Okay, I'll post the pics later, but I'm sitting at LAX and I'm bored!
So, we get to Disneyland around 9 a.m. and see the crowds already gathering - I'm expecting a really busy day! Not true! We walk on to almost everything! Peter Pan was our longest wait.
So, about 5:30 p.m., we decide to head down to the red carpet and see what's going on. We started out by the Photo Store - crowded, hot and cranky people. We tried to see the pirates doing juggling and such - couldn't see a thing.
So, we went to the other side by the Coke Corner and after some mean people said they were saving a huge space and got mad at my kids for standing in their spot, we decided that we didn't want to stand behind the media. We were just going to leave and go to DCA - when I spied a spot right across from the train station.
There were 4 or 5 teenage girls standing at the rail - with nobody behind them! So, we just walked up and made ourselves at home!
My 5 year old wanted to see Willy Wonka and that was all he cared about - until he found another little boy and they happily played for most of the event. So, I put my 7 year old on my shoulders and he asked for autographs. He got most of the Disney channel stars that he knew and was having so much fun! Lynda Carter came over and made sure that my son got Cal Ripken, Jr. to come over and sign his autograph book. Jon Voigt came and said hi and talked a little about National Treasure and teased my sons that they were so tall and how did they get that way! My 5 year old told him that his mom was holding him and he wasn't that tall - Tyson thought it was pretty funny. Beau Bridges signed an autograph for my mom (she took pictures while we got signatures). Pat Riley was walking away from us when A.J. called him Mr. Riley and he took the time to sign a "scribble". James Cameron was the best. He signed our book and said that he thought he was going to have a long walk. I told him that he was probably right, but I was still jealous. He was nice.
A.J. loved that Orlando Bloom called him buddy. The best moment was when Bob Iger walked by - it was virtually silent (none of the teenagers knew who he was) and I yelled out Mr. Iger. He came over and asked where I worked (thinking I was a Disney employee) I said I was from Idaho and he looked shocked. I told him I was a fan of his work and he's doing a great job. He shook my hand and laughed.
Well, gotta board the plane - I'll post a few pics tonight.