Disneyland with Joanna before the Summer Block Out

Everyone in our family has an annual pass to Disneyland. Of course, we bought the lowest price passes which means that we are blocked out quite a few days (like all weekends, holidays, spring break, Christmas break, and summer).

Our summer blockout starts this Friday. So Joanna and I decided that we needed to get our money’s worth and have some fun. So we headed straight to Disneyland after work. Others in the family opted to go later in the week early in the morning.

We did Toy Story Midway Mania three times. The wait times weren’t bad…only about 25 to 30 minutes each time. Although we almost didn’t get in line the last time because the posted wait time was 60 minutes; it was half that. Although we didn’t get great scores (ranging from 170K to 200K), we had fun. We were always the highest in our vehicle…Joanna even accomplished that once!

Selfie in Carsland with Joanna. Click photo for full size.
Selfie in Carsland with Joanna. Click photo for full size.

Joanna at California Adventure. Click photo for full size.
Joanna at California Adventure. Click photo for full size.

We did the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Here’s a picture. Also notice the people in the front on the left. What a great job of looking oblivious to the ride! LOL

In the Back Row on The Hollywood Tower Hotel Ride. Click photo for full size.
In the Back Row on The Hollywood Tower Hotel Ride. Click photo for full size.

We did a favorite of mine, Soarin’ Over California, which had been closed for remodeling.

We ended our day back in Disneyland (as opposed to California Adventure). Our Fast Pass for Star Tours was 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM. Because of the new night-time parade, Disneyland was packed! We ended up getting stuck in foot traffic. Although I must admit that I felt kind of special since I was the rebel spy on the Star Tours mission.