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    Trip Report - April 20 - 24, 2017

    Disneyland Trip Report 4/20-24, 2017
    From Salt Lake City to Anaheim via Long Beach Airport via Rental Car
    Hotel: Disneys Grand Californian
    Number in our Party: My wife, Sister, and Myself

    Attractions California Adventure
    Radiator Springs Racers (2)
    Toy Story Midway Mania (2)
    Soarin Over the World (2)
    Grizzly River Run
    Little Mermaid
    Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Preview
    Art of Animation
    Turtle Talk with Crush

    Food California Adventure
    Carthay Circle Restaurant (a disappointment with the food service was great!)
    Fidler, Fifer, & Practical Caf breakfast..excellent.

    Attractions Disneyland
    Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
    Jungle Cruise (2)
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye
    Pirates of the Caribbean (2)
    Haunted Mansion (2)
    Splash Mountain
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    The Enchanted Tiki Room
    Finding Nemo Subs
    Snow White
    Mr. Toad
    Peter Pan
    Alice in Wonderland
    Storybook Land

    Food Disneyland
    Blue Bayou (Excellent we had lunch)
    Carnation Caf Breakfast.a must with every trip.excellent.
    Plaza Inn All 3 of us had the chicken dinner.first time in MANY years. Excellent! (Try the carrot cake superb!)
    Edelweiss Snacks Buttered Corn on the Cob fantastic!
    Stage Door Caf Corn Dog (just as good as the Red Wagon on Main Street)

    Food GCH
    White Water Snacks good.and cheap

    Downtown Disney Food
    Uva Bar Sat outside.good food and atmosphere! Burgers, French Dip Sandwich

    Other highlights:
    We dressed up on Sunday the 23rd and attended the Dapper Day Expo at the Disneyland Hotel. It was so much fun just being there watching the people, exploring the booths, and seeing all of the different Dapper outfits people had on. So much fun! And it was great seeing all the Dapper people throughout the park in general. We went to the Coffee Bar and bought a Dole Whip (same as the Tiki Room)all good.

    Our stay at the Grand Californian was top-notch as usual. We stayed on the 5th floor overlooking the other Disney hotels (PP and DH).....the sunsets were amazing! The service and staff were friendly and went above and beyond. We did stay in an "old" room because the newly remodeled ones were too far away.

    My wife also ran into the Fresh Baked Disney peeps, who have a channel on YouTube on all things Disneyland and Stuff. David, Liz, and Ian.

    We did not attend any of the parades over fireworks for some reason.....although we did briefly watch the Main Street Electrical Parade from our outdoor table at the Plaza Inn. We kinda had a "been there, done that" attitude about them.....but we know it's all good. We also missed a couple of our favorite snacks.....a Matterhorn Macaroon and a Cream cheese Filled Pretzel...we just didn't make the time for them.

    On Monday the 24th we concluded our trip with a stop in Newport Beach and had lunch at the Crab Cooker, a family favorite. Excellent as always.
    All in all it was another great trip for us, and yet were all disappointed that the time came and went so fast. We realized that there many things that we meant to do but just didn't get around to it. We really need to make a list and follow it to a Tee, which we did, but as usual we got sidetracked. But it's all good.

    Put us down for yet another trip in a year or two.maybe when Star Wars Land finally opens. Until then, well be storing our lanyards and pins on the hooks on the back of the bedroom door, and with each look it will remind us of the Happiest Place on Earth!
    "Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching?"

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    Sounds like you had a great trip!

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