Thursday, September 22, 2011

Labor Day Disneyland Trip

It turns out that our Disneyland passes are not in fact blacked out on Monday holidays, which fact I realized on the evening before Labor day. And since my hubs and I get to claim Labor Day as our own, being part of the workforce and all, we decided we'd celebrate ourselves with a quick trip to the park.

We caught the Disneyland Band marching past Snow White's wishing well beside the castle:

We rode quite a few rides, including Pirates (which is now closed down for almost two months for refurbishments, SOB!), Casey Jr's Circus Train and The Storybook Land Boats. We posed for pics in a Dumbo ride car, but didn't actually take our first flight (although we should soon ... right? Maybe? 16 months, too young for Dumbo???)

We enjoyed root beer floats aboard the Mark Twain:

We had lunch at The Hungry Bear and did our traditional feeding of the ducks:

We let The Meyers run amok on Tom Sawyer's Island (which, despite it's pirate retheming, will ALWAYS be Tom Sawyer's Island to me!):

And, from the island, I got two photos of which I'm very, very proud:

It was a pretty perfect quick Disneyland day. Days like this one make me really glad we have annual passes. We can run down to the park, paying only for parking and lunch, and cherry pick what we'd like to do for the day. There's no $100 ticket looming over each of our heads, causing us to rush around like crazy people trying to fit in every single ride. We can take time to feed the ducks, to ride small rides, to skip things when lines are too long. Our passes let us relax and truly ENJOY Disneyland. I hope we keep getting them as often as we can, as Rhys and his (SOMEDAY!) sibling grow.

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