The Highlight of our trip for Derek was the Haunted Mansion. While Clint and Matthew kept their eyes closed throughout the ride, Derek insisted that we keep going back, I think I counted 8 times. Should I be worried?
Derek also loves the characters, and so do I. Disneyland is really a magical place. While Jeff, Clint and Matthew went on the Tower Of Terror, Derek and I waited in line to see Pluto. We waited for a while, and right before our turn, it was time for Pluto to take a break. We were a little sad, so I bought Derek a popsicle and we went to the fountian to sit and wait for the big boys to come back. While we were waiting, I felt a tap on my shoulder, and I turned around...and It was PLUTO!!! He came to US! I was so excited. Derek gave him a big hug, and then the crowd of other people came and formed a line behind us. But it was awesome that we got to give him a hug after all, and we were first! I think I was a little more excited than Derek.
For Clint and Matthew, this time was all about Indiana Jones. The first thing they did was buy Indie hats that they wore the entire time. We do love Indiana! Here they are at the Lego Shop in Downtown Disney right next to one of the crystal skulls.
There is a new show in Adventure land this year staring Dr. Indiana Jones. After the show, he has to keep running all over Adventureland from the bad guys. He can never slow down long enough to let anyone take a good picture, but a few times, he did run right past us!
Clint and Matthew loved it whenever Disney cast members would say "Hello, Dr. Jones"...or when they would nod to them and say, "Dr. Jones, Dr. Jones"...(get it? Because they were both wearing hats like Dr. Jones?...trust me, it was a riot for them!) They also got their hats "stolen" by Jack Sparrow, and Koda from Brother Bear. (They gave them back of course.)
We also really loved Newport Beach, and we were all wishing that our trip was not coming to an end and that we had a few more days.
I love the beach.
One of the highlights for Jeff was finally finding the cart where they sell the giant turkey legs that we have always seen people walking around with!
And for me, it was finally getting to see Fantasmic...
Needless to say...I cried.
Disneyland represents to me all that is good in the world. All that is possible. It puts me in touch with all of my hopes and dreams that I had when I was a little girl. It gives my boys amazing childhood memories, and helps us grow closer as a family. It was worth every penny and every second. I am so grateful we were able to go. I can't wait to go agian!
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