Sorry for the absence and leaving everyone hanging about our last day at Disneyland. Somehow I contracted Viral Meningitis, the doctor believes it was the week I had finals but it got a lot worse and mommy ended up in the hospital for a while. I’m at home on the mend and have wanted to finish up the blogging about our amazing trip to Disneyland. Especially so our Fairy Godmother can see why we are still smiling even with all the rough patches with unemployment and hospital stays we’ve had the past few weeks.
The last day on our vacation we decided to spend the entire day at Disneyland park. We knew daddy had to leave by 4 pm to make his flight back home so he could be at work the next day (the dreaded day he lost his job, wish we’d known to save on that airfare and time away from family. ha ha)
We hit Tomorrowland first and Deeds even rode Space Mountain. It wasn’t his favorite but meeting the storm troopers outside the ride made him quickly forget about that. The troopers were fascinated with Magpie and I decided that they aren’t actually bad guys but probably just misunderstood.
While the kids and guys went on the last ride I went to stand in line so we could all meet Tinkerbell. I heard dad yell and then I looked over in time to catch Sleeping Beauty walking by on a pathway while holding the kids hands.
The line for Tinkerbell was long but worth it. Each family gets to meet them alone and it was AWESOME to meet Tink and her friend Faun who is apparently the Animal Talent fairy and so happy to meet Magpie.
We enjoyed heading over to ride the Haunted Mansion, which might have been better liked if we didn’t get stuck in the dark for a minute or two. Poor kids weren’t fans after that. We headed over to ride on Splash Mountain and encountered the Winnie the Pooh ride and right when we got off we saw Tigger, Eeyore and Pooh as well. Deeds liked Splash Mountain so much he rode it twice, once with dad and once with mom since little sister was too short to make it on the ride.
We enjoyed some lunch and then the kids decided they wanted to go to Toon Town again. We hopped the train and headed over. I waited in line to meet some princesses since we were still on a quest to find little sister’s favorite, Princess Tiana. The guys and kids headed over to ride It’s a Small World again and then we had fun reacquainting ourselves with the princesses again. Our magical moment of the day happened when Tiana was not there, on the way out I talked with a cast member to find out where we could find her and he told me to just stay in the gift shop for a minute with the kids. Next thing we knew they were ushering us back in and there was Tiana. Apparently she had been on a break and they let the kids go back and meet her without waiting in line again. It really made everyone’s day.
Daddy had to go catch his flight shortly after that. The kids, Uncle Bryan and mommy headed over to have fun in Fantasyland. We found out where to meet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.
We headed to go grab some ice cream with my cousin and his wife who had just come into town and then enjoyed relaxing as we waited for the parade to start.
- Uncle Bryan is loosing his mind a little
- Gwen spotted Mickey Mouse first.
We realized we had neglected to do the Jungle Cruise earlier so we headed over there. JD loved it and laughed so much at the skipper that we all laughed along. We swung by the carousel for our last ride and then on our way to the front of the park the kids fell asleep. Rather than wake them to get on the tram we walked back to the car and actually got them buckled in the car and then into beds without waking them.
The next day we drove home. Even after getting the call that daddy had lost his job we counted our blessings for our magical trip. Our Fairy Godmother and Uncle Bryan helped us to make this a trip to remember! We were lucky to have Uncle Bryan help us the entire time we were there and even brave the drive home with the kids and Magpie so that mommy wouldn’t have to do it alone. Thank you so much Bry.
It’s been about a month since our trip and the kids are STILL talking about it multiple times a day. They are already planning our next trip and Deeds has informed us of all the rides we forgot to go on and all the characters we still need to see. I’m glad we waited until we had Magpie to go, and considering I was probably already sick with the Viral Meningitis while we were there and battling tremendous headaches I can’t wait to go again when I feel good. I mean if the trip was that magical and I was under the weather imagine how it will be next time. Even if we never make it out again, this was a trip to remember and one we are so incredibly thankful for.