The next day we met Teresa in Bug's Life as she was getting fast passes for the new Cars ride. There were so many fast passes going out that our time wasn't until 10pm and it was just after 9am. It was the 4th of July though and I was really excited to see the World of Color show. We didn't see it last time we were there so I really wanted to make sure we saw it. Luckily, our fast pass time wasn't until after the show!
The kids met Minnie Mouse after the ride. She's so cute!
Then we rode the Grizzly Rapids and got soaking.wet. Seriously. And it was just the way Shannon wanted to start the day! I love that ride! We had to stop in the store that they have right next to the ride to get a change of clothes for Shannon and Elizabeth. They were both the most wet and both in levis.
We walked over to the Little Mermaid ride and dried off a little.
Then we made our way over to California Screamin'. We saw Donald Duck on our way over. Right as we were next in line to get our picture with Donald, he had to go make a phone call to Daisy so we had to wait for a few minutes. So the photographer let us take some pictures of the family and then she wanted to get a picture of the kids. They are just the cutest.
Then it was time to ride California Screamin'. Oh my, I was so scared. But I figured I rode Splash Mountain the day before so I could do this one, too....I loved it! I was so glad Lu wanted to be my riding buddy and we were scared at first together and then we were laughing together as we were riding it.
Then we wandered down the Paradise Pier boardwalk. We came upon the games they had and of course our baseball loving boys wanted to play!
First they played to water guns.
Noah won that game first.
Elizabeth was ready to win the next one!
But DJ won the second game.
Then they played Casey At The Bat.
Then they moved on to SkeeBall.
Where we won Bulls Eye...and Arnold got to carry the prizes!
As we walked around to the other side of the pier, we met Jessie.
We rode Goofy's Flight School and then headed back over to the front of California Adventures. As we were going past Grizzly Rapids (where we started our morning rides), I noticed Noah, Lu, Shannon and Arnold in front of me then looked down. No DJ. Looked all around me, No DJ! I asked Shannon where he was and she looked around and didn't see him either. I panicked and then headed back where we were just walking. As I got to the falls of the Grizzly Rapids, I saw that cute little boy with his neon green shirt with a security staff member. DJ was crying, and so was I. I knelt down and he ran into my arms, I hugged him so tight. I was terrified and so was he. Then Shannon and Arnold got to us. Arnold told him to make sure to stay with us and hold hands. He was so scared and didn't let go of whoever's hand he was holding while we were walking around that park for the rest of the trip.
We rode Soarin' Over California, one of my favorites!
As you can see by the smiles on the kids faces, losing DJ kind of put a damper on the mood while we waited in line for Soarin'.
Then went to go get something to eat. While Arnold was in line for food, Shannon and I walked over to go through Off The Page. It's such an awesome store.
Then we went back to watch the dances.
The Muppets in 3D was right next to where they danced so we went to watch that. Josh and I both thought it was so cute the last time we were there and I thought the kids would enjoy it, too. I love the little staging area you wait in before you go in for the show! And the kids really liked it!
I love this cute family!
The back of Grizzly Rapids
The World of Color!
The Little Mermaid
Lady and the Tramp
Then you go in to get new tires and a check up and line up for the race. Once the next car lines up next to you, you just take off and it's so fast and fun!