Once I was checked in, I went to my room and immediately took Pretty Girl out of the carrier. I set up her litter box, food and water, and left shortly after that. I bought my two day Anaheim Transportation pass and went to California Adventure. I had two gift cards that I got from my students and used them to pay for my CA ticket. Sweet!! I got to CA at 10:30, just a half hour after the park opened.
Once inside CA, I made a bee line for TOT. I do have to say, CA’s TOT is better than WDW. The drop was so unexpected that I screamed so hard like I never did before. It was awesome. To be waving goodbye at a mirror and then you see a silhouette of yourself and all of a sudden, the ride drops was just amazing!!
After the ride, I ran into a show about Disney Animation and decided to sit down and watch it. It was cute, this stage show involving two guys and a girl talking about bringing characters to life. Then Sleeping Beauty, Woody and Mickey came out and did some dancing on stage, followed by a meet and greet after the show.
I left the show to do the Monster’s Inc ride but it was temporarily down. So, I left and headed over to Paradise Pier. I rode Mullholland Madness, Maliboomer, California Screaming, did Toy Story Mania, Silly Symphony Swing and in between had lunch at Pizza Ooh Mow Mow, where I paid $6.50 for a slice of pizza. $6.50 FOR A SLICE OF PIZZA!!! Outrage!! But, I was really hungry and didn’t want to walk all over the park for something quick to eat.
After all this took place, I road the Sun Wheel, which was so cool and had beautiful views (I rode the non-swinging gondola since I just had lunch).
I went to ride Soarin’ and walked right on the ride after going on the single riders line!! Incredible!!
I got to see the Pixar Play parade and loved it! I wish they included Wall-E in the parade. That would’ve been awesome to see Wall-E!! When the parade was over, I went to the Disney Animation studio and learned how to draw Dale. Not my best work, but it kinda looks like him.
After my drawing lesson, I did Monster’s Inc and thought that was cute. I sat through the Aladdin show and loved it. I saw it 6 years ago and loved it then! Then, right back on TOT for the second time!!
I went back to Paradise Pier to ride California Screaming one more time. In the meantime, Golden Zephyr was done throughout most of the day! It was finally up and running by 7 PM!! Golden Zephyr was my last ride for the day. Once I got off that ride, I left CA and went back to the hotel.
The characters that I met that day are Sleeping Beauty, Mickey, Minnie, Kenai and Kona, Lightning McQueen and Mater, Jessie and Max.
Somewhere during the day, I did the Brother Bear trail and thought that was fun. It was very cute. I didn’t do the Grizzly River Rapids because I was so busy going on other rides and when I finally got a chance to go on it, it was down!
Once I got back to the hotel, I showered and uploaded my pictures. I took almost 200 pictures in CA!!! I was in bed by sometime after 10 PM, looking forward to getting up early and head over to DL the very next day!!