Walking Right Down The Middle Of Main Street USA
Ben loved Tom Sawyer's Island. He explored everything there.
The tea cups, lounging at the hotel, and friends
There is truly something magical about Disneyland. It seems to take away the stresses of ordinary life, and helps you escape your worries. Wherever you go at Disneyland, the workers are so helpful, cheerful, and kind. They make you feel like they were really happy to help you.
Ben got teased by his siblings for going on any rides in Fantasy Land (or Fairy Land as my kids called it). I had to remind them that when they were six they were writing notes to Minnie Mouse, and never adventured out of Fantasy Land. Poor Ben, he has to grow up too fast. He was a trooper and went on several of the "scarey rides". The kids almost tricked him into going on Space Mountain, but he is too smart to be tricked.
We had a great time spending time with Molly, Megan, Luke, and Lindsey. We arrived at Disneyland when it opened and stay until it closed for 3 days straight. At night we had co-joining hotel rooms where the kids could run back and forth playing cards and having fun.
Some of our favorites:
Meagan: Favorite memory was being with her family. Favorite ride was Indiana Jones. Funniest memory was the "incident" in Mickey's House.
Sarah: Favorite memory was going to Fantasmic (the light show). Favorite ride was Screamin'. Funniest memory was getting stuck on Streamin' and having to climb down.
Katelyn: Favorite memory was the "snake incident" in Papa Joe's. Favorite ride was Space Mountain. Her funniest memory was having her car's picture deleted every time on Splash Mountain for funny faces (or something like that).
Mike: Favorite memory was getting stuck on screamin'. Favorite ride was Pirates of the Caribbean. Funniest memory was trying to trick Ben into going on Space Mountain by telling him it was Galaxy Quest, only to find out that Ben can read.
Lizzy: Favorite memory was being forced to go on Tower of Terror. Favorite ride was Tower of Terror. Funniest memory was joy riding in Birtha.
Ben: Favorite memory was the funny girl at the end of Monsters Inc. that told him, "next time bring me a churro." His favorite ride was Indiana Jones. I think it was Pirates of the Caribbean since we went on that ride at least 10 times and Indiana Jones once. His funniest memory was the artwork at Bucca Di Peppos.
My favorite rides were Screamin' and Soaring. My favorite memory was having a wonderful time with my family and great friends, and listening to my children's laughter. There is nothing that gives me more joy than to know my children are happy.