disneyland part two- california adventure


We had a plan:  Get in, no pictures, run, go to Cars Land and get in line for Radiator Springs Racers.  I was a woman on a mission, ride the most sought after ride within 15 minutes of our arrival!  CHECK!

With less than 10 minutes wait, we got a McQueen Racer.  The kids were (who am I kidding, I was) beyond excited!  What a ride!  Gorgeous scenery, the music, the atmosphere and then the race…our boys were scared but so happy we had won!  What a thrill!  We now had to get fast passes to ride at night.  CHECK!

Cars Land was beyond anything I had ever experience.  We were transported into the movie.  It’s one of our family’s favorite.  Cars Land did not disappoint.  We rode Luigi Rollickin Roadsters and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, we laugh so much!  We took a walk with McQueen.  Life was perfect!  We got to the Cozy Cones and Liam fell in love…with a cone!  It was hilarious!  Pictures, hugs and kisses, and promises to come back later that day!







We now had to explore the rest of the park!  Brian and Josée did California Screamin’ 3 times in a row, we played the arcades and won a Mickey!  Got a few churros, man these things are good!  And then magic!  Logan needed a bathroom break, so Brian took him.  On their way, a cast member stopped them and asked if they liked Toy Story.  Of course they said yes!  Woody then came out, gave Logan a sheriff badge and a certificate.  They took pictures together and Logan was named Sheriff of Andy’s toy box!  Only one person a day get this special treatment and Logan (and his family) was the lucky one!  We got fast passes for rides, first in line for meet and greets with Disney characters and some privilege seating for the World of Color show.  Thanks Woody and Disney!



We had ice cream and margaritas, more churros, Mickey shaped ice cream and frozen slushies!  We rode Goofy’s Sky Flight, Tower of Terror, Soarin’ Over California, , Monsters Inc, and more!  We got to spend time alone with Anna and Elsa, Buzz, Woody, Olaf and Judy Hopps aka Judy Bunny for Logan!  Walking across this park is a treat in itself!  The beautiful theaters, buildings, the lake and the most gorgeous ferris wheel ever!

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We also got amazing tickets for the new Frozen show at the Hyperion.  Forth row, a show worthy of Disney Broadway.  It was magical.  We loved it!

We now had a ride to catch in Cars Land!  Liam, Josée and myself, got back to the Racers for one last drive.  Radiator Springs Racers is even better at night!

One of the things I loved most in the movie Cars, is when the main street gets lit up, all the cars are riding to ‘Sheeboom’.  At 8:03, the same music started, and one by one, they lit up the buildings!  I got chills and a bit teary eyed.  I wish I could have froze the time there.  And then Dj’s came rolling down the street with some Flo’s V8 waitresses and it was party time!




Time had come to take our places for World of Color.  A beautiful show of water, lights and special effects.  The last 60 years of Disney was portraid in a magical way that only Disney can do!  I left the park with tears of happiness and bit of sadness.  For the beautiful day we had spent together, the special memories we had created and how lucky I was to be here with my family.  Sadness, I wanted everyone I love to be there with us.  Sadness because we would never have this day again.  My babies would be older the next day and maybe we would never get to go back…It was hard to say goodbye.

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‘Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy’

Until we meet again Disney!


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  1. I’ve got tears just to read your story. I wish I would have been there. The pictures tells a lot.

    That Part 2 is very well done.

    Next time, I will be there.


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