Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our Favorite things to do at the Dinseyland Resort !

Our Top Disneyland Resort Favorites !

It is VERY hard to limit what our family loves to do, eat, see, play and discover at the @disneyland resort . I can not even tell you our favorite time of year to visit cause we visit year round to not miss a thing.

We thought about this as a family, not as my hubby and I going alone, kind of favorites list...
I should add that my daughter had a super hard time deciding on favorites so this list is in NO particular order and could really go on forever.

* Character Dining - there are so many options like The Plaza for breakfast inside the park, Goofy's Kitchen inside Disneyland Hotel for breakfast lunch and dinner, PCH Grill inside Paradise Pier for breakfast, Storeytellers Cafe for breakfast at the Grand Californian and Ariels Grotto. We have been to all of them !
See here for the link to Disney Character Dining

* Studio Disney 365 - Here is where my daughter would get ready for school if I let her ! A little girl or punk rocker boys dream to getting a make over. Hair, Make up and outfit and or more. Here you can chose how glamourized up you want to get ! We visit #StudioDisney365 regularly. They just got in new hairstyles this month . Frozen Inspired !
See here for the link to Studio Disney 365

* The Grand Californian Fire Place - Inside the #GrandCalifornian resort there is a very beautiful and peaceful fireplace. It is located right behind you if you are in front of the registration counter looking at the cast member. Ask them .. they will show you .

* Cars Land -  My kids say ALL OF IT ! The best time to visit old Rt66 is at night. One can really get the feel of how it must have been, or well, what perfect picture the movie itself paints of how it "must have been".. Flo's is not to be missed for a photo op and i have to saw that just starting at the main entrance walk down towards Radiator Springs and where Stanley's monument is. It really is a sight and feeling you will never forget.

* Fireworks - Enough said. No really they are amazing from anywhere in the park and outside of it and at any time of year. We actually like to go at time just to watch the fireworks and get desert . We sit in the area in between both parks and enjoy. We also love to watch the fireworks form inside right in front of the castle for the music and effects that you can not see outside or further away . Holidays are amazing since Disneyland ties in themes and or colors as well. We cant miss a season or holiday !

* World of Color - Water Show Supreme, the WOC show is a perfect way to end a night at the parks. You can get a WOC ticket for seating but just make sure you get one early.The earlier the better chance to get a closer view. All the viewing areas have good visibility. Some areas even get you a bit damp. My daughter loves to see the WOC show as often as we go. (sometimes we visit a few times weekly) and she knows now that she can enjoy it from the side, front or back by the Toy Story ride area. Perfect way to end a night at California Adventure.  Click here for more info on World Of Color.

* Sleeping Beauty's Castle - The Main shabang ! How can you miss out on walking up the stairs, around the corner, to the story of Sleeping Beauty's Aurora, in her castle ! My daughter wants to visit the inside most times we go . She loves to travel through it with my hubby, she insists on going with HIM to adventure through the magic.

* Meet and Greets - There are so many awesome opportunities to meet and greet some of our favorites! In both parks and around the resort you can see and take pics with a lot of Disneyland friends ! As often as we go I am still surprised that our kids love to hug and laugh with their favorites in the parks ! Mickey, Goofy, Minnie and of course the princesses for our daughter. My #kidreporter says that she loves going to the Fantasy Faire cause "they always treat me like a princess and talk to me about what I like, and Ariel is usually super funny !" More info on the fun meeting Princesses please see here .

* Food ! and more Food ! - At Disney there is no shortage of tasty treats. There are snacks we just can not pass up themed in every part of both parks. I mean who can pass up a snack in a cute cone from Cars land !? Who can walk right by a Mickey head ice cream and not remember how nomnom good they are and want one on a warm summer day !? I want it all ... no seriously... a few of our favorites are the Cozy Cone Snacks (all of them), a cold pickle (yes my daughter has one almost each time we visit), a nostalgic corn dog (ahhh a snack we've been getting prior to marriage and kids for us), Dole Whips (#dolewhip), a churro for the kids and a bite for me, the fried chicken at the Plaza on Main street (get it to go and eat it in front of the castle or at a spot you love to make it more of a private dinner in the parks) and so much more.. click here for all Disney Dining info.

* Ride the Monorail - A simple but historic ride, you can take the monorail into Disneyland park or out from the park . Depending on how you take the ride, it can take you to and from downtown Disney into the park, dropping you off next to Autopia, after taking you on a round about tour of the outskirts of the right side of the land and also directly through the the middle of the two parks and also next to California Adventure. It really is a nice ride to enjoy and or relax on white going to and form the park and DTD. More info on the monorail fun here .

* Small Side Shows - We enjoy these all day any day . They are small stage side shows that are in the parks. One of these is Pixar Play Parade (our favorite) in CA Adventure park that brings a bunch of favorites to life. We love to get loud and play with the Pixar friends. The Bugs get down and the Incredibles glide by too ! Click here for all entertainment at the parks.

* Disneyland Railroad - Main Street USA - All Aboard ! Hop on for a Ride around Disneyland park or you can just hop on for a stop or two to get to another land to explore. We like to take this train ride often. Its a nice way to get form the back of the park by Toon Town to the front of the park or even to the stop by Autopia to catch the monorail out of the park ! Get more info on the RR Ride here .

Wow we could go on and on forever about what we love to do at the Disneyland Resort but this list is definitely one to start with !

So now it's your turn to Get On The Go OC !

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**we love Disney- the smile on the kids faces and the enjoyment we share while at the parks is priceless to us !