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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Disneyland Hotel

Bryan's parents were generous enough to get all the family tickets to Disneyland and California Adventure this Christmas vacation. We unfortunately [thought we] lost our camera a couple days into vacation so all our pictures were taken either with Bryan's phone or someone else's camera. The night before we all went to Disneyland Bryan got the flu, so we went in a little later than everyone else. By the time he got up and ready to go, California Adventure was opening so we decided to start our day there. We went on the new Little Mermaid ride and Toy Story Mania, both of which Max actually enjoyed and I loved. After, we had lunch and headed over to Disneyland. We called Bryan's parents to meet up with everyone (Bryan's brother's family was there too) and it turned out that the flu had caught up with Bryan's dad and he and Bryan's mom were headed home. We thought we could still meet up with Bryan's brother, but they were already in California Adventure. So we caught the parade, got a pin for Max's first visit and headed to the rides. Well, we went two days after Christmas and the place was PACKED!!! We walked around the park looking for rides we could go on and alas found none. The only thing we ended up doing was hanging out in Innoventions for about 45 minutes to feed Max, change him and relax. EVERY line was more than 30 minutes and though I was more than willing to wait in them, Bryan was still recovering from the flu and just wanted to head back to the hotel. We took a break, Bryan took a nap, and we went back to Califonia Adventure to catch the most amazing World of Color show. That made the disappointment of only going on two rides totally worth it!!! Seriously the best show I have ever seen! We ended the evening with the best boneless wings from ESPN Zone.
First ride: Little Mermaid

                                                        Max loves the new baby carrier!
 Doesn't he look so different without clothes?
                             Pajama souvenir
Getting ready to see World of Color

We also had the wonderful opportunity to stay 2 nights at the Disneyland Hotel thanks again to Bryan's parents.  It was seriously such a dream come true!! I'd never stayed at any Disneyland-based hotel and I was like a kid in a candy store! There were Mickey details everywhere, including in the sheets and the tiles in the shower.
 The carpeting in the hotel
 The wall lights up with fireworks and plays
"A Dream is a Wish You're Heart Makes" when you first turn them on.
  Watching the Disney Channel at the Disneyland Hotel!
 We actually left these lights on all night. It was so fun to wake up 
throughout the night with Max and see these!
 Not an attractive view.
We stayed in the Frontier Tower and they had an awesome model
of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

1 comment:

Simonds Family said...

It stinks that there was sickness going around (I'm still afraid Johann or Henry contaminated everyone) but at least they got to be sick in an awesome hotel, right?! =) Looks like it was still lots of fun!