The girls outside of Main Street USA, and in front of the
Mickey Mouse – and Tinkerbell – garden. Jenna
was a little sad that morning, and not quite sure about having
her photo taken!
More sad Jenna…
Hugs from Dad make Jenna feel better
Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland is a little different
than Orlando's Cinderella version
We hit the Buzz
Lightyear ride first, where you get points by shooting
at targets with a laser gun.
…Of course, Troy annihilated the rest of us –
with a score over 10 times more than mine! :-)
Next we went on the new Nemo
ride, which was worth the very long wait!
Jenna loved driving on the Autopia
Troy and Emma liked it, too!
The highlight of the whole vacation for Jenna was getting
to meet Ariel
– who is her FAVORITE princess! She told us over and
over again, "Ariel told me she liked my shirt –
and she gave me 'ssage!" (She rubbed Jenna's back during
the photos.) Very cute!
Jenna loves the story about how, on our last Disney visit
– when she was only 21 months old, she was picking out
a toy at the Disney store, and immediately started yelling,
"Air-e-o! Air-e-o!!!!" We had no idea she even knew
who that was! …And Ariel has been her favorite ever
Our two little princesses
Then we moved on the Princess
Fantasy Faire, to get to meet even more princesses, and
watch the Royal Dance
The Royal Dance show
Emma, while waiting… and waiting… and waiting
to meet the princesses. I think we waited around an hour to
finally meet them, and were with them about three minutes.
:-) …Emma was pretty bummed, because Cinderlla left
about two minutes before we finally got in to meet the princesses,
but she was a trooper!
Emma with Mulan. (Jenna sat this one out; she wasn't quite
sure about meeting the princesses yet.)
Jen got a little braver when it came time to meet
The girls favorite was meeting Princess Aurora (aka, Sleeping
Beauty). She was so wonderful with the girls, and got HUGE
smiles from them!
After a ride on the Disney
Railroad, we headed over to Toontown to go on Gadget's
Go Coaster, one of the girls' favorite rides of the day.
We needed a little time for our stomachs to settle after that,
so walked through Mickey and Minnie's
houses. Here Emma is on Minnie's bed.
The girls even got to meet Minnie!
Then we headed to Fantasyland, to the ride the girls were
most excited about riding –
Then the girls went on King
Arthur's Carrousel, where we had a serious Emma melt-down.
(On Dumbo, Emma didn't let Jenna "fly" Dumbo –
making him go up and down – so to make Jenna feel better,
we let her choose her horse first on the carrousel. She chose
the "girly" pink and purple horse, and sent Emma
into a tailspin!)
Jenna and her sad sister
We then headed to another ride the girls had been looking
forward to – the Mad
Tea Party ride!
Troy's stomach was still rolling from the back-to-back Dumbo/carrousel
combo, so the queen of motion sickness took one for the team
and joined the girls on the ride.
The girls knew I was worried about getting sick, and teamed
up to get our teacup spinning as quickly as possible, which
they thought was VERY funny!
The girls loved meeting Alice, from Alice in Wonderland
Alice gave one of the ducks a little snack
This duck loved getting a popcorn snack, courtesy of Troy
Jenna was didn't like the idea of taking a photo outside of
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
All of us outside Sleeping Beauty's Castle
The photographer saw Emma's shirt and asked her if she'd like
Tinkerbell to "magically" land in her hands in the
After a ride on the Monorail,
dinner at Cafe
Orleans and a visit to Tarzan's
Treehouse, we went for a ride on the Sailing
Ship Columbia, which was Troy's favorite thing of the
The girls had a great time ringing the ship's bell
Before going to the parade, we got in one last, very crazy
ride of the day – Big
Thunder Mountain Railroad. The girls both liked the zero
G's, and it was both girls' favorite ride of the day!
Troy and the girls wait for the Dreams
Come True Parade
Emma finally got to see Tinkerbell, when she made
her appearance in the parade!
Belle was on the Beauty and Beast float
Ariel was the star of the Little Mermaid float
Alice and the Mad Hatter joined some other crazy characters
on the Alice in Wonderland float
The Lion King float had some great characters, too
Cinderella was a highlight of the grand finale princess float
Mickey and Minnie were on the princess float, too
The Mickey and Tinkerbell garden that we saw on our way in
had a really neat lighting effect. The twinkling animated
lights followed a path to Tinkerbell, then through her wand,
"magically" lit Mickey.
The Disneyland "star" on the walk of fame outside