On our 5th day in California, the kid decided she did not want to go to the parks. In fact, she did not want to get out of bed. Hubby headed off to the conference for 8 am and we lazed around the hotel room until he came back at 12:30 for a lunch break. The kid actually wanted me to just take her to Pinocchio’s Workshop for the day. They don’t open until 5 pm.
We walked him back to the conference at Disneyland hotel and decided to stop for lunch at ESPN Zone. We enjoyed watching the Olympics on the big screens but the food was “meh.” She also played a few arcade games after lunch.
We wandered around the stores of Downtown Disney and ended up taking the monorail in to Disneyland and right back out again. It wasn’t thrilling. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that we spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool.
When Hubby came back he had made plans for us to meet his colleagues in California Adventure. After much pleading from the kid that “4 adults is too many!” we agreed to enroll her in Pinocchio’s for the evening.
We ended up walking around the park and riding Radiator Springs, Tower of Terror and Soarin’. We ate dinner at the Pacific Wharf Cafe - soup, sandwiches or clam chowder. We also got to experience part of World of Color. At the same time, the kid got to watch the Disneyland fireworks on a private balcony through the club. She was the only kid there at the time.
We then went to bed. Hubby’s big presentation was the next day – at 8:10 am!