Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cars Land Photos & Happy Summer!

We finally received access to the photos from our visit to Cars Land earlier this month.  We were very lucky to have previewed the newest attractions at Disney's California Adventure on June 3rd.  We weren't able to take our own photos or videos, but there were several professional photographers scattered throughout the park snapping photo ops.  Here's a little peek at our Cars Land experience.

Aw... Stanley!

With Red who kept blowing his siren when we got too close.

 The boys on Route 66 in Radiator Springs.

Cars Land is the boy equivalent of Cinderella's castle-- the kind of stuff that dreams are built on.  Happy Vee was so excited to see life-size versions of Lightning and his buddies rolling around Radiator Springs.  He almost wandered away from us when he saw Lightning passing by... Luckily the Mister caught up with him and was amused to find him having a full blown, albeit one-sided, conversation with the race car.

The highlights for us:

Radiator Springs Racers-- Fast moving and fun, fun, fun! There's a 40-inch height requirement and 3 year old Happy Vee just squeezed in. There are 2 versions of the ride depending on which track you are on.  Both are good and the racing part is a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  Only down side is that although the line moves, it is LONG.  We were there on a non-crowded day and it was an hour wait.  I've heard that on opening day the line was 3-4 hours long (ack!).

The neon signs that turn on at dusk.  The music... the neon... just like the movie.

The cone-themed food and specialty drinks at the Cozy Cone.  We didn't have a chance to check out Flo's V8 Cafe, but I've heard the food is pretty good (for a theme park).

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree - Happy Vee loved this ride and is still talking about it.  Tea cups with a twist.

A wonderful experience and we will be back... maybe in late fall or winter when the crowds lighten up.

So anyhow, back to the present.  I'm going to be on blog-lite this summer.  With the boys out of school and vacation time on the horizon, my goal is to spend as much quality time with my family as I can.  It's hard for me to juggle everything and do it well, so something has to give!  The boys are signed up for some camps though, so I'll be poking around when I have the opportunity.

Have a wonderful summer!

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