Arg Matey! Disneyland …again

So, we went to Disneyland yesterday…yes again… to enjoy the Halloween theme.  Halloween means dressing up, so we dressed Haru up in the pirate costume that my mother sent us.  It was really cute, but the hat got to be really annoying to us because it kept flying off every time Haru ran or jumped (which was all the time).  We invited Haru’s second cousins, Taku and Shyuu and their parents to join us and everyone seemed to have had a really good time.  Overall, it was a really good trip.  Despite it being a bit crowded for a weekday, we were able to ride most of the attractions.  And despite Haru’s 5cm growth spurt over the summer, she still came up 1cm short of being able to ride Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain.  She was a bit puzzled, bit wasn’t too disappointed.  We assured her that the next time we go to Disneyland, she would be able to ride them for sure.

The biggest win for me was to be able to eat dinner at the Blue Bayou restaurant, which has always been my dream.  I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal, but for a restaurant in Disneyland, its got the best food.  But the reason why I wanted to go there the most, is because its right next to my favorite ride, The Pirates of the Caribbean, and actually a part if the ride itself.  You can see the boats from the restaurant which I think makes it the best themed restaurant in the park.

Although a bit pricey (averaging $30 ~ $40 per plate) and the portions being very small (even by Japanese standards), but the food is really good.  I had lobster tail which was really nice, but to be honest, it wasn’t really filling.

We wound up staying to closing which was 10pm.  Haru was extremely exhausted but in good spirits.  She fell asleep in the car even before we even got out of the parking lot.  Luckily, we brought her pajamas with us and got her out of her pirate costume before she fell asleep.

Overall it was a good day.  Not much crying or whining by anyone, and a lot of fun.  A win for everyone.




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