I mentioned last week that my family came down to visit over President's Day weekend. Ostensibly, they were here to visit me in my new city, but they really had something else in mind: Disneyland.
Yes, we're those people. We're hard-core Disneyland fans, and we're not afraid to show it. We have dedication and stamina, and we know how to do Disneyland and California Adventure right. My family is so hard-core that they got up at 5 am, drove for seven hours straight, and still headed right on over to Disneyland for some afternoon and evening fun. And when my aching feet threatened to slow me down, I refused to let them - I just beelined it to Downtown Disney to buy more comfortable shoes.
It's always so hard for me to choose my favorite part of any Disneyland trip. All the rides are so amazing, though I have a particular soft spot for Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, and the Haunted Mansion. The highlight of this trip, though, had to be getting to ride Space Mountain twice. After waiting in line for well over an hour (that's what we get for going on a holiday weekend!), we were thrilled when we finally made it onto the ride. Then, when we arrived back in the loading station and were ready to get off, the ride operator waved us on through for round number two. We couldn't believe our luck! And we have my sister to thank for that: she was wearing her University of Oregon shirt, and the operator who let us go again flashed us a giant "O" with his hands as we passed by his station. It was pretty sweet.
It's a shame that in the midst of all our Disneyland fun, we forget to take any photos. Between six people, you think someone would have remembered to bring a camera or whip out an iPhone from time to time. I guess we were too focused on getting to our favorite rides to be bothered to take any pictures. (Does that make me a bad blogger?)
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite pictures from Disneyland trips past:
Oh yeah, and the new Little Mermaid ride in California Adventure totally rocks my socks. It may be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Does anyone else out there like Disneyland (or Disney World)? I'd love to hear about your fondest Disneyland memory!