Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012 from Disneyland

Merry Christmas from Disneyland 2012!  If you can handle the crowds, Disneyland and Disney California Adventures are magical at Christmas time. The parks go crazy with decorations. Everything sparkles! Alex learned about playing hooky for the first time, skipped school, grabbed a friend and headed to meet the Mouse!

Six year old boys are still not ready to stand in endless lines, but between fast pass & good ole fashioned luck, we never waited more than 20 minutes. We are not Disneyland fanatics. The simulated rides, Star Tours and Soarin', were the biggest hits for us. The monorail and submarines were also pretty fun. Alex was still scared of the pirates, unimpressed by the mermaids, but did love Tarzan's Treehouse and Mark Twain's Riverboat. (Mostly, when he and his friend weren't on a ride, they just wanted to go home and play Legos.). Luckily, Downtown Disney is home to the Lego Store. Alex's Happiest Place on Earth seems to be outside those expensive gates.