We were beside ourselves with excitement for our day at Disneyland. The kids didn't know what they were in for, but they took their cue from Chad and me; we were giddy with anticipation. The weather was perfect--cool and overcast. The kids knew the rules of conduct, and they behave so well. I wanted the day to be perfect, and in true Megan form I set my expectations high. But even though I may have complained about waiting in lines, the kids didn't seem to mind. And in the end, we were able to see a lot considering we only had one day.
The rides were a huge hit, especially the Matterhorn and Splash Mountain. The kids were all about the thrills.
We paused for some classic photo ops in between rides. Getting the kids to look at the camera continues to be an issue, but with so much going on, who can blame them?
The kids were also really excited about meeting the characters and getting some signatures in their autograph books. Meeting the princesses was definitely the best of the meet and greets. On more than one occasion a princess commented on Mason's Incredibles t-shirt, and I assume they asked him if he was fast like Dash, because he would spontaneously sprint around in a wide circle and return, smiling and expecting confirmation that he was, indeed, very fast. I think this happened three different times during the day.
We ended the day watching the parade while munching on some very overpriced (yet delicious) Mickey candy. When we were finding a place to sit, the kids said they didn't want to watch the parade, but I knew better. The only parades they've been to have been in downtown Globe, and... let's just say that the Disneyland floats and dancing characters were slightly better. They loved it.
By the time we got back to the hotel, we were exhausted. Mason and Bree chatted about the highlights of the day, and Mason took his souvenir hook to bed with him.
I read a little more from Fablehaven until Mason had nodded off, and the rest of us could barely keep our eyes open.
It was definitely a magical day.