|Eating lunch at one of our secret Disney get-aways. No crowds, just us, peace.|
|Really trying for a "Cool" photo|
|We need to work on this|
|Back to cute...wait, did my girl close her eyes?|
The sign read a 45 minute wait, but it went much more quickly. We had snacks. I checked Facebook. We chatted. The kids got on each other's nerves a little bit. I think that was because of the heat. It was a surprisingly 80-some degrees yesterday and we were overdressed.
|Nice view while waiting in line|
|Ariel's Undersea Adventure|
|Riders sit in colorful clam shells. The seat reminded me of the seating on the Haunted Mansion ride sans the scary creatures and music.|
|Tile work- the beauty of Disney|
|Eric and Ariel...Happily Ever After|
Next year, CarsLand opens. Watching the construction from behind the decorative barriers is very exciting! There are great things to come to California Adventure.
|Here is one of the many barriers keeping the secret between us and the new CarsLand.|
|Trying again for "Cool"|
|One running having a blast. The other pretending to not want to get wet.|
|Soaking the head|
|Looking like he wants to get into the fun!|
|Adorable, if I do say so.|
|Wetting the head some more|
|And so how does this thing work?|
|This is EXCITEMENT!|
|The water kept coming down and she didn't know what to do. She was frozen.|
Maybe I need to have a babysitting service. In my spare time.
|Getting more wet.|
|This is where all the water is coming from.|
|Okay, I'm trying to ignore this Grandma and the three Biz-zees|
|I'll just watch the kids playing in the water|
|Oh great! Grandma has her hand up. (looking toward the biz-zees) Are you listening to Grandma?|
|She's still hand directing.|
|Really, you're not going to listen to Grandma?|
|Oh my Biz-zees! What are you doing now?|
Enough of those Biz-zees. Time to hydrate. We then went in search of water fountains. I have my favorites. There's one by Grizzly River Run that I love. Super cold water! But we were in Bugsland
|Excuse me, Can't you see I'm on the phone.|
|Yes, I'll hold.|
|Did you hear that?|
Even though we've been to Disneyland/California Adventure many times we've never been in the Disney Animation Sorcerer's Workshop. What a treat that was!!! There are so many wonderful learning activities for kids AND it's air conditioned!
|drawing an animation scene|
|Seeing Crush interact with the audience was GREAT!|
All in all, we only spent just over three hours at California Adventure yesterday. Three hours in the heat multiplies to about 6 hours. Needless to say, I had some happy, tired kids. What a great start to summer!