Originally before we added Disney on to the front of our Tahiti trip I was very apprehensive because I can't stand crowds, line-ups and following plans. I have never been before and it was for our 7 year old daughter. It was a complete surprise to her when we arrived. Her jaw just dropped open and I think she was in shock for the first bit.
I'm glad we got the 4 day pass and hit the park the day we got there and the day we flew out of LAX to Tahiti in the evening. It was well worth it.
Stayed at Sheraton Park and the 15 minute walk was fine for us. Nice hotel.
Anyway we lucked out and line-ups were non-existant. We went on popular rides repeatedly with no wait. You can get very wet on the Grizzly River Run if you go on it 3 times in a row within a 15 minute period.
Churros count as dinner, right?
Weather was perfect the whole time.
Christmas decorations were up already by November 7th and we got to see an early Christmas parade due to a Christmas special being filmed.
We saw Fantasmic, World of Color, Alladin and the Disney Fireworks. Surprised how much I liked the Fireworks. Got a Fast Pass for World of Colour.
I even bought myself a Mickey Mouse t-shirt.
In conclusion our daughter loved her surprise trip to Disneyland but the biggest surprise is I loved it just as much and was sad to leave even though we were headed to Tahiti.
Who knows maybe next time I'll even get myself a Mickey Mouse hat.