Tuesday we ate a tasty and leisurely breakfast at Tangerine Grill (try the huevos rancheros!). We reached Disney California Adventure around 9:40, the park didn't officially open for another 20 mins. but we got fastpasses for Soarin' Over California and went on the new Little Mermaid. Then I waited in a line for World of Color fastpasses while Alan, Linda, Brandon, Claire, and the kids rode a few rides with no lines:) Elora was too short for 3 rides in a row and started having a meltdown. I didn't want her to have to stand in line so we passed by the Toy Story Mania ride :( and passed the construction of the new Cars area.
We then went into Flick's Fun Fair in A Bug's Land and rode a ride before the rest of the gang caught up with us after their ride on the swings. I was ready for some fun by this point, so after doing the bumper cars Claire, Brandon, and I went on The Tower of Terror. Claire was obviously in a terror sort of anticipation but we all had a blast. Then we took the kids on the Monsters Inc. ride (which we loved!) and picked up JUMBO Turkey Legs while Alan and Linda rode Tower.
Jonah had so much fun in the splash areas that he was soaked for most the rest of the day.
Then we all went together to the Animation Studios into the Beast's Library, etc. Claire took a short art course while the rest of us did Turtle Talk with Crush, which was awesome, dude.
Next was Soarin', which everybody loved. Jonah got to ride twice but Elora wasn't tall enough yet.
We headed back over to Disneyland and rode Winnie the Pooh and went on The Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion again. I enjoyed it a lot more the second time cause I wasn't busy being disappointed that it wasn't the original song and ride.
Too hot to take anymore the gang headed back to the hotel to swim for a couple hours.
Claire and I braved the heat to ride Space Mountain. Then the afternoon shade hit and we ended up staying there just the two of us the rest of the evening.
Rode Splash Mtn. and Indiana Jones...
Watched the World of Colors show at DCA.
and finally headed to bed, totally exhausted.