Sunday, June 26, 2016

Soarin' and Frozen.

Last time we visited Disney we wanted to see the new Frozen live show, and were counting the days until Soarin' Over the World would open. After getting our Radiator Springs fix we headed over to the Hyperion theater to get in line for Frozen. That is when we had the amusement park version of the ice bucket challenge. We failed to do our research and it so happened that the show is obviously popular, and pretty much only accessible by obtaining a fast pass. But those are gone very early in the morning. You have a window of time to return with your fast pass and if you don't, then oh well. There is a stand by line where you might wait for hours on the chance someone has missed their return time. Lesson learned, we waited for Soarin' to open and returned early and with a plan in mind.

We had to leave home by 6:00 a.m., that is why SS had to go to bed as soon as we arrived home last night. She was still sleepy when we had to wake her, but by the time we pulled out of the driveway her anticipation took care of the sleepiness. We managed to be inside California Adventure and waiting at the roped area by 7:30 a.m. Our plan for the day was simple, Frozen and Soarin', once that was accomplished we'd go with the flow.

SS and I promptly left P and walked across the street looking for shade and a place to sit down.  SS found a spot in CA AD where she had not posed before. BTW, P was just fine waiting in line, we would have only hindered his ability to elbow his way to the front.

I found an old Lego magazine in a pocket I forgot my backpack had, perfect for the wait.

Oh well, wish the sun had cooperated, but still a cute pic. 

With our fast passes in hand for the 11:30 a.m. show we headed to Soarin' Around the World. The waiting was only twenty minutes, so P did not think we needed a fast pass. Say what? Nope, this is a new ride, and the next fast passes were for return in an hour. Fast passes it is for a second trip around the world.  We read about the ride and SS knew she would see the Great Wall of China. But we did not tell her she would fly over Monument Valley, however she found out just before we entered. There's a video showing the stops while people wait.  It was so cute to see her recognize she had recently visited that place.

The new Soarin' is simply AMAZING!

Grizzly River Run, and we got soaked, all of us. But we had quick dry clothing, and it was rather refreshing.

I have wanted to try the Zephyr ride since we first bought passes, but it was usually non operable when we are around. Well, since Ms. SS no longer gets to dictate what rides we get on, I used my turn to request the rockets. SS did not want to join us, so we left her downstairs, where we could easily see her.

And there she is, wrapped in her Olaf towel.

Isn't this such a cool ride? We have no idea why SS would not want to partake in the flying fun, since she has yet to be in an airplane flight she has not liked.

Another ride we wanted to try and SS opted out, the swings. I loved the ones at Knott's and it is weird it took this long to try the ones at CA AD.  And these ones have double seats! Just as well SS flaked out since we were able to sit together.

And here we are waiting for Frozen to begin. We actually scored second row middle seats, well P did with his ability to elbow his way ahead (in a gentle, non violent manner, no children were harmed).


What is not to like about a summer loving snowman?

We all loved the show, but it's funny P has yet to see the movie. SS watched the movie on the way to and from Hawaii, and many other times at home.

We indulged in another ride SS would not, and we would never think about letting her try. The California Screamer, and SS was content to wait while playing on Baba's phone.

We really liked this picture, P says that it looks like we are on an outdoor vacation, not at an amusement park.

We were out of the park by 2:30 p.m., before it became uncomfortably hot. There was a stop for a leisurely paced lunch, and SS was bathed and in bed early to get plenty of rest before school tomorrow.

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