Our Whole Disney/Lego vacation on video! FINALLY finished!

Finally! I have configured, edited, reminisced, laughed, cried, and finalized our Disneyland.. Disney California Adventure... Legoland.. Beach. ULTIMATE Road Trip Vacation Videos!

  Let me tell you, if you see my kids and ask they about Disneyland they will not STOP talking about it! They had the vacation of a lifetime. And although we definitely plan to go back I am not sure the pure enjoyment of this vacation could ever be topped! 
So if you are interested in our adventures check out our videos! I took MONTHS planning this trip and every blog I read, every website I searched and every list I made was SOOOO worth it!

The Treasure Hunt (ending with Downtown Disney)- Day 1-3
Disneyland - Day 4
Disney's California Adventure & Disneyland - Day 5
Legoland - Day 6
Disney's California Adventure - Day 7
Disneyland & Disney California Adventure - Day 8
Huntington Beach - Day 9
Road Trip Home - Day 10 & 11

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back to making videos

 Hello everyone!

I have been inspired to get back into doing videos for my youtube channel. I have really enjoyed making videos in the past and I have added my family into the mix. We may even do a little "vlogging" My kids love making videos and they are pretty cute when they do!

Please check out my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/HobbyMommyCreations

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Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Family Friendly Rides

Like I have said in my many posts before, I am an over planner! I seriously went through all the rides and made a spread sheet of the rides and attractions and their details, including the following:
1955 Original Ride, Single Rider Line, Fast Pass, Rider Switch, Getting around, Character, Experience, Interactive, Slow Rides, Discovery, Indoor, Dark, Loud, Scary, Small Drops, Big Drops, Spinning, Thrill Rides, Water Rides, Stage Shows and Whats New. All this information I got off the Disneyland website.
I also put their height requirements. I put a area with my kids' heights and starred for each ride who could enjoy it. I was surprised how much we could all go on. So many people do NOT realize how family friendly Disneyland rides even are. Our 10 month old only missed out on a handful of rides we rode. The best part, we got to ride so many as a family of six! 
I read somewhere 40 is the magic number... and its true, our second youngest was just short of 40 inches and he did miss out on a few rides he really wanted to go on. But reason to go back right? 

Also, we learned if Adalie was 7 she could have rode alone in a row but she is just shy so she always had to sit with an adult. NOT a big deal because we always fit 3 in the bench seats (1 adult 2 kids) with exception of Alice in Wonderland (we did 2 kids in front and Cam and I, 1 kid and a baby in the back)
The following is from Disney's website 

Height Requirements

For your safety, some attractions at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park have height requirements. View an interactive list of all attractions with height requirements or browse the list below.
Disneyland Park
32" (82 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54" or taller
35" (89 cm) or taller
40" (102 cm) or taller
42" (107 cm) or taller
46" (117 cm) or taller
54" (137 cm) or taller to ride alone
Disney California Adventure Park
32" (82 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54" or taller
36" (91 cm) or taller
40" (102 cm) or taller
42" (106 cm) or taller
48" (122 cm) or taller

Rides and attractions we did as a family with our little babe in tow..
(No Height Requirements)

Disneyland Railroad (Main Street)
Enchanted Tiki Room - (Adventureland)
Jungle Cruise (Adventureland)
Tarzans Treehouse (Adventureland)
Haunted Mansion (New Orleans Square) all ages can ride but scary for kids
Pirates of the Caribbean (New Orleans Square)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Critter Country)
Fantasmic (Frontierland) Night Show (NEED FASTPASS)
Alice in Wonderland (Fantasyland)
Casey Jr Circus Train (Fantasyland)
Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Fantasyland)
Fireworks (Fantasyland) Night Show at Castle
Its a Small World (Fantasyland)
Meet Tink & Friends at Pixie Hollow (Fantasyland) Character Experience
Micky and the Magical Map (Fantasyland) Show
Mr. Toads Wild Ride (Fantasyland)
Pinocchio's Dating Journey (Fantasyland)
Sleeping Beauty's Castle Walk Throug (Fantasyland)
Snow White's Scary Adventures (Fantasyland)
Chip 'N Dale's Treehouse (Mickey's Toon Town)
Donald's Boat (Mickey's Toon Town)
Goofy's Playhouse (Mickey's Toon Town)
Mickey;s House and Meet Mickey (Mickey's Toon Town)
Pluto's Dog House (Mickey's Toon Town)
Astro Orbiter (Tomorrowland)
Buzz Light-Year Astro Blasters (Tomorrowland)
Monorail (Tomorrowland)
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Tomorrowland)
^I took these 3 on the Winnie the Pooh ride while Daddy and Adalie went on Splash Mountain^
Rides and attractions we didn't do but could have as a family
Main Street Vehicles (Mainstreet USA)
Aladdin's Oasis (Adventureland) Character experience
Davy Crocketts Explorer Canoes (Critter Country)
Mark Twain Riverboat (Frontierland)
Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyers (Frontierland)
Sailing Columbia (Frontierland)
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Fantasyland)
Fantasy Fair (Fantasyland)
King Arthurs Carousel (Fantasyland)
Peter's Pan's Flight (Fantasyland) This was closed when we were there
Storybook Land Canal Boats (Fantasyland) 
Minnie's House (Mickey's Toontown)
Roget Rabbits Car Toon Spin (Mickey's Toontown)
California Adventure
Anna & Elsa's Royal Welcome (Hollywood Land)
Disney Jr Live on Stage (Hollywood Land)
Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue (Hollywood Land)
Turtle Talk with Crush (Hollywood Land)
Tower of Terror (Hollywood Land) no height requirements but only Adalie and Daddy did this one
Fliks Flyers (A Bugs Land)
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train (A Bugs Land)
Princess Dot Puddle Park (A Bugs Land)
King Triton's Carousel (Paradise Pier)
The Littler Mermaid Ariel's Undersea Adventure (Paradise Pier)
Toy Story Midway Mania (Paradise Pier)
World of Color (Paradise Pier) Night Show
Rides and attractions we didn't do but could have as a family
Disney Aladdin - A musical Spectacular (Hollywood Land)
For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (Hollywood Land)
Freeze The Night A Family Dance Party (Hollywood Land)
Olafs Snow Fest (Hollywood Land)
Francis' Ladybug Boogie (A Bugs Land)
Its touch to be a bug (A Bugs Land)
Mickey's Funwheel (Paradise Pier)
We did a lot more rides but the above are ones that even babies can go on! Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is literally great for all ages! Hope this helps you while you plan your Disney vacation!

Disney Park Packing Tips

I read a ton of websites and blogs preparing for our Disneyland trip. I also asked advice from friends. This packing list worked for us! I had a hard time finding a good packing list for our whole vacation but it really is personalized to what your families needs are. 

My packing list for Disney Park

1. Extra outfit for each kid in your party 
(keep this in a separate bag you can leave in a locker or in your stroller)

If it was a cool morning and the kids were in pants, I packed a pair of shorts and an extra top. If the morning was hot but we intended to stay for night shows I packed a pair of pants and a sweater. If a kid had an accident (which happened only twice during our stay and it was our baby) I would have hated leaving the park because we didn't prepare for this though. We packed this all in a reusable bag that we left in the bottom of our stroller. No sense packing it on every ride. If someone absolutely wanted to take it

2. Pack Sunscreen and Sunglasses (pack sunscreen in a large zip bag with clothes)

Apply sunscreen on your kids before you enter the parks, trust me you will forget after it is too late! And DO NOT forget about yourself... This mama did and I got burned! We wore our sunglasses on us and packed the kids so they didn't loose them. 

3. Park passes and ID

Pack your ID in your bag you plan to carry all day every day. Put your passes somewhere that is easy to access. We put ours in a zipper pouch attached to our lanyard! Worked great for carrying passes, fast passes and ART bus passes. Because we traveled with young kids I just carried everything on my PhotoPass+ lanyard so we knew where everything was at all times. 
^^ That is the lanyard that came with our Photo Pass+ I used for passes etc too (I added a zip pouch) ^^
4. Pressed Penny containers and Autograph books

We packed these in our backpacks, you never know when you are going to come across a character or a penny press (well those are mapped out but you know what I mean) Do not forget your pens. Characters do not have pens on them. If you want an autograph, bring your book and pens or whatever creative thing you are getting signed! (some great ideas on Pinterest folks!)

5. Lunch Bag with snacks and Water Bottles

We packed a small cooler that would fit in the bottom of the stroller with snacks and water bottles. My one son does not care for water unless it is in a water bottle (he wont drink water from a cup for some weird reason) I did bring some of those squirt flavorings just in case we needed to get the kids to drink more. Water is free in the park, ask for a cup of ice water at locations with fountain pop OR fill up at a fountain


Before you enter the parks you enter security, they are making sure you aren't carrying anything illegal OR glass containers. for everyone's safety they enforced this rule.

6. Zip Bags

We actually used these for left over food, sticky snacks, you name it. Pack a few zip bags and trust me you wont forget it. 

7. Mini First Aid Kit

We packed the essentials, band-aids, afterbite, benedryl, Advil, Pepto, Gravol, Children's Tylenol, Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer, Fingernail Clippers...
^Ouch Pouch I made for our first aid kit^
We did use, bandaids, benedryl (our son got a weird allergic reaction on his neck and ear, possibly from sun screen) Advil, Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer and Fingernail clippers. It came in handy!

8. Camera and Phone

We are Canadian so the only reason we brought our phones to the park were for an absolute emergency (data roaming charges are outrageous) and for taking pictures. (Leave your phone in airplane mode the whole time, you can still use wifi on airplane mode) There isn't wifi in Disneyland like Disneyworld, and I was worried about not having the app with wait times but we didn't even need it! 

Camera... well this one explains itself.

9. Portable Charger 

Those battery chargers you can plug your phone into... okay we didn't use one but I could see how it would come in handy if you used your phone as a camera more than we did!

10. Ponchos

Our first two days rained! Bring your ponchos people! If you don't want to get wet on Splash Mountain or on Grizzley River Run wear these rain or shine! Buy these at the dollar store!!

11. Stroller and Baby Carrier

We brought our Boba and it worked fantastic for our baby who is used to routine and wouldn't nap in the stroller. Who doesn't love some extra snuggles?!

Stroller, we packed a double which meant one kid always had to walk but it worked okay. 

12. Grocery Bag Clip
I purchased a cheap one at our dollar store

Would never travel without one again! We snapped our backpack, shopping bags, kids surprise bags (mentioned below) and they were easy to access! No stuffing under the stroller!

13. Gum or mints

We are gum chewers, just make sure not to spit your gum out, Disney is a clean park, don't make someone's job harder because you are too lazy to find a trash can. Trash cans in Disney are pretty much every where you look!

14. Surprise bags including glow sticks, treats, activities and a new toy
I packed surprise bags for every day of our trip. These bags had 2 snack, a filling snack like goldfish and a treat like a fruit snack. A candy or sucker, glow sticks, a new Disney themed toy (saved us from the kids asking for something every time we walked by a store) and some little cheap party favors to keep them busy while we were in line. I purchased Disney themed plastic bags at our dollar store and the kids emptied their bags in these every day
This is what worked for us! 

Hope this helps you while you are planning your Disney Vacation