All of us arrived at the hotel in Anaheim at different times on Friday night. We had a quick team meeting in my parents hotel room and then it was off to bed. I mean, when your early entry day to the park is your first day, you need your rest.
Ross and i woke up at 5:30 in the morning. We were all meeting at the shuttle stop at 6:20 am, so we could get into the park right at 7:00 am and ride as many rides as we could before it really started to get crowded.
First ride: Peter Pan. Then the rest of fantasy land. Then, the group splintered, as expected with the "riders gonna ride" and the "sitters gonna sit". We spent the next three day sin multiple combinations of family, taking turns with the littles. My mom and I were pack mules, hauling all the crap that belonged to us. Haley hauled most of her crap in a backpack on her back and a bum bag on her bum.
The weather was VERY warm and in the afternoon, we all started to melt a little. Nothing that a nice lunch in Downtown Disney couldn't fix. And, bugs land, in California adventure sure saved the day on the first day. The kids could just get on any ride they wanted and it was shady and cooler than anywhere else.
By the early evening, Quinn was desperate for his main souvenir of the trip, a giant Buzz Lightyear. Once I got it for him, and grandpa opened it for him, Buzz didn't leave Quinn's sight for the next three days. He called him his, "special friend" and never let go.
On the first night, we left before the fireworks with three very tired kids.