To be honest she was too young to truly enjoy it, but she did a pretty good job especially considering the heat and the crowds.  We skipped some rides (Peter Pan, Finding Nemo) because the lines were too long, but even the short lines were sometimes 20 or 30 minutes!  There was a lot of telling her to move along, go here, no climbing over there — definitely not the best for an independent toddler who doesn’t quite understand why.

She had a blast “driving” the cars in Toon Town and also Autopia.

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Evidence that she really did give Minnie Mouse a hug:

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The only roller coaster she was tall enough for was Gadget’s Go Coaster, and she loooved it!  Tom tried to take a video and accidentally made a time lapse instead, but at 7 seconds you can see she is saying, “So fast!”


Happy Beanie on the Disney Train:

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Sleepy bunny sucking her thumb on the way out:

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“Rectangled” and Disneyland preview

When something is tangled, Maia says it is “rectangled.”  😀


We took a quick trip to Disneyland this past weekend.  I love Disneyland but it’s definitely different to plan around a toddler.  A couple of takeaways:

1- Staying at a nearby walking distance hotel was a great choice.  It made naps that much more convenient.

2- Next time go on a weekday!  I’m told that this was a slow Saturday, but it was sooo crowded.


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Maia did a good job saying, “Hiii Minnie!” and even giving her a hug, but then she immediately ran away.  😀
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Why are they leaning right?  Maia’s hand is up because she had just been sucking her thumb.

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Balloons continued

Two days after the balloon popping, I found some Mickey and Minnie Mouse balloons to bring home to Maia, which was great because we are taking her to Disneyland soon.

Only to find that Maiabeanie was afraid to play with them.  🙁  Every time I tried to play with them she would tell me to put them back on the chair.  So sad!

Then after a couple more days Tom got the idea to attack her with the balloons, and she was totally into that, so all is well again!


Beanbean told me:

“Mommy name is Mama!

Dada name is 아빠!

Baby name is Maia!”