Day 2 started with Cars land. One of the many benefits for staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel is the magic morning hour every morning. It trades off between California Adventure and Disneyland each day. Disneyland isn't the best deal because people that aren't staying at the resort also get in and they only open two lands = SUPER CROWDED. But the early hour at California Adventure is totally worth it. The kids LOVED Cars land. Christian especially enjoyed the Mater's tractor ride and he even got to meet Mater. He did not want to leave his side, I had to drag him way so other people could take pictures too. The kids went with dad on the Radiator Springs Racers while Christian and I took in the Radiator Springs environment. Everything is so well done that I sometimes forget we are at Disneyland and not in the movie.
We ate at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland. Last time we had breakfast at Goofy's kitchen and had a great experience. This time we thought we would try something new. It was fine but the food was not as good and the characters were not very aware. We were seated in the corner of the outside terrace and I had to flag down most of the characters. Christian got sick of waiting and went out looking, ok more like stalking, his favorites. But the kids didn't seem to notice. They had a great time and even Jackson gave every single visitor a hug. At the end of breakfast they delivered a special birthday cake to Liz in a pink princess chest while all the restaurant sang and played Happy Birthday to you over the intercom.
The next best place, aside from Character breakfasts, to get characters to sign a book is in ToonTown. Most of the characters have set places now and you have to wait in long lines to meet them but Toon Town has our favorite classic Disney Characters on every corner. Christian's favorite by far was Mickey. HE LOVES MICKEY. He was practically jumping out of Brandon's arms to get to Mickey.
We finished off the ultimate birthday watching the parade again and heading back the the hotel to eat our cake.