S: Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
FC: February 18th - 25th, 2012
2: On Our Way to | February 18, 2012
3: Emily and Luke were pretty excited about their first time flying in an airplane!
4: Finally Made it to Anaheim
5: We stayed at the Embassy Inn and Suites. The kids were first drawn to the pool but they had to wait as we arrived in the evening and needed to eat and sleep after a day of traveling.
6: We took a hotel shuttle to and from Disneyland. Very handy!
7: Wow, so amazing to finally be at Disneyland!
8: Parade | Just after arriving, the parade started. We LOVED seeing all of our favorite characters. What a fun way to start our trip! | A
10: Parade characters
11: Princesses on parade Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, SnowWhite, Jasmine, Tianna, Airel
12: Rides | We enjoyed Autopia, Finding Nemo - a submarine ride, Space Mountain, and Star Tours,
13: Space Mountain - our picture says it all!!
14: California Adventure was a great place for rides also.
15: Shocking but true, Luke convinced his mommy to go on the roller coaster with him! What a ride! | The California Screamin Roller Coaster
16: Phineas and Ferb's Dance Party
18: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin were also favorites.
19: Loved visiting Mickey's house in Toontown!
22: We made it to Downtown Disney and ate at the Disneyland hotel at Goofy's Kitchen. A simply amazing meal - a buffet with wonderful food - well worth it!!
24: It was finally time to dine with the princesses! And, since it was Ariel's Grotto, we got to meet Ariel first. | Under the Sea | Our princes were trying out their crowns.
27: Story Time with Belle
28: Universal Studios
29: 1 | Emily got our family on stage to be part of a special effects show and we ended up showing how 2 different special effects are created. | 5
30: Water World
31: A Tidal Wave of Explosive Action This hit motion picture comes surging to life in a spectacular wave of stunts, awesome explosions and and ocean of thrills.
32: A perfect picture opportunity on a great Harley motorcycle.
35: More fun on the Simpson's ride and Jurassic Park!
36: Candace loved meeting Curious George - a childhood memory indeed. | Loved Shrek 4D - hated the spiders at our feet
37: More characters to meet - Sponge Bob, the Lorax, and Scooby Doo!
38: It was fun to see how well trained these animals are and all the tricks they could do! | Animal Actors
39: The scenery and flowers were very beautiful - it was fun to take pictures of it all.
41: Such an amazing show with Shamu. We got soaked in the soak zone but it was so neat to be fairly close up to the whales.
43: Blue Horizons Dolphin Show
44: Glen and Luke had a great time on Shipwreck Rapids - they got totally soaked and we had to put them under the dryer to warm up!!
45: Amazing to see the huge turtles.
46: A magical trip indeed and one we will not soon forget.
47: Magical Moments | Magical Moments
49: A most awesome water show with color and images projected in the air. Definately an amazing way to end our trip.