We arrived in California and checked into the Portofino Inn and Suites (for anyone looking at a Cali vacation, we were able to get the large suite, with 2 beds, as well as bunk beds, for $78 a night and it's right next to Disneyland). The kids were excited that there were bunk beds. Remember when that's all it took to make your day?
The next morning we headed to Magic Mountain. So. Dang. Fun! I know you really don't care to hear all the details of each ride, but basically, Mason was the only child tall enough to go on all the rides (but there were some the first day he didn't dare go on, but the second day, that boy took 'em ALL!), so when we headed for rides to big for the little ones, one of the 4 adults (or 2) would take the kids for a while and let the others ride away while they took the kids to the kiddie rides. It worked out so well. And thanks to the time of year, there were NO- read that again- NO lines! Quite often they would just let us re-ride. Kiana, my niece, was the bravest of all! She is 8, and this tiny little thing but she loooooved all the roller coasters. She was furious about the ones she couldn't go on! It was amazing :) The weather was in the high 60's, so we did wear coats most of the time but with jackets on, we weren't cold at all. In the afternoon, we really didnt even need jackets.