Our next day in California called for a little pre-race celebration at Disney California Adventure. We got up around 7:45am, which is actually 9:45am Chicago time! I could totally get used to that kind of time change 😉 I was adamant about making it to the continental breakfast and we wanted to arrive at the park close to the time it opened.
California Adventure looked just like Disneyland did when I was little, meaning that Disneyland was probably just divided into two separate parks since I’d last visited. One of my aunts lives in CA so I have definitely visited Disneyland a few times, but not in YEARS. It felt good to be back 🙂 We started off with a drawing class. I love art and like to think I’m a good artist, so this was a BLAST. We were the first group in, which meant that we got to draw Mickey Mouse.
Sara’s Mickey looks amazing! We did a ton of rides, including my new favorite: California Screamin’ … I love rollercoasters! The ferris wheel was actually scarier than the roller coaster; we picked a swinging car that was VERY swingy (there was also an option not to have a swinging car). The scariest part was the lack of seatbelts. I enjoyed the view immensely, however 😉
Look at us! So happy to be in line together! We ended our evening around 8pm after having overpriced Disney spaghetti that was actually REALLY GOOD. I suppose the price is justified 🙂 I was in bed by 9:30pm and up the next day to run 13.1 miles at 3am! With an early flight to catch this morning, a half marathon, and two full days at the parks I’m BEAT. I’ll put up Part 3 tomorrow, which will mostly be a recap of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon!