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So on Thursday and Friday of last week we were off, and what did I do with my time? I spent it at the happiest place on earth if you ask me…DISNEYLAND!
What an awesome time…we wound up spending 2 days there and did the park hopper so that we could also go to California Adventure next door.
Let’s start off with Disneyland. The second we walked in I was beyond excited and ready to enjoy the park…so much to do…but before we got started, I needed to fuel up. What better way than to eat a pretzel…shaped like MICKEY!
We kicked things off in New Orleans Square and jumped in line for Pirates of the Caribbean …this ride never disappoints…we wound up going on it a couple times. It’s really an amazing experience; the detail that is put into this ride is second to none. We then quickly swung by Splash Mountain to get a Fast Pass ticket – I have to say, I love that Disney doesn’t charge extra for a Fast Pass…what you do is go to a distribution stand for the ride you want to go on, it will give you a window of time to come back to use your Fast Pass. It’s genius. Since we had about an hour until our Fast Pass could be used…we did the Haunted Mansion Ride, Jungle Cruise, grabbed lunch, grabbed a fast pass for Indiana Jones ride, and then it was time…Splash Mountain! I love this ride, and I think it shows in this picture…
I mentioned we grabbed a Fast Pass for Indiana Jones…we wound up doing that ride a few times, easily one of my favorites. By my absolute favorite ride didn’t happen until later on at night. I’ll tell you about that one later.
The entire day was great…just walking around the park puts you in great spirits…plus we met a couple of celebrities…
Yup…we ran into Tigger, and Pooh!
I even got to pump some iron…
I finally got to ride the Matterhorn…and shockingly (OK, not so shockingly), we rode that one a few times too!
This pic sums up the greatness that is the Buzz Lightyear ride:
I’m about to screw your day up if you have ever gone to Disneyland…we also rode the It’s A Small World ride:
If that song is not stuck in your head now, you possess stronger will power than me or anyone I know – ha!
I could go on and on about how awesome Disneyland is…but I still want to write about California Adventure…however, there was one ride that I not only loved, but I am obsessed about: Space Mountain! We rode this one both days…it was the highlight of both days for me. This is the greatest ride ever. This picture proves it!
Now you might see that pic, and think my wife wasn’t having fun…not the case, she was startled by the flashing lights haha! I was so obsessed with Space Mountain that I even bought a Space Mountain T-Shirt. I can’t wait to make another trip to Disney so I can go on it again!
We also checked out California Adventure. What better way to start off day two than by riding the Hollywood Tower Of terror:
Again, I have photographic proof of how awesome that ride was…
We didn’t just ride it one…we got back on it again because of how cool that ride it.
I loved the Roller Coaster, California Screemin’, the giant swinging gondolas on the Mickey Ferris Wheel, but one of the true highlights was the Toy Story Midway Mania…it was in 3-D and well worth the 30 minute wait in line!
I probably missed some of the other great moments, as there was plenty…get info on all the great fun at Disneyland at www.Disneyland.com
Our final day in Cali was spent checking out the beaches…Laguna and Newport. Laguna was cool, but I fell in love with Newport…how can you not with a view like this?
Although, Laguna did have an advantage over Newport…it featured this guy…a true Frisbee Legend…in his own mind!
While we were off, our very own Jeetz was able to swing by Seahawks training camp, and got to chat with a few Hawks: Richard Sherman, Ray Lewis, and John Moffitt! Check it out in today’s Video Blog! Huge thanks to Sallye from The Landing for helping set this up!