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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

California-2: Disneyland!!

We were so so very lucky to be able to go to Disneyland on our trip to California this year. Max loved absolutely every minute of it! I thought he was going to fall asleep late afternoon from so much activity, but he refused to fall asleep and was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the entire time we were there.

Both parks opened and closed at the same time so we started out in California Adventure.
First ride! Max's face before the ride started...
And during! He was nervous at first. but loved it once it got started!
When you ask Max what his favorite ride at Disneyland was he will say "tractor tipping".
Meeting Mater. Max wasn't really a fan. I feel like maybe he likes Lightening McQueen more, but it seems he just doesn't like character meets. When we headed into Disneyland, Mickey was there near the entrance and Max spotted him. I asked Max if he wanted to see Mickey and take a picture with him, but he said no.

Max may say Mater's Junkyard Jamboree was his favorite ride, but I think it was Toy Story Midway Mania. He kept the glasses on the entire ride (though I would have to adjust them constantly because they kept falling down). After the ride was over, Max didn't want to get up and said with such a happy face that he wanted to ride it again. The line was super long though so we didn't do it, but I felt bad after and still do!

Max loves carousels.

Radiator Springs Racers! So the height for most of the big rides is 40" and with some stretching, Max could just barely make it to that height. He was able to reach it for this ride. We tried to go on Big Thunder Mountian and he made the height limit at the beginning of the line, but not at the end. Max didn't understand what was going on when they told us we couldn't ride and he was very disappointed and embarrassed when they had us walk through the train and get right off on the other side. We didn't attempt another big ride after that.
Anyway, he seemed to like this ride enough. He talked throughout it about how "we're racing!" and stuff, but his face would go from happy to nervous and back again. I wanted to take a picture of this to show how tiny Max looks in that car!

Max insisted on crossing the bridge, but I didn't understand what he was talking about until we reached the top of Tarzan's Treehouse.

Cousins from Uruguay! Leo, Rosana and their daughters Sofia and Lisset.

Max was totally prepared to ride Dumbo by himself! He got on and I wanted to take a picture so I didn't get on right away, but Max sat in the middle and buckled himself right in! I had to unbuckle and make him scoot over for me!
My brother, Kaleb, and my mom.
He loved being able to control Dumbo. "We go up! And we go down!..."
I told you he loves carousels!
Disneyland closed at 8 and by the end of the night we were just all of a sudden running out of time! We had to scramble to find dinner for Max and were lucky to find a place not only still serving food, but food that Max would eat. After dinner I changed him into his pajamas (best advice I've ever been given) and he passed out pretty quickly in the stroller. I also, very unintelligently, saved souvenir purchasing for the end of the night and had to practically run through all the shops to find something for Bryan, Max and I. In the end, I wasn't very happy with what I got for Max (especially since Max couldn't help me pick out what he wanted!), but since I wasn't going back to Disneyland, I couldn't exchange it another day. It's growing on me. I seriously love Disneyland. We went at a great time. Though I felt like we didn't have enough time to do everything I wanted, the park wasn't very crowded and Max love every minute, which is what matters most to me.

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