The Happiest Place on Earth

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My sister and I visited the magic kingdom yesterday, and had a great time. The park was full of Christmas cheer, and we were finally able to see the Main Street Electrical Parade.

We got a late start, so you can imagine that we were a little worried when we drove up and saw that Disneyland tickets were sold out. Turns out, annual pass holders could still get in! After the guy at the booth gave us the good news, he said "want more good news? Free parking. Get out of here." We saved $14 on parking!

This was my first time taking my Rebel to Disney, and I have to say, it was pretty awesome having it there. Having a great camera really does make all the difference.

Love those giant Mickey head ornaments!

This feels so "LA" to me.

I love my sis. And my new scarf.

The parade was amazing!

Eating at Disneyland is always a challenge. I love churros, dole whips, etc...but for the most part, I try to avoid junk food and don't want to eat churros all day. I also can't justify spending a small fortune for mediocre pizza. They really need to kick things up a notch over there. Anyway...I really needed something during the parade, so before it started I ran off in search of a snack and came back with this.

Yes. That is a giant sourdough snowman. And no. We did not eat the whole thing. And in case you were wondering, it was ok, but definitely not worth the $7 I paid for it. I am so bringing more snacks next time.

After the parade, we walked from CA Adventure to Disneyland and were able to see the last few minutes of the Christmas fireworks show. Right as we hit Main Street, it started "snowing." The snow may have resembled soap bubbles, but it felt pretty magical. At least it felt cold outside.

Small World was completely redone. I am normally not a fan of this ride, but throw in some Christmas cheer and the song "jingle bells" and I'm in.

Joy to the Small World.


  1. these are great pictures! i always have wanted to see disney @ christmas!

  2. HOW FUN!!! These pictures are beautiful!!! looks like a blast!

  3. OMG.

    Ok, I was going to email you last night and ask you if you were there at Disneyland yesterday because I swear to goodness that I saw you. I almost asked if you were "the design girl," but I thought that would be a little creepy if you were not. Haha! Maybe even if you were ;)

    But really we had just gotten off the ferris wheel and were walking out of the California Adventure Park around 3:30-ish, I'm not totally sure, but saw you guys walking in, you were messing with your camera lense. I just put my pics up on my Facebook!

    SOOOOOO weird!

  4. Looks like so much fun! The electric light parade is my favorite. I wish they would bring it back to Disney World.

  5. Absolutely magical!!!!! Isn't that one of the best places?? Looks like a blast :)

  6. Aww, it truly is the happiest place on earth! Great pics!

  7. Yeah, as much as I want to see the Christmas decorations.... that big of crowds with a 5 and 3 year old just doesn't sound fun.
    So thanks for the pictures so I could enjoy it anyway :)

  8. Your Rebel has taken some great photos this year and that’s awesome that you got to bring it to Disney. I’m glad you got free parking too…what a treat!

    The park looks beautiful and that is a really cute pic of you and your sis. Love the infinity scarf too! That sourdough snowman is hysterical. He looks half the size of you.

    The last photo is absolutely beautiful!

  9. I so need to go back there and especially during Christmas time!! :D Looks like so much fun!

  10. I seriously can't wait until I can one day go there with you :-)