered and I felt really bad that we made him go on it.
We got a few pictures with some characters. The kids didn't want to take the 5 minutes it took to stand in line for the pictures but I am glad I made them.
We went on the Monsters Inc. ride next. It was a first for all of us and it was a really cute ride. When the ride was over "Roz" was at the end and she was talking to us. She said "Hey lady in the second row, is that your husband?" I said "yes he is." She says "oh, I have been looking for one of those." Then she says to Rich "I'll see you in your closet tonight." It was pretty funny and Rich got a kick out of it.

We walked across the street to eat lunch at McDonalds. We were all really hungry and thirsty and HOT. It felt nice to be in a cool place to eat and sit. We walked back to Disneyland after lunch and headed to the Indiana Jones ride but the wait was really long.
We went on the Jungle Cruise instead and the kids hated it. It is not that great of a ride but no need to hate it!!! We went on the Snow White ride and then on Big Thunder Railroad. Rich went on this one too and he didn't love it. Then we headed to Pirates and Rich really liked that one. It is a bit long but a good ride. Then onto The Haunted Mansion. Alex was SO excited for this one.
We went back to Indiana Jones and the line was only 40 minutes so we went on it.
Rich was not sure about it and stood in line with us the whole time and then bailed at the end. The kids loved it!! We are for sure going to have to get Rich on it. He would like it for sure. Then we went on Star Tours, it is not that great but the line was really short. Rich went over to check out Innoventions while we were on that one.
We decided to call it a night about 8:30 and walked back to the room. We stopped at Taco Bell and the kids got some dinner, me and Rich had sandwiches again. We all got in the pool for a bit and watched the firework show again. It was a long hot day filled with firsts and lots and lots of fun!!!


Amy said...

i want to go!! i can't believe you took rich on tower of terror. that is a scary awesome ride.

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you had a good time. I adore Disneyland and wish I had a husband that loved it as much as me.