Friday, April 26, 2013

Disney California Adventure Park

Last year my hubby and I, along with our 3 children and my parents visited the Disneyland Resort.  You can read more about our Disneyland adventures here.  Since it's Friday, it's sunny, and it seems like spring has arrived, I wanted to share something fun.  Here are a few pictures from DCA. 
Paradise Pier lit up at night.
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror  - one of my favorite rides!
Hollywood Boulevard (yes, we went during the slow season)
 Ariel's Grotto

We had lunch one day at Ariel's Grotto.  It was the only character meal that we did, and chose it because my daughter loves the princesses and the food had good reviews.  We loved it!  Yes, it was costly, but felt it was well-worth the meals we got and the character interaction.  I have never done a character meal and can guarantee I will be doing more on every trip now. 
We were very fortunate that our two year old twins easily fell asleep and had great naps in their stroller.  The stroller reclined completely and had big sun canopies that kept them covered.  Grampa had to resort to benches to have his afternoon nap. 

Wow, I realized I really didn't take very many pictures in DCA.  I will have to get my Mom's disc again and see if she has more because I'm sure there is.  Bottom line: This vacation was a blast!  We heard a lot of "negative" comments about taking three little children to Disney.  I am so glad that we ignored them and went ahead because it was one of the best vacations I have ever been on.   The joy as they experienced Disney was incredible and a year later, my daughter still talks about it on a regular basis.  I'm VERY excited to go back and experience Carsland.  I have to HUGE Cars fans in my house and they will be over-the-moon happy to see it! 

If you have any questions about travelling with young children, please feel free to ask me!  Also, are you following me on Twitter yet?  Check me out  @EveryDayGirl5.  Drop me a line that you came from my blog and I will be sure to follow you as well.  I'm enjoying making friends in the Blog/twitterverse and looking forward to hearing from you!! 


  1. So excited y'all had a good time! We are going back to Disneyland in the Fall...was thinking Ariel's might be a place to try this time! Thanks for the review! :0)

    1. We really enjoyed Ariel's...we also enjoyed Wine Country Trattoria for supper. Similar food, great service, and we loved the atmosphere! Have a fantastic time in the fall!!

  2. It sounds like you had a great time! Even though I live in FL Disney World is still a full day's drive away from me and I wish I could go more often. Disneyland is on my wish list too! I just wish it wasn't all the way across the country from me.

    1. I love Disneyland, but have only been to Disneyworld once. I'm hoping to get back there again soon! :)