Adventures in Disneyland: Day 4 Part 1

After an evening with friends, we were up and ready to go right at park open.  The only parts of the park that we had attacked were Fantasyland, Toon Town, and parts of Tomorrowland.  We headed straight to Fantasyland and, most importantly, we went straight to Peter Pan’s Flight.  Even at park open, we had to wait about 30-40 minutes for the attraction, however, most of that time was spent dealing with a mechanical issue with the ride.  The good news was even with this wait, there were not enough people in the park to create extended wait times on other attractions.

After Peter Pan, we had a small vacation emergency…..we had to make Fastpass+ reservations for our Disney World trip (which starts next week).  This meant my daughter and I went on some more attractions while my wife made the Fastpass+ reservations.  The two of us were able to knockout a good number of attractions.  First, we rode Dumbo followed a spin on the Mad Tea Party and finally a single rider line adventure on the Matterhorn Bobsleds.  We were able to ride the attractions in about 20 to 30 minutes.  We walked right on the Mad Tea Party and the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Dumbo Attraction

After this time, we continued our adventures on some Disneyland specific attractions.  We took a journey on Snow White’s Scary Adventures before going on another of my favorite Disneyland attractions….the Storybook Land Canal Boats.  The detailing on this attraction is absolutely amazing and I’m sure it is one of those attractions that you can ride over and over and find something new every time.

Storybook Land

By now, we had conquered Fantasyland and moved on to Tomorrowland.  First was a trip on Finding Nemo Subs.  It was a fun ride for everyone but your intrepid writer who does not like enclosed spaces and the feeling of being under water.  But I was trooper and finished the attraction before moving on Autopia.  This was going to be the first time that my daughter was going to drive a car by herself.  However, she could reach the pedals but was so stretched that could not steer the car.  I give her lots of credit though for asking a cast member for help and the cast member pushing the accelerator while she steered the car.

From here, Mickey’s Toontown Fair was now open.  Since, Toontown is no longer a part of Walt Disney World, this area was a must-do for our family.  Along the way, we stopped for a very nutritious breakfast.


Hey!  It’s a vacation, let’s have a churro for breakfast.  We will walk off the calories.

Now, we entered Toontown.  We love the throw back era of cartoons and cartoon making and Toontown hits this era perfectly.  Plus, we got there right as the area opened so we had very short waits to meet these two guys.

Pluto and Goofy

After meeting Pluto and Goofy, we had met three of the big five.  It was back to attractions for a spin on Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.  This was another fun attraction which a car that spun in many directions which I could see making for a different attraction experience each time you rode it.

Now, it was time to complete our tour of the big five Disney characters and visit to both Mickey and Minnie’s house.  The last time, we visited their house was back in 2009 on our first family visit to Walt Disney World.  Toontown, at Disney World, closed shortly there after to make way for the Fantasyland expansion.  Mickey and Minnie’s homes in Disneyland were just as good if not better than at Walt Disney World.

Our first stop was Minnie’s house:

Minnie's House

And then we met the big guy.

Mickey's House

Mickey’s house was less of a house and more of working movie studio.  The final waiting area was a large movie theater type area showing trailers to vintage Mickey Mouse cartoons and shorts.

After completing our mission of meeting the big five characters (plus Oswald the Lucky Rabbit), our daughter was dying to go on another attraction.  She took a solo journey on Gadget’s Go Coaster while my wife and I waited and took some more pictures of Toontown because we loved the area so much.


We ended our adventures, in the words of my daughter, “Finally…..we get to go on the monorail!”  The monorail ride was fun especially since we got to past our room while on the journey.  After the spin on the monorail, we headed over to California Adventure to Wine Country Trattoria for our World of Color Lunch.  Yup, we did everything in today’s post before lunch time.  It was 12:30 pm lunch not a late 2:30 pm lunch either.

Thanks for reading!

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