Day two started EARLY! I read how even for early entry, you need to be in position really early. The kids and I were at the gate by 6:40. It was amazing!
By 10:00 we had: Ridden the Matterhorn, Space mountain 2x, Autotopia, Big Thunder, Splash Mountain & Indiana Jones. We had accomplished our entire must rides, all by 10:00! We were stoked! So, we went back to California Adventures and started riding again!
My older guy went back to the hotel @ 11:00 to nap. I called him at 1:00 to get him back to the park. I told him he could sleep at home. Surprisingly enough, he got out of bed and joined us. He ended up on the Maliboomer 46 times, setting the all time record! He spent the entire afternoon/evening on that one ride (and kept all meals down - big accomplishment, I think!). We had dinner at Mimi's, good, not great but better than at the park.
We really discovered the beauty of single rider lines (Maliboomer, Grizzly River and Mullholand Madness)
This morning was our Goofy's kitchen breakfast @ 7:00. The kids loved it. I thought the food was acceptable, but the characters were what you are paying for. That was fine, little guy loved it. In about 12 minutes, he will be to old to twist with Goofy. I want to grab this while I can. We got 5 hours free parking at the DL hotel, so we decided to go on rides until we needed to get the car. Had time to hit both parks, ride Space mountain, Big Thunder, Soaring & California Screaming 2x.
After we got the car, we spent the afternoon at Corona Del Mar with my SIL - had some mexican food, Starbucks and drove the coast a little - nice break from the parks!
All in all, we hit every ride on our list at least once if not a multiple of times. We had a teriffic time! This is the trip that I will remember forever. Hopefully the kids will too - but I know I will.
BTW - when at the DL hotel, I really did experience hotel envy! The Fairfield Inn is just fine. Great location & clean. We have not had any noise problems (helps being on the end of the 9th floor) and we have a great view of the fireworks. That said, it is a 60s hotel, not a bit luxurious. I would have loved to have it a little nicer. But was it worth the additional $1300 that I was quoted for three nights? Um - no.