Disneyland Day #1

I’ve started taking my camera to Disney last year so now we are starting a collection of photos on the blog. It is no hidden thing that we love Disney and somehow keep finding ourselves in Disney each year. This October we made our way back to California for a Disney adventure (see last October Disney.) It turned into a little sibling trip without Becca & Matt (we miss you guys!!) who were going to Kenya instead (good choice!) We happened to go to LA in the middle of a heat wave …. it was so darn hot!

If you haven’t been to Disney yet, add it to your list. It is truly incredible. Everything they do is magic – like making waiting in line fun and having bands start playing in the middle of the plaza! This year we went for two days because one day isn’t enough to do both parks. Heck, we still felt rushed with two days!!

We went to Downtown Disney the night before for food and shopping – I really wanted to get this Disneyland t-shirt to wear in the parks!! haha. We all ended up grabbing swag to wear that day! We got a park hopper pass to that we could do both parks both days. Day one was a combination of Disneyland and California Adventure – both parks are musts! I’m also obsessed with anything Mickey shaped hence the Pretzel and the Ice Cream!

I also need to talk about the New Guardians of the Galaxy ride! We were all looking forward to the reskining of a fan favorite (the Tower of Terror) and nervous that it might not beat out its predecessor. We love the Tower of Terror and even have a family joke “but the Children love the Tower!” (taken from Elf) when we were in California for Christmas 2012. But we also love the Guardians of the Galaxy for obvious reasons. The new ride was SOOOO fun! It went from a scary/ creepy ride based of the Twilight Zone to a really fun/ musical ride like Guardians! I don’t want to give much away but it is just a lot of fun – you laugh scream the whole time! Also, they have a day time version of the ride and a nighttime one. That is SUPER fun and we did both…. Monsters After Dark has to be my favorite version if we are picking! Time moves on and things have to change and I am not mad about this change one bit!

Author: Oak & Oats

  • How was the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride? I’m curious, but so heartbroken to see the Tower of Terror theme gone.

    • GREAT point! I just added it because I totally forgot to talk about it!! But here is what I think – We were all looking forward to the reskining of a fan favorite (the Tower of Terror) and nervous that it might not beat out its predecessor. We love the Tower of Terror and even have a family joke “but the Children love the Tower!” (taken from Elf) when we were in California for Christmas 2012. But we also love the Guardians of the Galaxy for obvious reasons. The new ride was SOOOO fun! It went from a scary/ creepy ride based of the Twilight Zone to a really fun/ musical ride like Guardians! I don’t want to give much away but it is just a lot of fun – you laugh scream the whole time! Also, they have a day time version of the ride and a nighttime one. That is SUPER fun and we did both…. Monsters After Dark has to be my favorite version if we are picking!

      • Well now I have to go back and ride it! I’m glad to hear rumors that the Florida park will be keeping the Tower of Terror and adding the Guardians ride elsewhere. I just love the movie and think not many people know it even exists, so I can see where replacing it with something relevant has more pull than something relatively unknown.

        • Yeah! and I think Disney world and Disneyland like to have the same type of ride with different themes at each park so people want to go to both parks! haha.

  • Amy

    Ahhh I can’t wait to go to DisneyLand! (Disneyworld is amazing so I’m sure disneyland is just as awesome)
    AND I WILL GO AT LEAST ONCE during October! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3
    These pictures are so beautiful and it looks like y'all had so much fun!

    • Thanks Amy! And you will love the way they do holidays!! The turn the haunted mansion into nightmare before Christmas for October – Christmas!!

  • LOVE this! I’ve never been to Disneyland but Disney world was practically my backyard growing up. We were passholders when we lived in Florida so we would frequent the parks often. My brother still works there as a performer. He’s currently a stilt walker at Animal Kingdom’s Lion King show!

    • That is SO cool! Here in Colorado we are more in the middle so we rotate! All our family is in California so we would drive there and hit up Disneyland. All the nostalgia of childhood is in Disneyland! haha. And that is so fun about your brother! We are going to Disney World in Feb (I know. haha) so I will look out for him!!!!

  • Holidays at Disney are THE best. We went last October, and it was so much fun. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    Fantastic images, as usual. I’ve only ever been to Disney World, but I don’t imagine it’s too different. Looks like you had a fantastic time!

  • How fun!!! I can’t wait until Nate and I head to Disney next year!

  • I love Disney!!! My husband and I did Disneyland/CA Adventure back in May.