For me, getting in line with my wheelchair was difficult because the queue wound up some steps. There was ramp access via the exit and Cast Members were very helpful at showing us what we needed to do to wait for our turn. It only took about 30 minutes of waiting which was nearly all the twins could stand. We kept them busy with drinks and snacks (Linda went and bought us all churros!). Soon, it was time for them to see the princesses and luckily Cinderella was there along with Aurora and Snow White. Staff and princesses were all what we've some to expect from Disney -- the best! Afterwards, the girls also visited Merida who's viewing area was nearby. The wait was only about 15 minutes. We were lucky here because we were the last to see her before she had to take a break to go feed her horse, Angus!
At Bug's Land, Linda and the girls rode on Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies bumper cars which the both the girls loved! They also rode on Flik's Flyers and Francis's Ladybug Boogie which the girls called the Ladybug Teacups! These rides are perfect for three-year olds but are not really handicap accessible. Unfortunately, there are not any rides in A Bug's Land where you can drive your wheelchair right onto the ride like on Buzz Lightyear or Winnie the Pooh.
After the Bug's Land rides we all headed over to Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure. The girls have been on this ride a number of times before, but they are still always so excited. They wave at Ariel every time they encounter her in the adventure and sing like her (ah ah ah!). All of us can ride together in one of the specially designed King Triton's cars. The two girls sit on my lap and Linda sits next to us. The Cast Members were well trained and very accommodating for our little group and they even let us go around two times! I tell the girls it sometimes pays to go to Disneyland with someone in a special wheelchair!
After Little Mermaid we all went over to Car's Land and had lunch at Flo's V-8 Cafe diner. The menu features "blue plate special" type meals and Linda and I split a turkey and mashed potatoes meal with corn vegetable medley that was really pretty good. The girls split a turkey sandwich and grapes. We all shared a chocolate milk shake for dessert. After lunch, it was time to get the girls (and Linda) back to the hotel for a nap.
I can't say enough about the value of a nap when visiting Disneyland, especially for the three-year olds. But adults can get refreshed as well. So, if you can afford a hotel nearby and the extra time it takes to take the break, I highly recommend it. Compared to Disneyland visits in the past where we spent all day in the park without the benefit of a nap, everyone is a lot less cranky towards the end of the day!
After the naps, it was time to go back to the park and meet Mommy (Amy), her boyfriend Jon and Jon's son Keanu. It was time for Grandpa and Nana to hand the girls off to Mom for a couple of days. Tomorrow, we have plans to meet some friends and have a day of "Adult Disney" time. Stay tuned and thanks for your comments!