Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pre Valentine’s DisneyLand trip!

Somehow we didn’t blog this trip. I don’t know why, but as we have time, we will post a re-cap from our 4-day trip. We planned this trip for a few reasons, one was to celebrate Hubby’s birthday. Another was to ride Rise of the Resistance. I won’t go into details as to which one weighed more in the planning ;) We flew down the Sunday before Valentine’s day… also known as the week of his b-day. We got in late enough that a quick stop for water and it was time for dinner. We checked in at Disney’s Grand Californian and ran to Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney! We stayed in a 1 bedroom DVC unit, and somehow took no pictures of the unit the whole time. But it worked great. We love having a kitchen and washer/dryer. The kids each had a bed, with a hide-a-bed and a twin Murphy bed in the living area. So nice! We got into the parks Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. And scored a boarding group for "Rise" all four days. But due to other plans, we had while in So. Cal and a late afternoon departure on Thursday we only were able to ride it twice. Still such fun! While at the Disneyland Resort we also enjoyed a round of bowling at Splitsville. We went to both parks several times and really had a wonderful time. Parks weren’t too crowded and if it was open, at least one person in our party rode it. Hubby got a few rides on the Guardians ride and I got to ride the IncrediCoaster with him. We took one evening away from the parks to see family. We met up at an Escape room in Rancho Cucamonga and embarked on a journey to find the secrets of a Pharaoh's… something. It was super fun and a really nicely done room. If you are an Escape room fan, this was a great one! Followed by a dinner for the crowd at the local Old Spaghetti Factory. It was a fun diversion from the parks. Even our young man got into it. He has a strong interest in the history of Ramsey, so this was up his alley.  

Crowds in front of the castle waiting for the app to let us all try to get Rise of the Resistance queue. 

Walking into Batuu

Midday Benit and Mint Julep break. 

In the cab of the monorail! 

This ride is soo cool. 

Loved getting to see Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, on Lincoln's birthday! 
A cat has taken up residence in Storybook Land... I love it!!! 

Local ducks enjoying the water feature at Downtown Disney. 

During a ride on Smugglers Run by the adventurous half of our family, the ride broke down. There is unique commentary by Hondo when that occurs.