disneyland – day 2 and 3

Day 2.

We might be just a wee bit excited about a Starbucks in Downtown Disney.Disneyland-11

There is this awesome board that makes a chalk outline of what it sees (us), but also allows you to draw on it. Simultaneously, there is a small screen showing the scene in Orlando that is doing the same there. You can make the small screen bigger and play with the people in the Orlando Starbucks. Too cool.Disneyland-12

Do you see us? I am the one with the camera.Disneyland-13

That’s me with Mickey Ears.Disneyland-14

We really are at the front of the line at opening of California Adventure.Disneyland-15

Those are my brave boys on California Screamin’.Disneyland-16

More Toy Story Mania. We can not get enough.Disneyland-17 Disneyland-18

Luigi’s Flying Tires. “Go right, go right.”Disneyland-19

Pluto Lovin’.Disneyland-20

Have you had the Mickey shaped beignets? Delicious!Disneyland-21

You can tell how good they are just by the mess. Disneyland-22

A Lego store stop is always a must.Disneyland-23

Rubber Duck races at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.Disneyland-24

Harry’s rubber duck might have won if only it had not gotten stuck and needed a rescue.Disneyland-25

Rock climbing.Disneyland-26

Exploring.Disneyland-27

Parade time with Frozone.Disneyland-28

Nightime at Disneyland.Disneyland-29

Day 3.

Enjoying the fireworks one last time before checking out.Disneyland-30

Autotopia. Watch out, looks who’s driving.Disneyland-31

The Power City game. Disneyland-32

Animation class.Disneyland-33

Time to go home is always sad. Until our next trip to Disneyland…..

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disneyland – day 1

We’re at Disneyland!!Disneyland-1

I wonder what I think is so funny but I am sure Harry is doing something crazy. (Patrick took this one).Disneyland-2

He just looks mischievous.Disneyland-3

At the Disneyland Hotel (taking a break from the heat).Disneyland-4

Do we resemble Walt?Disneyland-5

Toy Story Mania.Disneyland-6

“Dad, I am totally going to beat you this time.”Disneyland-7

Mickey Darth Vader? May the force be with you!Disneyland-8

Ice cream at the Cozy Cone Motel.Disneyland-9

Enjoying a silly cat video back at the hotel.Disneyland-10

a disneyland photo book

The most magical place on Earth – Disneyland. You can see my 2011 photo book version here along with ideas for photos to include.

For our summer 2012 book, I continued to publish through Blurb in a 10 x 8 standard format style. For these yearly Disneyland vacation books, I try to make each a little different. In this book, I decided to stick with the primary colors which feel very Disney (think Mickey Mouse, Goofy, etc.) in swatches, large stripes and in frames around the photos using Blurb’s BookSmart layouts and editing software. I am making good use of the Kingdom font for headlines and Futura for the body of the text.

This Disneyland sign sits atop the water slides at the Disneyland Hotel. It was so hot while we were visiting, we spent quite bit of time attempting to stay cool in and around the pool.Disneyland 2012-1

This year’s story.Disneyland 2012-2

Our arrival.Disneyland 2012-3

The waterslides.Disneyland 2012-4

Refreshing drinks and Harry silliness.Disneyland 2012-5

Water features and the Lego Store at Downtown Disney.Disneyland 2012-6

Duffy ears and finally being tall enough for California Screamin’.Disneyland 2012-7

Enjoying the new Carsland.Disneyland 2012-8

Luigi’s Flying Tires.Disneyland 2012-9 Disneyland 2012-10

Mater’s Tractor Tipping.Disneyland 2012-11

Carsland at Night.Disneyland 2012-12

Radiator Springs.Disneyland 2012-13 Disneyland 2012-14

The story of Harry spending his money.Disneyland 2012-15

Character photos.Disneyland 2012-16

Astroblasters and trying on Star Wars hats.Disneyland 2012-17

Harry and I playing Power City and winning!Disneyland 2012-18

Space Mountain and playing at the hotel.Disneyland 2012-19

World of Color is fun and festive for photographs.Disneyland 2012-20 Disneyland 2012-21

More character lovin’.Disneyland 2012-22 Disneyland 2012-23

Playing in the Sorcerer’s Workshop.Disneyland 2012-24

Animation class and drawings.Disneyland 2012-25 Disneyland 2012-26 Disneyland 2012-27

The story of the earthquake while we were there, yummy treats and the tattoo consolation prize.Disneyland 2012-28

Leaving.Disneyland 2012-29

The details – maps, buttons, receipts, coasters, schedules, toy instructions, etc.Disneyland 2012-30

 

 

Have a magical day!