Recently, we spent ten days in California taking our custom PartySaurus Rex up the coast and ending at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. Our journey first began in Michigan to our first stop in sunny San Diego, California - which can be seen here in our previous PartySaurus Rex post.
During our adventure we met so many wonderful people - many of whom recognized us and PartySaurus Rex right away - this warmed our hearts instantly.
We have countless stories from our journey, however the ones that really stick out to us are when kids would run up to us yelling "PartySaurus Rex! PartySaurus Rex!" and it was always followed up with the question "Is that the real PartySaurus Rex?", which we always replied "Yes!". There were many Disney family vacation photos that were taken with our PartySaurus Rex on April 25 and 26th.
Below are photos and video of our custom PartySaurus Rex's adventures from Anaheim, CA to Emeryville, CA.
|"Anaheim, here I come!" - PartySaurus Rex|
|"Just checked into Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa". - PartySaurus Rex|
Meet-up with the Pizza Planet Truck
|"I just went for a ride in the Pizza Planet Truck!" - PartySaurus Rex|
We even made a video of our adventures of meeting up with the Pizza Planet Truck, watch it below, or click here.
We just met Tyler and Hanni and they LOVE PartySaurus Rex!!! #followrex vine.co/v/bPIAuuJ7jQgWhile at Joe's Ice in Garden Grove, California, we met Tyler and Hanni who both recognized PartySaurus Rex immediately and were both so gracious. It was so fun to meet more PartySaurus Rex fans while we were out and about - it's amazing how recognizable this little guy is.
— Pixar Post (@ThePixarPost) April 25, 2013
Disney California Adventure
Our day at Disney's California Adventure began with a group of our readers calling to us as we walked into the park. They were so excited to see and take pictures with PartySaurus Rex that others continued to approach us as we walked into the park.
|As we walked in the park, Cameron yelled, "Hey, are you two from Pixar Post"?!|
For a moment, we felt like celebrities!
|"Getting our FastPasses for Radiator Springs Racers." - PartySaurus Rex|
|"Wouldn't it be great to see THIS display at Disney Parks?" - PartySaurus Rex|
After wearing our What Up Fishes?! t-shirt and custom PartySaurus Rex sweatshirt in the Disney parks, we wondered what a PartySaurus Rex themed rack would look like - so we staged one in the parks. Throughout our two days at Disney we had many, many guests come up to us asking where to purchase our PartySaurus Rex toy.
|"I had the highest score this hour on Toy Story Mania!" - PartySaurus Rex|
|"Cars Land is BEAUTIFUL at night!" - PartySaurus Rex|
|"Today I'm at Disneyland." - PartySaurus Rex|
"Enjoying a little ragtime piano on Main Street."-PartySaurus Rex #followrex vine.co/v/bxaI90OrIbA
— Pixar Post (@ThePixarPost) April 26, 2013
|"WHAT?! The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is closed!|
Guess I'll have to say 'hi' to Nemo next time." - PartySaurus Rex
The cast members at the Disneyland Emporium were so excited to see PartySaurus Rex. The entire crew came to greet us and they informed us that they watch the Pixar short everyday "behind the scenes" before work - it's their favorite short!
|"Next stop - Santa Barbara!" - PartySaurus Rex|
On our way to Santa Barbara we stopped off in Hollywood to see John Lasseter's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This was our first time in Hollywood and PartySaurus Rex created quite the buzz as he stood in front of the El Capitan Theater (which is where John Lasseter's star sits) as the cameras were flashing as if the paparazzi were catching him.
|"No seagulls here!" - PartySaurus Rex|
San Francisco and Pixar Animation Studios
|"Get ready to PARTY San Francisco!" - PartySaurus Rex|
|"Stopping for a quick snack at Fenton's Creamery." - PartySaurus Rex|
"Heading home!" PartySaurus Rex #followrex vine.co/v/bxUOhOIXU23
— Pixar Post (@ThePixarPost) April 29, 2013
Bringing PartySaurus Rex into Pixar Animation Studios was such a joy, we'll be posting separately about our own experience within the studio soon.
|"I love California!" PartySaurus Rex|
- Ever Wonder How We Made Our Custom PartySaurus Rex?
- WHAT UP FISHES?! PartySaurus Rex T-Shirts
- Our Interview with PartySaurus Rex Director, Mark Walsh
Pixar Post - Julie & T.J.