Ella’s birthday weekend at Disneyland!

We just came back from a wonderful weekend with Jesse and Heather in LA/Disneyland.  We celebrated Ella’s  7th birthday at Disney.  This is becoming such an incredible tradition.  We all had a terrific time.  We went to the new Cars section of the California Adventure Park.  One of the rides, Radiator Springs Racers was the greatest ride.  The first day there, we waited on line for 3 hours for the ride and then were turned away when the ride broke down.  Ella was such a champion – she hung in there.  We left that part of the park and went on a bunch of different rides – The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Soarin’, and then Ella went on her first little roller coaster type thing.  It was Goofy’s Flying School.  She got a little nervous on some parts, but she loved it.  We also went on the Bug’s Life rides, Monsters Inc (3 times) and then we went on Luigi’s Tires and Mader’s Ride in Cars land.  At the end of the night we decided to go on the single rider line for Radiator Springs Racers.  The line is much shorter but they separate you into cars that need the extra people.  Luckily, Sunny and Ella ended up on the same car, but Ella said that she was willing to go alone if she had to – not her first choice though!  We all LOVED the ride.  The next day, we woke up and drove to Disney for Ella’s birthday.  This time, we started in Disneyland.  First we ate an amazing lunch in “New Orleans”.  After lunch, we went on Pirates of the Caribbean.  Ella liked it but it sort of creeped her out.  After pirates, we went to the Star Wars Star Tours ride – it was amazing.  We all loved it.  After that we went on Buzz Lightyear, and then went over to Toon Land so that Ella could ride on a roller coaster.  We all ended up going on it and although it was a “kiddie ride” it was thrilling.  After the roller coaster, we went on Roger Rabbit and then we went on the Haunted Mansion ride.  We took the train back to the main gate and then headed back into the California Adventure Park.  We went to Radiator Springs Racers again – single rider line and Sunny and Ella once again lucked out.  Then we did Mader’s ride again, Soarin’, Monsters’s Inc and we finished our night at the Little Mermaid.  Today we spent them morning hanging out with Jesse and the dogs.  What a perfect weekend.

13.jpgBeautiful Ella at the airport ready to rock and roll.

23.jpg Waiting on line for the Radiator Springs Racers.

34.jpg Making a birthday wish.

43.jpg Now that face is saying, “I don’t want to be on this line anymore!”

52.jpg On the Little Mermaid with Jesse and Heather.

62.jpg Waiting on another line for Goofy’s flight School

72.jpg It was starting to get cold!

82.jpg We were a little chilly but really excited to go on  the Toy Story ride.

91.jpgBest shot of the weekend.

10.jpg Jesse and Heather on Toy Story.

111.jpg121.jpg Having a lot of fun on Luigi’s tire Ride.

Stay tuned for day 2…I am super tired.

One Response to “Ella’s birthday weekend at Disneyland!”

  1. Grandma says:

    Wow! I can’t believe how many rides ( and how many lines) you were on. Sounds fantastic. Love you. Mom

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