Saturday was our last day at the Disney parks. We headed out early so we could go on Its a Small World. The line for it was always so long, but Alona really wanted to ride it. It would have been really fun to go on it at night. It was all decked out for the holidays and there were so many pretty lights. We rode it first thing in the morning, though, and it was still fun! Then we rode several more of the roller coasters that we could get fast passes for. Around 11 am we headed over to California Adventure. Soarin' over California was pretty awesome! It felt so real. Ashley and Alona rode California Screamin'. That really surprised me. But they enjoyed it. We went to the Playhouse Disney show. Natalie loved it. I think it was a bit boring for the older kids, though. We watched the Pixar Play Parade while we ate our ice cream. The kids liked seeing all of their favorite Pixar characters. Then we headed over to see
Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular. It was awesome! Genie was HILARIOUS!!!!! It is a must see if you go there! After that, we rode a few more smaller rides and headed to the lego store in Downtown Disney. We rode the Monorail back into Disneyland and headed over to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. The Fantasmic show was going on right there, so it was a zoo. When we got done with the ride, we were ready to head home. Of course, Fantasmic had just ended, as had the fireworks on Main Street. So it was a total mess getting out of there. 2 hours later, we were back at Catherine's house and in bed. What a night! We were so exhausted.
In line for It's a Small World.
Alona could hardly wait!
They got to meet Mater and Lightning!
Sophie ran up and hugged Lightning. She couldn't take her eyes off him!
She finally looked away.
The Golden Zephyr.
Click on the picture to enlarge and see all their faces.
Coming to a stop.
At Playhouse Disney- Live on Stage!
Alona was enjoying it.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
At the Aladdin show.
Natalie in the bumper cars.
Alona with Lego Vader at the Lego store.
We are so grateful that we were able to spend the holidays with our family. Catherine was so hospitable- she is due to have a baby in early January and I know just how hard the last few weeks of pregnancy can be. There were about 25 of us there at one point. It was especially nice to see Dad and Anna there. I am sure the kids will remember this Christmas for many, many years to come!