Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Happiest Place on Earth

On Monday my boyfriend played hooky from work & took me to Disneyland. It was one of my birthday gifts, but we haven't been able to go because of work & school. Our schedules were very busy last semester between him coaching football and me having 18 credits, working part time, and having an internship. But, finally we got to go!

We left super early in the morning, and got to the park 30 minutes before it opened. By the time we parked the car and got on the tram to get to the front entrance, we were able to enter the park. My favorite ride I remember from when I went to Disneyland for 8th grade promotion was Autotopia, so we went on that first thing. Because the park had just opened we walked right onto the ride. It was fun, but not as special as I remember it being when I was 13 and had never driven a car.

I think he got tired of me a couple hours into the day.....

After that we went on Space Mountain. I'd never been on it and it was definitely my favorite. When we got off the ride we got a fast pass to go on it again later in the day. Because it was so early still, the fast pass return time was an hour later. We then went on Indiana Jones and were able to walk right onto that ride as well. By 10 AM we had already been on three rides and the park seemed to have barely anyone there. After that we did the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.

James kicked my butt!


Before getting on Space Mountain again we got Fast Passes for Star Tours. I really enjoyed Star Tours. It made me a bit queasy, but it was different than anything I'd ever been on. We also went on Splash Mountain, Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Mark Twain Riverboat, and the Mad Tea Party.

Rocking our 3d glasses for Star Tours

TCU Horned Frog fans everywhere we go. Had to send this to our good friend & TCU football head coach Gary Patterson

It's A Small World...holiday themed

Our overall park experience was great. Around 1pm the park started to get more crowded and by 3pm we were exhausted. We decided to leave the park to rest, grab food, and head to a friend's house to watch Florida State University beat Auburn in the BCS National Championship. WHAT A GAME! After that we headed back to the Disneyland area to watch the fireworks before heading home.

It was a perfect day with a perfect guy. I'm so thankful to have James...always supporting me, encouraging me, and spoiling me to death. I look forward to more memories together throughout our lives.

Prince Charming & Cinderella

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