Mickey's House

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I've been dying to go for forever. We've talked about going for weekends and weekends now. So... we finally went! We got Disneyland passes back in April and I think we've maybe used them twice. Mayyyyybe twice. I'm embarrassed to even admit that. We had good intentions of going all the time, but then life happened and it had other plans for us on the weekends.

Mason let us sleep in until 6:40am (!!!) and as soon as he woke us up, we got ready. Seth fed Mason breakfast while I got ready and then I watched Mason while I prepared for us to leave. I made Mason food for lunch and a snack since I didn't know how long we would be there and I refuse to pay $8 for 3 chicken nuggets that I could make at home and bring for probably $.40.

We were finally ready and we were off! I had this grand plan of sitting in the back seat to distract Mason from falling asleep in the car so he could nap while we walked from the parking lot to Disneyland but Mason had other plans. No car nap, no stroller nap. Mason - 1, Mommy - 0. Oh well. He was fine and more than excited to be at Disneyland. We decided to spend the morning in California Adventure instead of heading straight to Disneyland. I had read on a couple blogs about some rides they went on while at Disney and to be honest, I'd never heard of them or been on them! So we decided to check them out.

Whenever we go to California Adventure, I've never gone in to the Bug's Life Land. I always just thought it was the Bug's Life 3D movie and that's all, but boy was I wrong! Disney. I swear. They put SO MUCH thought and creativity into everything, it is amazing. A Bug's Life Land is so cool! And will be even more cool when Mason is older. They have popsicle stick benches, cricket and bee noises in the bathroom, bug lights, and so much more. It's like you are living in the movie. We did two things while we were there : Flik's Flyer and Heimlick's Chew Chew Train.

And then there is Cars Land. My FAVORITE of the lands by far. It looks EXACTLY like the movie Cars. To the tee. It's crazy. Again, magic of Disney. We've been going on so many kid rides that I had hoped to ride an adult ride...specifically Radiator Springs Racers. We've been on it once and it was so much fun so we decided to do single rider so one person could stay with Mason. I went first and then Seth went. While I was gone... Mason meltdown. He was better when I got back but then after Seth left, major meltdown. It was way, way, way past his nap time so I knew exactly what was wrong, but it was hard to get him to lay back and sleep. Eventually I did it though and evened the score to Mason - 1, Mommy - 1.

After Seth got off the ride, we walked over to the carousel and waited for Mason to wake up. The last time we were at Disney Mason LOVED the carousel. LOVE. The feeling was exactly the same this time.

We went on the Little Mermaid ride and watched the Disney Junior Live on Stage show and then Mason was ready for another nap. He fell asleep as we walked over to Disneyland and I was finally able to get the corn dog that I've been wanting for forever. The line is always so long so I always pass but I've heard they are DELICIOUS so we decided to wait. They did not disappoint.

After lunch we did a little shopping, Mason woke up from his nap, and then we headed home. All in all, a successful and fun day at Disneyland! The best part was... it wasn't even that crowded! Score :)