Friday, April 05, 2013

A Disney Day, Wednesday, April 3 2013

We were off to see the mouse today- Mickey Mouse!  Being just a few blocks from the Disney Parks we walked from the campground.  We purchased a one-day park hopper ticket so we could go to both parks.  We first went to the Disney’s California Adventure Park and spent the majority of the day.  This park has some interesting rides and we were able to go on several.  The California Screamin’ is a roller coaster that starts out with a launching – a fast coaster ride with one loop.    Mickey’s Fun Wheel is a ferris wheel in which some cars slide on railings as the rides circles- Tom had said he would go on if we went in a non-sliding car but we got into the wrong line and did go on a slider which proved to be thrilling as the wheel turned.  Some of the attractions in this park were the same as attractions in Disney’s Florida parks.    Spring break for school kids had the parks crowded.  We did manage to get on some rides but usually after a wait of 30-60 minutes.

In the late afternoon we then went to the Disneyland Park.  Both parks are in close proximity to one another unlike Disney World in Florida.  Disneyland is similar to the Magic Kingdom park in Florida. The Matterhorn Bobsleds and the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage are 2 attractions not in Florida.  We waited in line for about 20 minutes for the Bobsleds when that ride was temporarily closed down for 45 minutes or so we didn’t wait.  We were able to ride the submarines which surprising to us was a really a nice long ride.  We have always been disappointed that the submarine attraction in Florida was removed. 

About 7:30pm we had decided that we had enough of the walking, the waiting and the crowds that we left the parks walking back to the campground.  We stopped at a nice restaurant, Mimi’s Café, for dinner and were very pleased with our meals- 3 course meals for $13.99 each.  We had a cup of French onion soup, Tom had a Salmon entrée and I had a shrimp/scallop fettuccini dish and then we had a triple chocolate brownie sundae dessert- really nice meals.  For some reason the fireworks that were to go off at 9:30pm did not so we were really glad that we had not stayed at the park any longer in anticipation of seeing these closer than what we had been able to see from the campground last night.