Hey there ghouls & gals!
We've been MIA caught up in the halloween festivities, but I wanted to share our trip to Disneyland with you guys! I get too excited this time of year.
Last year we went for Mickey's Halloween party and had so much fun that we've decided to make it a tradition. Heres why it rules. If you're someone like me who loves Disneyland, but don't love the ticket price then hear me out. it's $85 per person and you get to enter the park at 3:00 to do whatever you want. THEN they kick everyone that doesn't have a wristband out at 5:00, so the lines are super short and not to mention everyone is dressed in costumes. So basically its the best time ever. They have an awesome parade, Trick or Treat trails, delicious themed snacks, and seasonal souvenirs. There was an hour wait for that Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket.
Tickets usually go pretty fast, so grab them ASAP.
They did something a little different this year. Disney decided to decorate not only Disneyland in the spooky Halloween spirit, but also brought it to California Adventure!!!!!! Also allowing entry to BOTH parks. I literally screamed when I found this out. Not even kidding.
TWO PARKS DECORATED FOR HALLOWEEN AND TICKETS WERE ONLY $85
Since Teddy was only 7 months old when we brought him last year so he really only was into the lights and looking at everything. I think its time for some throwback 7 m/o Teddy pics.
I can't handle the cuteness.
The smallest little Halloween Boy.
Anyways, back to the Disney Goodness.
We went to DCA first because we wanted to go on the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride, but the line ended up being too long so we headed over to Flo's Diner for some lunch. Flo's is right across from the Radiator Springs Racers so it was a perfect spot for Teddy to do some people watching. We got the Turkey Dip with a side of Mac N Cheese. It was super tasty. Them pickle spears doe. Highly recommend.
Note the small hand creeping in on the goods. Don't blame ya kid.
After lunch we decided to do some exploring and we got on some rides. Due to height restriction, it can be a little tricky with a one a half year old. Thankfully Disney is very accommodating and has a little something for everyone.
Here are some of the rides we went on if you're going with small ones.
The Little Mermaid
Pretty much anything in A Bug's Land.
King Triton's Carousel (Teddy LOVED this one)
Mickey's Fun Wheel
The weather was pretty toasty so we waited a while to put Teddy in his costume until it cooled down. He's totally obsessed with tigers right now so what would be better than a Tigger costume?! He loved it!
Just look at this happy guy.
Costume is from Babies R Us BTW.
After we romped through DCA we headed over to Disneyland to hit up some Trick or Treat Trails. They have a selection of treats including healthy ones like apples and Olaf Noses (baby carrots) and of course regular candy. The treat trails run all over the park and the candy never seems to run out. We went on the Winnie the Pooh ride (obviously) two times because the line was so short!
As it got closer to dinner we ate at The Hungry Bear. I got the Sparkling Lavender Lemonade with Elderflower syrup which was extremely sweet, but good and the BBQ burger (don't really recommend.) We met up with some of our close family friends and hit up the Haunted Mansion which Teddy was completely unphased by.
Definitely my child.
I absolutely love Disneyland decorated for Halloween.
Here's the Halloween Tree.
The Halloween Tree is an ode to the Author Ray Bradbury who was close friends with Walt Disney. Its located in Frontier land and is decorated with all sorts of cool lights and Jack o' Lanterns. Ray Bradbury wrote a book called The Halloween Tree which i'm attempting to read to Teddy, but the lack of pictures is proving to be hard.
My family friends (I call them my Aunt & Uncle) gave us the copy of the book. They have annual passes and will post outside the Halloween tree and give copies of the book to kids. (I love this idea.)
Nighttime Halloween Disney in all it's glory.
We had so much fun getting to see everything decorated and I highly recommend going to Mickey's not so scary Halloween party. Its a good time for everyone.