Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Goofy's Kitchen Character Experience at The Disneyland Hotel

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Goofy, so when I planned our trip to Disneyland over spring break, I had to include a visit to Goofy's Kitchen character dining experience at the Disneyland Hotel! In a nutshell, Goofy's Kitchen is a fun, family friendly environment with a pretty good variety of buffet style food options. We came here for breakfast after our Magic Morning early park entry. I made our reservations in advance for an 11:15 seating on day 2 of our spring break adventure so that once the park got crowded we were able to go sit down and eat outside the park in the Disneyland Hotel (i.e. refuel and recharge). You pay on arrival and they include gratuities in your total so everything's taken care of up front. No flagging down a server for your bill, calculating a tip, or waiting for your card. Excellent! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Break 2018 at Disney's California Adventure

Part two of our spring break adventure started with a Magic Morning at Disney's California Adventure. We woke up early and arrived to the park at 7:00 am, heading straight for Cars Land (my favorite part of the park) to ride Radiator Springs Racers with virtually no line! It was a fun, adrenaline-filled start to our morning that woke us right up. We stuck around and rode Luigi's Rolickin' Roadsters (formerly Luigi's Flying Tires ride), and got to meet Lightning McQueen for a PhotoPass photo op all before the park opened to the public. Once the park started to fill up, we headed back to our hotel to pack up and check out. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring Break 2018: Disneyland

Spring has sprung and I couldn't think of a better way to spend spring break with my little guy than at the happiest place on earth. I booked a stay at the Paradise Pier Hotel, one of the Disneyland Resort properties, so that we could take a break from the action and recharge our batteries in middle of the day. One of the nice things about staying at a Disney property is that we got to visit the park an hour early on Magic Mornings even on our check in day- we just arrived to the hotel around 6:30 to complete preliminary check in, collected our room keys and tickets and we were off! This allowed us to get on some of our favorite rides with minimal lines before the park opened to the general public.