Friday, November 2, 2012
Disneyland 2012-Halloween style
Mark and the boys of his family (dad, brothers and brothers-in-laws) all planned a Steelehead fishing trip some time ago for the weekend of October 25-28. Realizing I would be home alone with Chase, Madeline and Cassandra while Mark was away having fun, we decided it would be fun for me to take them on a trip to Disneyland. I know we were just there earlier this year, but next month when Chase turns 3 years old, he won't be free anymore and Madeline, who turns 10 in February will become an "adult" by Disneyland standards. This was our last time to get a trip "cheaper" than it will be in the near future. I also thought it would be a good way to catch up with Reyna, Caleb and Kacey while we were in their neck of the woods and spend some fun times with them (however in the end their mother refused to allow them to come). So, the 4 of us spend 3 days in the park and had a grand time. Although Chase was 39 3/4 inches, he was unable to ride most rides that required him to be 40 inches. He was about 2 inches off by their standards, although he was perfect on some rides. He was able to ride the symphony swings, but not the beloved Cars ride. He will tell you his favorite was "Radiator Springs", however he never saw the Cars ride he wasn't allowed to go on. He loved seeing Mater and Lightning McQueen though. The girls both went on Splash Mountain for the first time, which was a big deal. We loved the changes they did to the Haunted Mansion for Halloween, loved the Halloween decorations and the fireworks. The parks wasn't nearly as crowded as it has been on our other trips, so we really enjoyed just being able to walk onto rides with very minimal wait times. Here are some of my favorite pictures.