|At the airport around 6:00 a.m. Selfies are hard when you have short arms ;)|
|Carla and I on our plane...|
|The closer we got to our destination, the sillier she got...|
|Reunited, and waiting for our bus...|
|We made it to Disneyland!|
|In the entrance of Paradise Pier :)|
|On the way to our room after dinner.|
Wednesday morning we were up and at em bright and early, and made our way to the "secret" entrance into the park. Turns out, its not so secret and we were told it would be faster to turn around and make our way to the normal park entrance. We made it into the park probably around 7:15 a.m. and followed the crowd towards Cars Land! We were in line for ten to fifteen minutes and the fun was about to start as we were about to board the Radiator Springs Racer ride!
|Waiting in line...|
|Family Selfie, after getting on our first ride.|
|Just after the ride finished, she liked it just a little bit...|
|Bobby and Carla, look at all the cool detail...|
that's one thing about Disney Parks, there is SO MUCH detail.
Back in our room we ate sandwiches and Carla was able to take her meds and do a breathing treatment. With full bellies and meds taken care of we were back at it! First stop (per Carla) was a Bugs Life "It's Tough to be a Bug" 3D attraction. This turned out to be a little bit terrifying to Carla and I don't recommend it for small children. But it was pretty cool if you're not terrified of spiders...
|With her 3D glasses before the show|
|We couldn't resist getting this for her!|
|Carla LOVES water play, always has.|
|Look at the name of the treats...|
|Waiting in for the Monsters Inc. Ride.|
After the Monster's Inc. Ride, it was then time to go wait to see Frozen. We thought they would let us in the building to wait. No such luck! We were corralled in an area to wait in the sun for about an hour and then finally let loose to run for seats. It was awful! I, like a total moron, thought it would be fun to be in the balcony seating (dumb, dumb, dumb!). What I didn't realize is that we would have to climb about 1000 stairs while a stampede of people pushed us to go faster, faster, faster up the stairs! By about 3/4 of the way Carla just couldn't go any further and started to cry. Bobby picked her up and carried her the rest of the way. Once we got inside, there were more stairs to get down closer, Carla freaked out and we ended up way up top! Kind of an epic fail... but lesson learned. The Frozen Show was actually fabulous and afterwards we were told by a lady who we stood next to in line for an hour that she had talked to the usher and that we could take the elevator down, instead of all those stairs again. If we had told the park about Carla's disability we could have taken the elevator up and wouldn't have had to wait in the sun. We headed over to the Town Hall office to get a disability pass and then over to the wheelchair rental area. I checked the pedometer on my watch and it said I had walked about 4.5 miles. Carla's legs are shorter, so I'm guessing she walked further than that? We really should have gotten all of this taken care of sooner, but like I said, lesson learned. With a disability pass we had to go to the information center in whatever land we were in and tell them what ride we were thinking about and they would give us a return time. We could only get a return time for one ride at a time, so it was a little clumsy, but still good. We were able to do Ariel's Undersea Adventure right away and then had to wait about half an hour or so to get on to Mickey's Fun Wheel. While we waited for the fun wheel we found corn dogs, yum!!
|On Micky's Fun Wheel|
|Sassy Carla and Daddy!|
After dinner we were pretty well wiped out and made our way to our room. It was a magical day.