Sunday, March 24, 2013

Disneyland 2013!! Part III: Notes and pics

Disneyland 2013!! Part III: Notes and pics 

Some more pics and notes from our trip to Disneyland. Photo's are courtesy of my Brother-in-law Dave and sister-in-law April. 

The kids got to check out the cockpit on our flight from Edmonton to Vancouver

The kids and our pilots on the trip from Edmonton to Vancouver. 

On the trip home we got delayed when leaving Anahiem because a woman threw up just as we were about to take off, food poisoning was suspected. So we had to go back to the terminal and we got delayed 1 hour there and we missed our flight in Vancouver back to Edmonton. So we had to spend 3 extra hours in Van. We didn't fly out of LAX, we flew out of John Wayne airport, which was very nice and I am told it is a lot less hassle than LAX. 

(L to R) Brother-in-law Dave Oliver, Sister-in-law April, Nephew Conner, Kayde, Goofy, Grandma Oliver, Shelby and nephew Braden

Chris, April and Crystal

Honestly you need at least 7 days for Disneyland and California Adventure. We missed so much. Definitely pre-plan what rides you want to go on because the line ups may be crazy. We had 'Fast Pass' tickets which definitely helped, but even with a Fast Pass it can still be a wait. To get a ticket for the 'Cars' ride I stood in line for over an hour just to get a fast pass ticket to it. 

Chris, Crystal and Shelby
Cousin's Conner, Bailey, Braden, Shelby and Kayde
Tow-Mater in the California Adventure parade

I found I had a little more fun at the Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland was still great but I found the Adventure park wider and more interesting. If you are thinking about going I definitely recommend getting a hopper pass for both parks, which will allow you to go back and forth between the two parks, it is well worth it! 

At the California Adventure Park I recommend Cars Land and the main Cars ride. It was a blast. Then I recommend the 'Boardwalk' area. The giant ferris wheel was awesome and the roller coaster 'Screamin' probably was THE BEST ride I went on and I regret not going on it again.

Kayde, Tigger & Shelby
We stayed at 'Howard Johnson' which is literally across the road from Disney

In Disneyland I recommend the Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Star Tours. If you are taking little girls I recommend the 'Princess' make over experience. We have some great pics I'll be putting up eventually. Kayde and Shelby had a blast.

Braden and Shelby
Kayde & Shelby outside Minnie Mouse's house

The Map of Disneyland. So much to see!!!

Disney California Adventure Map. My favourite park for sure!

More pics and posts to come!! Thanks for checking out the blog and reading about my families incredible holiday!!

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