Sunday, October 19, 2008

40 inches is the magic number

Until this trip, Logan had spent his time at Disneyland riding rides that did not require him to be a certain hight. Which is fine cause we love those rides, but this time we had an entirely different experience once we discovered that Logan was tall enough to ride some of the "big kid" rides. It all started when I took him over to Splash mountain and had him stand under the height stick. One of the ride operators came down and just as Logan got on his tip toes judged that Logan was tall enough to ride the ride. Then he looked down and saw that Logan's feet were not on the ground, and changed his mind on letting Logan ride. He was so close, his head was just skimming the stick. So we walked away thinking that we would have to wait till next time when somebody started tapping on my shoulder. I turned to see that it was the ride operator, he said that he thought Logan was close enough, and even more, he gave us all passes to go to the front of the line. Logan was so excited... So we rode it...
again and again... He loved it, at first he got a little scared but after talking to him, he said it was cause the first time he got a little water in his face and it surprised him. After that though, he kept asking to ride, "Zip-a-dee-doo". It sure changes the ride experience to have your little boy right there beside you.
In the end Logan rode it 3 times, what a blast!
Next was Big Thunder. As soon as we got off of Splash, I started thinking about all the other rides that he might like to ride. Then we were walking past Big Thunder and he said, "whats that one daddy?" Those words made my day.... I rember loving that ride when I was a kid and I knew that he would love it cause this kid is nuts about trains...
Sure enough, as soon as I told him it was a train ride, he started running to get in line. Al, Ben and Jocelyn came along and by the time we got to the head of the line, Logan told me that he did not want to ride it with me, he wanted to ride it with Jocelyn. I was a little hurt but it turned out that we both could ride on either side of him. He loved it, and we had so much fun that we did it again later with mom.



Next was Matterhorn. Logan and Amber were riding Alice in wonderland when he looked over and saw the ride and said, "mommy, I want to ride the mountain." We weren't sure he would be tall enough but it turned out that the Matterhorn had the lowest hight requirement of all of the bigger rides. So we jumped on it. He loved it!
When it was all over, he started crying cause he did not want to get off the ride, so we jumped out and did it again, then again.... and that is when Logan's dream came true.... sort of.... about half way through the ride, an announcement came across the loudspeaker telling us that the ride was going to stop. About a minute later, our car came to a stop and we sat there on the mountain for about twenty minutes. Three ride operators came up to us and told us that the ride automatically shut down when the computer sensed that one car was going too fast so they had to manually push us the remainder of the way. Once at the bottom, the operator asked us if we wanted to go again and Logan piped up and said "yeah!" so off we went for our fourth time in a row!
We also got to ride Star Tours a few times. and Soarin' in California Adventure. He was tall enough to ride Space Mountain and Tower of Terror, but we thought that those may be too much for him to handle so they will have to wait for a later date...

5 comments:

Christie said...

How Fun, man he seems too little for those big rides!! Looks like he had fun though.

Cami said...

Holy cow, I can't believe he did all those rides! Jeffy wouldn't even--never in a million years actually. Maybe I'll show him these pictures.

pdholgreen said...

I'm so glad the worker at the splash mountain ride let him on. That's so sad when they think they can't go for a ride.

Anonymous said...

Spencer-

These pictures are terrific. WOW ! What a great time you guys had. I was especially psyched to see Logan in most of them. He is the most handsome 40" guy I've ever seen !!!

Sorry about the short phone call this evening. We are up to our eyeballs in trying to get ready for David's arrival. Thanks for getting the games and also for getting them to SLC. David is going to love them.

Love,
Dad

Benjamin said...

THANK YOU GUYS SO SO MUCH FOR MEETING US IN DISNEYLAND!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! WE HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST! WE WOULDN'T HAVE TRADED IT FOR ANYTHING! BEN'S FAMILY LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW, AND THEY ASKED US TO TELL YOU THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE! IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!
REALLY.... THANK YOU!

-Ben and Al