I just took my son to Disneyland to celebrate his graduation from elementary school. I booked us a room at the Disneyland Hotel. We left our home early Thursday morning stopped off for some coffee and Banana Bread
We had a decent drive just a thick spot of traffic just before we reached our destination it only added 30 minutes to our drive. Since kids are out of school and traffic is worse that’s not too shabby.
I decided to Valet park as it was only $10 extra per day than self park. We were promptly greeted and assisted. We went inside did pre check in. The staff was very helpful and friendly and got us our keys as well as map of hotel. Gave us fast pass tickets and a $20 meal credit to use in the park or in the hotel.
We went to Disneyland park first and we were able to enjoy going on our favorite rides. Big Thunder Mountain, The Pirates of the Carribean and Splash Mountain which would have been a 90 minute wait but we used the fast passes we got from check in. So less than 15 minute wait.
We went on Space Mountain as well a favorite of ours. We had Mickey Pretzels and Waters and never got around to having lunch. I was feeling a little exhausted so was excited when I got the text alert that our room was ready.
I told my son we’re heading to hotel that I would rest so we could head back out at dinner time and the park is open until midnight so we’d have a full night.
The nap refreshed me we made a plan to go to ESPN to Have dinner and then do some swimming at hotel. Then clean up and go back to Disneyland.
We got seated pretty quick and my son who chose the restaurant was very indecisive about ordering. I decided on pasta fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken and garlic bread.
We enjoyed our food and had good service. When we got back to our room my sons stomach was upset and he had Diarrhea 😩. I gave him some pepto bismol but told him no pool for the night not a good idea.
I was hoping he’d have energy to head out again by 8:30 to see electrical parade and fireworks. But he wanted to take it easy and play on his phone so I agreed.
Friday when we woke up my throat and ear were killing me. But I slept well and Brandon wanted to sleep in. I grabbed my bill copy and was pleasantly surprised by the note attached inviting us to stay another night for half the price I paid the previous night.
Had my husband and daughter been with us or at least us both feeling better I would have stayed the additional night. We got showers and ready and went downstairs took some pictures.
We left our bag s with the bell service headed to Starbucks and had our morning coffee. We headed into California Adventure Park. We had no time been on the New Guardians Of The Galaxy Ride yet. So that was our first stop and it was a very long wait. But well worth it we absolutely loved it.
After that one we grabbed some fast passes for Radiator Springs Racers. Then we we’re bummed that California Screaming was closed. We couldn’t get fast passes for Toy Story Mania since we got the cars ones. But the big bummer is the cars one we couldn’t go on until after 4pm.
The Toy Story Mania had we got the passes we’d be able to go on at 1pm. We used our dining voucher fo lunch and I spent only $6.01 for a $28.00 lunch other savings was from being an annual pass holder.
I wasn’t feeling great so told my son let’s see what I could get us on without fast pass and see how I felt. We decided to wait in Soaring The World it ends up being about one hour wait. I was not feeling the best but it was worth the wait.
I told my son if he was able to get fast passes for his water ride I’d go on if it was fairly soon. He was able to get them but it was a two hour wait. I thought if we hit the shops and had a snack I’d be fine.
Hes so sweet he knew I was not doing good and he asked me to just get us to the car and head home. I did but first got his sister some gifts. Took him to get him the Golden State Warriors cap he wanted and a soda.
We got our bags and car without too much of a wait. I was feeling good thinking getting on the road at 2:30pm would put us ahead of traffic. I was so wrong our drive that usually is a two hour drive turned into over a three hour drive.
That drive really did me in and I was thirsty and ache and knew our new home had no gas set up so I had no way to have soup or tea at home. I decided to take us to PF Changs so I could get hot green tea and honey and wonton soup.
It was just what I needed my throats thanked me later. My son enjoyed his dinner as well and we hurried up when we found out my parents popped by the house to see us.
I really enjoyed this trip with my son no matter the traffic us not feeling 100% we made some nice memories and I will definitely book another trips stay at Disneyland Hotel.