“It was all started by a mouse.”

So the day after Comic Con was over, I went with Jay’s family to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  I’d only ever been to Disneyland once before in 2008 when Jay & I celebrated our first anniversary.  We were at the park from 8am until after midnight or in layman’s terms, “we opened and we closed it.”  I had the BEST time.  I <3 Disneyland and California Adventure.

We started off at Space Mountain.  Hardly any line since we were there so early.  It was awesome. as evidenced:

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Next we hit up Pirates of the Caribbean (which made me want to watch the movie really badly), the Haunted Mansion (made me want to burn the movie), Indiana Jones, Thunder Mountain Railroad (it was just as fun as I remembered it but I don’t remember getting banged up so badly last time!) and one of my favorites, Splash Mountain.  Thunder Mountain, California Screamin’ and Pirates of the Caribbean were the only ones that we were lucky enough to go on twice.  Those are 3 of my 4 favorites (the last one being Tower of Terror woot!) so I was thrilled.

Naturally, I had to make sure that we took a picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle.  And by “we” I mean me, Jay & the person responsible for us meeting in the first place 🙂  P.S. That’s my shirt from the Chuck panel at Comic Con.

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Splash Mountain, the first time:

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California Screamin’ – the first time:

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Group shot.  Yikes, why am I not looking at the camera?!

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By the California Adventure letters:

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We were lucky to be able to get to every major ride by the early afternoon.  I did learn – or rather reaffirm – one thing: that I was not meant to be a cop.  We all did the two Toy Story rides, where you shoot at things and get points, and I finished in last place both times!  I thought I was doing good because I only made shots when I felt I had it but yeah, that was not the right strategy for a freaking amusement park game!  It was SO embarrassing to do so badly.  [Uncle Lou, if you are reading this, I’m sorry!  I should’ve gone to the shooting range with you & Matt back in the day!]

So we finished off the night by watching the World of Color show.  Wow, it’s really spectacular.  I definitely recommend it if you’re there.  I envy people like Ralph who live right down the road from it.  Then again, I used to live 15 minutes from and work at Splish Splash which everyone I met in college & beyond was in envy of & I had a lot of “WTF crazy?!”   Anyways, I can’t wait til the next time we go back, though I think it should be the day before Comic Con starts, when there’s no blisters or overflowing toilets to slow you down haha.

Oh – quick question for all 6 of you out there – which Disney park do you like best and what’s your favorite ride?  I’d have to say Disneyland and California Screamin’ for me.

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