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  • Day5

    The mouse’s west coast house.

    July 4 in the United States

    Ok Mickey, Minnie and Walt’s whole gang, we are ready to check out your west coast digs.

    What brought us here?
    Well, first it was the kids (sort of…), second it was Cars Land, and third it was us (because of the kids and Cars Land). Disney’s Cars movie felt like such a significant part of our lives as our boys were growing up, especially with Isaac. Lightning McQueen and Mater were staples around our house. We watched the movie, had the toys, watched the movie, had the Halloween costume, watched the movie, got more toys, watched the movie and loved it every time! The chance to visit Cars Land was something we could not pass up (hopefully the kids like it as much as Mommy and Daddy will).

    Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Buzz, McQueen, from the classics to the modern we are here to see it all at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

    What happened here?
    Our first day of park fun was spent at Disney California Adventure Park. Our alarm went off at 6 am to get us up and ready to head to the park for guest resort Magic Hour (resort guests get park access 1 hour before the park opens to the public at 8 am). Our first stop was the Fastpass station for Radiator Springs Racers. Once we had those in hand we enjoyed some breakfast at Flo’s V-8 Café. Sitting there, in this real-world of make-believe, it was quite an experience. We were literally in Radiator Springs! This was one of the moments we were waiting for. During the day we enjoyed numerous rides including Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout, Pixar Pal-A-Round Ferris Wheel and Toy Story Midway Mania… but we all agreed our favourite was Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land. We also got to see Mater, Groot, Captain America and Red (the fire engine from Cars).
    Late in the afternoon we headed back to the hotel for some pool time and the 4th of July Bar-b-q Extravaganza (food, music and fireworks.) Long, busy, exciting, tiring, hot, amazing day!

    DYK: Typically July 4th is the busiest day of the year at Disney Parks.
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  • Day4

    Destination #2, Anaheim

    July 3 in the United States

    A place to hang our hats… or ears.

    Destination #2, Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland Resort California. Unpack the bags and get the sunscreen, we are here for a few days.

    What brought us here?
    A family vacation past the south western US does not seem complete without a visit to Disneyland. Our family trip to Florida’s Disney World a few years ago was an amazing experience and hopefully this Disney experience will be equally as exciting. So here we are at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Disneyland and California Adventure parks are just across the street.

    What happened here?
    We were welcomed to Disney Paradise Pier by Gisele, who assured us Tinkerbell had our room ready and waiting. We got checked in and Gisele was also able to get us our park tickets. We were all tired but excited to have arrived.

    Our 10th floor room had two beds and a convertible couch. Out our window we could see half the pool and pool deck. Should work for the next few days.

    We dropped our bags in our room and headed back down to the restaurant for some late dinner. After dinner we turned in… need to get our rest before tomorrow.

    DYK: Paradise Pier Hotel has a ‘casual beach’ theme. It was built in 1984, has almost 500 rooms and a rooftop pool area with a ‘roller coaster’ water slide called ‘California Streamin’”.
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  • Day7

    More Cars, and beer!

    July 6 in the United States

    Day 3 of our Disneyland Park fun had us revisit California Adventure Park. Once again we headed straight to Cars Land to get Fastpasses for Radiator Springs Racers. We then made a beeline for The Collectors Store at Guardians of the Galaxy. We were on the hunt for Groot. We left with one Groot and new shirts for Corey, Isaac and Oliver. Corey could not convince anyone to go on the Guardians ride again. We headed over to Flo’s V-8 Café in Cars Land for some breakfast. We rode Radiator Springs Racers and Goofy’s Sky School. I rode the Incredicoaster and Soarin’ Around the World. We again decided to end our park fun and head back to the hotel. Enroute we stopped for lunch at Splitsville in Downtown Disney. After some time at the pool we got ready and took a cab to the Anaheim Brewery. Jen and Corey enjoyed some beers. We had dinner next door at Umami Burger. After dinner our waitress Amanda arranged a Lyft to take us back to Disney California Adventure Park where we watched the Paint the Night Parade. After the parade we explored the lights of Cars Land before once again heading back to our hotel. Another busy fun-filled day.Read more

  • Day40

    Disney California adventure park

    July 25, 2017 in the United States

    Another fun day is starting! We are in the Paradise Pier hotel, and the Disneyland parks are close by so we can walk to the theme parks. One is the Disney California adventure and another one is Disneyland. We went to the Disney California adventure park today. Firstly, we rode the “Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT!”ride. I was really scared before we went on the ride but it was really fun! It was a lift ride with seat belts and the lift goes up and down. When it is going down you can feel gravity lifting your legs up to your waist!
    After that we went to the Grizzly river run ride, the the Cars radiator springs racer ride, the Toy story midway mania ride, the Goofy sky school (this ride was really jerky) and the Cars coffee cups. Maya was not feeling well so she went back to the hotel with daddy after the Toy story ride.
    It was a really fun day and tomorrow we are going to Disneyland.
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  • Day10

    Disney Dag 2

    May 23, 2015 in the United States

    In zowel Californië als Florida bestaat Disney uit 2 parken. Gisteren hadden we het ene park gedaan en vandaag daarom het andere park. Beide parken liggen wel naast elkaar, maar blijft een eind lopen. Daarom is het hoppen van parken op 1 dag niet aan te bevelen.

    Vanwege de lange dag hiervoor, besloten we om pas rond half 12 in het park te zijn. Ook hadden we afgesproken om na het avondeten te vertrekken richting ons volgende hotel. Anders loop je rond etenstijd het risico om in de file te komen en in sommige gevallen kom je het eerst komende uur geen afslag (en dus restaurant) tegen. Dan kan je maar beter met een volle maag op pad gaan.

    De populairste attractie in Disney Adventure Park is een attractie omtrent Cars. Hier race je in een soort karretje over de baan. De wachttijd van deze attractie is echter circa 2 uur. Een fastpass is dus de ideale uitkomst. Dit was dan ook het eerste was we in het park gingen doen. De fastpasses waren al zover uitgegeven dat we pas om 18:15 aan de beurt waren! Daarop besloten we dat dit dan maar de afsluiting van Disney zou worden en we daarvoor dan al wel zouden eten.

    Na de fastpass te hebben gescoord zijn we de musical Aladdin gaan bezoeken. Deze musical duurt bijna een uur en is erg mooi. Een musical bezoeken in Disney is goedkoper dan deze musical bezoeken op Broadway in New York.

    Vervolgens hebben we een aantal kleine attracties bezocht. Bij het verlaten van 1 attractie kwam een medewerker achter ons aan waarmee we eerder hadden staan praten. Omdat we net getrouwd waren wilde hij iets voor ons regelen. Hij vroeg of we al in de Tower of Terror waren geweest. Hetgeen de naam al doet vermoeden is dit een attractie die niet bepaalt boven aan ons lijstje stond. Dit gaven we dan ook aan en zeiden dat we nog wel in een bepaalde achtbaan wilden. De medewerker vroeg of we wilden blijven staan en hij ging kijken wat hij voor ons kon regelen. Een paar minuten later kwam hij terug. Hij zei dat bij de betreffende attractie er op dit moment geen lange wachttijd was. Daarom had hij een gratis tegoed bon geregeld voor 2 drankjes + popcorn. Altijd fijn in een park waar een flesje water 3-4 dollar kost.

    Uiteindelijk zijn we volgens plan op tijd wat gaan eten in als laatste in de Cars attractie gegaan. Erg leuk.

    Rond half 7 zaten we in de auto richting het hotel in Palm Springs, waar we omstreeks 21:00 arriveerden.Terugkijkend op een paar leuke dagen vielen we vrij snel in slaap.
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  • Day5


    December 1, 2016 in the United States

    After 11 hours of sleep and breakfast we were ready for our first day at Disneyland. We met Goofy on the way in and had loads of rides through the day. Our favourites were splash mountain, Indiana Jones, space mountain, buzz lightyear, the matterhorn but our most favourite was the Big Thunder Mountain train ride which we went on 6 times. Crowds were ok and had a great time. Walked about 17 km for the day and ready for bed straight after dinner.Read more

  • Day6

    Knott's Berry Farm

    December 2, 2016 in the United States

    Another day of rides. Not as busy or fancy as Disney but the rides are good. Rohan is becoming extremely daring and loved some of the fast roller coasters with loop the loops. Levi loved the coast rider and the log ride and puts his arms up at every opportunity. Both loved dinner that night at Bubba Gumps.Read more

  • Day9

    Disney California Adventureland

    December 5, 2016 in the United States

    Our 2nd day at Disney this time the new park. Bigger crowds but we had another great day. Rohan's favourite ride anywhere is California Screamin and we also had a go at Tower of Terror. The cars ride was spectacular.

  • Day25

    California Adventure (Disneyland)

    July 22 in the United States

    Heute geht es nach Annaheim ins Disneyland. Dazu wechseln wir erst mal die Unterkunft, denn es liegen immerhin 65 km zwischen dem jetzigen Motel und Annaheim. Das Howard Johnson liegt in Gehdistanz zum Parkeingang und offeriert erst noch ein Gratis Parking.

    Die neueren Pixar Themen sind im separierten Teil „California Adventure“ untergebracht. Somit erstehen wir das „Park Hopper“ Ticket, damit wir zwischen beiden Themenparks wechseln können.

    Gestartet wird mit einer Wildwasserbahn im Themenbereich Crzzly Peak und Mermaid.
    Der Renner hier ist aber der Western Themenbereich mit der Attraktion „Cars“. Aber auch der Roller Coaster Incredibl mit Looping ist gut gemacht.

    Bei den Shows wählen wir „Frozen“, eine 60 Minuten lange Musical Produktion mit guten Sängern und ausgereifter Bühnentechnik. Diese Pause tut allen gut, denn wir müssen ja jetzt noch in das eigentliche Disneyland.
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