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Labor Day 2015 – Disneyland

Most of the family went to Disneyland on Labor Day this year. Normally our church has a picnic on Memorial Day but canceled this year’s because a lot of people were out of town.

We knew that it was going to be hot and busy so we tried to get there when they opened at 8:00. We were in the park (California Adventure) by 8:15 AM.

We had fun. We did the rollercoaster (California Screamin’). Some did Toy Story Midway Mania; Justin was disappointed that he only had high score of the day and not high score of the month. Some did the Mickey’s Fun Wheel. We all did Grizzly River Run so we could get wet and cool down. Most of us did Soarin’ over California after a Starbucks break.

Toy Story Midway Mania is a fun 3-D shooting game. Here’s Justin with the special glasses.

Justin Ready to Get High Score of the Day on Midway Mania. Click photo for full size.
Justin Ready to Get High Score of the Day on Midway Mania. Click photo for full size.

Victoria got a sweet treat!

Lizzie, Victoria, and Joanna Outside of Ghirardelli. Click photo for full size.
Lizzie, Victoria, and Joanna Outside of Ghirardelli. Click photo for full size.

Half of the group went home before lunch (it was getting hot!). The rest of us planned to catch the Alladin show at 12:40 PM. Since we had over an hour before the show, we headed to Disneyland (remember, we were in California Adventure). Unfortunately the lines were long and the Fast Pass return times were late. So we didn’t do anything in Disneyland except get hot.

We did stop in the Star Wars store. We found an R2D2 outfit that would only cost over $200!

Lizzie with an R2D2 Star Wars outfit. Click photo for full size.
Lizzie with an R2D2 Star Wars outfit. Click photo for full size.

Because Josiah needed to replace his pirate sword, we headed to the Pirates of Caribbean area. Here’s Joanna as a pirate.

Joanna as a Pirate. Click photo for full size.
Joanna as a Pirate. Click photo for full size.

After buying Josiah a sword, we needed to head back for the Aladdin show. We decided to play it “cool” and instead of walk back to the main entrance, we would take the Disneyland train. That was a mistake!

Not only did we have to wait in the hot sun for the train but they didn’t have enough room, so we had to wait for the next train. By the time that we got to the gate, it was too late for the Aladdin show. We had to wait until 2:20 PM for the next show. So we stopped for some lunch and then headed to the show. The show was entertaining as always.

Tim and Josiah at the Aladdin Show. Click photo for full size.
Tim and Josiah at the Aladdin Show. Click photo for full size.
Lizzie, Joanna, and Jeri Ready for the Aladdin Show. Click photo for full size.
Lizzie, Joanna, and Jeri Ready for the Aladdin Show. Click photo for full size.

Joanna took a selfie of our group.

Selfie of Lizzie, Joanna, Jeri, Tim, and Josiah at the Aladdin Show. Click photo for full size.
Selfie of Lizzie, Joanna, Jeri, Tim, and Josiah at the Aladdin Show. Click photo for full size.