When I mentioned that we were heading back to Malaysia from Massachusetts, I just *might* have left out one eenie-weenie detail about our trip. 😀
You see, our first flight was a 5-hour-or-so one from Boston to Los Angeles, and we decided to give the kids a treat by taking them to Disneyland for a few days while we were there.
Believe you me, it was a decision Pete and I had been discussing back and forth several months before. We weighed the pros and cons, taking into consideration the transportation aspect, as well as the commute and accommodation. Finally we relented, and decided that this short holiday at the Happiest Place on Earth would truly be a memorable one for the kids. It would be worth every hassle and every obstacle we might face.
After a one-hour shuttle ride from LAX to Anaheim, we checked into our hotel at about 10p.m. that night, had a really quick dinner/supper and called it a night. Everyone was tired but excited about the following day.
Hannah woke up super early and whispered eagerly, “Today we are going to DISNEYLAND!”
She flashed me the widest, biggest smile EVER. It was the most rewarding thing. And it wasn’t even 6a.m. yet!
Here are some of our pictures taken at Mickey Mouse Land….
We had a room on the 7th floor in Fairfield Inn, Anaheim. It was quite a high floor and a great location. We could see the nightly fireworks from Disneyland from our room if we’d wanted to (we saw a bit of it the night we arrived), and the walkway on our hotel floor’s balcony overlooked this:
Ain’t that festive?
We had booked a room at this hotel because it was one of those that was just walking distance from the entrance of Disneyland. It took us about 15 minutes just to get to the park, and we loved the location and convenience!
Plus…we managed to get a complimentary upgrade to a Disney-themed room! They had rooms with Disney Princesses themes, Cars themes, Toy Story themes, you get the idea….What we got was the Mickey Mouse themed room! Complete with Mickey Mouse wall decals, and Mickey Mouse framed pictures, down to Mickey Mouse bed runners, it really helped set the mood!
For our first day at Disneyland, we all wore Disneyland-themed shirts, even baby Emma. All of us, in fact, had Mickey-themed shirts except Daddy. We couldn’t find anything Mickey in his size, so he wore a Goofy shirt instead!
Compulsory shots when visiting Disneyland:
We had fun on all the rides! The waiting in line wasn’t too much fun though, but somehow the waiting time wasn’t too bad. Most of the time, we managed to get on after about 20 minutes or so of waiting time. I could only ride with the kids when Emma was fast asleep.
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