Wednesday, August 24, 2011

World of Color

After dinner in Downtown Disney, we headed over to Adventure land to catch the "World of Color Show".
Paradise Pier is lit up beautifully at night
"World of Color" is one of Disney's newer shows, encompassing water, lights, sound/music, theater and Disney Characters. It's similar to a Laser Light show. Only a Disney, over the top (they seem to do everything better) Laser Light show.

And just when you though it couldn't get much better...
Dory and Nemo come on all in water/lights and do a quick clip from the movie.
And then there is the Little Mermaid
and Sebastian the Crab from the Little Mermaid (they play the song, "Under the Sea")

and then Buzz and Woody have a talk in lights/water
and the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack comes on and (leave it to Disney), they shoot fire out of the water. Even Jack Sparrow shows up in the water, but my camera wasn't fast enough to capture it all.
Lady and the Tramp
It's truly an amazing show, not to be missed!
Next up: Legoland, Carlsbad

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 3-Afternoon at Disneyland

After we finished up riding most of the rides in Disneyland, we caught the train back to the entrance of the park.
It goes through various scenic backdrops, like the Grand Canyon and Dinosaur land
After catching a quick show called "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" (which I highly recommend if you ever go), we headed over to Downtown Disney.
We found this great shop called "Ride Makerz". It's similar to "Build-a-Bear", but with a remote control car/truck theme. You pick the car/truck and add wheels, and accessories. The boys had a great time picking out and building their RC cars.

Jarin's is a tricked out truck
Justin chose a pearl blue Mustang

Thursday, August 18, 2011

1st half of Day 3

On the 3rd morning, we went back into Disneyland and we were able to enter an hour earlier than the public being we stayed at a resort hotel.
We ran into the Mad Hatter and had him sign the boys books.
We rode Space Mountain. These were pictures of the pictures.

Finding Nemo ride

Autopia Cars

Jarin insisted on driving as he met the height requirement, but he had a hard time pushing the pedal as it was stiff.
Buzz Lightyear Astro blaster ride

Mike held our place in line for the Matterhorn while I took the boys on Alice in Wonderland and the teacups. Blurry photo (sorry)
Small World ride. We found the churro stand!!







We stopped for lunch in Toon Town and found Goofy there

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Evening of Day 2

Our view from our hotel balcony of Adventure Land
The first night in Disney we went to the Fantasmic show and fireworks. We saved seats at about 7:00 for the 9:00 show, meaning, one of us had to hold our places while the other one got food. The lady behind Mike came at about 8:30 and practically sat on top of him. We tried everything to get her to move a little as she was really crowding us, but she wouldn't budge. I took a picture thinking that might scare her off (her husband opted to sit somewhere else as he didn't want to crowd in there), but the picture trick didn't work. I guess I just have a tough time with ignorant people!
Our silly boyz

Captain Hook and Peter Pan (not pictured)
Disneyland does some amazing things with their theatrics. One minute an evil queen is on stage, the next minute, a large dragon appears out of the mist.
The Mark Twain boat appears with the characters on board.

And Mickey shows up in several scenes.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Disneyland Day 2-2nd half of day

We finished up Adventure Land a little after noon, then headed over to Disneyland and ate lunch.
Indian on Main Street
Pirates of the Caribbean ride. My camera doesn't do so well in dark places.
The boys in front of Big Thunder Railroad
Aladin and Jasmine photo op
In the Tiki Room
This fiddler convinced a group of teen girls to join him in doing "the chicken dance"
We rode the big pirate ship
Even though we've outgrown Winnie the Pooh, we still have some extra time, so went on the ride since the lines were short. I also found a great app if any are going to Disney. It's called "Disney Wait Times". It basically tells you the current wait time of each ride, so while you're waiting for your fast pass to start, you can run and catch one with a short line.
Looking at the Haunted Mansion from the Pirate ship
In Tarzan's Tree house
The boys loved the neat instruments