We're having a bit of a heat wave here in Southern California. Saturday the temperature was close to 100! It was at least 10 degrees cooler today so my girls and I decided to spend the afternoon at California Adventure and Disneyland while the boys were busy elsewhere.
Beautiful summery flowers at Sunshine Plaza:
Toy Story Midway Mania (aka Toy Story Mania!) isn't open yet -- the official date is June 17th, with passholder previews starting the first week of June -- but the store next door has opened for business. It has a light, airy feel reminiscent of Disney World's Beach Club decor:
A ride poster featured in the store:
Some much-needed shade has been installed on Paradise Pier adjacent to the new ride -- note the surfing Donald detail on the roof (click any photo to enlarge):
Kevin Yee recently reviewed the Florida version of the ride for MiceAge.
We finished the California Adventure half of our visit with a spin on the charming King Triton's Carousel:
The carousel's unique theming includes depictions of famous Southern California seaside parks of bygone days:
Pictures from the Disneyland half of our visit are posted above.