Photo Essay: Adults Only at Disneyland
While down in Los Angeles, we spent a day as adults only at Disneyland. By adults only, we mean it was the first time either of us had been there without being a child ourselves or taking children with us. It made for a whole different Disney experience.
Visiting Disneyland for Free
Now I know that some of you may be wondering why we would go to Disneyland, somewhere that’s pretty expensive, when we are trying to pay off our debt. Well, we didn’t pay anything for our day at Disneyland. We were given one-day park hopper passes for free and we received free breakfast and $75 in Disney bucks from our timeshare. We didn’t pay a single penny for our day at Disneyland and California Adventure.
Be at the Gates when Disneyland Opens
We got to Disneyland right when it opened heading straight to Fantasyland. One of our first rides of the day was the Mad Tea Party. This is one of the rides, I can never miss when we go to Disneyland.
Next we headed to Adventureland; our favorite area in the park with the Enchanted Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise. While outside the Enchanted Tiki Room, enjoying Dole Whip Floats, the Disney Blog was doing a video for the blog and asked us to be a part of it. Of course, we said yes! Look for us in the next month or so on the Disney Blog.
New Orleans Square
Once our adventure in Adventureland had come to an end and the temperature for the day reached 99 degrees, we decided a little break was in order. We walked over to New Orleans Square to refresh ourselves at the Mint Julep Bar with Mickey-shaped Beignets and of course, mint juleps. Once rested, we hit a few more of our favorite rides; Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.
When we’d had our fill at Disneyland, we went across the way for our very first time to California Adventure. We know, it’s crazy that we had never been there before. We just never wanted to spend the extra money to go. Since our free tickets were park hoppers it finally gave us the opportunity to go.
Now we’d both heard a lot of negative comments about California Adventure which we just didn’t get. We both enjoyed the park and everything there was to do there. Our favorite area was the newly remodeled Cars Land. Which also held our favorite ride for this park; Radiator Springs.
Another area of California Adventure that we really liked was built to look like It’s a Bugs Life. Sure, it was more geared towards small children, but it was neat to be feel like we were under larger than life plants.
We started at Disneyland when it opened and left when California Adventure closed. We may have been extremely tired and in need of a good meal, however we didn’t stop there. As we headed out of the parks, we made our way through Downtown Disney and straight to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Room. But, that is a post for another day.
Stay tuned as we bring you our visit to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Room!
Have you ever been to Disneyland and/or California Adventure? What’s your favorite thing to do there?
All photography by Kimmy Hayes © 2013.