|Had to be Minnie for a second|
Our first glimpse of Mickey and Minnie during one of the parades.
The ride that inspired one of my favorite movies.
|Sleeping Beauty's Castle|
|Caught a bit of the evening parade as well with the castle in the background|
|Riding the coaster with a couple of crazies|
|The girls helping me celebrate|
|Oh Mickey, you're so fine!|
Hook's pirate ship during Fantasmic! The ship went right past us and even had the crocodile following behind. Peter Pan and Captain Hook were swinging around the masts and fighting on board. One of my favorite parts!
|Just modeling some Goofy hats (get it?)|
Trust me: the pictures are not even doing justice to the magic of this place. I especially enjoyed when it got dark because with all the lights on, it was like being a new place. There were also some really neat light shows in both Disneyland and California Adventure. We managed to make it to both and I was blown away twice.
But I am getting ahead of myself because we enjoyed the day just as well as the night. We spent most of our day in Disneyland and managed to ride most of the well known rides like Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, and Space Mountain. Waiting in line made for some great people watching too.
We had to see the new Cars Land over in California Adventure and it felt like we had walked right into the movie so it was a great stop. We also rode the Screaming California roller coaster and played the Toy Story arcade game. We raced over to see the World of Color light show which was just amazing and yes, I did sing along to most of the songs. I just couldn't help myself!
We had to hop back over to Disneyland to catch Fantasmic! the other light show. We were determined to get better seats for this one and managed to score a front row spot which I would highly recommend. The show was really neat and incorporated the characters which was great. There was music, lights, action, fire, sparks, the whole sha-bang.
By the time the show ended, it was nearly 11:30 and we were totally wiped out as we made our way back to the car. What a memorable birthday!