I have post-dated my Disneyland vacation and Christmas! 100 gold stars for each you read/comment on and ... a promise of updating the gold stars by the New Year. Ha ha. It's the best I can do!
There is a Christmas post, Downtown Disney post, Disneyland post, California Adventure post, Sea World post, and Wild Animal Park post ... Just so you don't miss any gold star earning opportunities! :)
Tea Cups! Nauseously fantastic!
Splash Mountain! I got drenched.
It's a Small World ... My least favorite ride ever. And no, not just because it had deer shrubbery.
And oddly enough, this is how the photo at the Haunted Mansion turned out! OooOoooh!
The Matterhorn! I made a bet with my nephew on this ride. He thought the monster inside now had purple eyes. I told him they were red. And if they were purple I would give him one dollah. And if they were red he would give me 10 dollah. Hahaha. They were red. :)
Then there were other things worthy of discussion ... The rides that broke down on us:
First one was the Haunted Mansion.
Then next was Splash.
Then Indian Jones broke down. As you can see, we got less enthusiastic with each ride that broke down.
Before heading to Disneyland my nephew heard somewhere that the center of the entire park was denoted by a gold coin somewhere on the draw bridge of the castle. Naturally, we had to find it:
And although I disdain It's a Small World, look what I found inside:
And of course, I couldn't go without mentioning how adorable Disneyland looks at Christmastime.
And then a wonderful, wonderful fireworks show!!
And I have saved the best for last ... This is what Christmastime would look like on crack:
Disclaimer: Don't smoke crack, kids. It's a ghetto drug.
And that my friends, is Disneyland as viewed by Mindy this time around. :)
Soarin' Over California. This one is top notch as you glide over a large screen of scenes of the beautiful state. Included are air blowing through your hair and smells likes pine trees and oranges when flying over an orchard. Wonderful!
Then ... dun, dun, dun!
Please take a moment to look at my mom. Left, top corner. Fantastic.
Then there is Screamin' ...
Not gonna lie, thought the roller coaster was so much cuter when it had Mickey Mouse ears. The entire park is actually under renovation as it has actually been considered a grand failure of Disney. This is believed to be in partly due to the fact that the only theme is the state of California, opposed to being themed super cute like the actual Disneyland Park.
We also rode on Grizzly Rapids.
Mm-k. Thanks for being so clear, you trashy, dirty little dollah store.
Sorry about that bald man's head in the photos. :)
P.s. Also of note at California Adventure ... Monster's Inc. At the very end of the ride you should talk to Stella. Just sayin'.