FWIW I would have lasted the last 2 hours
We had a blast and are looking forward to coming back to hit some other rides, not rush as much since we did most the park, etc. Hard to take out all in when you’re raving the clock for rides and dealing with line queues. I liked the ease of CA much better, though I suspect that was due to early closure for OBB. Or that’s just the way it is, or a mix of both. Either way there was also much less to do so no surprises there.
We kept having bad luck with character meets, having the like cut off right before us for Mickey, Donald, and Miguel. We did get a pic with Chip though. Wife was sad we couldn’t find Goofy anywhere - does he even meet in his costume? At least we saw him in the cavalcade and had a good seat for it.
I was also psyched to get our Donald sipper
Here’s a rundown of our whirlwind week:
Tue morning: decide to cut the FL trip and figure out what to do instead. Choose CA for a trio of easy park visits despite crazy scheduling
Tue afternoon: finish all booking and FL cancelations
Tue night: depart 930 EST, arrive ~1150 PST
Wed 10am: arrive @ Magic Mountain and run pretty much the whole park til close. Stopped by WB to show son the water tower (where Yakko, Wakko, and Dot live!) since we couldn’t fit in a tour.
Thur: up at 530am to begin the Disneyland visit, stay until 1030 and finally leave.
Fri morning: Knott’s Berry Farm for 10am, leave around 3pm for the hotel to rest/nap as much as possible.
Fri night: red-eye at 1159 to Dallas, where we’re currently hanging out in the Capitalone lounge for 3.5hrs before finally leaving for home.