January 28, 2015 Leave a comment
Yes, you did read the title right. We went to Disneyland in the last couple weeks and I am 6 1/2 months along with this active little thing. Planning the trip was as easy as anything other Disney trip, though I did a few things a little differently.
Step 1) We stayed at a Disney Resort Hotel.
Yes, it is spendy-ier to stay at a Resort Hotel, we stayed Paradise Pier to be specific (just across the road from California Grand Hotel and the California Park). However, it was a quick walk to the parks being so close and as I knew I was going to be on my feet all day (I sit on my butt all day at work) I wasn’t sure how well I could manage a walk back to the hotel that wasn’t near by. Also, in case I needed to take a break during the day the hotel was right there.
Step 2) I booked through Costco Travel
Yes, I could have booked directly through Disneyland and I booked Disney World through them a few years ago. However, this time with a baby on the way I wanted to look and see if there were better prices, and I love looking at the Costco Travel brochures while at the store. Sure, the price is the same at face value but the extras make it worth it:
4 day hopper pass with magic morning
Seaward trip with tickets and transportation
Medieval Dinner with tickets and transportation
Bus to and from LAX
Premium Character Dining Experience (value for 2 adults: $90)
Disney Gift Card (value was $60)
Walt Disney Company Savings Card (good at locations in Downtown Disney on food and purchases, good in resort at a few locations as well)
Collectible Disney Pin, lanyard, and luggage tag
Tower of Terror
Yes, Hubby and I both have smartphones. However, when we travel, are with friends, family, or even out to dinner we put them away and pay attention to each other and those around us. At Disneyland we were in the extreme minority for our age group. Every time I looked around I would see everyone else on their phones checking Facebook. I was really irked by it on our last day on Haunted Mansion when the lady in the car next to us wouldn’t get off her phone for the entire ride and the back light on it disrupted the darkness that it part of the fun of the ride. People, get off your phones, look up, and interact with the people around you. Facebook will wait and all those stories will be there when you get home.
I don’t understand them! A photo from arms length or heck on one of those poles, what makes them so great? Sure, I’ve done a few photos of me but I use a mirror to get them. Mostly because I am taking a photo of my current preggy belly size, an outfit, or a hair change. But you are at a park with other photo people around you and asking someone to snap your photo real quick, is that hard?