Baby K Maternity

Baby K Maternity

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Disneyland 2014

"One more with one."

We woke up Sunday morning a tad bit later than we had Saturday morning. Connor wasn't up at the crack of dawn and was definitely lagging a little more than he had the day before. We gave him some medicine and made our way over to the land and parked in almost the same spot we had the day before.
We opened the park again and got to stand next to the roped off sections before making our way straight to fly over the land of Peter Pan. When that was over daddy headed to get fastpasses for Space Mountain and Connor and I had fun on Main Street USA. We got a private ride on the horse drawn carriage from the castle to the front of the park, and then took the antique fire truck from the front of the park to the castle, with Connor ringing the bell the entire time! 

We took a little adventure climbing the steps of the castle and got to see little vignettes of Sleeping Beauty scenes. We went to Fantasyland and rode the carousel a few times with Connor picking different horses, and flew on Dumbo. I could tell Connor wasn't really feeling like himself though. We weren't getting really big smiles and he was just slightly off. It was a bit hotter on this day because we didn't get the great cloud coverage we had the day before. We continued over to a new ride the Casey Jr. Circus Train.

Connor was hooked. He loved this little train! I thought it was cool too. We got to steer the caboose on the first ride, and sat in one of the "animal cages" on the second go round. We of course loved the name of the ride too, and Connor just kept talking about his Uncle Casey.

Because the train ride circles around another boat ride we headed there next. The Storybook Land ride was closed the last time we were there and I'm so glad we were able to do it this time. It was so cute riding in a boat looking at all of these cute miniatures while our guide told us a story. I think Connor was starting to get over heated while we waited in this line because he wanted to be held constantly and was lethargic.
After a few more rides and meeting some fairies Connor actually asked to take a nap. We were shocked! I understood though, with being sick and it being a tad on the hot side the poor buddy couldn't keep up. We decided it was the perfect time to stop for lunch and find air conditioning.
We ate and ate and ate at Cafe Orleans! From the amazing pom frites to the mickey mouse beignets and finally the Monte Cristos we were in heaven! I think we probably should have gotten just one order of the sandwich and shared....but we didn't. Go big or go home! (We may have gone home bigger.)
We headed to the Haunted Mansion with a still sleeping Connor and got the enjoy it differently than last time since the Nightmare Before Christmas hasn't yet taken over.

Daddy took Connor to Toontown while I sat in line to get front row seats to see Mickey and the Magic Lamp. The show was amazing and Connor enjoyed a frozen apple juice slush that seemed to revive him. We went to Mickey's house after and Connor loved playing all over the furniture and was overjoyed with seeing the big guy! He even asked to take a picture with his mailbox! There were even rides in Toontown he remembered riding when he was 2. We were shocked with the detail he could recall and how he adamantly  did not want to ride them this time. We stopped at Goofy's house to let Connor play on the playground, charge our phones at a secret spot, and let mommy put her feet up a bit.

We let Connor drive his car at Autopia, one spin on the un-air conditioned monorail, and even took a float around Small World. I am always amazed at how cool the outside entrance to the ride is. I love that the train drives right through the facade and it's all open air. 
Connor was tall enough to ride this Space Mountain and it's wonderful because you sit side by side unlike ours at Magic Kingdom. He was a trouper and wasn't scared at all!!! Daddy said he did great!!!
We got a cool treasure map on the Jungle Cruise and daddy and Connor climbed the Swiss Family...err Tarzan tree house twice.

We completed our trip with begging our way onto Alice in Wonderland, squealing on the Mad Tea Party, and exiting the park through another ride on the monorail and walking back to the parking lot. We had another completely full day and there were rides we didn't make it on, but Connor was the one who told us what he wanted to do and didn't. We left it up to him since it was all for him anyway. He fell asleep before even backing the car out of its spot.

His pajamas Sunday night were the clothes he was going to wear Monday morning since we were waking up at 3:50am. We left the hotel by 4:15am and made it to the airport with no hitches by 5:54am after already dropping off the rental. What a team!!!! Daddy did inevitably come down with whatever Connor had but all in all it was an amazing trip!! Connor has been talking about all things Disneyland California and Los Angeles for weeks now. I know this will be a trip he will always remember too!

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