Mission accomplished—> Two full days of Disneyland! We were able to check off every ride we wanted to go on and eat every item we wanted to eat.
We weren’t sure how Disneyland would go with lines, crowds and restrictions but it all turned out perfect. It was less busy than it normally is during the summers and we were never waiting in line for very long. They added the option to order your food on your phone which was amazing. We didn’t ever have to wait in lines for food and just walked up to the window to pick it up when it was ready. I hope they always keep that option! You can’t currently go up to the different characters but my kids aren’t super into doing that so that wasn’t a problem for us. All of the rides were open (except for Winnie the Pooh) and everyone seemed to be EXTRA happy to be there after it being closed for so long.
When we go to Disneyland we get there early and rush from ride to ride for the first 2ish hours because that is when the lines are the shortest. After that we start taking more breaks and time to eat etc but we were able to get in 8ish rides in the first two hours both days.
Our first day was at California Adventure.
Beck’s favorite ride was the carousel. Getting him to let go and get off of this ride was tough ha. He was so into it.
We split up a little bit for the older kids to do bigger rides and the rider switch is awesome for parents with babies. Andrew would go with the kids and I would hang with Beck and then they would give us up to 3 fast passes for me to go (with two fo the kids) on the ride once they got off.
A lot of the rides we were able to take Beck on too! The boys would go together and the girls would go together.
I couldn’t believe how adventurous Skye was with going on the rides that she went on. She just BARELY hit the 40 inch mark which made it so that she could go on a lot of them.
Knox has hit the jackpot this summer with Disney because he was able to go to Disneyworld with his mom last month!
We all fell asleep within 5 minutes when we got back to the hotel (we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Manchester and it was a close walk to the park and a fantastic hotel) to prepare for another day!
Next up was Disneyland and we met Andrew’s sister and her kids there.
Star Wars Land was incredible It was our first time there and we couldn’t believe how detailed it was. Knox was in heaven.
A lot of time was spent in Fantasyland which was Brooke and Skye’s heaven.
I found Beck’s outfit at H&M and it made me so happy.
My sis-in-law took Beck, Skye and Brooke (she has no interest in big roller coasters) for us to do some rides together. That is our niece on Andrew’s side behind Knox and she is the best. We all went to Disney together in 2019 so we’ve decided this just needs to be our tradition to go together.
My favorite thing to do on days like these ones is to turn my phone on airplane mode. It makes it so that I can still take pictures but then I’m not getting distracted by my phone with notifications and I can just be fully present. Airplane mode days need to happen more often!
Let’s talk for a minute about food! Our theory is that we want to try everything and pretty much snack on things the entire time we are there;) So we all just share things pretty much the entire time so we can try it all and not miss out on anything.
My favorites at California Adventure—> Bacon Mac and Cheese Cones in Cars Land, the soft-serve that is also in Cars Land and the ice cream bars at Clarabelle’s.
My favorites at Disney—> Dole Whip, Churros, beignets + Mint Julep (my first time having this and it is amazing), corn on the cob with the lime and chili powder & the frozen lemonade (at the stand by Thunder Mountain) and the corn dog on Main Street.
Churros were our breakfast both mornings ha, when in Disneyland…
I didn’t run the days we were there because I knew I needed every bit of energy possible for keeping up with the kids those days. We walked 11-12 miles each day we were there and many of those miles were completed while holding a child so that felt like quite the workout ha.
Roller coasters—> Yes or no? Do you get motion sickness?
Favorite theme park? Have any near you?
Who is following a training plan right now and who is making it up as they go?
Tell me what your run or workout is!