Monday, June 23, 2008

BSM - Step Over Buzz Lightyear - There's a New Ride in Town!

On Thursday we made a rather late impromptu trip to Disneyland. The last time we did that the weather was similar -overcast and almost cool at home but at Disneyland it's usually HOT! Not that day, that day we got rained out! We were soaked. I was dressed for heat and FREEZING!
This time I remembered to check the weather.

Yup, expect hot.

Then we saw it...

It was beyond hot.

But despite the heat, we headed over to California Adventure and braved the crowds to try out the new Toy Story Midway Mania ride.

We got there in time for most people to take a lunch break... So we only had a 45 minute wait.

Did I mention it was HOT? This would be my best shot. Those eyes - (and that's straight out of camera) how can I NOT give this child everything he asks for when he gives me those eyes? Well, let me just say he has another look he occasionally flashes that gets him NOTHING - but a time out to think about his actions, that is. (PS if you click in the picture you can see a reflection of me in his eyes as I'm taking the picture of him.)

But I digress.
Mr. Potato Head posing for picture moments.

The ride was so much fun! Harrison had no problem keeping his 3-d glasses on as he blasted targets with his zapper. It's so easy to keep pulling the cord even a 3-year-old can do it! Rather then go through the details of the ride, here are a couple of my not-so-great pictures and a link to the opening day of Toy Story Midway Mania. Check it out for some rare "inside" pictures of the attraction.

Yeah, we definitely LOVED it. It was a perfect blend of spinning around and blasting at targets - I felt like I was a kid for a moment and I wanted to go running back around and get right back in line to do it again!

[Not only would it NOT happen in that heat, but when we came out of the attraction, the line had grown extensively!]
Yes, we have a new favorite ride and it's headed up be a cowboy named Woody - but after some lunch and a bottle of refreshing water, Harrison said, "Let's ride Buzz Lightyear, Mommy!"


Across the plaza we marched - to Disneyland, Buzz Lightyear was waiting.


Head over to Tracey's to see more sunny pictures!

21 comments:

emily said...

Looks like he had a great time, and I don't think I could resist those gorgeous blue eyes either.

Christina said...

Have I said before that I'm jealous of your priximity to "the happiest place on earth"? Yeah, I think I have. Fun times! I love his gorgeous eyes and sweaty little head in your BSM!

Mia's Mama said...

What a wonderful time...and it shows! LOVE the happy sweatiness of it all :)

kim said...

We rode Buzz Lightyear recently while at the Magic Kingdom in Disneyworld. My Lauren loved it!!! I thought it was pretty cool, too.

Kara!!! said...

Seriously - I want to live near the happiest place on Earth!! And can I say that I am in love with his logn hair?? SO stinkin' cute.

Blueberry said...

oh that looks fun!! :)

Megan said...

hot or not, harrison sure looks like he wouldn't want to miss anything! :)

Brittany said...

Oh so fun! Can we come the next time you go?

Maggie said...

What a cutie he is! And the fact that you can just go to Disneyland makes me totally jealous!

Killlashandra said...

Yep it's hard to say no to those baby blues I completely agree. :)

Great shots of disneyland. That's cool buzz has a new ride.

Jen said...

I love that you can see your reflection in his eyes. How cool!! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Jaimee said...

How fun to be so close to Disneyland!! I have to say, his eyes are just to die for...and very cool that you are reflected there!

chaoticfamily said...

I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE IT - glad despite the heat you had a blast...

Sassy said...

Looks like fun times.

Mel said...

Aww! I could never deny that look, especially coming from that sweet sweaty face!! :)

carrie said...

definitely could not say no to those eyes...ugh. he is going to be such a heartbreaker!

Elaine A. said...

I can certainly see how you can give into anything with baby blues like that looking up at you.

Looks like y'all had a great day!

Allie said...

Oh, wow. Popping over to Disneyland. My kids totally want to come live with you! And yes, the eyes have it. My kids and my dog know that I am a total sucker . . .

Mandaroo said...

Looks like great times. Was it in the 100s up there too? We had 106 one day and 96 the next! Whew!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, that looks like serious fun. I LOVE that Mr. Potato Head. And that Harrison? What a CUTIE. Again.

Stacy said...

Oh yes...those eyes! Fantastic shot of him. He looks soooo hot there, though. At least he had fun and mommy was a good sport letting him have fun in much heat. :)