I’m back today with Part 2 of our summer vacation! If you want to read Part 1, click here. We spent our first day at California Adventure, so day 2 was all about Disneyland!
We arrived soon after the park opened. Our first stop was the Kennel. What!? Why? And Disneyland has a dog kennel? Yep! The only reason we made it our first stop, was for the mural painted on the wall of the play yard. On this trip, we decided to Disney Bound. Another new concept? It was for me too! You dress in Disney character inspired clothing, not costume, just same colors, styles or accessories that go with it. Lauren will be covering more about this next time. Anyways, Lady from Lady and the Tramp, is one of my favorites, so I wanted a picture with her and the kennel was the only place I knew of to get one. The castmembers were very nice (of course) and let me go in. By the way, it’s a great facility too, if you ever need to leave your pet there.
Now that I accomplished that, we could actually go in the park! Once again, we split up for a bit so my husband and I could get lockers and the girls could get Fastpasses for Space Mountain.
Then we met up at Star Tours. The line moved very quickly and this little guy kept us company while we waited.
After the ride we went on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, where I once again failed! Then it was time for our Fastpasses to Space Mountain. Love these rides!
We headed out of Tomorrowland and over to Frontierland/Adventureland/New Orleans Square. They all kind of merge together. We grabbed more Fastpasses to Indiana Jones Adventure and walked over to Splash Mountain. The line wasn’t too long, so we waited.
We met a few critters along the way…
and finally the ride!!
What a riot! Haley knew exactly how she wanted each of us to be for the picture and it turned out great! The only problem? We got absolutely soaked! I have never gotten that wet on Splash Mountain before! After we came down the hill, the water completely flooded the inside of the log. Wow! We were dripping! Lauren wasn’t too happy about it either!
At least the weather was fairly warm, so we were able to dry out.
We rode Haunted Mansion (while wet) and got to see the new ghost-The Hatbox Ghost. The Hatbox Ghost was in the ride when Disneyland first opened in 1969. The idea behind The Hatbox Ghost was for his head to vanish from atop his shoulders and reappear alternately inside his hatbox, in time with an adjacent bride figure’s beating heart. Unfortunately, he never worked quite right and was removed. This year, he was revamped and placed back into the ride (sorry for the blur)!
We met some pirates
and then grabbed some lunch and then were able to meet up with my niece and her family. Her little girls are 2 1/2 and 7 months. So much fun! We went out to Pirates Island and the 2 1/2 year old had so much fun exploring all the caves. Haley enjoyed some Pirate Treasure!
Of course, The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is a must! Haley was Disney Bound as Jack Sparrow!
The little girls enjoyed the Tiki Room and we enjoyed watching them! So fun to see these things through little ones eyes!
We took a break from rides to go in search of Mickey and Minnie. The 2 1/2 year old is in love with Minnie Mouse! Thankfully they were meeting and greeting up on Main Street.
As the day was coming to a close, we enjoyed the water show Fantasmic…
and the fireworks…
Sleeping Beauty Castle at night…
and the 60th Anniversary Paint the Night Parade! This was such an amazing parade, I couldn’t decide which pictures to post. These are just a few!
We ended our night in Fantasyland hoping to ride Peter Pan, but the line was still long! So we took these crazy pictures (it was almost midnight) and called it a wonderful, memory filled vacation!
Thanks for following along on this v e r y long post! I would love to hear about your Disney memories too!
19 thoughts on “What We Did On Our Summer Vacation-Part 2”
Hey, Pamela & Lauren! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Disneyland Vacation Adventure so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve HIGHLIGHTED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec! Happy Friday!!! http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/08/13/home-matters-linky-party-50/
Thank you, thank you!!!
I’ve been to the Disneyland Kennel…LOL I’ve never heard of Disney Bounding, but it looks like you all had a great time. Love the photos! Awesome vacation. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday — when we are have a VERY SPECIAL PARTY! Don’t miss it… 🙂
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We will be at the party! Thanks for coming by!
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You’re gonna LOVE this Friday’s Party… Aug 13th! 🙂
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It looks like everyone had a great time! Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags party, I pinned your post to our group board.
We did have a great time! Thanks so much for stopping by!
So fun! Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday Link Party!
We had a great time! Thanks for coming by!
We’re heading to Disneyland in the fall. You’re photos are making me excited for the trip! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!
You will have such a great time! My best tip is to make a kind of itinerary of the must-do rides or shows and then any extras are a bonus! Find out the best route to get Fastpasses and what rides to go on first and you should be able to get to the things you want. Enjoy!
What a great trip! I do love Disney. I’m only just discovering Disney Bound myself, but your choices were fantastic! Thanks for sharing your trip.
We had so much fun! Thanks for coming by!