2 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS IN 97 DEGREE DISNEYLAND

YES 97 degrees daily, but still it reminds you everywhere ,that it’s the HAPPIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD..And it was a great time. We drove to the hotel early and they had a king size suite ready for us at 8 30 in the morning. (I had free points accumulated from my year in The Full Monty, so it was FREE!!!)

The hotel was lovely, and the free breakfast was wonderful for big morning eaters..And there was a free shuttle to Disneyland..so we saved so much just there.

The minute we arrived, we headed for the STAR WARS JEDI TRAINING ACADEMY.I had made a sign for Harrison saying something like, “My name is Harrison. I’m 6 years old, and I’ve been practicing daily to become a Jedi .Please Pick Me.

Tim and I were so nervous, wanting so badly for him to be picked. I was coaching him like a stage mom to jump up and down and wave his sign. Well they did choose him and some other boys and girls. they robed them . He was on the top stage, so excited. The master Jedi came out and gave them light sabers and taught them a routine…than suddenly they had to flee the stage, because DARTH VADER started rising up from below…Well than he was 3 rd in line to fight DARTH VADER.

Harrison¬† looked petrified, but he couldn’t back away.. the master coached him as he approached the 10 foot tall Vader who said’The force is strong with this one.: “left shoulder, right shoulder, left leg, right leg, duck….good job..” Harrison was victorious and later received his certificate that he’s now a Jedi…that set the tone for the rest of the day . Thank God.

Tim also got him a Jedi outfit he was begging for.  Unfortunately the next thing we did was SPace Mountain. I now have an inkling what being pregnant might feel like. And TIm too. lol

But we were there from opening until almost midnight,a nd returned to do California Adventure at 10 the following day, where Harrison loved, and I ended up doing 5 times with him, since it threw TIms body off…California Screaming…1rst thing in the morning. holy cow.

ANyway we took lots of photos and videos.. so they’ll be up soon.

AUdition and work wise it’s been so slow for me. But today Harrison has a Toysrus audition..thru my friend.. lol

At least someone has some action.

11 Comments so far

  1. NewJerseyLasagna on July 23rd, 2009

    Cute story…May the Force always be with you!

  2. Kevin Cav on July 23rd, 2009

    Jen -

    Just asking if you can give me a call at your earliest – Please email me Kevin Cavanaugh

  3. Lori on July 23rd, 2009

    Cute story Jen!! Thats so cute Harrison got picked, glad he had fun!! :D

    YAY for Space Mountain, I love that ride!!

    Can’t wait to see the pictures :-)

    Lori

  4. Wanda on July 24th, 2009

    WOW! I now have a nephew who’s an official Jedi! I am thrilled! Congrats to Harrison! So glad you had such a great time! I wish it was 97 every day here too! Winter sure is gonna be long this year! Good to see a new post from you dear friend. Thanks for the pics and videos, I love receiving them, keep them coming!!! Love you and miss you lots!! Wanda

  5. Jody Cardillo on July 24th, 2009

    Wow, Harrison a Jedi, that’s awesome : )

    My son would have given anything to have become a Jedi! He’s 34, is he too old. LOL…..

    Break-a-Leg, Harrison!

    xo Jody

  6. Zanna on July 25th, 2009

    Great blog! Harrison can put that on his resume: that he performed at Disneyland. Hope he gets the toysrus gig. You must be a riot of a stage mom :)
    The one time we were in Disneyland we were warned not to go on Space Mtn and we didn’t!
    97 degrees huh. In NYC its still spring. Haven’t had to use a fan yet let alone a.c.

  7. Doreen Shulman on July 27th, 2009

    Wow Jen, what a great time in Disneyland! Can’t wait to see pix of Harrison as an official Jedi!
    xo
    Doreen

  8. jody naimo on July 28th, 2009

    Woe, that kid gets cuter and cuter! I can’t wait to see you guys in 2 weeks:) Pool time. WHen I went with Jan and the family to Orlando, Magic mountain, Brians battery on the old cam corder, those 10lbs ones, he was sitting in front of me, and it flew off and hit me in the head and fell to the ground. Still love that ride though. (from what I remember). Great pictures!

  9. Howard on August 6th, 2009

    Move over, Mama Rose…we have Mama Jen.. I can see it now, the male version of “Gypsy”…”sing out Harrison!!” “Have an eggroll, Mr. Stubbleyou!”

    Harrison is a Jedi..beautiful! But I think Darth Vader was just the undercard. I’d like to see him take on Jabba the Hut. He and I can rehearse when I come out to LA the w/o Oct. 12.

    And what’s this about salad in your prior posting? I thought we agreed Tim would introduce both you and Harrison to “The Original Pantry” with a further agreement that you need to finish the entire breakfast!

  10. Doreen Shulman on August 8th, 2009

    Wow! The pix from Disneyland are great! I especially love the one with Harrison holding the poster.
    Keep blogging. Love to hear your news!
    Take care jen,
    Doreen

  11. Lulu Thompson on August 31st, 2009

    What a great family trip to Disneyland! Jen, I can’t believe how much Harrison has changed since the last pictures you posted. Still cute as ever, but he looks so grown up. Hang in there, I’m sure you and Harrison will soon be auditioning together!