Sunday, February 26, 2017

Disneyland AEP (Day 3)

The last day of the AEP started bright and early with a delicious breakfast buffet. 

We had some learning time and then they had a special visitor to present us with our graduation certificates....MICKEY!!

We had to get a group shot with all the people from our agency!!

After that we checked out of the Grand Californian and moved over to Paradise Pier for the night. 

Here is what our room looked like. 

Then it was time to hit the parks!! 

We basically spent all day riding rides and then we hit up Blue Bayou for dinner. It was really neat...great atmosphere and the food was yummy too!! Part of the restaurant looks over the Pirates of Caribbean bayou.

It was a late night with no pictures. I was dead when I finally headed back to the hotel. 

The next morning I woke up and checked out of the hotel. My sweet friends who live in Orange County came to pick me up and we drove over to eat lunch at Huntington Beach. 

After lunch, they drove me to LAX and I flew home. I loved Disneyland and cannot wait to come back!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Disneyland AEP {Day 2}

Day 2 started out bright and early (but not too early since we were on pacific time). It was such a treat to have a hotel room and bed all to myself and to be able to get dressed without having to multitask and have kids pulling at my legs. 

We had an organized breakfast downstairs at Storytellers Cafe. We were waiting outside and look who was staring at us through the window!

The inside of the restaurant is beautiful! We met Chip and Dale, Pluto and Koda from Brother Bear. 

The food was super yummy...a pretty standard breakfast. 

After breakfast we walked over to tour a mock up of what a room/villa looks like at Aulani. If you aren't sure what Aulani is, its a Disney resort in Hawaii! I know, right?! I can book trips to here too and I have added it to my Disney bucket list. Here are a few pics from the room. 

Next we went over to the Disneyland hotel. Here are some pictures from that. 

I love how the beds have the fireworks behind them and I won't ruin the surprise, but they do something special. 

If you stay club level, you have access to a members only lounge that has snacks and drinks and an amazing view of the park. 

Next up was Paradise Pier. 

After the hotel tours, we were free for the day so we headed into California Adventure. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at a Mexican quick service and started riding. I loved the Paradise Pier area and the roller coaster was fun!! 

That night, we had a special area reserved for the Disneyland parade. It was great and there is a  rumor, its coming to Disney World!!

I also indulged in one of these yummy creations...its basically a huge block of peanut butter inside of two graham crackers and covered in chocolate. amazing!! We stayed up way too late and I fell into a deep disney slumber....