I had the day off yesterday, so I took Ryan to Disneyland. He needed a dose of the Happiest Place on Earth. ;) It was great because this is most kids' first week back to school, so the parks were practically deserted.
Ryan he hadn't been to Disneyland since childhood. We got there a little after 10 and started out at California Adventure. We knocked out everything he cared to do (Soarin', Grizzly River Rapids, the ferris wheel, the swings in the big orange, Hollywood Tower of Terror, and a few smaller things; California Screamin' was shut down. Boo.) and made our way across to Disneyland a little after noon.
Ryan and I were very glad to find out that many of the restaurants in the park serve vegan alternatives. We went up to the Info Board and asked the girl working where Ryan could eat, and she called a couple restaurants for us to give us alternatives. Very helpful!
The longest lines (by far) were 30-minute waits for Indiana Jones and Splash Mountain. We got fast passes for Indy and decided to endure the line at Splash Mountain. Most other lines were ten minutes or less. Score! We did Pirates, Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain (twice), Splash Mountain, Peter Pan, Mr. Toad, Gadget's Go Coaster, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Pinocchio, the teacups, Star Tours...
And Space Mountain is very recently reopened (it was still being worked on in June when I was there with Sarah and Aarti), so that was neat. It's so much better now! I don't know if they've redone the one at WDW like this, but it's set up more like a normal roller coaster, with side-by-side seating and lap bars and everything. This fantastic music is playing out of speakers in the backs of the seats through the whole thing, which totally *made* the ride, I think. So great. Hee!
It was SO much fun. We shut down the park at 8, hit World of Disney to pick up a wedding gift for some friends, and were back home a little after 9... twelve hours after leaving the house in the morning. *g* I got a little sunburned and my legs are tired today. I'm definitely wearing comfortable shoes to work!