S: Disneyland & Universal Studios August 11-18 2012
1: Our Fantastic vacation to Disneyland & Universal Studios August 11-18 2012 | San Ramon to Park Vue Inn in Anaheim 8am - 2:30. Swimming at Park Vue, dinner at IHOP then Downtown Disney. Lunch - munchies in the car Dinner - IHOP right next to Park Vue Inn Universal Studios - Got there early (before the park opened) and went directly to the lower lot to ride Transformers, Mummy & Jurassic Park, Simpsons, Shrek and Studio Tour (King Kong). The animation at Universal is incredible! Lunch - food court at Universal studios - Mexican and hot dogs - got refillable drink mugs, Bart Simpson for Derek & Optimus Prime for Ian Dinner - Spaghetti Factory in Fullerton Day 1 at DisneylandDerek & Ian are SO excited. Rode all the main rides except the Matterhorn. Afternoon rest while Co & I went to Walmart, Payless shoes and Ross to get Derek shorts and sandals for Derek & Ian. Returned to Disneyland in the evening. Lunch - Disneyland Riverbelle Terrace and turkey leg vendor Dinner - Captain Kid's Buffet CA Adventure at 7:30 wait in FASTPASS line for Cars Radiator Springs ride(8am - Co & Mike). Rode Tower of Terror, CA Screamin, Grizzly River Run, Soarin over California. Spent a few hours at the Animation Academy where Derek & Ian had fun learning to draw Disney characters. Great place to draw, relax and get some cool air. Next back to Disneyland. Finally around 8-9pm we went to McDonald's for dinner. Lunch - Fiddler Fifer and Practical Café for sandwiches Dinner - McDonald's CA Adventure at 7:30 before going to breakfast at Paradise Pier's PCH Grill with "Mickey and Friends" (10am was a GREAT time). Afterward back to Disneyland. Afternoon rest at Park Vue, dinner then back to Disneyland at 7pm. Brunch - Paradise Pier's PCH Grill Dinner - Super Mex Restaurant in Fullerton Magic Morning at 7am - straight to the Matterhorn (got Cars fastpasses at 7:30), did Toontown and all of the rides early!! Went to Main Street Cinema to watch classic Disney movies, also saw "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" . Afternoon rest and return to the Disneyland. watched Fantasmic. Lunch - Golden Horseshoe for floats, Costco pizza for a late lunch Dinner - at the park (leftover pizza) and burgers Disneyland (last day boo hoo) at 7:30. Did all the rides YET AGAIN !!! Lunch - Fantasyland - Village Haus for salad & burgers Dinner - Alerto's takeout YUMMY Fish burritos - all the food here is great!! Universal Studios - got there a little after 9 and it was much more crowded at the later time. Rode Bart Simpson, Transformers, Mummy and Jurassic Park each and was ready to go HOME. Travel was 1:15-6:30 (under 6 hrs) Lunch - Alerto's takeout and Jurassic Café - Derek had chicken, Ian had pizza, Mike had a Chinese, Co, Warren & Peg had Alerto's fish burritos (YUM). Dinner - China Delights with Great Grampa | Sat Aug 11 Sun Aug 12 Mon Aug 13 Tues Aug 14 Wed Aug 15 Thurs Aug 16 Fri Aug 17 Sat Aug 18
2: Universal Studios: Bart Simpson Jurassic Park River Adventure Revenge of the Mummy Shrek 4-D Studio Tour with King Kong Transformers the Ride 3D | Disneyland: Alice in Wonderland Autopia Buzz Light Casey Jr. Circus Train Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Haunted House Indiana Jones Jungle Cruise Mad Tea Party Matterhorn Monorail Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Peter Pan’s Flight Pinocchio’s Daring Journey Pirates of the Caribbean Small World Snow White’s Scary Adventures Space Mountain Splash Mountain Star Tours Thunder Mountain | California Adventure: California Screamin Grizzly River Run It's Tough to be a Bug (show) Mickey’s Fun Wheel Radiator Springs Racers Tower of Terror Toy Story Midway Mania | Our favorite rides:
3: San Ramon to Park Vue Inn - Anaheim | August 11th
5: Universal Studios - August 12th
6: Derek's favorite ride ... Bart Simpson Ian's Favorite ride ... Transformers-Of Course!
8: Disneyland & California Adventure August 13-17 2012
15: Disney 'lands'
18: California Screamin - BEST rollercoaster ride EVER !!!
19: OMG Tower of Terror was Thrilling !!!!!
20: Tower of Terror
22: Radiator Springs Racers | Get in line at 7:30am to get a Fastpass! The regular line is normally 100+ minutes - Yikes !!
28: Going to Paradise Pier - PCH Grill
29: to have breakfast with Mickey & friends.....
30: In 1872, King Chulalongkorn graciously elevated these to town status, called Krabi, a word that preserves in its meaning the monkey symbolism of the old standard. The town's first governor was Luang Thep Sena, though it continued a while as a dependency of Nakhon Si Thammarat. This was changed in 1875, when Krabi was raised to a fourth-level town in the old system of Thai government. Administrators then reported directly to the central government in Bangkok, and Krabi's history as a unique entity separated from the other provinces, had begun.
33: KRABI, SOUTH END | November 9
36: Universal Studios one last time on the way home... Best Trip ever, can't wait to go back!