Yes, I admit I have had my doubts. I loved Disneyland when I was a kid but never found the same appeal as I got older. And still had friends and saw many people my age or older enjoying it or should I say obsessed with it even when they did not have kids.
Well now that I have a 2 1/2 year old I get it. Today we went by ourselves, just the two of us and only stayed for about 3 hours. (No not about, exactly-because that way I didn't have to pay for parking another thing to love.) It is so fun going with friends and family but it is just different when you can do exactly what and when you want to do them.
First off we rode the train/monorail-Camryn was already in heaven! She couldn't stop laughing and we hadn't even gotten inside the park. This was her face...
Once inside we rode Small World. We walked right on and had the boat all to ourselves, so this is Camryn in the seat in front of me.
I had never been to Toon Town so we checked that out. But not too interesting for Camryn. Then it was on to the Princesses! I think this is fairly new at the park or if it is not I have just started hearing about it. The wait was 45 min. long to see 3 Princesses, you never know which ones they will have that day. Now 45 min with a 2 year old=not the easiest thing in the world. In fact if any line has a 20 min wait, we are out. But I knew that Camryn would not be disappointed. That is until we were 5 people behind the front and she had a total melt down! Said she didn't want to see "Big Princesses, only little ones" and then thought her undies were wet and needed the changed even though they weren't. Luckily the lady behind saved my spot-we hurried and had a wardrobe change and back in line with 1 person in front of us. With a little break she was ready to go!
Couldn't believe as we turned the corner that her two favorite's were there! Ariel and Belle! In the past she has been so shy/petrified of meeting any character but I think having them be real girls, she loved!
They were so sweet by talking and hugging her. Belle was the sweetest. And probably also because Camryn knew what to do after seeing Ariel.
Then she met Tiana. She hasn't seen the movie all the way through, but knows her cousins love her and loves her toys at the Disney store. This time she just sat right down and posed by her.
So back to my not loving Disneyland, I was converted today because I totally got choked up when Camryn was interacting with the Princesses. For one, I knew how much she loved it and would be talking about this day for a very long time. Well that and I am also pregnant-but still. We waited 45 minutes and it was totally worth it. However, I saw as I was leaving that it was a 75 min wait. Now that is a bit much. So make sure you go as soon as you get to the park! That is what I learned and we will definitely be back!