Day 8 was our last Disney day. We had 4 days park hoppers, which we realized too late was more than we needed. It was really fun, but we were all pretty beat and would have been fine with just three days. But we did squeeze in a few things on this day that we were glad we didn't miss!!
First, we posed for a family photo, and the kids and I posed with Red the Fire Engine.
We started the morning at California Adventure and went straight to the Radiator Springs Racers since we hadn't been yet and this seems to be the most popular ride right now. The line was already 40 minutes long (and we had arrived way early!!) but we decided to wait anyway. So I posed with Lucas and Payson for some pictures around Cars Land to keep them busy.
Payson actually had the camera a lot that morning, so we have about a thousand random pictures of who knows what.
The ride broke down while Jack and Jason were waiting, so we ended up actually waiting almost two hours for the ride. It was frustrating. This was really the only major waiting we did the whole trip though, so we quickly got over it. Plus, it was such a cute ride! The kids loved it. It was probably worth it.
Next, we hit Hollywood Tower of Terror again. Jack played with his lightsaber keychain and met some characters while we waited.
He actually didn't love this ride the first time, but surprisingly decided to give it another shot anyway and ended up enjoying it the second time around. I think knowing what was coming helped him prepare.
We hit the Little Mermaid ride, which I loved! And the kids skipped along with Goofy on his way to conduct the musical fountains.
We made sure to hit the Phineas and Ferb dance party this day, too. Jack is obsessed with all things Phineas and Ferb so this was a must!
The Fireside Girls came out and got everyone involved.
Jack and Payson went out and danced along with Phineas and Ferb and had so much fun!!
At one point, I even got pulled out to hula hoop. It was a major fail. Jason got hilarious video which I refuse to embarrass myself by posting.
It ended up being a lot of fun for the kids. Halfway through the day we headed back to Disneyland to meet Mickey at his house. It was the only Disneyland thing we hadn't done that we wanted to. On our way over we met several of Mickey's friends!!
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother
At this point, we had super full autograph books!!
Then it was off to Mickey's house to explore!!
And we finally met the main man himself!! Lucas even gave him a good pound. :)
After meeting Mickey we quickly headed back over to California Adventure for yet another character meal. We had dinner at Ariel's Grotto. Payson had been begging, so we decided to indulge her.
We met Ariel, of course.
and Snow White all came out while we were eating.
If you have girls who are very, very into princesses, this would be a good character dining experience to do. I think overall though we enjoyed Goofy's Kitchen more.
We caught Woody on our way to a few last rides.
And did California Screamin', which we all agree was a favorite. (This is the one ride Jack wasn't tall enough for, which was super disappointing. Hopefully next time!)
And one last picture on our way out!
We left the park then and headed back to Downtown Disney to do a little shopping. The kids each had their own spending money and wanted to make their purchases. And I wanted a Mickey caramel apple. :)
By then we were exhausted and very Disney'd out!! But we were so grateful for all the memories we'd made at the happiest place on earth!!!