Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cars Land with Make-A-Wish

Since both of my "boys" are currently snoozing, I thought I would take the opportunity to post a quick update about Stephen's Make-A-Wish (MAW) trip. And more importantly, post picutres from our first day at Disneyland!

Yesterday morning at the crack of dawn, we flew from Reagan to LA. We had everyone's worst travel nightmare happen...our alarm clocks never went off! We literally woke up at 5:55 am, with the limo waiting outside. Thankfully, we were able to get out the door in under 20 min, and made our flight! And the five hour flight was great.  There were a few antsy moments, but overall, Stephen did great on the flight and we successfully made our way from LA to Disney without any issues. 

This morning was our big meet and greet at Cars Land with Lightning McQueen. We made our way over to Cars Land at 7am and met up with a Disney cast member who escorted us into Cars Land. The place was already hoppin'! We were so amazed at how much it looks just like the movie. If you're a fan of the movie in the least bit, you would get a huge kick out of Cars Land. It's actually really cool!!

We rode Tow Mater's tractor ride first while we waited for Lightning McQueen to make his way into Radiator Springs, which was also super fun and Stephen loved it! But as soon as we got off the ride, we spotted Lighting AND Tow Mater waiting for Stephen. It was awesome! They blocked off the area so Stephen got his own special time with both characters, which was really awesome. He gave them both hugs and wanted to know where Sally and the rest of the gang were (Sally is Lightning's girlfriend). They gave him a stuffed animal of each character, we took a whole bunch of pictures (Disney had a photographer follow us while we were in Cars Land so we got lots of pics!), and then said our goodbyes.

From there we took a stroll through Radiator Springs down Route 66 to see another favorite character; Red the fire truck. Stephen loves Red too and was really excited about seeing Red! After that, we meandered around Radiator Springs to see Stanley, the Cozy Cone, and Luigi's tire shop. We had a blast! Of course we couldn't leave Radiator Springs without some new cars and a big Mac to carry them all in :)

We did see more of Disney's California Great Adventure Park and rode a bunch of rides and waved at Mickey, Pluto and Goofy from afar (Stephen's still not to keen on "mascots"). Tomorrow, we tackle the Disneyland park and probably head back to Radiator Springs one more time. We are still on the look out for Sally!


  1. Looks like you are having an amazing trip!! You have been in out thoughts....
    Aunt LuAnn and Uncle Dick

  2. You have a beautiful family.

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