Our one hour at Disney

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My mom and I took Angry Kid to Disneyland this past Sunday.  It was another impromptu, unplanned trip.  It was a beautiful day, so we figured, why not.  We approached the parking structure and saw that the cars were starting to back up a bit. We still got in line.  We even cringed a little, when we kept going higher and higher in the structure. But we made it, and parked the car.

We headed towards the trams and picked our side to wait.  We waited for our turn, while we got our usual “people watching” in.  It is amazing what you will see at Disneyland.  I wish I was a bit faster with my camera, because if I could capture some of the people and outfits that we saw.  This is probably why I will never be a good paparazzi photographer.  I’m just not fast enough.

I did get some pictures of Angry Kid making faces at me, and the new trams with doors installed.  We waited about ten minutes for the tram, and were on our way.  We headed into Disney’s California Adventure, because Angry Kid wanted to go on the Toy Story ride. We got our obligatory Disney churro and headed towards the ride.  After forty-five minutes, we hopped on for an rootin’ tootin’ adventure on Toy Story.

The worse part of the ride, because truly, it is a great ride, is the exit.  The ride exits into a store, not just any store, but a toy store.  As soon as we made it down the stairs, Angry Kid made contact with a $30 Toy Story Lego set.  I told Angry Kid, “no”, as his birthday is coming soon.  He did not like my response.  He began to kick and scream.  Well, my mom and I each took one of Angry Kid’s arms, and promptly drug him out from the store.  Well also promptly placed him into the stroller, and headed towards the entrance of the park.

Angry Kid shouted some wonderful things on our way out, such as “I hate you momma. I want another churro. I want that Buzz Lightyear Lego Toy.” I looked at my watch, and realized that we had only been there one hour.  It was probably a good thing, my mom and I were both discussing some fabulous Disney ice cream.  Angry Kid probably saved me at least 500 calories.

But, I did capture some “sweet shots”. So my photo above is designated for today’s “Sweet Shot Tuesday” with Darcy from Life With My 3 Boybarians.

Sweet Shot Day

Oh, and the photo is Angry Kid overlooking the new “World of Color” at Disney’s California Adventure Park.  It opens on June 11, 2010. The Angry Family can’t wait!

Video courtesy of Disneyland News.
18 comments
Shelley
Shelley

Haha, crazy kid! Oh well, he got a churro! Those are so expensive there! We always go to the El Pollo Loco down the street and get two for like a buck on the way home from D-land when we go :-) Great picture!

darcy @ m3b
darcy @ m3b

You know they do that on purpose. Because not everyone has an annual pass and can walk out and ruin their trip. Tricky, tricky Disney. Great shot, though. Looks *fun*.

patty
patty

oh...i remember those days!! :o it'll be over before you know it... :( greaat photo!

McMom
McMom

Love the picture!

Heather
Heather

Great story and great photo. The blues and reds are so neat... I need to look for a shot with those colors in them because I am always attracted to them. Thanks for sharing... Heather ps. reminds me of candy in the checkout line... bad, bad

Kent Weakley
Kent Weakley

You did the right thing. I'm assuming you have an annual pass. If not, that was an expense lesson.

Michelle & Maria
Michelle & Maria

Disney knows how to torture parents, huh? I'm impressed you stuck to your guns... but passing on the ice cream, wow! That takes talent! {Maria}

Megan
Megan

The toy story ride is, hands down, THE best ride in both parks- as far as we are concerned. However- I also DESPISE the toy store at the end. In fact- we were there just 2 weeks ago and I was saying that very same word (NO!) about that very same lego set...

Sugar Jones
Sugar Jones

Disney churros... mmmmmmm... Do you know the Sugar Babies have NEVER been to Disneyland? I had passes for myself and my two older kids. We would go ALL the time. Just random midweek visits for hot chocolate and a parade on Main St. And now... nothing. Please don't report me to CPS.

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points
Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points

When I lived in England, people asked me all the time, "You're from California? Did you go to Disneyland all the time?" The Nor Cal, So Cal geography didn't make much sense to them. Great shot!

Judy
Judy

That's a spectacular photo of Angry Kid overlooking the rides! Your one hour reminds me of the TWENTY MINUTES I had (no kidding. It's shameful, I know!) with my little daughter at the National Gallery of Art, just as it was about to close for the day, while my husband was waiting in the car with two antsy and fussy little sons!

Amanda
Amanda

WHY would they do that to parents. That makes me not want to take my kids - ever - now. Exiting a ride into a store is just not cool.

Maura / @CountessMo
Maura / @CountessMo

Ouch. The exit right into a toy store sounds rough. Disney is harsh that way.