Thursday, January 03, 2013

Disneyland Day 3 (Part 3)

We got to Goofy's Kitchen a little early but checked in anyways.  We got our pictures taken with Goofy and our name was called as soon as that was over. 

Dinner there was really not that good.  Thank goodness we didn't pay out of pocket, as it would have been over $200!  Instead we used the passes that came with our package.  Even then, after this visit, we all would have chosen to use it elsewhere.  None of us found the food very tasty.  Tristan did try the PB&J pizza and liked it.  He was excited when we got the recipe for it with our PP+ picture package.  Dessert wasn't much better.  When teenage boys leave dessert on their plate you know it isn't good. 

We were able to see several character, some of them multiple times.  Minnie in particular came by a lot.

 But we saw a few other characters too.

We laughed at Chip, who was trying to jump so he would be taller than Tristan and who danced with Carissa.

Later Dale came by and tried to push Tristan's head down so he wouldn't be taller. 

Minnie came by a second (or was it third?) time and held out her hand to Chase, who tried to take it.  She then proceeded to point at her hand until Chase kissed it.  He was smiling but embarrassed.  Even when we mention it now he smiles and blushes. 

When dinner was over we meandered our way back to CA to see WOC.  Melinda and her family had shown up quite early and saved us a pretty decent spot further back in the blue area but right up against the rail.  We arrived about 7:30 for the 8:15 show and chatted with the Hunters while we waited for it to begin.  None of us had ever seen this and didn't quite know what to expect.  It was actually little scenes from some of our favorite Disney movies, with lots of music and songs.  More than once Chase, Carissa and I were singing along to the music.  Tristan and Brian aren't the singing types as much, but the rest of us belted out several great songs and smiled the whole time.  At one point Chase was dancing to the music from the show and said quietly to himself "this never gets old".  Ooooooohhhhh!  Carissa's "Glow with the Show" ears were so cool and I got a few photos of them lighting up during the show.  When "So Close" from Enchanted (a song I love!) came on I put my arm around Brian.  He pulled Chase close and I pulled Tristan close.  Carissa was right between them and we just stood there together and enjoyed the moment.  It will be one of my favorite memories of this trip, I'm sure. 

Here's a few of my favorite photos from the show.

World of Color lasted about half an hour.  The kids and I really liked it a lot.  Brian was less enthusiastic but thought it was ok.  When the show was over the park was closed so we slowly meandered our way out (there was a lot of meandering today) and through Cars Land so we could see the lights on at night once again. 

We walked through the stores, finding several items we plan on purchasing tomorrow with our 20% discount coupon then headed back to our room and quickly fell fast asleep.



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