My husband had never been to Dinseyland until Monday. He turned 25 on Sunday, and I surprised him after church by asking him to hop in the car for a "little drive." He had no idea what was going on (especially because I didn't have him pack anything or wear anything special) during the 1.5 hour drive south towards Anaheim. It wasn't until I pulled into the hotel parking lot and pulled a packed suitcase out of the trunk that I explained we'd be spending the next day at Disneyland.
Guys. He was so excited.
At his insistence, we were there right when the park opened at 8 AM. For the first half of the day it was completely empty - the longest we waited in line was 10 minutes, if that! We were getting through the rides so quickly that we had time to stop and take pictures with princesses, ride around on the pirate ship Columbia and explore Pirate Island (though I still feel a hint of sadness every time it's called Pirate Island and not Tom Sawyer's Island.)
By the end of the day we were exhausted, our feet hurt and we were a little sunburned from hours spent outside in 80 degree weather - but it was so worth it. Seeing a place I've been to dozens of times through the eyes of a first-timer made it so fun and exciting!
The Indiana Jones ride will forever be my favorite.
Have you been to Disneyland? Disney World? What's your favorite ride?