I am trying to catch up on everything that has happened. I got behind while we were on our trip to Disneyland (totally worth it). I am super excited to finally start writing about our Disneyland trip.
Day 1 (Thursday):
Thursday was technically not a full day of vacation. Our flight was at 8 pm so we left Logan around 4. We got to the airport and ate Cafe Rio for dinner. Then, while we were headed back to our gate we ran into Fuzz’s aunt and uncle, and cousin and her family so we sat and chatted with them until our flight. It’s such a small world. It’s always good seeing family. 🙂 Our flight left Salt Lake on time (thank the heavens) and we got to California around 930 and made our way to our hotel, got everything ready for the next day. and went right to sleep. We were seriously counting down the minutes until we were finally in Disneyland.
Day 2 (Friday):
We woke up bright and early on Friday morning to get to Disneyland right when it opened. We brought a little cooler bag to take food in so we wouldn’t have to spend so much money on snacks in Disneyland, so we packed our cooler bag and got our tickets ready and headed to Disneyland. AHHHH. I can’t even explain the joy walking through Downtown Disney. It is seriously such a happy place. I was so excited to finally be back after over 6 years! Once we got through the gates and walked down Main Street USA I was so giddy with excitement. I felt like a little child on Christmas morning and was slightly embarrassed, but at the same time I didn’t care one bit because it seriously is the Happiest Place on Earth. The first ride we went on was the Matterhorn, then we adventured around the rest of Disneyland too high on excitement to realize that we put our cooler in a bad spot… So, after running around we decided we needed a little sugar and headed back to where we put the cooler… and it was gone…. So basically that sucked! For about 10 minutes we were super bummed and I felt so bad because it was my grandma’s awesome cooler bag and I lost it/got it stolen. But, then we decided there was nothing we could do about it and that we were definitely not going to let that ruin our vacation. We were also kind of bummed because my absolute most favorite ride is Splash Mountain and it was closed the whole time we were supposed to be there for refurbishment. But, we didn’t let that affect our trip either. We went on tons and tons of different rides (Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean are our favorites). That night Disneyland closed early for Mickey’s Halloween Party so we made our way over to California Adventure and spent the rest of the night running around, riding rides, and just soaking every little thing in.
Day 3 (Saturday):
We spend Saturday at California Adventure. We woke up super early again because why would we not be there right when it opened?! We rode Tower or Terror, Toy Story, Soarin’ around the World, Ariel’s Adventure, the new Car’s ride, California Screamin’, and just about every ride in California Adventure. We seriously never stopped. Saturday was kind of a memorable day because of one specific thing that happened. We were waiting in line to get FastPasses for Sourin’ Around the World when some nice guy comes up to us and gives us his FastPasses for the ride that were right then. So instead of getting FastPasses and then having to wait for them we got to go right at that time. Then a little later on in the day we were walking around and ANOTHER random guy came up and gave us his FastPasses that were right at that time! We seriously scored big two times. So, we got done riding the Cars ride for the second or third time that day and had two extra FastPasses for an hour later. We were trying to decided whether or not to use them because we also had other plans (you are seriously never bored. There is always so much going on). The line for Cars is always at least 2 hours and the FastPasses seriously help so much. So, as we were leaving the Cars ride there was this cute little family that was walking away from Cars super bummed out because there was no way their little kids could wait in a 2 hour line. Without even hesitating Fuzz walked up to them and gave them our FastPasses to Cars. They were so grateful and so excited that they would be able to take their cute little family on such a fun new ride! Watching their faces light up made my entire day, and the best part of it all was that Fuzz didn’t even think twice about it, he just knew thats what he needed to do. I am so grateful to be married to such a Christlike person. Then, we went and got seats to watch the awesome water show called World of Color (our other plans, and let me tell you, it is an incredible show!). And of course, we did not leave until the park closed! We were making sure that we got every single second worth of being there. 🙂
Day 4 (Sunday):
Our anniversary day! Wahoo. We spent the day at Disneyland again. We seriously never waited in line longer than 30 minutes because we used the FastPasses so perfectly. For our anniversary, we wanted to splurge a little and go eat somewhere fancy in Downtown Disney. We found the cutest little Jazz restaurant that was so perfect, so in between ride we sat down to make reservations to then find out that you have to make reservations a day in advance. 😛 Little did we know. Haha. So, we hurried and made reservations for the next day and decided to spoil ourselves the next day. Then, we got back up and went full blast again, riding more rides and seeing more characters. By mid Sunday afternoon we were both exhausted, but neither of us wanted to admit how tired we really were until Fuzz accidentally fell asleep on the Pirates ride. 😛 So, at that point we gave in and decided to go back to our hotel and take a quick nap and eat dinner there. And it was seriously so worth it. The hour nap got us back on our feet and ready to spend the rest of the night going until the park closed.
Day 5 (Monday):
Our Last Day at Disneyland. 😦 We decided since it was our last day we would spoil ourselves a little and go out with a bang in the food department. We ate at the Carnation Cafe on Main Street USA and it was one of the best breakfast meals I have ever had. It was seriously so delicious. Then, we decided to go get in every part of California Adventure we wanted since it was our last day. So, naturally we made sure we rode Tower of Terror and Toy Story (and I’m so sad because we didn’t get to ride Cars again because the line was so long). But, it was a blast. California Adventure is such a good time! Then we made our way down to the cute Jazz restaurant that we made reservations for and celebrated our anniversary with some delicious smoked salmon and jambalaya. Oh. My. Gosh. It was so worth the wait and so worth the splurge. After dinner we got to spend our last night celebrating at Mickey’s Halloween Party. Mickey’s Halloween Party is when they close the park to everybody but the 40,000 people who purchase party tickets. So, 40,000 people is still so many people, but its nothing in Disneyland. We seriously rode Indiana Jones and Pirates at least 5 or 6 times each! Plus, tons and tons of other rides. It was such a blast. Basically free reign on all the fun rides. Then we got to walk around and adult trick-or-treat! It was the most perfect ending to one of the best trips ever. ❤
Day 6 (Tuesday):
We woke up early Tuesday morning and got an Uber to take us back to the airport. Our flight went smoothly and when we got back to Utah we were both extremely exhausted, the Disneyland Hangover was so real. Even though we had such a fun time and I seriously never wanted to leave, it felt really good to get back home and sleep in our own bed again. 👍🏼
All in all, our Disneyland Anniversary Weekend Vacation was a complete success and definitely a weekend that I will always hold dear to my heart.
Pluto at California Adventure
Happily Ever After anniversary pinsDelicious granola at the Carnation CafeIndiana Jones FastPassThe new Cars rideCalifornia Adventure at night
Buzz Lightyear Astro BlastersTower of TerrorMickey and Minnie Mouse- our goals in life. 😛