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tacomaranch
03-29-2007, 12:29 AM
Wow, do my feet hurt!!!

It was a great second day at DL and we went to California adventure today but that is another story.

I had looked at the map and saw there was a target on the bus line L so we walked down to park to get to the L bus and waited over half an hour. I finally asked another driver where L was and we were told it only comes every hour I told her we wanted to go to Target to get milk and gifts but she said to take the A bus to the farmers grocery and drew on our map. It looked to be near our hotel but the front desk said it was a few miles away. We took the A bus and then got off where the driver said. It was a short walk about two blocks to the store. We got great produce, super prices and nice people. They had a super deli and also a wonderful bakery. Again, prices were cheap compared to our small town. On the way back we stopped in and asked by our stop where Hojo's was. We were shocked the guy said just over the highway Now I remind you that we are simple country folks and we can walk along time and do each day just doing chores. We were shocked to find out that this story was maybe 1/2 mile from our hotel. Our first nite here a lady in the elevator said it was 4 miles. It was very walkable and I recommend it to everyone who can either take the A bus or walk. Much cheaper than any gift shop prices and a nice walk.

So, back at the hotel we had fresh milk and pepsi so I mixed a rum and coke in my water bottle and off we went to CA Adventure. Again the lines in front can be intimidating at first but they move so fast. We arrived at 9:30 and were in quickly. The first view of the bridge is wonderful and then the sun and water were stunning. We headed off quickly to the left went to see Muppet vision but it had just started so we ran over to Monsters which does not exsist in WDW. It was in black light and very cute, then we went back to Muppets and walked into the theater. My DS loved it and it remains cute every time we see it. Then we had to go back to Monsters again by demand.

Everything is close together that it is easy to go from ride to ride quickly . We then went over to the Aladian show but missed it by minutes so it was the Hollywood hotel which I know as tower of terror. I got a fast pass for my scrapbook. The ride was similar but different. It does not go out of the elevator chamber. The drop was still thrilling and DS who just makes the height loves the ride. He gets very quiet and still but it is because his sensory is met.

I have to say that the crowds are really peaking now and it is crowded in the parks. We met a very nice man Brian who is a CM at the travel center but he was on Dream patrol when we talked to him. We traded a pin, spoke to him for a bit to find out why he was from Minnesota but working at Disney. His grandmother dies and left him a house here so they moved because there is no mortgage. Again I thought it was wonderful how nice people share here in Disney. We went to Turtle talk with Crush next and met a wonderful CM who got on the floor and talked to DS and asked great questions that DS knew the answers. How old are you? What is your name? Then we went in early and got settled before everyone else did. It was very nice and we really appreciate the extra help.

We were hungry but kept going when we saw the line at the hot dog place. So we were off to the pier area but ran into our friend Brian who we got to talk to again. While speaking to him a couple asked me to take a picture of them which I did and then Brian said how nice it was. I just treat people how I want to be treated, no big deal but he then gave me a very beautiful dream pin with tinkerbell on it. It is only from the dream team and a honor to be given it to me. Ok, I cried. So we do have YOMD.

We have never seen a dream team yet at either park. I have seen many people with dream fastpasses, and there is the nice lady from Mcdonalds who got a wonderful day gift from the dream team.

We found the pier area and were waiting in line for a corn dog when DS fell asleep right in his stroller. I was exhausted also but the we had to keep going. We were as far back as possible!

It reminded me of the boardwalk at WDW. The area has a carnival feel with games, music and rides. We ate at the pizza place and the pasta for kids is a good deal. I got 10% off for using my Disney visa card. Always ask if there is discount for the visa or DVC members. It has worked for us so far most of the time. DS was still asleep but I did get him to eat a meatball in his sleep. His aide went to the ride that launches the people up and she loved it. I went over to talk to the DVC person and ask how hard it is to sell a DVC for florida in CA? He said it is about getting the numbers of interested people so they can judge to build a DVC at DL. He said it is going to happen in about a year. I need to post that on the DVC board.

With DS still sleeping we went over to the Screamin! OMG, it is one heck of a coaster and I loved it! We got a parent switch and I sent his aide first. She came back all smiles and then it was my turn. I love the chile peppers so this was perfect. The wait before it goes is suspenseful and a perfect start. It was intense and I can't think of anything that compares at WDW.

We did have a brief stop in Bug's land before we went to the pier and I love the smell of the orange blossoms before the ride. It's a bug's life is the same ride as the one at AK and it was fun to hear the people scream when the bugs leave DS also got into his shorts and played in the water area. He was really cute when he pulled his drawers down and wanted to go...in the water drain. We ran him to the rest room right then.

Ok friends, the fireworks are going to start and I want to watch with DS.

Again a beautiful show and we must see it from the park tomorrow nite.

After the park we went back to see the aladian show but it was printed for 6 pm but there was no show. It was time to leave so went to DTD since DS was so rammy from his nap. We walked DTD and went on the monorail. I am use to it going forever and when after a short trip in stopped in DL and we were told to get off I just asked to stay on. It is not a ride that they allow you to stay on so we got off and then got back on for a round trip. We were also allowed to ride in the nose and DS loved it. It was short but it was still the monorail and it was fun.

We walked out of the park and got a quick french fry and McDonalds. Again, also mention the 10% off and they give to everyone who askes.

It is almost 10 pm and we are getting up for an early entry in the morning. Tomorrow we plan to see all the shows that we missed our first day.

Good nite.

lulubelle
03-29-2007, 12:44 AM
Sounds like a fun filled, busy day - thanks for sharing!
Glad some Pixie Dust made it your way, hope you get to see Aladdin tomorrow, it is wonderful. Seems like DS is having a lot of fun, too!;) Looking forward to your next installment.

PrairyChikk
03-29-2007, 12:51 AM
Thanks for sharing your fun-filled day. Congrats on gettng your dream pin!

MATTERHORN
03-29-2007, 01:27 AM
Hooray, that is so exciting to get a dream!! Glad you had fun and I agree, try to see Aladdin if you can!

Andrea