Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vacation anyone?

Where I live the weather has been kind of foggy lately,  it is a perfect time to escape to Southern California sunshine......they have been having weather in the 60's and 70's.  No better time to head to Disneyland.  I was noticing billboards around town advertising 3 day tickets for Disneyland for $169.00. This is a great deal,  where can you have that much fun for $56.00 a day?  The hotels at the Disneyland Resort are also offering discounted rates making it a perfect time to head to "The Happiest Place on Earth".  The ticket offers are only good thru April 14th so book soon. 

I follow a Twitter account called "Mousewait" is great, they send updates and pictures from the resort.  The parks are pretty empty but the sun is shining.  They even sent a picture of Adam Lambert ( American Idol guy) riding on Big Thunder Railroad.  If you have "Twitter"....check out Mousewait.

Have a Magical Day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Disney Cruises are now easier from California

Today I received a "tweet" from Disneyland saying that the Disney Wonder just sailed into the port in Long Beach.  I already knew this because my friends are on it.  I love cruising and have been on about 18 cruises but never on a Disney cruise.  Considering what a "nut" I am about Disneyland, I can't believe myself that I haven't been on a Disney Cruise.  Now it will be easier for me to do this since the Disney Wonder will be sailing to the Mexican Riviera from now until April and then starting in will do Alaska cruises.   My friends that just got off this 15 day cruise have done many Disney cruises and love them.  They keep telling me that I need to go with my family.

So I hope you will be able to check out the Disney Wonder soon.  I am looking forward to booking my first Disney cruise. 

Have a magical day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Exciting Day!

I am always the happiest on the day I make our next Disney Vacation Club reservations.  Going to my favorite place is something I cherish and since we will be going with our family from Georgia, it will be extra special.  We aren't going until December but at least I know our "Villa" at the Grand Californian will be waiting for us.

I am not a big fan of "time shares"....never really saw the point but the Disney Vacation Club is different.  If you like traveling to Disneyland or Walt Disney World on a yearly basis than it is worth looking into it. You can own a piece of the Villa's at the Grand Californian or any of the many other Disney resorts in Orlando and now in Hawaii.  It can be passed down to our children so they can continue going after I am not able to.  I hope that day is a long way off. 

Hope you all have a magical day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Looking for Mickey

Now that my kids are grown,  I have to rely on my niece and nephew to visit from Georgia and travel with us to Disneyland to see the characters.  The days of getting autographs are gone so I cherish doing this with my niece and nephew,  they are still at the "fun age" and will run after the characters.  As a response to "teacher girl".....the best place to always find Mickey is in his house in Toon Town.  He is guaranteed to be there and you can always find Minnie in her house there as well.  Of course, if you don't want to brave the strollers in Toon Town, head to Main Street. They hang around in front of the Mad Hatter periodically through out the day and are always happy to sign autographs.  

Hope you all enjoy the beautiful pictures my talented daughter took.  She is our personal "paparazzi"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Perfect family vacation

Our family, minus our youngest who is away at college and didn't want to come with us anyway, went to the Disneyland resort on November 14th for 4 nights.  If you ever want to see Disneyland with all the beautiful Christmas decorations.....go at this time.  The park starts decorating on November 12th.  The weather was fabulous, in the 70's and the lines were short, about 10 minutes max.  I highly recommend this time of year if you don't have kids in school.  It was magical.

We saw the "World of Color" for the first time.  It was awesome and we ended up watching it 3 times.  Make sure to get a "fast pass" for it first thing in the morning.  The "fast pass" distribution machines are right next to the Grizzly River Run ride in California Adventure.  Once you have the pass, you go to the Paradise Pier area and enter at your assigned time.   The only bad thing is that you have to stand for about an hour before the show, so if you have anyone that can't do that, bring a blanket to sit on until the show starts.  The run time is about 30 minutes.  Don't miss this attraction!

Can't wait to book our next trip.......

Fireworks Show

World of Color

Friday, January 7, 2011

First Time Jitters

My daughter and her friend talked me into doing this.....since they think I don't have a life.  Just a quick disclaimer.....I have no medical training and am not really a "shrink".   I love going to Disneyland and wanted to share some of my knowledge with the world.  Hopefully,  I can give good advice to anyone that is traveling to Disneyland.  Let the Blog begin............