Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shellie May waiting for Flik's Flyers to start

"Is the ride going to start soon?" asked Shellie May.

"Yes, soon!"

And then it lifted us up and spun us around. Whee!

Ride Count: 2!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Shellie May by Flik's Flyers

We went to A Bug's Land next, because the rides are low-capacity so I thought we should do them early. (I'd actually NEVER ridden any of these three rides in A Bug's Land!)

We probably should have waited a little longer...we actually got held up because they were waiting for more riders before starting the ride!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shellie May by the Hyperion Theater

This is a unique and interesting area.

Fun fact--my mom wanted to see Aladdin the day we visited DCA, but I didn't think we had time, and we didn't end up seeing it.

It just happened to be the VERY day that the flying carpet came back to the "A Whole New World" scene after a very lengthy hiatus of like a year or longer.

So if I'd been more thoughtful and made the show a priority for Mom's sake, I would've been there! Oh well.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shellie May in the desert

"Wow!" said Shellie May. "Desert!"

"It looks a lot like home," said Shellie May.

"Japan doesn't have many deserts, does it?"

"HOME," said Shellie May. "Where YOU live. And where I live."

My heart melted!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shellie May admiring Carthay Circle Theater

"Are we really going inside Carthay Circle Theater later?" asked Shellie May.

"Yes, we are!"

It's interesting to see it from a more unusual angle.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Shellie May goes rafting

"Can we go rafting?" asked Shellie May?

I think it was chilly enough that not even many PEOPLE were riding...and bears have too much fur.

"You'd get soaked, Shellie May," I told her. "But we can get a nice photo here."


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Shellie May by Disney's Grand Californian

"WOW!" said Shellie May. "I remember when we stayed there because you won a contest. It was so amazing!!!"

"But now we're in Disney California Adventure and that is very good, right?" Shellie May grinned.

Friday, September 20, 2013

"WOW! Grizzly River Run!"

"Is that why Duffy came to Disney California Adventure? Because it used to have a bear as a mascot?"

"Um....maybe," I said.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Shellie May at Disney California Adventure

"Oh wow!" said Shellie May.  She had fun getting a photo with the CMs at the Little Mermaid ride.

The Little Mermaid ride was temporarily closed. :(

But the good news is that we got to meet THREE Cast Members who all had outfits like Shellie May's! They thought she was pretty cool. :)

"HEY LOOK!" cried Shellie May. "Someone used a vintage effect on this washed-out photo of me. WOW!"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Shellie May in scenic Paradise Pier

I believe this is near Duffy's shop in Paradise Pier.

"I love the colors!" said Shellie May.

They certainly do match her outfit!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Shellie May is tired

"I am tired from trying to reach that GIANT cannon," said Shellie May. "Can we please rest for a minute?"

The parks are so uncrowded in the mornings, I hated to waste any time waiting...but how could I say no to that smiling face?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Shellie May on Toy Story Mania

"I am having some difficulty reaching the cannon," said Shellie May. "Also I don't have any 3-D glasses."

She got 0 points. :(

"Wow, but you got over 100,000 points!" Shellie May beamed. "You are very good!"

I don't think that was actually an impressive score, but I liked the nice things she said about me.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Almost on board!

"YES! We are almost ready to play!"

Shellie May actually never does well on Toy Story Mania, but she enjoys it anyway.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shellie May in line

We joined a throng of people waiting to go deeper into Disney California Adventure. After an inspiring message, we rushed over to......

"YAY!" said Shellie May.

Toy Story Midway Mania had a very short line!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Shellie May with cables

"Wow! Those cables for the trolleys are so neat!"

"So is this flower tree!"

"But...can we PLEASE go on a ride now?"

"Very very soon, Shellie May," I said.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Shellie May is resting

I loved this little toy in a window on Buena Vista Street because it reminds me of the Golden Zephyr!

"This is comfortable," said Shellie May, "but can't we go ride something?"

"Soon!" I promised.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Shellie May by the Hyperion Bridge

"Buena Vista Street is so great!"

"Wow...was this bridge this color the last time we saw it?" asked Shellie May.

"I think it used to be plain colored,"I said, "and then they made it really dark, and now it's kind of pretty. I'm not sure if it's historically accurate, though."

"That's nice," said Shellie May. "Can we go on rides now?"

"Not yet. The park's still not open!"

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Shellie May at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure

"Would you buy me some candy?" asked Shellie May.

"Not right now. But we can admire Candy Mountain."

"Yay!" said Shellie May. "Except it makes me hungry."

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shellie May by Carthay Circle

"Carthay Circle!" said Shellie May. "Can we see a movie there?"

"Well, in Disney California Adventure, it's actually a restaurant," I said.

"Oh. Then can we eat there?"

"Maybe," I said.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Shellie May with Walt Disney

"Hi, Walt! Hi, Mickey!" Shellie May paused. "The California sun won't turn me that tan, will it?"

"No, Shellie May."

"Whew! Mickey and Mr. Disney look handsome, but their sunburned clothes are very boring."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Shellie May says hello to Buena Vista Street

"I guess it is a little cloudy," said Shellie May, "but it's still a beautiful day in Buena Vista Street!"

"Wow! This plant reminds me of a corkscrew!"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Shellie May and Eddie Valiant

"Wow! There's a weird gold box that maybe takes mail or something and Eddie Valiant lives here! Can we go visit him?"

"Um...maybe we'll see him around sometime."