Tuesday, February 25, 2014

3 Days at Disneyland with Your 3 Year Old (Part 2)

Our second day at Disneyland was our daughter's third birthday!

She woke up to a present, the happy birthday song, and a cold cupcake. So healthy right? Don't worry, we headed back to the Earl of Sandwich for some real food.

I would wake up with a smile every morning if I got presents too!
It was magic hour after breakfast, so we headed to Fantasyland for some rides before the park opened to the public. The first ride of the day was Dumbo, followed by the Mad Tea Party, and It's a Small World. We had a little time before our first special reservation of the day, so were able to see Merida and the cubs (from Brave).

She was very excited to see Merida and the boys :)

What super special reservation did she have that morning?

Why, the Sophia the First package at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique of course!

hair, nails, makeup for the birthday girl!
I was very excited about it, but I would not do it again. Don't get me wrong, the cast members were wonderful! My princess just is not interested in hair and makeup, so she took out her crown and wiped off her makeup shortly after leaving. If she shows an interest in it when she is older, then we'll definitely do it again! She looked so cute!

photo by my cousin, who is also her godfather
After the boutique we met Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Ariel, and Cinderella at the Fantasy Faire. She was excited to see Ariel, but was even more excited to see the Ironman exhibit they had at Innoventions in Tomorrowland!

another photo by my cousin :)
Tomorrowland was definitely our favorite part of Disneyland. We got fast passes and rider switch passes for the Star Tours ride, saw awesome exhibits at Innoventions, including the Ironman exhibit, watched their ASIMO (robot) demonstration, and got to explore their super techy Dream Home.

she was interviewed about big things and little things :)
At that point it was about lunch time and we were all hot, hungry, and tired. Earlier that month I read a tip to eat at the Blue Bayou for lunch and request a table by the water, so we headed over to the restaurant for our reservation and it was perfect! We had a nice meal in a dark, quiet, air conditioned restaurant while our birthday princess took a nap.

of course she would wake up for another piece of cake! ;)
After lunch we rode on the Jungle Cruise before taking on the rest of the park. We went to Mickey's Toontown for Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin and got to meet Mickey Mouse in his house! There was a long line for the rest of the things there, so we went back to Tomorrowland where we rode the Astro Orbiter, watched kids learn at the Jedi Training Academy, went on the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, and defeated Emperor Zurg at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.

three years old and already saving the galaxy ;)
Needless to say, we had a very busy day! We saw all we could that day and had dinner in Downtown Disney before watching the fireworks from right outside our hotel room. 

What a beautiful ending to a fun-filled day!
And just like last time, the list of all the attractions a child that is at least 38" tall can go to :)

Alice in Wonderland
Casey Jr. Circus Train
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
It's a Small World
King Arthur Carousel
Mad Tea Party
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Peter Pan's Flight
Pinocchio's Daring Journey
Snow White's Scary Adventure
Storybook Land Canal Boats

Fantasy Faire

Mickey's Toontown
Chip n Dale Treehouse
Donald's Boat
Gadget's Go Coaster
Goofy's Playhouse
Mickey's House
Minnie's House
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Toontown's Jolly Trolley

Critter Country
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Big Thunder Ranch
Mark Twain Riverboat
Pirate's Lair on TS Island
Sailing Ship Columbia

New Orleans Square
Haunted Mansion
Pirates of the Caribbean

Enchanted Tiki Room
Jungle Cruise
Tarzan's Treehouse

Astro Orbitor
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
Captain EO
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

No comments:

Post a Comment