On our second morning in Disneyland, despite getting in later than the rest of our family did the night before, Danny and I were the first to rise. Everybody else wasn’t going to be ready for hours, so we ditched them and headed to Downtown Disney for breakfast at La Brea Bakery Express.
90 minutes before park opening, guests line up at Disney California Adventure.
It was about 8:30 in the morning as we walked through the Esplanade. Disneyland had been open for a half hour, but Disney California Adventure wouldn’t be open until 10:00. Turnstiles open a while before the official rope drop, but we were still a little surprised to see people lining up at the gate to DCA so early. The next day, however, we would find ourselves among them.
We just returned from a wonderful vacation to Disneyland. We had a fantastic time and plan to write all about it in the coming days. Of course, the big news at the Disneyland Resort is the opening of Buena Vista Street and Carsland on Friday. While our vacation fell a little too early for the grand re-opening of Disney California Adventure, we do plan to talk about some of the new changes we were able to see at the park while we were there. Cast member previews were taking place during our visit and excited chatter was in the air everywhere in and around the park.
This trip differed a little from our previous vacations. Usually on our visits to Disney Parks, we’re alone for the vast majority of our visit. This time, we were there for a family reunion of sorts. Our group was as large as twelve people at times, one of whom was in a wheelchair. Touring the park in a large group was eye-opening. We plan to share our insights on touring Disneyland with a big crowd as well as navigating the parks when a member of your party has a disability. We’ll also share some of the highlights of our vacation, including reviewing the Chef’s Tasting Menu at Napa Rose, meeting Minnie’s Fly Girls, and the best of Disneyland attractions old and new. Stay tuned!