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Old 07-10-2018, 11:00 AM   #31
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Sounds like a great day!
I love the bakery tour - if only for the sourdough sample! We always have lunch or dinner there at least once - clam chowder in a bread bowl, yum!
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Sounds like another fun day! You are definitely a bit more go-go-go than the rest of your family!
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Sounds like another fun day! You are definitely a bit more go-go-go than the rest of your family!
Yes, why relax in the hotel, when you can "relax" in the parks, especially when most afternoons were mid-70 temps.

I've also come to love the live music in the evenings at Disney Springs and Downtown Disneyland. It always seems to be of high quality.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:08 PM   #34
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Lovely day! I remember Fractured Fairy Tales :wink: The Pixar band sounds like fun. I too have played Midway Mania so many times, but do not seem to be able to improve my game
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:40 AM   #35
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Day 7 (Tuesday)

Today we go to both Disney Parks again.

Another nice breakfast again at Captain Kidd’s and we cross the street to the Disney entrance. On the way, I pick up our ART (Anaheim Regional Transportation) bus passes for our trip to Knott’s Berry Farm tomorrow. I am told they to get them at a small self-serve kiosk on the right hand side before you get to security. Small is right; about the size of a little ATM machine. (I figure it out ok though. ) Through security, we head to the California Adventure Park and are through the turnstiles before 9:00.

This time we assume that Toy Story Midway Mania is not open to 10:00, so we go straight to Carsland so I can ride Radiator Springs. It’s a blast once again. Next, I ride Soarin’ again – smooth and awesome!

About 9:45 we head to the entrance of Paradise Pier for Toy Story Mania. The entrance to the pier bridge is roped off, but they let a few small groups through because they promise they are only going to the nearby gift show and then they will be back. We are at the front of the rope, and at 10:05 they let us across the bridge. At the line entrance –- stunner! -- we find all the “shoppers” who promised they would return. Well, anyway, we are on the ride within a few minutes. I scored better than last time, but my daughter gets high score in vehicle once again!

We now look to take a ride on the Red Trolley. Our timing is off, but eventually we track it down for a nice quiet ride. Shortly afterwards, we watch the entertaining and lively Red Trolley News Boys.

Next up is the Blue Sky Cellar building, which is hosting a detailed layout of the re-theming of Pixar Pier. We spend a fair amount of time there, as there is an informative video and many beautiful exhibits. Very well done!

Some brief window shopping as we head back to the park entrance, where we meet a couple “Citizens of Hollywood” ladies. We take a couple of nice pictures. (There are not nearly as many “Citizens of Hollywood” in Disneyland compared to WDW. Also, I did not see them do any skits, but just chat with guests walking by. This was disappointing , as I really love the antics of the WDW “Hollywood Citizens.”)

It’s only about 11:30, but we leave for the long walk to Trader Sam’s for lunch at the Disneyland Hotel. (We were at the hotel earlier in the trip for Goofy’s Kitchen brunch.) Not even noon when we get there, but a loud group on the patio have clearly gotten an early “start.” We go inside and there are plenty of tables. The theming is wonderful, and the special effects are fun when someone orders a certain drink like the “shipwreck.” I have the Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings, my wife has the Island-Style Hot Dog and my daughter has the Angus 1/3 lb Hawaiian Cheeseburger (w/o the pineapple). We all enjoy our food.

Afterwards, the family heads back to the hotel, but I go back to the California Adventure Park. With MaxPass, I ride Guardians of the Galaxy again – I could ride this all day! (I then use the Disney App to get a MaxPass for the Matterhorn at the Disneyland Park for early evening.)

I head to the end of the park to once again ride the Silly Symphony Swings (as I said before, love the ride, but wish it was longer). Next, it’s the charming Pixarmonic Band for another full set.

Switching parks, I go to Disneyland and now ride the Matterhorn Bobsleds again. Fun, but I decide that it’s not to be a fave, as it’s a bit jerky and rough.

I meet the family near the entrance to “it’s a small world” as planned at 4:30. The line looks long, but it moves fast, and soon we are all enjoying a family favorite.

We do some ride repeats: all of us ride Alice in Wonderland, then I ride Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride while my family rides Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure.

We find a spot for the 6:00 Pixar Parade. The view is good, but since we never get to a parade spot more than 10 to 15 minutes early, we don’t always have good sight lines to take good pictures. The parade is colorful and fun and enjoyed by all. The attention to detail is amazing.

Time for supper! We will be eating at the Golden Horseshoe. Crowd is light and when I get to the counter, I ask when the next show is. “The last one was at 5:15,” she says. Oops! When I adjusted our meal time for the parade, I forgot to recheck the show times. Well, let’s hope the food is good. I have the Chicken Wings, my wife has the Fish & Chips, and my daughter also has the Chicken Wings. Yes, the food is good!

I ride Thunder Mountain again. Yeehaw! We all do a repeat of Haunted Mansion – always new details to look for.

We all head to the Tiki Birds. It’s a relaxing, colorful, and enjoyable show. (I still can’t believe WDW tried the “Under New Management” redo for a few years until the mysterious fire. )

Last ride for the day is a lap on the Disneyland Railroad. It’s funny how the seating is different (all facing out) than WDW. Of course, the scenery is different too. All these differences we notice over the 9 days helps to make a trip to Disneyland worthwhile.

Back to the hotel – another great day!
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It sounds like a great day, visiting both parks! It's too bad that your wife and daughter didn't ride RSR or Soarin', two of my favorites!
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You certainly packed a lot into this day again! I'd forgotten about Trader Sam's being at Disneyland as well - thanks for the reminder.
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I agree about the jerkiness of the Matterhorn. My back does not allow me to ride that. But RSR!? Love it! Guardians of the Galaxy wasn’t open yet when we were last at DL, in fact they’d only shut down ToT a few weeks before our trip. So I am really looking forward to riding, as I was not happy to hear they were changing ToT.
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