Disneyland: Overview

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So, we spent the last week at Disneyland. On Monday we stayed at our good friends the Haws’ house (it’s a tradition now, and nothing’s better then when husbands are friends and wives get along really well too). Then it was off to Disneyland.

We booked out trip to http://www.getawaytoday.com/ (feel free to use me as a reference when you next book). We always find the best prices through them and we really like them. This year’s Disney promotion is that when you buy 3 days, you get 5…. so, 2 for “free”. We decided we might as well use all 5… and by the end my feet were bitterly disappointed in that decision, but I digress…. 5 was too long. However, the children want 360 more, they love it there.

We had a GREAT time:

Hotel: We stayed at the Homewood Suites in Garden Grove, and while it was nice enough, we won’t be staying there again. It involves a large cockroach, several room changes and a promised rate reduction, which we have yet to see. As you can imagine, I plan to take this right up their little corporate ladder.

Disney for a 4 year old: OMG, this is probably the worst age for Disneyland, and of course, the best age. They think EVERYTHING is real, and they delight, they real, they scream and they cry. It’s all both ends of the spectrum for them. However, Spencer did alright…. This fine photo was his face for a lot of it though… His favorite rides were Buzz Lightyear and Autopia (the bane of a parent’s existence, but MAN does he love driving his little car!).

Disney at 7: Conner LOVED Disney! This was his best trip by far (we’ve gone when he was 4 and 5). He went on almost every ride (except the Matterhorn and California Screaming, we allowed him to pick 2 rides he didn’t have to go on). His FAVORITE (by far) was the Jedi academy where Conner was able to fight Darth Vader. Obviously, this was huge for him.
Other highlights: We got to meet up with some friends since we were all on spring break this past week, and that was really fun. We also got to eat at the Pirates of the Caribbean restaurant, and while it’s expensive it was YUMMY and the atmosphere couldn’t be beat. Most of all we’re glad to be home, but sad to have to make our own beds and food. Good times, glad we won’t be going back for a couple of years though. :)

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  1. says

    I love disney. It’s my favorite, and it always will be.

    I am glad that you got to go and make memories with your kids.

    Can’t wait to see more pics.

  2. says

    How fun! We have yet to venture to that magical wonderland with our three turkeys. I have a feeling it’s still a few years away! Glad your break was wonderful!

  3. says

    Disneyland!! I’m so jealous. We love the GetAwayToday packages. We’ve used them a few times, and wouldn’t do it any other way.
    We live in Santaquin (30 minutes south of Provo, just past Payson). We have lived her for about 6 months, and we love it. My parents still live in Provo. Are your parents still across from the red church?
    I love Target, and I thought that would be a good place to look.

  4. says

    So fun! I hear ya on the 5 day thing…but when 2 days are ‘free’…what’s a family going to do? The Buzz Lightyear ride was a favorite of ours too. Well, relax and take a nap this week!

  5. says

    Looks like so much fun! I’ve never been myself, so I never know what rides people are talking about, although I bet they’ve never been to six flags, so there! :) Anyay, sounds like a blast–except the roach part. You need to get more than a “discount”. Seriously. I want to hear an update on that one!

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