Well friends, we finally made it back home, and as much as I love to travel it feels good to be back (I know I say this every time!) I figured today I would recap Saturday, the day we spent in the parks the day before the race. Then I will do my regular RWS feature Saturday, weekly recap Sunday, and my Disneyland half marathon recap Monday.
I already told you all about the Disneyland half marathon expo day one and day two.
I was able to see some friends on Friday night, check out me, Carissa, and Jenn!
Also got to see Kelly again!
Poor Bobby got stuck carrying my Bagallini all week! Such a good sport.
That night we were surprised with milk and cookies in our room, it was such a nice touch! It’s the little things people.
Saturday morning, we were up bright and early (we got up at 6:30 but in my time changed mind it was really 8:30!) and headed to Disneyland park for the extra magic hour. I was so excited to finally step foot in this park. All was quiet from our hotel balcony before we headed out.
We had a great room view. So spoiled this week!
I used my super-stalker zoom lens to get this next shot
My favorite thing about Disneyland was the walkability. It was SO NICE being at the Grand Californian and just walking right outside and through Downtown Disney and into the parks.
It also tripped me out how close together the two parks are. I am used to Disney World buses!
We had to wait about ten minutes to get in, but I am so glad we decided to use the extra magic hour for resort guests to our advantage before for that first hour the park was empty!
Walking where Walt himself walked was truly unforgettable. So much detail, beautiful landscaping, while a lot of things were similar to WDW, a lot were very different, and I loved looking for all the fun little details.
Bobby’s face when we turned onto main street and he saw how small the castle was. HAHA!
It took awhile to get used to the tiny castle, but it was charming.
We headed straight to the Matterhorn, and it was broken down momentarily. Boo! So we decided to try to knock out a bunch of Fantasyland rides while it was empty. We rode Alice in Wonderland, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, and the Storybook canal boats. Them the Matterhorn opened back up and we rode it (very jerky!) Before heading over to the other side for Pirates of the Caribbean (which I LOVED compared to the WDW version!)
We rode a few more things before heading to Carnation Cafe for lunch. We snagged an awesome seat outside overlooking Main Street in our own little Gazebo.
Bobby got a burger and I had amazing potato soup
This post is getting a little long so I will save the rest of the day for my next recap post. If you made it this far thanks for reading!
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QOTD: Have you been to Disneyland? Favorite ride? Any ride you like better at Disneyland compared to Disney World?