Disneyland Halloween Time adventure
What’s amazing is how quickly your kids can turn the Happiest Place on Earth to the Whiniest one:
Which then may or may not turn their mother into the Grumpiest Woman on Earth. Luckily, it wasn’t anything a few Mickey Mouse lollipops couldn’t cure.
And then, as expected, we had a fabulous day. It’s Halloween time at Disneyland. Which is a lot of fun, even if you’re not in costume.
Sawyer and Sage are old enough – and tall enough – to ride the fun rides. They dragged me onto the Matterhorn, I took them on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and then It’s A Small World (which they loved). By the time we finished the rides we were ready to sit and watch the parade. I loved watching the kids watching it, especially Xander, as he waved to Donald Duck and Minne Mouse and Goofy.
Next we made our way over to Cars Land. We hadn’t been to Disneyland since it opened. Lightning McQueen was driving down the street when we got there. Lightning McQueen! The kids’ eyes widened as they took in all the buildings they’d seen in the Cars movies.
They of course didn’t just want to hang around taking in the scenery. Not only are Sawyer and Sage old enough to go on the fun rides, they’re also old enough to want to wait in line. Long, long lines. David took Xander over to Bug’s Life rides and Sawyer, Sage and me waited for the Street Racer ride. For 45 minutes. They never wanted to get out of line or give up. I’m so glad they didn’t. It is so interesting, the difference between the older rides we went on compared to the brand-new one, with all its technology. We had a blast. I *might* have shrieked.
By the time we finished the race, it was time to go home. More whining. This time, it was because they didn’t want to leave.
Disneyland provided passes for my family and me to come to the park for the day. The whining, grumpiness and the “can we PLEASE come back again tomorrow” was all our own.