I survived Disneyland with a family of 5 (not my own)!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I was invited on a family vacation to Disneyland. My friend's daughter graduated from HS and this was her choice for a Senior trip. A family vacation to Disneyland. Since they are 5 they needed a suite or 2 rooms which left plenty of room for Daughter to invite a friend, she invited me! How cool is that?
We got the online special of 5 day Parkhopper Passes for the price of the 3 day Parkhopper pass. What were we thinking! lol
My feet think that they have been permanently broken. My right knee may never function again! OMG. It was brutal, but totally fun. I highly recommend 4th of July for Dis. It was amazing. I actually took a pic of the wait board. I never saw lines like this EVER! On the CA Adventure side, Tower of Terror was 13 minutes every time we went and Soaring was like 25 minutes. CA Screaming was basically walk on all weekend and they shut down the fast pass and had gibberish in the wait sign. Indiana Jones only closed once. It always had the longest wait time and I swear we only waited like 20 minutes, but the board said 30. So we would go Fast Pass something, then get on it and by the time we got off, the Fast Pass time was done and we could go fast pass something else. We would save all of our fast passes for evening and then ride like crazy! WooHoo! The Patriotic Theme fireworks were fabulous and we watched Fantasmic (sp?) from the bridge over Pirates 2 different nights. You know that one person who always catches the full frontal wave on Grizzly River Run? That was me. EVERY TIME! Do you know how hard it is to go potty and then get your panties back where they belong, when they are totally soaked and sticking to all the wrong places? I needed one of those Dyson hand dryers to stick them in! I just wrung everything out and perservered! I cut my bangs so short it didn't matter, wet or dry they were not in my face! I look like a total drowned rat, but I had fun! I got a new Pirates t-shirt. "When all else fails, MUTINY!" I am sure you have seen it. LOVE IT!! I got oldest son the t-shirt that says "Judge me by my size do you?" With Yoda on the back trying to get on a ride with Mickey Ears. Irony (he is 6'4")! I got youngest son the 2009 tall shot glass. They are the perfect size to moisten his clarinet reeds and it has a red bottom, which is his favorite color. DH got the Mickey coffee mug. I spent way too much money but I had fun!