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First trip to Disneyland | 18 months | September 29, 2013

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Disneyland is magical. Growing up in San Diego, we went quite often, but not too often. Probably once every couple of years. We plan to do the same with Makayla. Many people have annual passes to the big D, but I want it to be a once-in-awhile-special-thing. We decided to go because we actually had a weekend off together, and at 18 months we knew that she wont remember it, but she still would have a great time. And she DID. We all did. But it was HOT, so, so so hot. about 95 degrees.

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WE planned to get up there early, but did not get up there as early as we hoped. We got into the park around 9:15. I read a lot online to prepare for our day. I read that the end of September is usually the LEAST crowded time to go on a weekend during the whole year, because summer is over, everyone is back in school, and many dad’s are watching football on Sundays. Well, it was SO crowded. I can’t even imagine going in the midst of summer. No, thank you. But, I’m the one that HATES crowds.

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Nonetheless, we had a good time. We did not go on as many rides as we hoped to, but I’m okay with that.

When we first got into the park we hit up Dumbo. She loved it!

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Then we walked over to Mickey’s Toontown and she played on a playground. Then we waited about 30 minutes in line to go on Peter Pan.

After that, we decided to walk around more and have lunch at the Hungry Bear Restaurant and watch the canoes and big boats. She loved that too!

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After lunch, we went over to Autotopia. She was barely tall enough to go on! She drove and thought it was hilarious.

Our last venture of the day was taking the train around the park. It was shady, and a nice break. Little Miss loves trains so that was fun for her.

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She was EXHAUSTED when we got off the train. This is what happened. She seriously sat on the ground and then laid down. I thought she was going to fall asleep right then & there!

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At this point she got in the stroller and passed out. Mommy & daddy enjoyed an ice cream cone (she missed out!) and we decided to head back to the car and head home around 2:30 p.m. Yes, it was an expensive short day, but the memories are worth it.

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