This past Easter was a tough one for my kids and I as it was the first Easter without my wife. After an incredible dinner at Grandma’s house, the kids and I were feeling kind of blue and in need of some cheering up.
What to do?
Head to Disneyland, of course!
Well, first we had to upgrade our passes as we had SoCal passes which were blocked out. So, I upgraded the kids to deluxe and myself to a premium Easter afternoon and were pleased to find out that we could pick up our new passes immediately at the Guest Relations window in DCA. No lines, no waiting, no nothin. They were there waiting for us as we walked in.
So....after dinner, we came back to hit the rides and to catch the fireworks. The kids were already starting to get pretty tired as we found our traditional last minute spot in front of the Plaza Pavillion:
It's not the best location in the world, but it always works in a pinch as we found our spots just minutes before the fireworks began. They were almost cancelled due to the wind, but applause broke out as they made the announcement that they would go ahead with the show. Here are just a few samples:
As the following week was Spring Break for the kids, we decided to brave the crowds last Wednesday, but with the caveat that we would get there as close to opening as possible to hit the rides before the big crowds showed up.
Our reward? NO LINE at the admission gates at 8:20 am!
So, we fastpassed Space and then hit just about everything in Tomorrowland before heading over to ride Pirates and Thunder.
I was pleased to see that the trees in the hub were still blossoming:
We passed the now infamous baby ducks:
Looking back over her shoulder, my daughter noticed something strange about one of the Matterhorn climbers...
Only after zooming in did we discover it was a rather large rodent:
Then it was off to the Tea Cups before lunch:
On our way to the Hungry Bear, we noticed that work was now going full tilt over on TSI:
as well as Splash Mountain:
The raft CMs and construction workers were kept busy dodging the hamburger buns and french fries that we being tossed to the ducks below:
I'm thinking the large white bags are filled with dirt:
Following lunch, we all bought hats before heading over to DCA:
Although it was right about this time that son #2 decided it was time for a break:
(More to follow...)