First Timers Visit Over Easter! Can we see it all? - Updated 2/9

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  1. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Day Three: Braving Guardians...

    So, off we went to use our max pass for Guardians.

    Morgan was SUPER nervous about this, and let's be honest, not very excitied that we were making her ride this.

    But when we went in the room with rocket, she LOVED that. I mean Rocket is pretty awsome!

    But soon we were making our way up to the ride.
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    They were waiting for there eternal doom, I think.

    But in we went and got seated....
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    Here you can see Gwen NOT happy about this whole situation...

    And then the ride started... What did they think?
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    Gwen LOVED the ride!!!

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    She was jumping up and down getting off, she liked it so much! The music and party feel just totally got to her.

    Morgan... meh... All she could say was that her backpack was flying in the air. I think deep down she liked it but she is maintianing that she did NOT like it. Overall, I think it was a successful ride.

    Gwen of course wanted to ride it again, but the wait was super long and I think there were no more max passes. But we were ready for our next max pass, so we headed over towards Carsland next!

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    We cut through Bugs Land Again. Gwen got a pic with Princess Atta, cause she is a princess after all... This was Andy's first time seeing it as well. But again just a drive by of it.

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    We headed over to Radiator Racers for our last time riding.

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    Gwen really wanted to "win" this time.

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    Sadly we did not... But we still had fun. It really is a great ride and way more fun than Test Track.

    It was about 6:15 by now, and I could feel the trip starting to come to an end! I wasn't ready to leave Disneyland yet!!! But Andy was getting really tired. :(

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    So, I think I just started snapping pictures of everything as we went along! I did love these "flowers"

    We decided to get in line for Luigi's "dancing" cars.
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    We waited about half an hour but not too bad, I think.
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    We enjoyed our last spin on the dancing cars.

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    Another random shot... I did love the Cozy Cone Motel! I wanted to check in for the night and never leave!

    It was now 7:00, and I think we decided on one last ride and then we needed to get something to eat!

    Since we were in Carsland, we decided to do Junkyard Jamboree!
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    Another fun ride!

    i was glad that our afternoon was riding mostly rides that we can't ride in Disney World. It was a great afternoon in California Adventure!

    After, it was time for some food! I suggested we try what is now Lamplight lounge. So we headed that way.

    Would we get in? Would it be good? Would we get the Lobster Nachos?!
     
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  2. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Day Three: Lobster Nachos and Cotton Candy Drinks!

    We headed over to see if we could get into the restuarant. I had told Andy about the Lobster Nachos, and he def wanted to try them!

    There was a small line, and we got in. There was a CM taking names and letting everyone know how long the wait might be. It wasn't too bad and I said we should wait. Morgan and Gwen had something specific in mind they wanted to buy. I can't remember what, but I took the girls to walk down the boardwalk towards Toy Story Mania to see what they had in that gift shop.

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    We didn't find what they were looking for, but had fun taking some pics with the construction wall pics!

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    It didn't take long, Andy text'd me and said that we needed to come back, that we were close to the front and we needed to all be there to go in. So, we headed back to the line and were shortly seated.

    We were in the outside area, which was fine, we had a great view! But it was chilly at this point.

    We ordered some drinks...
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    Last Vacation Cheers Shot!

    Andy got Diet Coke, as he was ill.

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    I got a Moscow Mule. I always score extra points for when it comes in a copper mug!

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    And the girls got these beauties... I don't remember what they were, but they were in love! I don't think they were on the menu but thankfully there was a kid a table over with one, and the girls def wanted one for themselves!

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    Bad pic, but they were both very happy with there last drink option in Disneyland.

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    Gwen ordered the cheese pizza. And Morgan wanted Steak Pizza. But that wasn't on the menu. We had asked the CM outside about modify the one item and he said it should be a problem. Well, our waiter did NOT like this... So, Morgan ended up with a side of beef and a cheese pizza. It was strange but she was happy.

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    Andy and I went with 2 apps to split. First was the Tuna appatizer.... It was AMAAAAZING!!!

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    You were to crack it open to reveal the tuna and edamame. There was also guac on the bottom. Seriously this was practically all my favorite things. It was soooo good!

    We also got the Lobster Nachos... of course
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    These were also really good!

    We were all very happy with our last meal. Service was kind of slow but we weren't really in a rush to leave either. While we were waiting, we talked about what we liked best. And started talking about which versions were better.

    Up next Morgan and Gwen's takes on which version of rides were better!
     
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  4. StarWarsMomofGirls!

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    Def get one! I am looking forward to trying the Disney World version in a couple weeks!

    It really was all really nice art!.

    It was so nice to have the table. I wish they did this for DW!

    We loved it regadless of the crazyiness. I just wish we had more time to spend in the area!
     
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    You did not, you were at Disneyland! :P

    I haven’t been since MaxPass but still think Disneyland’s fastpass system is better than World’s. I do like magic bands though so I guess there are benefits of both parks!

    That is adorable, I am glad he found something to perk him up! It stinks feeling sick on a trip.

    Ooooh yes please! That sounds perfect right about now. The macaron sounds amazing as well!

    :rotfl: It sure looks that way! I’m glad they liked it overall, even if Morgan won’t admit it.

    I just loved everything in Carsland. Your report is making me want to go back so bad!!!

    As any proper mule should! :snooty:
    Ugh I never made it to the Cove Bar to try these. It’s on my list of regrets. Guess I just need to go back!!!
     
  6. cstorm65

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    I was so far behind and just got caught up, but those were some great updates. Especially a great Easter Day in both parks. You guys were able to do a lot of the good stuff! Those Lobster Nachos though...those looks great!
     
  7. Cloe Colton

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    Those lobster nachos look delish!!

    Seems like a super fun last afternoon! Especially doing the things you can't do in WDW!
     
  8. missangelalexis

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    The Monsters Inc ride was one of my faves!

    Wow very cool seeing Kobe Bryant!

    Sounds like a really great afternoon & evening! Your food and drinks at the lounge look yummy.
     
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  9. MeghanEmily

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    I'm caught up again! I loved your Toontown pictures, and the Marvel characters! And how cool that you saw Kobe Bryant! I can't believe those drinks the girls got—they are something else!
     
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    I'm finally caught up just as your leaving. I really want to go to Disneyland someday and your report has made the want triple. I've really enjoyed reading about your visit. So many cool things to see and do there. It really made me miss Toontown and the one at DW wan't near as good as Disneyland. I would also have been fan-girling if I had seen the Captain.
     
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