Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tiny Shellie May's FIRST RIDE!

So you may recall Tiny Shellie May's first ATTRACTION was Tarzan's Treehouse.

But now she's about to go on her first RIDE! If you go to Disneyland on a Magic Morning day, you want to start with Peter Pan Flight.

The line was already kind of long, but it's only going to get longer.

And besides, even a line is fun with tiny bears!

Magic Morning at Disneyland (with Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May)

We (mom and I) got up bright and early for a 7 AM Magic Morning!

The tiny bears slept in a bit, so no pictures of them for a little bit.

You can see it's not VERY busy yet.

We were staying off-site at the Red Lion, but with our 5-day park hoppers, we were allowed in the park an hour early one day.

Tiny bears getting closer to the castle!

Tiny Shellie May appears to be trying to drag Tiny Duffy off. I think she wanted to see Star Tours.

But to no avail....

Where are they going?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DCA Gates at Christmas

I didn't like the gates much in pictures, but I like them in person. With decorations, they're very pretty!

Flying out of DCA

Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May are on their way out of DCA.

Unfortunately, there isn't room to take off, so they'll have to walk through a long corridor to get to the gates. It's OK though. I kind of like construction walls, to be honest.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Big bear, tiny bears

So I think I hinted to you before that Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May kind of bullied some tiny bears (read: stole their clothes). That wasn't very nice, really. I asked them how they'd feel if a giant bear manhandled them. They said such a thing would never happen.

They were wrong. Can you even see the tiny bears?

They promised me they'd behave better in the future. We will see....

San Francisco Poinsettias

Lovely decorations in the San Francisco (?) area across from the Little Mermaid ride.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Decorations by Ariel's Undersea Adventure

I thought the stroller parking signs were adorable, though I don't really understand why mermaids would need strollers. Aren't you kind of weightless underwater?

But there were beautiful decorations on the poles.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Little Mermaid Building

We did not ride Ariel's Undersea Adventure that night. But Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May thought the building was one of the most beautiful things in the parks.

Or maybe it was just me.

That's a little better.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photography is hard

Hard to get a good picture of the bears by the Fun Wheel.


Not much better.

OK, this one's not so bad.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tiny Shellie May's Portrait Skills

The tiny bears got bored while I was shopping. I came out and look what tiny Shellie May was doing!

Do you think Tiny Shellie May is a good artist?

A new friend!

After watching Laserman, I realized it was nearly DCA's closing time, and I'd forgotten to buy a Tiny Duffy for my mom! So I walked as quick as I could to Treasures in Paradise and picked up the first Tiny Duffy I saw...I liked him because he looked very little like my own Tiny Duffy.

I dressed him and left him on the phone to surprise my mom. Isn't he adorable?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stage and Blacklights at ElecTRONica

Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May enjoyed watching Laserman.

They were wowed by the blacklight that made Tiny Duffy's pompom glow!

"Can we visit ElecTRONica again?" Tiny Duffy asked.

"We'll see," I replied.

Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May in the Grid

Like most little ones I saw, Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May really enjoyed ElecTRONica.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tiny Bears get violent

I don't know if the games were on free-play or if we just got lucky. Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May had trouble with this shooter, though.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May call the nighttime overlay to Hollywood Studios "Tron-land."

Don't they look cool in the blacklight?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Can we ride???

Sorry, Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May. I don't think you can ride Jumpin' Jellyfish.

Watching World of Color from the wrong side of the water

Paradise Pier is crazy-beautiful at night. I can see why Duffy lives at Paradise Pier.* I wish I could, too!

Tiny Duffy, Tiny Shellie May, and I decided to watch World of Color from the wrong side of Paradise Pier.

You can't really see projections but besides that, there are some good viewing areas.

*Even Disney admits Duffy hails from Tokyo Disney Sea, one of the most beautiful theme parks in the WORLD. But Disney California Adventure is his summer home. :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Paradise Pier Tree

The tiny bears really like Disney California Adventure's tree...it's all the way back in Paradise Pier, but coincidentally, that's the most beautiful area of the park, so it works.

Meet-and-Greet area (again)

Looking back at the meet-and-greet area. Apologies for the blur.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mine, mine, mine! (car)

Looks kind of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves-y. Except instead of jewels in the mine car, it's just rocks.

I think Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May may have thought it was a ride, but it didn't go anywhere. :( Soon enough, tiny bears!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Eerie mist

The tiny bears just started wandering. Doesn't this area look spooky?

Good thing they are magnetic, or that could have been dangerous. I don't think the tiny bears know how to swim. :(

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Heading on over to DCA

Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May started heading on over to Disney California Adventure.

They are both VERY excited about how beautiful the park is going to be. Look at those smiles!

Traditional Picture

It's not that Tiny Duffy is bad. He just doesn't much like bad photography.

This, however, is a classic place to get one's picture taken at Disneyland. So even Tiny Duffy happily consented.

(Tiny Shellie May was just taking it all in and was in no hurry to rush through the parks. But Tiny Duffy had already visited them, albeit in my messenger bag. And he's not the most patient of bears.)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


"Seriously?" Tiny Duffy asked. "You thought THIS would be a good spot for a picture?"

That sweet tiny bear is starting to get a mouth on him. We'd better get moving.

One more tree picture

"Come ON!" Tiny Duffy begged, tugging Tiny Shellie May.