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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Skylar's 1st Trip to Disneyland

Well we finally made it!  I always see and hear about my girlfriends taking there kids to Disneyland and I was starting to feel a little guilty that Skylar hadn't experience it yet.  I wanted to make sure Jake could go and we wanted to go during the week so we picked what I thought wouldn't be a busy day and went on Valentines Day.  You could tell that I hadn't been there in a while myself  because I was way wrong and it ended up being a fairly busy day.  Luckily it wasn't too bad and the lines weren't too long.  I hadn't been to Disneyland in 13 years so I didn't know what to expect, especially with the new California Adventure park.

When we first arrived we decided to go into Disneyland and everything was pretty much just as I remember.  I knew that some of the park was probably a bit too old of Skylar so we went straight to where it wouldn't be a problem...the Castle and into Fantasyland.  I wasn't sure how Skylar would handle some of the rides as they can a dark and a bit scary, but she didn't seemed to mind.  We rode Pinocchio and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and she loved them both.

Next she saw the carousel and wanted to ride.  She made sure to ask us to name our horses to which Jake named his Blackjack, my horse was Madden and Skylar named her's Cho-Cho.  As I did miss Madden, it was such a relief not to have him there so both Jake and I could ride with Skylar.

Not being the biggest fan of the Teacups I let Jake take Skylar on them.  She looked so cute trying to spin her teacup around while having a big smile on her face.  When she got off the ride she asked "Why are you scared of the teacups Mama?"

Being a big Disney Junior cartoon watcher we knew that Skylar would love Toontown.  It was packed and the line to meet Minnie read 45 minutes so I was bummed because I knew she couldn't wait that long.  We decided to ride the roller coaster that she just made the height requirement for.  From watching it, it was a pretty fast roller coaster and we weren't too sure how she would take it, but she showed no fear.  We definitely have a little daredevil.

The wait for Minnie was a lot less after our roller coaster ride so we headed straight into Minnie's house in anticipation to meet her.  Skylar was in awe admiring everything that Minnie's house had to offer.  When it was our turn to meet Minnie, Skylar went right up to her full of excitement and gave her a great big hug.

After seeing how excited Skylar was to meet Minnie we went right next door to Mickey's house.  Dad wanted to meet Mickey as well!

We had lunch in Toontown and then hopped on the train to the other side of the park where I was hoping to ride Pirates of the Caribbean.  Right when we got to the entrance of the ride, they were stopping people from going on because the ride had malfunctioned.  I was pretty bummed!!

We went on Winnie the Pooh where we saw our first signs that Skylar may need a nap as she fought getting on the ride.  Once she was on she stopped whining and said she was happy to see Winnie.  We thought we should cruise Skylar around a bit in the stroller and see if she would fall asleep.

Well no napping was happening so we powered on into California Adventure.  Jackie told me that we had to go on Littler Mermaid so we went on that ride first.  I really liked it and it made me wish that Skylar had seen the movie so she could really understand the ride.  After meeting Mickey and Minnie, Skylar kept asking to see Daisy Duck, who we hadn't seen yet.  While walking around we found Donald Duck.  Skylar said that she wanted to ask Donald where Daisy was, so when it was her turn to meet Donald, she gave him a hug and asked where Daisy was.  Donald told Skylar that Daisy was out shopping, so for the rest of the day Skylar kept letting us know that Daisy was out shopping.

We continued to walk around and Skylar asked to ride the huge Ferris wheel.  Jake and I weren't feeling the long wait for it, so we went on the Zipper instead.

We tried to go into Cars Land, but it was so packed, and with Skylar never seeing Cars we decided not to hassle with it and went next door to Bug's Life where no one was.  We got onto four rides without having to wait.



After getting our fill of California Adventure we headed back into Disneyland and back into Fantasyland in hopes of riding a few more rides.  We went on Snow White and Dumbo, which ended being the longest wait of the day.  It was a good thing we waited because Skylar said that Dumbo was her favorite ride of the whole day.  By that time it was starting to get late and we needed to get home since my parents were watching Madden and they both were working the next day.

Skylar keep telling us she wanted to go on another ride and not go home.  We didn't want her to have a meltdown which could of been highly likely since we were going on no nap.  So we got her a sucker and she didn't seem to care we were exiting the park.  There was still so much more of the parks that we didn't get to see, so I hope I'm able to go back soon to hit the places we missed.

It was a great day with just the three of us.  It had been a long time since Jake and I were able to give Skylar just one and one time and it was nice we were able to spend Valentines Day with just her at the happiest place on earth.

The first 5 minutes into the ride home....then 5 minutes later!

1 comment:

  1. We enjoyed these pix so much, and made us remember when we took the kids to Disneyland the first time. The pix of Skylar with Minnie was adorable! ...asking Donald where Daisy was, naming her horse Cho-Cho, and the Dumbo and Teacups rides were some of our favorite moments that you shared. The ride home pix, side by side, were fabulous. What a wonderful day for the 3 of you. And what a great way to spend Valentine's Day!
    Love, Grand-ma and Grand-pa,