What We Did On Our Summer Vacation-Part 2

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!

Cars Selfie California Adventure

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.

Lady and the Tramp Disneyland

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.

60th Anniversary Disneyland

Then we met up at Star Tours. The line moved very quickly and this little guy kept us company while we waited.

Star Tours Disneyland

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…

splash mountain critters disneyland

and waited…

Splash Mountain Disneyland

and finally the ride!!

Splash Mountain Photo Disneyland

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!

lauren pouty face disneyland

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)!

Hatbox Ghost Disneyland

We met some pirates

Pirates at Disneyland

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!

Beware Pirate Island Disneyland

Pirate Island Disneyland

Of course, The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is a must! Haley was Disney Bound as Jack Sparrow!

Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland

The little girls enjoyed the Tiki Room and we enjoyed watching them! So fun to see these things through little ones eyes!

Tiki Room Disneyland

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.

Meeting Minnie Disneyland

As the day was coming to a close, we enjoyed the water show Fantasmic…

Beauty and the Beast Fantasmic Disneyland

Mark Twain Boat Disneyland

and the fireworks…

firework collage

Sleeping Beauty Castle at night…

Sleeping Beauty Castle Disneyland

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!

Mack the Truck Paint the Night

Mike Wazowzki Paint the Night

Rose Paint the Night

Slinky Dog Paint the Night

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!

Mr. Toad Ride Disneyland

Mr. Toads Wild Ride Disneyland 2

Mr. Toads Wild Ride Disneyland

Thanks for following along on this v e r y long post! I would love to hear about your Disney memories too!

Olaf Paint the Night

Sunshine and Blessings

19 thoughts on “What We Did On Our Summer Vacation-Part 2

  1. Life With Lorelai says:

    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… 🙂

    Life With Lorelai


  2. Jennifer says:

    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!



    • homeonthecornerblog says:

      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!


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