Last Saturday, my Baby Bee was invited to perform at Disneyland. Well, not her by herself, but her dancing group was invited.
Now, even though we live in California, Baby Bee has NEVER been to Disneyland, which she all too frequently reminded me about. Then I would gently remind her that she has been in 16 states, been to Chicago, flown in airplanes MANY times, and visited places others can only dream about. Plus she saw fireflies when she was 3 and I had to wait until I was 37! So, she's been sort of okay with it, but she has still dreamed of visiting the Magic Kingdom.
Walt welcomed us all in.....
Disneyland has changed quite a bit since the last time we were there. Worker Bee and I went shortly after we were married about 21 years ago.
Baby Bee's group was whisked off behind the scenes at Disneyland where they dressed in their costumes and then were escorted to the stage entrance. I keep asking her what it was like, but she's not spilling a lot.
One of my favorite dances they do to the song "Do You Wanna' Dance?"
Baby Bee and her BFF waiting for their next cue.
The Disney folks did such a wonderful job announcing the girls and making this feel very professional. It kind of gave me chills and made me a bit teary eyed.
After all that dancing, the rides and attractions were calling our names!
It's a Small World.....
(only picture inside that turned out halfway decent)
BFF and Baby Bee on the teacups. I rode that one too and loved it. I'd forgotten how fast that one goes.
Can I just say I love how all the teacups are decorated? They are just so cute! I wouldn't mind having them in my own teacup collection.
Baby Bee wanted to go on the Storybook Cruise. (Not quite sure what the name of this attraction was.) It was filled with miniature villages and plants - from Jasmine's castle to Cinderella's castle. It was very sweet and Baby Bee enjoyed it enormously. (And no, that's not Baby Bee that you see riding on the front of the boat.)
For a time, we hung out with some other dancers. Here they are waiting (for an hour) for the Indiana Jones ride.
Of course, we went on all the iconic rides......Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.....but there are still some things we didn't get to do because Disneyland on a summer Saturday is CROWDED! Honestly, if you are planning to head to Disneyland, don't go in the summer!
But, we still had fun! And the best part? Seeing Disneyland for the first time through Baby Bee's eyes. That was the best by far.
Do you have a favorite at Disneyland?
Thank you so much for buzzing in! We're still recovering from our trip. (We're a wee bit exhausted.)
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