We spent three magnificent days in Disneyland. The longest line we waited in was about 20 minutes. The weather was mid-seventies almost the entire time. Our hotel was right across the walkway. Man, if you’re gonna do Disneyland, that’s the way to do it.
Anyway, here are a few pictures from our trip. Enjoy!
Noah, in an attempt to make the hotel room more entertaining, took the foot protectors off the bed and put on a fashion show for us.
I was super happy that Noah’s mom, stepdad, and baby brother were able to come. It only happens so often that your kid is at the most magical age for Disneyland ever.
The Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster ride was among Noah’s favorites. As was evidenced by him needing to go on it three times and wanting to go on it hundreds of times.
The Star Wars ride was probably his favorite. We also repeatedly had to go on this one.
And… there was no way he could pass up an opportunity for a photo with a stormtrooper!
“I wanna go on the Buzz Light Year ride again!” “Well, I wanna go on something else!” “Well, we’re going on Buzz Light Year again!” “Fine.”
Amazingly, Noah LOVED Space Mountain. I thought it might freak him out, but he loved every second of it.
Noah… such a sweetheart… but such an oppositionally defiant child, just like his dad. When there’s a chain saying don’t sit beyond this point, you can almost guarantee a certain somebody’s gonna be sitting beyond that point.
My favorite pic from the trip. Noah finally got to see Mickey and Donald, his two favorite, and both in the same place! How lucky were we?!
The whole little fam.
After Noah fell asleep one night, I went down and bought one of these little babies at the hotel bar. OH MY GOODNESS. I got the recipe and came home and made them for my friends. Only 490 calories per serving!
There were a bunch of palm trees with trunks that look like this. I guess they don’t want people trying to climb them!
Noah and his two dads, on their way into… you guessed it… Buzz Lightyear.
Noah has been super shy around girls lately. And Mini Mouse was just another girl.
This was waiting for Goofy’s flying school. A seriously gut-wrenching roller-coastery type thing. Noah turned out to be a serious adrenaline junkie and had no mercy on us adults who didn’t really have the stomachs for such rides anymore.
On the Ferris Wheel. I don’t know why, but Ferris Wheels freak me out.
I bought a bucket of caramel corn for $8. This is my $8 bucket of caramel corn.
Where Noah found a giant snail in the middle of Disneyland was beyond me.
This was another treat that ended up mostly on the ground.
Noah and Chappy, riding the bumper cars.
The only ride Noah didn’t like was The Tower of Terror. And it wasn’t because of the multi-story free fall. No, it was because of “the ghosts.”
When a kid rides on your shoulders most the day, eventually you push ‘em over for fun.
I told Noah I’d give him a dollar if he could eat all his fries in one bite. I figured it was a safe bet. He was *so* sure he could do it, too.
The night before we came home, Noah built an amazing fort in the hotel room.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. What are your favorite rides at Disneyland? What are your favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of the park?