My girlfriend and I took her parents to Disneyland on Saturday, kind of a birthday trip for both of them. My girlfriend's mom had not been to Disneyland for about a year and a half, and her dad had not been since '93, so we were excited to take them.
Even though it was crowded, we had a really fun time. We got to the park around 9:30, and jumped on the trams.
I may not look it here, but I swear, I'm really having fun.
While my girlfriend went with her parents to get them tickets I hung around the entrance plaza in the wind.
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When we entered the park, at the entrance we were greeted by the Disneyland Band.
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After watching the Disneyland Band for a bit, we headed through the tunnel into the Town Square area of Main Street, where they had a bunch of characters out. Mickey, Minnie, Donald etc..
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While I was looking at characters, my girlfriend of course was checking out the bank and trying to make subtle hints to me.
Walking up Main Street, keeping the great start to the day going, we watched the Dapper Dans for a bit.
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After we watched the Dapper Dans, my girlfriend's dad told us he had never been to the Tiki Room, so of course that was next stop.
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After the Tiki Room, we went over to Pirates, and somehow, we took no pictures or anything, a bit weird for us.
After Pirates, everyone was a little hungry. Everywere to eat was really crowded, but the French Market was not too bad, so French Market for lunch it was. After a really nice lunch, we decided to take the train to tomorrowland to see how bad Space Mountains line was. But not before my girlfriend took a few pictures.
Even though we thought we were going to take the train to tommorowland, the tracks had a different idea. While we were sitting on the train waiting for it to leave, they announced over the loudspeaker there was a problem trying to clear the track or something, and the train was down indefinitley.
So, no train ride. That means were walking to tommorowland. And on the walk, a few pictures along the way.
When we got to tommorowland, we saw the line for space mountain was 60 minutes. For me, that was too long, so I went to go wander around for a bit. My girlfriend and her mom however decided they were going to wait for it. Not only that, my girlfirend's dad who has never been on space mountain due to the fact roller coasters scare him, said he would give it a try for a first time, after he just had his 71st birthday last week.
After wandering for a bit, I met my girlfriend and her parents at the exit of space mountain, and saw what a good time they had.
My girlfriend's dad said it was a bit scary, and was not sure if he would do it again, but we'll see. Of course my girlfriend and her mom loved it.
At this point we figured it was time to head out, so we headed down Main Street, and took a picture before we left.
While walking out, I guess we all realized we were not quite ready to leave yet, because we all wanted to see Lincoln before we left.
While my girlfriend and I have seen Lincoln a few times, her parents had not, and of course they loved it. From there, another wonderful day at Disneyland ended and we headed home.