Last Friday we took a family trip to California's Great America in Santa Clara, courtesy tickets from US Family Guide. They open at 10 am so we took our time and arrived right after eating McDonald's lunch in the car ride there, so the kids were full of energy and ready for fun! Our game plan was to head straight to Kidzville and Planet Snoopy for all the kiddie rides and activities our toddlers would enjoy most.
Right when we walked into the park, we were approached by a park photographer to take our photos, we loved this because it's tough to get family photos when each parent has a child to run after or carry ;) Also, before we left the park, we took our photo tickets to the booth to get print outs and key chains for the kids.
First things first, we went directly to the two tiered carousel, Madilyn loved the pony she chose. Poor Jamison was a little too scared of the large horses, so Michael just held him the whole time.
Afterwards, we started our journey to Planet Snoopy - I say journey because it's all the way at the other end of the park, and we couldn't figure out if there was a shortcut to get there or not. On the way, we stopped off to drive some boats and monster trucks, and Madilyn got a soccer ball face painting.
When we got to Planet Snoopy, we rode a lot of the little rides, some were small enough that the kids could just go without us, it was really fun! The kids loved running all over the place and waving at all the other kids.
Before we headed back to the entrance of the park, we sat to watch a Peanuts show, it was pretty cute, but the kids were a little confused about why they weren't allowed to run up on stage and dance hahaha! But it was fun nonetheless.
Overall, we had such a great time! We want to definitely go back soon and do the water park next time! The kids were pretty exhausted from all the walking and running, they passed out before we even left town. :)