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Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)


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    We just had a couple of days in Disneyland. Too short, but it always is!

    We knew we'd be in for a good time when we got this parking spot in the Pinocchio lot. Surely a good omen!

    We started offwith Star Tours, putting up with about 20 minutes to wait.

    My daredevil, Samantha wanted to head to Matterhorn early. Fortunately the line wasn't too bad. Only about 20 minutes.

    While waiting, we were able to check out the three different fences that meet as one! Yes, Disneyland is a wonder!

    I also noticed that Disney is so concerned about nature that they wouldn't move this rock to install a fence, but built it around the rock.

    I surprised my wife with getting reservations to ride the Lilly Belle.

    Unusual luxury in Disneyland.

    I found that you can get real good photos of dinosaurs if the train stops in the tunnel.

    This just made me think of The Godfather. "I made him an offer he couldn't refuse."

    After splitting up for a couple of hours, Jennifer and I were finally reunited. The children upon watching this gagged.

    Mikayla didn't mind rowing a canoe, although I prefer to let someone else power my rides.

    Found some real wildlife along the Rivers of America:

    there's no fun like swaying on a suspended bridge!

    Had to stop to meet some characters. Just had to.

    I got to thinking that nobody takes pictures of these fine people, so here's mine:

    We just happened to be there when the Christmas parade came by, so I thought I'd give it a try taking pictures of it.

    I found that it isn't as easy as I thought.
    A couple of observations were made:
    Ariel, you're a lovely girl, very pretty, but pantaloons? Really? Not very sexy or attractive. You can do better!

    And Belle, usually you're such an imaculate lady. But come on, fix your glove. We shouldn't be seeing your bare elbow! Leave something to the imagination!

    That's about it for now. I'll try to post some more soon.

    No matter where you go, there you are.

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    Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

    I love that picture of Belle. Thanks for sharing so far
    "If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney


    • #3
      Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

      Great pics


      • #4
        Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

        Nice pics! Love the dinosaur one. Thats my favorite scene with the babies hatching. I always make sure to check out the one with his bottom sticking out! lol

        (......was just there for a nice long visit last month, but i'm SO ready to go back!!!.............sigh)
        [Half awake] How many cups of sugar does it take to get to the moon?


        • #5
          Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

          Love the one of Belle... and the rock - I laughed so hard!

          Glad you guys had fun!


          • #6
            Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

            Your pics a great - looking forward to more!


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              Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

              Thank you for all the kind words. It was a really fun trip (except when my daughter lost her beloved stuffed Bolt ) I look forward to sharing more pics later.

              No matter where you go, there you are.


              • #8
                Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

                ..Nice pics...


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                  Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

                  PART TWO

                  SInce we were there on the opening day, we had to check out Jolly Holiday Bakery. Not starting a discussion on this here, but we liked it. Of course, we weren't going to wait in the long lines for the food, so we just looked.

                  The girls decided to ride Splash Mountain (but the rest of us just didn't want to deal with wet.) Samantha tried to show how cool she was by "reading a book" while they went down.

                  Later we went to Adventureland for some, well adventure.
                  I waited with the kids while my wife said goodbye to my cousin who met us for lunch. She joined us only for the end of the line.

                  The line wound around the top for a while, which was unusual, but we got to see stuff that we normally don't, so it was a nice change.

                  LIke a real jungle (but without the malaria) Jungle Cruise always seems to be changing.

                  While in the area, we stopped by one of our family favorites, Tiki Room. It's nice that this non-thrill attraction seems to be maintaining its popularity and crowds.
                  I find the waiting area a really nice place to cool my heels for a while.

                  Later, (or was it earlier? I don't remember. Does it really matter?) we headed to Tom Sawyer Island. One effect Nathan really liked was the beating heart in Davy Jones' Locker.

                  On the way to or from Critter Country, I always tried to go through Fowler's Harbor, since it's one of my favorite spots in the resort.

                  Later, since we'd all been to the real Marceline, MO, we got a kick out of this hotel on Main Street. Too bad we couldn't get reservations to stay here.

                  Then, from Main Street we saw this other hotel which I did have reservations about!

                  We decided to "drop" in for a while.
                  Try as she might, this charming young lady just couldn't bring herself to really seem scary.

                  There's no real ending to this trip report. Eventually, we just had to get to Reality Land. A couple of things, my daughter's stuffed Bolt was never recovered. She learned a tough lesson.
                  I also came upon them filming this, but other than for some internal Disney company stuff, I have no idea what it is, so if anyone knows, please fill me in.
                  Last edited by sbk1234; 01-08-2012, 01:53 PM.

                  No matter where you go, there you are.


                  • #10
                    Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

                    Great TR and love the pics. Thanks.


                    • #11
                      Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

                      Great pictures! You've got a beautiful family.

                      The clever captions really made this thread for me. Thanks for sharing!

                      xoxo Kelly
                      Feel free to add me or message me here on Mice Chat!

                      "So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned.
                      Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land."


                      • #12
                        Re: Just a couple of days in Disneyland (Photo heavy)

                        Thank you for your kind words. I'm usually so in awe of the brilliant photographers who post here, but even I get lucky with a couple of good shots here and there.
                        Thank you, Kelly for the kind words about my family. I know everyone thinks his family is the best! It's still nice to hear. Taking my kids to Disneyland is one of the best parts of fatherhood.

                        I should point out that some of the pictures (especially those with me in them) were taken by my 8-year-old daughter. She really is becoming quite the photographer.

                        No matter where you go, there you are.


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