Friday, December 11, 2015

Disneyland, 2015 - Trip 2

 So.....we were all packed up and ready to roll out of town at 3 p.m. on Friday. Then...Emma called crying that she couldn't walk and needed picked up from school. She had rolled her ankle during step aerobics in P.E. So, I unloaded the back of the truck (can't drive around town leaving luggage sitting in the bed), and we headed to Urgent Care...where she hobbled away 2 hours later on crutches with a sprained ankle. Back home to reload the truck, and eventually we got where we were headed for the weekend....

 Yes, the cars of Cars Land do actually drive the streets.
 Our first morning we ate breakfast at the Mary Poppins Cafe (end of main street, left hand side).
 This was actually heading home Sunday afternoon, a happy boy!
 Emma and I spent some time here while the rest of the crew walked thru the castle, but then they all got in on the action.

 She was a trooper.
 That's Ghirarhdelli salted caramel hot chocolate.
 So when in a wheelchair, you get to see all the alternate ways to get on a ride. This was Radiator Springs, the cars ride. You get to go a little bit further into the caverns, put in a car that they put into the rotation, so you have a separate on/off area and can go at your own speed.

 If you've never been to the park this time of year, it is really, really beautiful!
 We broke down on Small World right outside of it...where you can't hear the music, but you can watch the lights : ) Not a bad spot to be.

 BTW, those ears...anytime there is a show or parade going, his ears sync to the music, in both color, and rhythm. Pretty cool.
 Above, that's looking back into the ride at the end where the postcards are.

 Here's a look at the entire front of Small World.
 Rides that had a moving belt at the beginning and end were too difficult for her to navigate, so this is us waiting for the others to go on the Little Mermaid ride.
 That's a Matterhorn Macaroon.
 A very pretty, very yummy, raspberry filled 60th anniversary cupcake.

 Waiting for Space Mountain. So...the olden days of cutting in front of everyone by wheeling up the exit are now have to get a time to come back and wait in the wheelchair line, which in some cases is not faster at all. However, we went straight to the Peter Pan ride one morning and they said they were not giving out anymore wheelchair times to come back because they already had 200 scheduled for the day...but there were none there right at that time, so the put us right on. Score. Also, Space Mountain was cool because you get into a rocket that then slides over onto the track...and it's the new Star Wars Space Mountain, which was really cool. But...Emma realized she can't ride any fast rides because she would go to brace herself with her bad foot, so no Big Thunder, or CA Screaming.

 The first morning Emma insisted she could hobble the walk to the was under a mile and took an hour. But, our walk goes through the Grand Californian, which is a beautiful hotel and has rocking chairs in front of an always burning fireplace, so she got to take a break.
 First morning. All smiles.

Blurry pic of what Brian put up with the whole way home...flashing lights in the car. : )

Ok, so these were the pictures from my phone, I'll post the camera ones in a future post.

1 comment:

  1. Love these pictures. I especially like the one of Myles driving the car and concentrating so hard. All the treats look wonderful. So many new things to see. Mary Poppins Cafe, Radiated Springs, the new Space sorry Emma had a hard time.