I am always excited to go to Disney, I am a little girl at heart (which happens to like to drink).
This trip was planned around my birthday, february 3, and the Super Bowl, february 1… we have done Vegas (my other happy place) for the last couple of years but decided on Disney for several reasons, one of the being we want to make the most our of our Annual Passes.
We dont like to spend that much on Hotels so we stayed in a Travelodge this time and were really happy with our pick (we had actually had stayed there before), its the one on Harbor Blvd (south of Disneyland aprox 2 blocks), of course one of these days I HAVE to book at the Grand Californian, sigh.
Anyway, we left on Saturday, January 31…
The drive was fast and smooth, made it to the Pumbaa parking lot ar around 8:30 am
Now some people might get mad or sad if they plan a trip to Disneyland and find out when they arrive that a whole bunch of rides (and even a part of the park, Criiter Country) is closed, not me. I actually love this novelty and I get exccited for what is to come, in this case May 22: Diamond Celebration,
The park was kinda empty (for Disneyland standars anyway), to give you an idead I will just tell you that Indiana Jones was our first ride and that it didnt even take was 4 minutes to fo thru the line…
Pirates, some earring shopping and Hauntes Mansion later….
After the morning had passed we said bye bye (for now) to DL and headed over to my beloved California …
We had a Fastpass for Space Mountain so we returned to Disneyland just for that…
Got hungry and had lunch at French Market…
Left to go Check in and came back in no time… when we did came back we had to park at Mickey and Friends and the sunset was beautiful…
The Frozen Fun festivites are going on and although I much prefer the Mad T Party compares to Freeze The Night we always enjoy ourselves either way, some more pictures:
When we were at Disneyland earlier we saw that the FastPass machines are now up for Fantasmic! , we didnt get a pass at that moment as they were giving passes for the 8:45 show and we wanted for the 10:45 one (which I dont agree with, you shoud be able to pick the time you want your FastPass for), anyway by now the later show passes were ready and so we got them
Back to CA …
Sunday February 1
Our Travelodge had free breakfast, nothing fancy at all and very basic but it did the job giving us enough “fuel” for the early morning
Back to CA …
Got Faspass for the First time in forever: A frozen sing-along celebration …
Time for food!
Enjoyed the live band at had a great time
Walked to get our Fastpass for Radiator Springs Racers and just check out the time on the pass…
Time to see Disney’s Aladdin: a musical spectacular
Next stop was Beast’s library
We got a beer and sat on one of the benches on Hollywood Land and before we knew it … it was time to go to ESPN Zone to watch the Super Bowl !!!
Took some more pics at Downtown Disney
Walked thru the Grand Californian to get back to CA
Monday February 2
I bought my Minnie hoodie the day before so this was, once again, my look for the day
Went directly to Fantasyland
Got a bit hungry and decided on Carthay Circle (lounge), we have never been there so it was as good as any other time to finally visit
We ended our night at my favorite place: Cove Bar had an amazing bartender, Andrew, and had a relaxing, fun and wonderful time
Tuesday, February 3
Happy birthday to me! 33 is oficial … yikes! Sad day as we are returning home to work and reality
Took the 1 and drove thru Huntington Beach, Newport, Laguna and Dana Point, took some pics hof this and that and got home at around 3pm… another trip in the books.