Back in August I posted about how I was excited, and I was very vague about it...
|our last day at Disneyland|
The month before we left I researched my butt off. I read tons of blogs for tips, tricks, and must dos, then cross referenced it with the height restrictions to make the ultimate list of what we could do with our birthday princess. She was only 38" (96.5cm) tall at the time, making our ride choices limited. We opted for a couple of Fast Passes and got one Rider Switch Pass on her birthday though!
I have since shared that information with several people and figured I would make a post to help others who are interested as well!
This entry will be about California Adventure ONLY. If you just want my list of rides (for three year olds), scroll all the way down!
We had a very early start the day before our daughter's birthday, landing in LAX at about 5:30am. Needless to say we were exhausted (that is 2:30am Hawaii time!) but we were very excited to see my cousin, who kindly picked us up and drove us to Disney and spent most of the day with us.
We stayed at the Paradise Pier Hotel using our Disney Vacation Club membership. Our room was not ready at 7am, so we checked in, gave bell services our bags, and then searched for Downtown Disney. We got lost and arrived shortly before the Earl of Sandwich opened for breakfast at 8am. We ate breakfast there all three days, you can't beat $3.99 sandwiches!
|standing outside the Lego store!|
|make sure you get everyone in the picture!|
After getting our PhotoPass, we headed to a bug's life and passed through Hollywood Land, where we went on her very first ride: Monster's Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
|we had to stop because she saw Sulley and she loves him!|
|driving her bumper beetle!|
|she loved jumping into the water!|
|She loved running and climbing!|
On the bright side, we were given free sodas because of the bad experience! When researching before our trip, I found out that ice water is free at the park. So, because I'm cheap, we drank water for most of the day. Having soda with dinner was a nice treat.
We picked up some cupcakes from a stand in Downtown Disney and then walked back to the hotel to catch the World of Color show from our hotel room.
It wasn't until after that show that we discovered we could have listened to the music on our television, but it was beautiful to watch even in silence!
What a day! A wonderful start to a wonderful vacation. Stay tuned for more! ;)
As promised, my list of rides for three year olds. My three year old was 38 inches (92.5cm) tall.
a bug's land for
Francis' Ladybug Boogie
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
It's Tough to be a Bug!
Princess Dot Puddle Park
Buena Vista Street for the Red Car Trolley!
Cars Land for
Luigi's Flying Tires
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies
Grizzly Peak for the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail!
Hollywood Land for
Monster's Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue
Muppet Vision 3D
Turtle Talk With Crush
Paradise Pier for
Ariel's Undersea Adventure
King Triton's Carousel
Mickey's Fun Wheel
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Pacific Wharf for
Bakery Tour Boudin Bakery