Last week I attended the VidCon conference for vBloggers on behalf of Best Buy, who was a sponsor. The conference was directly across the street from Disneyland in Anaheim, California. At first I was on the fence about going since I felt I was bit too old to walk around all day jumping on rides. However, at the last minute I decided to make a day of it and invited my aunt to come along.
I knew 2 weeks in advance that I would be going. I was either too cool, or too busy to give it serious thought. My opinions changed once I got within 24 hours of my trip. I began to think about all of the things that I would do. The thought of seeing Minnie Mouse excited me, and I got anxious as if I were a child patiently waiting for the moment to count down until I for there.
I wore my Forever 21 Romper that I got in Hawaii, and a pair of floral keds. I also wore my military cross body bags to secure all my belongings while on rides. I packed my wallet, Christian Dior lip gloss, and tissue just in case the bathrooms were out of it. I kept my bag pretty light as I knew I would be carrying it all day.
Upon entering the park, I purchased a pair of hot pink sequined Minnie Mouse ears and instantly felt like anything was possible during my time at the Happiest Place on Earth. I was so extremely happy to be there, and I am still grinning as I write this.
Prior to us visiting, we made formal dinner reservations at the Blue Bay restaurant in New Orleans square. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride served as the backdrop, and patrons dined on southern cuisine. My aunt and I had the slow roasted beef strip loin, with the blue bayou salad, and a side of corn bread. We quenched thirst with the non-alcoholic Mint Julep aoft drinks. Next time I will bring bourbon for garnish, lolll.
In total we got on 5 rides which included Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Tea Cups, Storybook Land, and It’s A Small World. One thing that was interesting was that we walked straight up tot he rides and didn’t have to wait in any lines. We did all 5 rides in one hour. I guess the universe wanted us to truly enjoy our time there.
After we finished with the rides, I visited the candy shop to get brittle, while my aunt visited the ice cream parlor to get a root beer float. She also stopped to get souvenirs for friends and co-workers. While she picked out items, I played in the Minnie Mouse section and took selfies since I didn’t encounter her directly. I am sure I will be back in a year or so, and will make it a point to find her!!!!
After we left Disneyland, we went back to my hotel, stopped at the bar, then went to the room and giggled until we fell asleep. Life was/is good, and I will cherish my time at Disneyland with my aunt forever. I hope that you enjoy my pictures.
When is the last time you have visited Disneyland?