Just knowing you are going to Disneyland gets you excited. There is something so wonderful about that place. After entering the park we walked through the town at the beginning of the park and waited with the rest of the crowds until they opened up the main part of the park. We squeezed our way as close to the front as we could. When the park opened it was hard not to run. We decided to try the Matterhorn first since we had never been on that ride. I took the kids to that ride while Mike went to get fast passes to Space Mountain. It turns out that the Matterhorn was not that great of a ride and was really slow. We were so happy to get on Space Mountain. It was Abby’s first time on this ride and she loved it. The rest of the park was fairly crowded so we hit the staples like Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise (which was way better in English). Then we did the unthinkable and rode the train around the park. That was something we hadn’t done with the kids at Tokyo Disneyland. After a fun train ride we were all excited to ride one of our favorite rides – Big Thunder Mountain. We were all a little disappointed because it was WAY slower than the one at Tokyo Disneyland. Splash Mountain, on the other hand, was still such a thrill. We were able to do that one a few times. We also enjoyed Pooh’s Honey Hunt, Peter Pan’s Magical Flight, and some of the other smaller rides. It was a fun and exhausting day so took the younger kids and headed back to the Hotel on the shuttle. Andrew and Mike were not as tired so they headed to California Adventure and did some of the rides on Paradise Pier. They thought the roller coaster was epic (especially at night) and the symphony swings were crazy fun. Their excitement made all of us excited to go to California Adventure the next day.