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    Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    So instead of our annual memorial day trip (well, annual for the past 3 years) we decided (kind of due to gas prices) that we would just head down to Disney and Knott's for Thursday and Friday of last week. We left the house at about 730am on last Thursday and made it to Disney shortly after the 9am opening.

    Waiting for the tram:


    Josh is ready for Superman:


    We get to the entrance gates and see a HUGE line for Disneyland. They had just opened up the gates for DCA so we opted to head over there first since we still wanted to eat breakfast.

    Mmmm ... This is Kristi and Gregg's first Cinnamon Roll in like 2+ years:


    After grabbing some Soarin' FP's we headed for Monsters Inc.:




    Then to Tower where we got 2 rides because somebody was videotaping:








    We then headed for Paradise Pier:




    We hit up Screamin' with little wait and then headed for the Sun Wheel, which also didn't have a wait.

    Amanda took a nice picture of us:


    Josh looks worried on the Sun Wheel:


    The four of us on Mulholland Madness:


    Gregg, Amanda and Joshua go on GRR:


    We had lunch at WhiteWater so Amanda and Josh had to say hi to the bear:


    We then headed over to Disneyland, the new Dapper Dans were out:


    Big Thunder before the chain broke and was down for 3 days:


    We then did the Mansion, Train, Space Mtn and a couple of other things and headed to Knott's about 4pm.
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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Amanda waiting for Silver Bullet (it was a bit bumpy)


    Waiting for the Log Ride:


    The back-side of water ... Knott's style:


    I liked this shot of Xcelerator:


    Josh went on Montezooma's Revenge for the first time ... and loved it:


    So after an hour and a half at Knott's we were done. Went and checked into our Hotel (The Hyatt Garden Grove), had dinner at Red Robin and pretty much spent the rest of the night chilling in the hotel since we wanted to be at Disney early on Friday.


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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    So Friday we got up and made it to Disney about 830 (they opened at 9)

    Mmmm ... Coffee:


    Josh and Kristi waiting for the rope drop:


    We headed for Peter Pan first:




    Where is the door?:


    We then did Alice and the Matterhorn with no waits.

    Beware of sharks:


    Amanda and Joshua with Buzz:


    Amanda and Joshua with PUSH:


    We had breakfast, got some Space Mountain FP's, rode Buzz and Star Tours then headed over and did Mansion.

    The new bride:


    It was at this point that Amanda started not feeling good. She was trying to fight it but it was obvious she wasn't feeling right ... as evidenced in this photo.

    Do I not feel good, or is it because I'm on It's a Small World?


    Josh is happy:


    A true Southern Californian:


    So about 1pm we decided to go. Instead of making Amanda sicker. We checked out of the hotel and had to pay for Friday night and headed home.

    We had a really fun two days, we were all sad it got cut short but it was a good thing we left early because by Saturday Amanda had a full-blown ear infection and wasn't doing well at all.

    She's better now BTW.


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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Xcellerator looks like a fun ride.

    Great photos!

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Cool pics!

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Where can we see PUSH?? LOL!!

    Great pics!

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Looks like lots of fun.

    My mom is on vacations this week so we are heading over there tomorrow with her (andy is playing hookie from school) makaylla went yesterday with her uncle, so she has to stay home tomorrow.

    We are heading to Knotts for my hubby's company picnic on saturday. I havent been to Knotts in the day time for about 12 yrs, we went to Halloween Haunt this last october.
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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    cool photos , question.

    where did you get starbucks nearby??

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Awesome pics!

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Beautiful family.

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Great Pics of DCA. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Quote Originally Posted by dasia
    Where can we see PUSH?? LOL!!

    Great pics!
    Push wanders around Tomorrowland. It is a joy to watch him interact with the little guests and some bigger ones.
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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmGreen
    cool photos , question.

    where did you get starbucks nearby??
    It was actually in our hotel. Not sure where the closest one to DL is.

    Thanks for all of the nice comments on the pictures.

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmGreen
    cool photos , question.

    where did you get starbucks nearby??
    The closest one is on Katella, across from Angels Stadium. It's in the little food court thing that has the Denny's, a Carls Jr., a Baskin-Robbins, a Togo's, a Panda Express, and STARBUCKS! They are building a second Starbucks just a block away in a new center across the parking lot from Hooter's.

    The Anaheim City Council should be ashamed of themselves for trying to market a "Resort District" to people, but not have a Starbucks (or a Deidrich's, or any decent coffee) within 10 blocks of Disneyland. The coffee drinks made at La Brea Bakery range from simply horrible to almost passable, but those La Brea Bakery employees are not very friendly or courteous. The espresso drinks they make at Compass Books are better than La Brea Bakery, but not as good as Starbucks and Compass is totally out of the way in the far corner of Downtown Disney.

    Seriously, can you imagine how much money would be made if they booted La Brea Bakery out of there and turned that space into a massive Starbucks? Half the people on every single mega-tram pulling in would head right into that Starbucks before they went through bag check and on to the ticket booths.

    As a native Seattleite who remembers getting coffee from the original Starbucks downtown back in the mid 1970's when SoCal and the rest of the country was still drinking Folgers Crystals.... Disney is really, really behind the times when it comes to coffee service. They still think it's 1978 back in TDA.

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    Re: Photo TR: Disneyland and Knotts

    There is actually a Starbucks in the Hilton by the Convention Center.


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