Last May, Kurt surprised Ezra and me with two tickets to Disney’s California Adventure. He told us that the tickets were his birthday gift to us. Ezra had just celebrated her birthday the month before, but my birthday wasn’t until September, which was 4 months away. I wasn’t about to turn down free tickets to California Adventure, so if Kurt wanted to give me his gift months in advance, then so be it :D
Our ticket receipts. Kurt paid for them online but we had to go to the ticket booth at the park to claim them.
We left the house early that morning to make it in time for the park’s opening
Cute signs with Disney characters in the parking lot
We parked in the covered structure, but I noticed that they also had this HUGE parking lot outside
We made our way over the the trams, which we had to ride in order to get to the park’s entrance
The last time Ezra and I were in California Adventure was back in 2006. She had just turned 18 so my parents took us there that summer to celebrate. I remember there used to be huge stone letters which spelled “CALIFORNIA” at the entrance. Apparently they’re gone now.
Entrance to the park
We took a couple of pictures with the GoPro before going inside
This guy was very interested in our monopod and jumped in the shot with us:
Hello fellow Disney lover :D
Got our map and tickets ready. Let’s do this!
Our first stop of the day was the gift shop. When we were younger, Ezra and I would be jealous of the little girls we saw walking around the park wearing Minnie Mouse ears. Our parents would never get them for us because they thought it was a waste of money. Now that Ezra and I are earning our own money, there was nothing to stop us from getting them for ourselves :D
There were loads of designs to choose from! We had a lot of fun trying on different styles and figuring out which ones to get.
Ezra and Kurt thought the bride and groom ears were cute
After playing around for a while, we walked our with our new set of ears
In the end Ezra went with the classic Minnie Mouse ears while I chose something a little fancier. (Yes, I paid more than I would have liked and I haven’t worn them again since this day, but look how adorable they are!)