Last weekend the Zonies decided to invade the resort. We had not been to the park during the holidays for about 7 years and I knew I wanted my Christmas picture to be taken at the park so a trip was planned. The week before our trip some of us Zonies got together for Zoolights and since Earkid and family were already going, it was not hard to convince DLandFansAZ that his family needed to be present and accounted for. Unfortunately for DLFAz and our family we could not get out of town until Friday late afternoon due to children's schedule. It was pouring in Phoenix as we got ready to set off, and our oldest son Justin who is 'burnt out' on Disneyland was staying home to take care of the house and pets. As we turned around to say goodbye to him and get hugs, the power went out, so we left him in the dark . Little did he know that this was just the beginning of his making a 'bad decision' not to accompany us.
We called DLFAz and said we were setting off and he said that they had just set off but were taking a different route to the I-10 then us. A few hours later he called from the Love's gas station and asked where we were, we said we were just leaving the Love's. It turns out that there are two Love's within 10 miles of each other and we go to the one in Quartzsite while they go to the one at mile marker 1. At Coachella Valley we ran into extreme fog and so called to warn them, so far the trip was taking longer due to the extreme rain and now friggin fog. By the time we got to the hotel at 10:00 CA time, I knew I would never be on a scarier ride than the drive over it was truly 'the wildest ride in the wilderness'. Our son Pratt89 decided he wanted to sleep rather than go to the park so we left him to sleep while we went to have fun.
We had our own tram going into the park.
Finally we were at the park and decided to meet at City Hall. Now that I look back I am not really sure what we were all thinking selecting Finding Nemo to ride first considering that we had all just been in moving vehicles surrounded by water for the past 6 hours.
DLFAz great kids
DLFAz and family
Hubby and moi
Next ride IASW Holiday
We then did a lot of the Fantasyland Rides until the park closed. I looked for the lady who likes to ride Peter Pan last but I guess she was not there that night. We got on the tram at about 1:00 in the morning exhausted and then regained some energy thanks to the 'best tram ride ever'.
Saturday we had plans to go to Knotts where we had a blast and I hope to do a separate report on it tomorrow.
Sunday arrived bright and early, we like to be at the park for opening because we are ???
Dumbo welcomed us
Oh Christmas tree
My baby trying to wake up.
I want one of these for my house.
Hubby had to make a stop at City Hall so I took off for Space Mountain to collect FP's. I decided to ride the fire truck and was the designated 'bell ringer' little did I know later in the day I would be making even more noise at Disneyland. Meeting back up with my family.
The castle in the daylight
More to come but I have to start getting ready to see Sweeney Todd