We took a quick trip to Southern California two weeks ago thanks to the generosity of my cousin Tara! It was our annual trip to Disneyland and I was particularly excited about this trip since Kiki is old enough to participate in rides and the entire experience.
The 60th Celebration was a blast, the girls had the most fun hunting all the new 60th pressed penny machines around the park. We tried a ride we had never been on before (The Circus Train) but Kiki’s favorite ride ended up being Ariel. She also asked for Mickey Mouse every single day but with the wait being an hour and a half in Toon Town, we didn’t get in the line. How happy she was when it was just the two of us waiting for the other to get off rides and BOOM! Mickey was doing a meet and greet in front of J. Katz & Sons in California Adventure. I jumped in line and Kiki was so happy to give him a high five.
That’s not to say we didn’t have a few meltdowns, Mommy and Daddy included. Our Disneyland days can be long and it was tough to get the girls down for naps (we only got one good one out of Kiki) but overall we had a ton fun. I’m one of those crazy people that embrace all the Disney things, there is just something about the parks that exude happiness and magic!
I ended up Periscoping a few times with the most popular ones being videotaping the candy making process in Pooh Corner and the bread factory in California Adventure. So if you viewed them and sent me hearts, thank you for all the love!
We also got a chance to try Popbar in the Anaheim Packing Center. It was so crowded but we waited in line and got pineapple popsicles dipped in white chocolate. Seriously, it was probably the best popsicle I have ever tasted! And the repurposed space that housed all the restaurants made my planning geek heart happy. If you are ever in the area be sure to visit the Packing District!