Friday, October 26, 2012


We had a fun day at Disneyland with Melissa and the boys on October 10th. It was a school day, and when they woke up Melissa asked them if they wanted to go to Disneyland instead of school.  What a great Mom!  It has finally cooled off enough to go and enjoy Disneyland without melting.  To add to the fun, Craig had an eye problem - he just couldn't see going to work : )
We took a picture as soon as we got there. Wonder of wonders, no one is blinking (something I share with Melissa) and all 3 of the boys are smiling at the same time!

We stayed at Disneyland since California Adventure is still crowded from the opening of the new Cars Land.  The lines weren't very long and it was a great day.  All the autumn flowers and decorations were beautiful.

Dylan is the 4th from the right.  Luke is the 4th from the left.
We went to the Jedi Training Academy and both the boys got picked.  I never get tired of watching this, and it was fun to see Luke and Dylan get to participate.  The Star Wars characters are amazing and they stay in character the entire time.  They are so good with the "younglings".

Dylan got to fight Darth Vader.

Luke got to fight Darth Maul. Darth Maul is so creepy and so are the stormtroopers.

I had read on the blog Babes in Disneyland  that Pirates League was open at Disneyland during October.  Its kind of like the boys version of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique except instead of a princess makeover, they paint on eyebrows and a beard and dress them like a pirate with a sword, sash, and a medallion necklace.  The boys love getting their faces painted so I thought they would like this.  Plus they love the show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  We weren't sure if it was open on the day we were there, and then when we went through New Orleans Square on the way to lunch at our favorite Hungry Bear, pirate wenches were passing out fliers, so we put that on our list after lunch.

It was tucked away in the back behind the shops, by the stairs.  It was set up in true Disney fashion.  Our timing was perfect and there was no one in line.  The boys got to pick if they wanted to be Jake , or a first mate. I was surprised they all wanted to be Jake. 
It was hilarious watching the process. The Pirate "wenches" were amazing. They were so good with the boys and they all stayed in character the entire time, speaking in a cockney accent. They were so funny.
As each boy was done, they were read the pirate oath and then it was announced, "We have a new pirate" and all the pirate wenches shouted ,"AHOY!". It was truly magical.
It was a priceless afternoon.  My favorite part was as soon as they were done, Dylan and Austin ran up the stairs and started dueling with their new swords like old pros.
The boys really wanted to ride the tea cups.  I don't think I've been on them since their Mom was little.  None of us were really thrilled about it, but I took one for the team and went with Luke and Dylan while Melissa went with Austin.  Craig offered to take pictures.  It was so much fun and we laughed the entire time.  But I'm pretty sure I won't go again soon- I felt awful when the ride stopped.
We love the Enchanted Tiki Room and getting a Pineapple Whip.  Why did it take us this long to discover that the back row has nice padded seats?
Luke stayed in character all day, and was very serious about having his hand on his sword, or putting it up on his shoulder.  It was another wonderful day at the happiest place on earth.  So glad we have our season passes.

1 comment:

melissa gargalis said...

This was a very fun day!!! These pictures make me smile. Thanks for the pirate adventure, it will never be forgotten.