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Comparison Friday 2.20 – Buy One Get One Free

by on January 16, 2009

Yesterday, Emmett and I spent most of the day at… you guessed it… Disneyland.  Seeing as how we didn’t go on any rides last time, this time we tried to go on as many rides as possible.

This is the worst ride of them all.

This is the worst ride of them all.

Heimlichs Chew Chew Train

Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

Emmett looking around at all the large food.  This ride was literally about a minute long.

Emmett looking around at all the large food. This ride was literally about a minute long.

Fliks Flyers

Flik's Flyers

This ride lifts you up in the air and spins you around.

This ride lifts you up in the air and spins you around.

Then we made our obligatory stop at the water fountains, where Emmett was dry for all of 5 seconds.

Then we made our obligatory stop at the water fountains, where Emmett was dry for all of 5 seconds.

He took it upon himself to clean up all of the leaves from the area

He took it upon himself to clean up all of the leaves from the area

After taking off his wet shoes and socks, we headed over to Disneyland.

Because most of the attractions are under construction, they seem to be relying more heavily upon the street performers and characters.

Because most of the attractions are under construction, they seem to be relying more heavily upon the street performers and characters.

This years theme is What will you celebrate?

This year's theme is "What will you celebrate?"

Then we went over to the Jungle Cruise.  It was a good thing we went so early, because every time we passed by it later, the line was at least 30 minutes long.  We waited about 10 minutes.

Then we went over to the Jungle Cruise. It was a good thing we went so early, because every time we passed by it later, the line was at least 30 minutes long. We waited about 10 minutes.

On the boat.  Our pilot was very funny.

On the boat. Our pilot was very funny.

Then we headed over to Carnation Plaza to have some lunch.

Then we headed over to Carnation Plaza to have some lunch.

... where Emmett proceeded to mess up the changing table in the family restroom.

... where Emmett proceeded to mess up the changing table in the family restroom.

Teacups!

Teacups!

I think Emmett was mostly confused when we were in the cup... that is, when he wasnt eating raisins.

I think Emmett was mostly confused when we were in the cup... that is, when he wasn't eating raisins.

Then we went to go fight the evil Emperor Zurg

Then we went to go fight the evil Emperor Zurg

My worst score ever.  I think they reset something, because the ride stopped twice in the middle.  At least you can see Emmetts head this time.  I need to find out where this camera is.

The ride shut down twice in the middle, but I managed a decent score. At least you can see Emmet's head this time. I need to find out where this camera is.

Then we went on Pirates.

Then we went on Pirates. This was the first time that I'd been able to go on Pirates since the earthquake experience.

Emmett seemed slightly amused.

Emmett seemed slightly amused.

Davey Jones!

Davey Jones!

At this point, Daddy needed to get off of his feet, so we took the grand circle tour of Disneyland on the train.

At this point, Daddy needed to get off of his feet, so we took the grand circle tour of Disneyland on the train.

Emmett sat next to me.  Note that the shoes had dried out by this time.

Emmett sat next to me. Note that the shoes had dried out by this time.

We match!

We match!

Then we went on King Arthurs Carousel.  He liked it so much we went twice (after the first time, he made the sign for more/again)

Then we went on King Arthur's Carousel. He liked it so much we went twice (after the first time, he made the sign for "more"/"again")

This picture isnt the clearest, but the expression is priceless.

This picture isn't the clearest, but the expression is priceless.

Then we went on Dumbo

Then we went on Dumbo

He was much more interested this time

They changed the seatbelts! No more belt loops, there's a latch closure now.

He was much more interested in controlling the up and down

He was much more interested in controlling the up and down this time

After a short nap (and a couple laps around the park) we went on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.  I had no idea this ride even existed.

After a short nap (and a couple laps around the park) we went on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. I had no idea this ride even existed.

Its basically a story book ride with the maquette figures inside.

It's basically a story book ride with the maquette figures inside.

We decided to go over to California Adventure for dinner (its less crowded), but we stopped at Tarzans Treehouse first.

We decided to go over to California Adventure for dinner (it's less crowded), but we stopped at Tarzan's Treehouse first.

The view from atop the tree.

The view from atop the tree.

Theres a play area at the end of the treehouse path where you can play the pots and pans.  Emmett is barely tall enough to reach the bottom pans.

There's a play area at the end of the treehouse path where you can play the pots and pans. Emmett is barely tall enough to reach the bottom pans.

Before dinner, we went on Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!

Before dinner, we went on Mike and Sully to the Rescue!

Its basically a cab ride through the Monsters Inc. story.  It was super empty in there, so much so that we got our own cab.

It's basically a cab ride through the Monster's Inc. story. It was super empty in there, so much so that we got our own cab.

We stopped at Harryhausens for sushi.

We stopped at Harryhausen's for sushi.

We sat and watched a weird show about being drawn to the magic

We sat and watched a weird show about being "drawn to the magic"

Then we ate dinner over at the Pacific Wharf (Emmett chose to eat standing up)

Then we ate dinner over at the Pacific Wharf (Emmett chose to eat standing up)

We got mommy a present (which were sure shell love)

We got mommy a present (which we're sure she'll love)

Then we watched the Pixar Play Parade (again.  I won’t put any more pictures of it).  This time, one of the Monster’s Inc. characters came up to Emmett and stuck out his hand.  Emmett did not like that.  For the rest of the parade, whenever someone or something came even close to him, he crumpled up in the back of his stroller.  Maybe we stand a little further back next time.

Emmett waiting for the parade to start:

Then we went on one last ride:

King Tritons Carousel!  We went twice.

King Triton's Carousel! We went twice.

Again, with the priceless expression.

Again, with the priceless expression.

All in all, a very busy day.

Chew Chew Train
Water Fountain
Jungle Cruise
Teacups
Buzz Lightyear
Pirates of the Carribean
Disneyland Railroad
King Arthur’s Carousel (2x)
Dumbo
Winnie the Pooh
Tarzan’s Treehouse
Mike and Sulley to the Rescue
Pixar Play Parade
King Triton’s Carousel (2x)

I don’t think I’ve ever been on that many rides in one day before.  I love going on Thursdays.

Big social weekend coming up, and there’s sure to be plenty of pictures!  Stay tuned!

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3 Comments
  1. auntie scarey permalink

    Wow..that is a lot of rides…the last time I heard of such progress was when Brianna, Nee Nee and I went on a very very rainy rainy day to Disneyland. Undaunted, we were on 8 rides in 2 hours, or something crazy like that. Those pictures are great, although some are blank’d out probably due to the the school’s stupid computer system..don’t get me started! Have a great long weekend and love to poor mommy working her non-existent butt off. love, Auntie E missing you guys

  2. Mrs. Odom permalink

    Great day! How many steps did you take? 🙂

  3. We’d love to go with you guys again!

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