Monday, June 9, 2008

Adventures in Disneyland

So...I get home and decide to take a peek at my Google Reader and guess what...there were 100 posts for me to read. You people are prolific! So...if you didn't get lots of commenting from me...I still love you, I just didn't know how to get through 100 posts this week!

Now...I know you have all been waiting to hear a report on our Disneyland adventure.

I will keep you in suspense no longer...we had a great time. The weather was lovely (a nice cool down for us), the food was expensive, the drive was quite easy (6 hours with stops...not to bad-the bad part would be the price of gas...sheesh!), the experience...wonderful.

So...here are some new things I learned about Disneyland.

  • First thing in the morning...you should start in Adventure Land...nobody is there...for about an hour.
  • Seeking autographs of Disney characters is a very enjoyable experience. I had actually never done this (with the exception of standing in a long line last summer for my little princess to meet 3 of Disney's). The characters were such a hit with the kids and they loved every meet and greet opportunity.
  • While the food in the parks is pretty pricey...it is actually very good. I know when I was a kid that the food was expensive and not very enjoyable...but these days...there is so much variety and the portions are so large that my husband and I shared every meal and felt totally satisfied.
  • I really want to stay at the Grand Californian someday
  • There is a place called Club 33 just outside of the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean...it's an exclusive place where you push an intercom button and if your name is not on the list you can't enter.
  • The Year of a Million Dreams theme is way cool...one night my husband, his brother and wife along with my father-in-law were given passes to stay in California Adventure for an extra hour after it was closed...Yes, that means they could go on any ride and there were no lines and it was just fun. We also had somebody come up and take our family to the front of the line for a ride once as well...which was super nice.
  • Going to Disneyland with my kids is even better than going to Disneyland when I was a kid...experiencing it with them is awesome...the wonder, the expectation, the joy, the magic...it's all so much fun to see in the eyes of my kids.
Oh...did I mention...I LOVE DISNEYLAND!

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I just have to say...to all of you who made such nice comments on my last post...you are so kind and honestly...you all made my year! Thanks for making blogging so fulfilling for me!

9 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

I am glad you had so much fun! One of these days we plan on taking a family vacation there!

Summer said...

Sounds like so much fun. I need to get to Disneyland again.

Richelle said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Cheryl said...

I adore Disneyland. Love it! We always have a really great time when we go there, and it's been way too long! (like, over a year, or something. Too long!) I'm glad you had a great time. And only 6 hours of driving? That's heavenly!

Glad you're back, though. :)

Jeanette said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip! I have not been to Disney Land since I was about 3 or 4. My earliest memories are of the trip we took across country to Disney Land. (I hope I didn't already say that in another comment...)
The posts in google reader pile up fast don't they? :-)

COMcewens said...

Glad you are back and had such a wonderful trip!! Love Disneyland! When my kids were small, we also took them to Disneyworld. I hope you can make it there with them someday too!

raybee said...

I love Disneyland too. I took my niece when she was 3 or 4 and we had so much fun. I'm glad your trip was wonderful!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I can't wait to take our kids, but I am. We have told our kids that we will take them when the youngest is 4. So, just 4 more years. =)

amyharrisonphotography said...

I CRAVE DISNEYLAND!!! Seriously, I do! Everything about it is soooo magical, especially with kids. So, did you get to go to CLUB 33??? We LOVE IT!!! Any place that has a salad bar with Lobster and Crab as well as Fillet Mignon on the Children's menu is fine with me!!!