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April 20, 2015

Visit Orange County: Springtime at Disneyland Resort

Our most recent visit to Disneyland Resort a few weeks ago was the second time I visited during Hawaii's spring break.

Fortunately, our spring break is before when most of California's schools get out for spring break, which meant short lines and smaller crowds.

It was also unseasonably hot (90+ degrees!), and we ended up buying one of those fan sprays to help my boys cool down.
Cooling off
One of the days we were there was St. Patrick's Day, and I loved the green Mickey Mouse balloons!

Green balloons on St. Patrick's Day
Despite being annual passholders and having visited Disney numerous times, there were still some rides and attractions we had yet to experience.  I even rode Mad Tea Party for the first time!  My husband usually goes with the kids on this ride since I can't deal with spinning rides and their effects on me, but I decided to just try it.  Yes, I did get a bit nauseous, but the look on my son's face as he spun the tea cup around was priceless.

Some of the attractions we went on for the first time were the Red Car Trolley, Mark Twain River Boat, and the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Red Car Trolley

Mark Twain River Boat

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
We also rode our favorites such as Autopia, Space Mountain, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, King Triton's Carousel, and "it's a small world "(which was undergoing a bit of construction).

Dumbo the Flying Elephant
King Triton's Carousel
The famous facade of "it's a small world" covered up as it undergoes construction
We also watched the Pixar Play Parade.  We watched it before, but it was the first time we watched it since Monsters University was released, and we enjoyed the addition of the characters from that movie.
Pixar Play Parade
Frozen Fun is a new feature since our last visit in October, and one experience is Olaf's Snow Fest. Here kids can play in "snow" and sled, as well as take photos with Olaf!

Olaf's Snow Fest
My favorite part of any visit to Disneyland is the fireworks show.  The current show, Fantasy in the Sky," is just 5 minutes long, but still just as magical as the longer shows.


The fireworks show
It was another magical visit to Disneyland Resort, and our entire family can't wait to go back!

Another magical Disney vacation!

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