I'll be honest, my idea of a dream vacation isn't necessarily forking over a small fortune to spend hours standing in line, but the kids have been so excited for this trip and seeing their faces was just enough magic to get me through the $7 hot dogs and waiting in line for 35 minutes only to have your little guy announce he has to go to the bathroom that instant. Not once, not twice, but three times. Magic, pure magic.
Maddox conquered every roller coaster and has earned his right to hang with the older kids, which left Ryder and I to navigate our way through Toon Town then work our way up to Big Thunder, Indiana Jones and peaking at Space Mountain. I really loved having that one on one time with my little buddy, PB&J breaks every hour and all.
This place was insanely busy, even the workers couldn't believe how unusually crowded it was. The first day we had to wait about 30 minutes just to get into the park, and pushing a stroller through the crowds was near impossible. Thank goodness for fast passes.
Elder Hardy (Joe) tagged along on our trip and provided quite the entertainment, the kids had a great time with him and he and Jason sure made a cute couple-ha! He was also a good sport to take all the kids on the spinning rides that made Jason and I sick.
I do love the festive atmosphere, the last time we came was 5 years ago during Halloween time as well. That was when the whole NZ plan starting hatching, so it will always hold something special.
Jason hooked up some VIP seating to watch the light show, it was amazing. Night time is when the magic really happens.
These faces are everything
$50 lunch and they were still hungry. Welcome to Disneyland.