Friday, May 20, 2011

Disneyland 2011

I finally found the best pics from our vacation.  We took over 600 pics.
That is why it has taken me so long to post about our trip.
So grab some hot cocoa (if you live in Utah) and enjoy. 
As you already know, we stayed  two days in Las Vegas and then
we finally made it to DISNEYLAND!!!
We like to start Disneyland out by eating at Goofy's Kitchen.  It's a little pricey but worth every penny!  The food is wonderful, and the characters come right to your table.  It is a blast.  We have found that it is nice if you go when you don't have anything else to do that night.  We like to stay and enjoy the meal and the characters.  Our kids like to see all of them.
This is a pic (not a great pic) of their pizzas: cheese, mac and cheese, and PB&J!
One on one with Mulan and Minnie - sooo sweet!
Happy early birthday, E!
Watch out for little sister who steals your sprinkles when you turn your back!
Our duct tape stroller held up the whole time!!!
We like to find little treats throughout the day.
This one (a giant rice krispie treat topped with chocolate) can be found between
Splash Mountain (which was closed until May 27th - so sad) and
Pooh's Adventure.

When you get off Pirates, turn left and you will pass a few shops.  You will find an area that opens up to a courtyard with a staircase.  It's said that Walt himself used to live there.  It is so nice and peaceful.
Perfect for a photo shoot.

World of Color is AMAZING!   We loved it.  Did you know that you have to have a Fast Pass to see it?  Well you do and you have to go right when California Adventure opens.  We found that they actually let you in the park 30 min before it opens to obtain a Fast Pass.  Also, you'll want to get in line to get your spot 30 minutes before the time on your Fast Pass tells you to.  It is crazy but worth it.  We found that the bridge
overlooking the water is a perfect spot.

E's and my FAVORITE ride!!!  Love her.  We giggle during the whole ride.
I have taught her well!
Ooohhhh, don't these look yummy?
We found that this little treat is to die for!  It is a Dole whip.
It can be found next to the Enchanted Tiki Room!
While we were there, the world premiere for Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides was held.
I would not suggest going when it says that the park will be closed early due to an event.
It was crazy.
This was as close to Johnny that I will probably ever get!
M keeps telling everyone, "Minnie kiss me head cheek."
Then she makes the cutest kissing sound just like Minnie!

This is pretty funny - hope you like it!
Don't mind M with her binkie (we are getting rid of it soon).
She had no nap and it was either her B or her being whinny.  We chose the B!
Whew you made it through all of that!
Thanks so much for reading.
Check back next week to hear about a few other things we found along our trip!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Staci! I just found your darling blog~ and what fun it is:) Your little family is adorable, and Disneyland is so magical! Couldn't agree with you more on Goofy's Kitchen~ it is a must when we go:) Glad to see you are doing well!

  2. Yep, dad would not like that ride. Looks like you had a fun trip!