Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Disney - Day 2!

Day 2 started out bright and beautiful! We headed straight for California Adventure. We were dining with the Princesses later that afternoon and Ariel's Grotto in located in CA, so we decided it made more sense to spend our day there rather than hopping from park to park. Good decision. :)

I had to get a picture of this, since it was too dark to get one the night before. Classic.
First place we hit was the line to see Lightning McQueen and Mater. Jules had a bit of an attitude, but quickly snapped out of it when she realized lunch with the princesses could be taken away. :)

There were so many cool images around the park. I could have spent all day taking pictures of them!

We tried to see the Bug's Life 3D movie, but it was so intense, our little ladybug couldn't handle it, so we left and Drew went back with Mom and Tom.
While they were gone, Jules and I got in some mommy/daughter time and went for a whirl on the Frances (he's no lady) the ladybug ride. Too much fun!

This is my favorite picture of our trip. Priceless.
After that, we met up with Drew and the 'rents and they all rode with Jules on this fun ride. While you ride through Heimlich's food - he eats it and you can smell what he is eating. Watermelon and cookies. It was pretty cool!

None of us rode this. You should have heard the screams, but I think the building for the ride is magnificent!
We hit Paradise Pier next. Gorgeous views and lots of people. A little overwhelming again, but we made the most of it.
Ahhhh...Ariel's Grotto - such a lovely place...for a princess!

And this was one happy princess.

When we arrived, we found that because I had called to make our reservation early - One Miss Julianna Stinson received premium seating. Oh yes, first to meet all of the princesses! A dream come true for our little Cinderella! :)

Cinderella - who said "Oh I see we are wearing the same dress!" :)
Very giddy after meeting hew twin.
Princess Aurora
Told Julianna
"you are dressed just like my best friend Cinderella"
Snow White
As she left she told Julianna
"Don't forget your slipper!"
Told Julianna
"you are so very beautiful!"
I think it was the best money we ever spent on anything. The looks on her face, were undescribable. Priceless and precious. And the food was actually very good. I would highly recommend this experience if you have any princesses you want to take to Disneyland!

Delicious Dessert Tray!

The princesses taught Jules how to properly hold her dress. She just had to try it out!
After lunch and a quick change for Jules, we headed back out into the sun, only to see Mickey! Sad to say that he is the one autograph we didn't get, but we did see him a few times and Jules was just fine with that. :)

After lunch we headed over to the Hyperion Theatre to catch a showing of Aladdin. Wow. You would have thought we were on Broadway. It was amazing. And it was nice to sit out of the sun for an hour! The set and characthers were great and Jules loved every minute of it!

From there we headed to see the Muppets. Very cool theatre (again) and neat to see some of the characters from our childhood!

After that we headed back to the hotel for a brief rest. Again we found that it was perfect to wait until late evening to ride all of the rides.

Around 8 p.m. we headed back to the park and rode all of the rides in A Bug's Land again and rode the Monter's Inc. ride. Jules had been talking about it all day, but during the day the wait time was almost 2 hours. Once again walked right on and rode it twice!!!

Um, sunburn anyone?! It was so worth it though!~
Ready to go!
The set for the ride had amazing effects!
Sully has become Julianna's new favorite Disney character. She even bought a stuffed Sully to take home and sleeps with it every night!
We had another wonderful day and loved every minute with Julsie Bear!

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