Dapper Day & Bachelorette Trip Report (Day 3)

Hope you’ve been enjoying our Dapper Day & Bachelorette Trip Reports (Day 1 and Day 2) because we’ve got one more day of retro bridal fun for you! Our final day required an insanely early start for a 7 am Magic Morning at Disney California Adventure! Here’s our adorable couple in line for Radiator Springs Racers- Sorry girls, he’s taken.

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          After our ride on Radiator Springs, we ran over to California Screamin’ and Midway Mania. The lines were so short we were able to Midway twice in a row (there’s a first time for everything).

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Waiting in DCABride & Bridesmaid at Disneyland

Laura takes a ride on Silly Symphony Swings. It had really started to heat up on Sunday and we’re not going to lie, the swings were the perfect place for some impromptu air conditioning.

Riding Silly Symphony Swings

Time for breakfast at Flo’s V8. This restaurant may not Mickey Mouse pancakes, but it has delicious views. We sat by the full windows that looked out on Ornament Valley.

Breakfast at V8's

Eating at Flo's V8

There’s always time for pictures on the way to a Bug’s Land.

Picture Taking at Disneyland

True confession: we LOVE Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train. “Mama says carrots are good for my eyes. But I don’t want to put carrots in my eyes!” Classic.

Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

If only, they really made cupcakes in this size.

Giant Cupcake Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

Hayley was Disneybounding as Jane today 🙂

Jane Tarzan Disneybounding

A few of us brave souls decided to brave Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and then we began our journey over to Disneyland.

Hyperion Theatre

Even though it was a 102 degrees by this point, we had to make sure and go on Alice in Wonderland and Storybook Land Canal. We were blown away by the changes they’ve made to Alice. It’s always been one of our favorites and now it’s even more impressive. Thank goodness for those fans we purchased at the Dapper Day Expo.

Dapper Day at Disneyland

So there it is! Our Dapper Day & Bachelorette Trip Report (Day 3). We had such a magical time and we can’t wait to celebrate some more when James & Angela get married next month!

Bride & Bridesmaids on Buena Vista

Happy Disney New Year!

It’s been quite a year for 2 Miss Mouses. Time to ring in the new, but before we do, we want to share some of our most popular 2013 posts with you.

Disneyland 2014 by 2 Miss Mouses

We had no idea how many of you shared our love of Disneyland clam chowder until we put this recipe post on our Pinterest board. Just goes to show that everyone likes a bread bowl 🙂

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This year it seemed like Disney sweatshirts were everywhere and this was definitely a trend we could get behind.

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We’ve also loved showing you how to decorate with Disney in our Living In posts. Our personal favorite was Living In: Minnie’s House. We’re ready to move in right now!

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We offered plenty of Disney tips over the last year, but none was more popular than this post: Saving Up for Disneyland.

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We’re suckers for vintage Disney and  couldn’t resist sharing Life Magazine’s Prom at Disneyland photo series with you.

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There were plenty of fun Disney offerings from our Around the Web series, including this Buzz Feed article “The 16 Funniest Youtube Comments on Disney Movie Clips.

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2013 meant not just one, but two trips to Disneyland. Our May Trip was one our most special Disney ventures ever because it was our surprise Mother’s Day gift for our mom. Of course, our favorite blog projects have been our trip reports. We have loved sharing our favorite moments in the park. From teacup turns

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To Main Street laughs

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To churro breaks

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We have loved sharing 2013 with our fellow Disneyland fans and we 2 Miss Mouses can’t wait to see what 2014 holds in store.

See Disneyland by Pumpkin by 2 Miss Mouses

Makin’ Memories: Laura & Billy Hill

2 Miss Mouses wants to share some of our favorite Disney memories with you and we hope you’ll do the same. For our inaugural “Makin’ Memories” post, we knew the perfect photo to share with you.

Our cousin Laura has always been our family’s littlest/youngest mouse. We were with her when she made her first trip to Disneyland. She was so little that she when she got tired, our dad carried her on his shoulders. Over the years, we have treasured the chances we’ve had to visit the park with Laura. When Laura was about 10 years old, we went to see “Billy Hill and the Hillbillies” at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland. For those of you who have seen the show, you know that sometimes Billy will choose an audience member to come up on stage and “perform” with the Hillbillies. Long story short, Laura got chosen. We were all nervous for her (after all she was just a little kid), but she hopped up on stage and was her normal, brilliant, sassy & fun self. Billy handed her a small plastic violin and when he tried to show her how to play she said, “I’ve got this!” The audience howled. She committed so strongly to playing that little violin, all the Hillbillies were cracking up. When they told her it was time for the “Big Finish,” she didn’t hesitate and jumped up in the air with them and did a perfect freeze frame.

Billy Hill & the Hillbillies by 2 Miss Mouses

The next day, we were entering the park when a little boy saw Laura and told his mom, “Mom, it’s the girl from the Billy Hill show! Wow!” Laura, not missing a beat, turned to the little boy (not much younger than she was) and said, with a big smile, “No autographs, please!”

Aside from a few inches, not much has changed over the years. Laura is still brilliant, sassy & fun. Right now, she’s actually en route to her freshman year of college. We can’t believe how time flies, but we now that no matter where she is or how old she gets, she’ll always be that fearless girl with the violin. We love ya, Lo. Knock ’em dead, little miss mouse!

Tip: Watch Your Feet!

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Here’s a top tip from our May 2013 trip: bring comfortable shoes! Sore feet can ruin even the most magical of Disneyland days, so don’t make the mistake of putting style over function. Learn a lesson from Hayley (in the picture above you can see her post “foot meltdown”), pick footwear that you’ve worn on walking intense trips in the past. Just because you wear those shoes everyday at home doesn’t mean they’ll work on this kind of

Remember  to pick something with plenty of padding and don’t forget- hot weather may cause your feet to swell. If you do need to purchase a pair of shoes while in the park, head over to Adventureland & the store South Seas Trader. They have the best selection of uber comfortable (and semi-affordable) flip flops. If sneakers and Disney slip-ons are more your style, go straight to the clothing shops on Main Street USA.

Vintage Disney: It IS a Small World After All…

Did you know that when It’s a Small World opened at Disneyland on May 28th,1966, Walt Disney invited children from all over the world to be present? Each of the children he invited brought a small container of water from their country. Before the ride opened, the children poured the water into the attraction’s flume. Which goes to show, it is a small world after all.

It's a Small World Opening Day via 2 Miss Mouses

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Welcome to 2 Miss Mouses

2 Miss Mouses

To all who come to this Disney blog: Welcome!

This blog is your blog. It is dedicated to the hope, creativity, and magic that have shaped Disneyland. Here we hope to relive the past and celebrate the future. From favorite sights to cherished memories, it is our hope that this blog will be a source of joy and that it will provide free-admission to a “Disney-inspired” life.

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