Wednesday, March 13, 2013

the Happiest Place on Earth: Day 1

Our first day in the park we made a beeline for Cars Land. We heard all kinds of warnings about how crazy, busy it would be. The rumors were true, but that didn't stop us from having an amazing time in Radiator Springs. The main street looks so accurate to the movie, both Cole and I were completely blown away. 

Heading out for our quick 10 minute walk to start our day at the park.
Starting our day right with Jamba and oatmeal in downtown Disney each morning.

Meeting Lightning for the first time. Crew walked up the the car, patted the hood in a circular pattern and said "Wow."

Waiting in line to seeing Lighting, while expressing concern to us that he couldn't see Sally "at her Cozy Cone."

Fueling up at Flo's. He loved hanging out at each little business. 
Cars Land was our equivalent to the meeting Princesses. Such a fun day.
After meeting the Cars Land gang and getting our fill of Mator's Tractor pull and Luigi's floating tires, we made our way to a A Bug's Land. This is not a movie I was very familiar with, but what a great area for the younger, shorter guests! I thought every ride was so age appropriate for Crew and since lines were so short, we were able to hit several rides in a short time period. Which was amazing since we were dangerously close to nap time.

Enjoying the Bug's Life Bumper Cars with Daddy.
Waiting in line for Flik's Flyers.
After a relaxing nap, we headed back to the park for the Disneyland evening parade. Wow! I am so glad we did that. The performance was amazing and I was impressed with the effort that the performers made to interact with the kids on the sidelines. Aladdin's genie spent a minute or two engaging with Crew; poor kid has never seen the movie and had no idea who the "blue man" was. 
Tired but loving the evening performance

Carousals seem that much more magical at night. A great way to finish off Day 1.

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