Disneyland Trip 2013: Sunday-Wednesday

I left off my recap with our dinner at Blue Bayou Saturday night. Sunday morning, we got up and completed the Dumbo Double Dare by running the Disneyland half marathon. After the race, we showered, ate breakfast, and headed out to Disneyland park.

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Not gonna lie…it was REALLY hot outside, I was exhausted, and pretty miserable. After walking around a bit and realizing the lines were long for everything, we decided to go grab some lunch, take a nap, and go back to the parks that evening. We ended up in Downtown Disney at Naples and got some pizza.

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We were both really dehydrated and drank a ton of water. I felt better after eating, but we still decided to go take a nap which was glorious. We relaxed in the room and the lounge before heading to dinner at Steakhouse 55 with Karen and Jason.

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After dinner, we never ended up going back to the parks. I was falling asleep just walking through Downtown Disney, so we decided to call it a night.

Monday morning, I felt much more like a human again, and we headed to California Adventure park to take advantage of the extra magic hour. We headed straight for the single rider line of Radiator Springs Racers, and walked right on twice, and were even in the same car.

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Bobby rode California Screamin a couple times, and we also rode Toy Story Mania twice.

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We then headed over to Disneyland before it got too crowded.

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Why hello, Dumbo!

We discovered the petting zoo, and hung out with the goats for awhile. They were cracking me up climbing up on the barrels. They all had on collars and had really cute Disney names like Bolt and Pongo.

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We went back to the hotel after that to meet up with some friends from the area. Allen and Grace are somewhat of runDisney royalty. Allen is a perfect 20 WDW marathoner, and we actually met them after this year’s marathon, and they told us when we came out to Disneyland to let them know and we would go have lunch. Well, we stayed in touch over the last few months and actually made it happen!

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Allen and Grace with Alice

They picked us up at our hotel and took us to eat lunch, and out for amazing dessert while we heard all of Allen’s past Disney marathon stories, and about how cool it is to live so close to Disneyland. We had a great time and hope to see them again at the marathon next year!

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After we got back to the hotel, we relaxed and got ready for an early dinner at Wine Country Trattoria in California Adventure park. We ate outside and ran into Kat and her husband again (we saw them a couple other times that day!) before riding a couple of rides.

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We got to see the lights come on in Cars Land before heading over to Grizzly River Rapids.

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Last year we were stuck on this ride for a very long time, and luckily that did NOT happen again. We went back to the room which was SO close to the ride, super nice being able to walk right over! We changed and walked over to Disneyland where we had preferred seating for the fireworks at the train station.

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I enjoyed them, but Wishes is still my favorite show. It was bedtime for us after this, and we had one day left before going home.

Tuesday we had breakfast and went back into the parks one last time.

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Bobby had never been on Dumbo before, so I thought it was appropriate for us to ride, and there was NO line.

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We rode some of the other Fantasyland rides, as well as Indiana Jones and Pirates before eating lunch outside at Café Orleans.

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We also ran into this cowgirl with no line. I’m telling you, the day after Labor Day is the time to go to Disneyland!

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We wanted to spend some time at the pool, so after lunch we took the trolley back down Main Street and went to the pool at the resort.

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I love the lounge chairs at the pool, they are HUGE with giant cushions on them, it’s like being on a bed. We lounged for a bit  before getting ready for dinner at Napa Rose at our hotel. But first, we hit up the lounge one last time.

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We were given a cute little table in the corner by the fireplace at Napa Rose, and had a great server along with amazing food.

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We took our time, as we didn’t have anywhere to be until World of Color later that night. We even had time to go ride Radiator Springs Racers one more time.

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I LOVE this show, it is my favorite show in Disneyland. It’s so unique and hard to explain to people who have never seen it.

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It was a great way to end our trip, and I am glad we saved it for the last night. If you ever have the chance to go to Disneyland, don’t miss World of Color. They even have fastpasses for it!

Thanks for reading along about my trip, can’t wait to share the next one with you!

QOTD: Do you prefer parades or fireworks?

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Comments

  1. Wish we could have stayed until Tuesday but oh well. We had so much fun with you guys all weekend!! Can’t wait to do it again! Yay for Dumbo and Coast to Coast medals!! Love!

  2. Love both parades and fireworks. We had our last day on Monday, but it looks like Tuesday was the best with crowds. I love DL since you can walk everywhere and no buses are necessary!

  3. I love the MNSSHP fireworks, Illuminations, 4th of July… so definitely fireworks.

  4. I so want to go to Disneyland!!! All your posts get me so excited for January!!!!

  5. Looks like such an amazing trip! I’m so glad you two had fun!

  6. World of Color was my favorite thing at Disneyland! I saw it no less than three times over Labor Day weekend LOL.

  7. The World of Color looks awesome!

  8. So glad we kept bumping into each other! WOC was awesome!

  9. We did Napa Rose and World of Color our last night too – gosh that was the most awesome thing EVER, hands down my favorite too!

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  1. Disneyland Trip 2013: Sunday-Wednesday

    I left off my recap with our dinner at Blue Bayou Saturday night. Sunday morning, we got up and completed

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