In about 36 hours, I will be headed west to one of my favorite (and definitely the happiest) places on Earth: Disneyland!
Now, this trip is going to be a little different than trips in the past because for the most part (besides meet ups and, well, running) it’s a solo trip! That means I get to call all the shots – ride what I want, see what I want, eat what I want (kidding…not kidding?) and well, just REALLY have a good ol’ time!
While I was crafting a touring plan for myself, it dawned on me: I’d be totally content visiting the parks and just BEING there. Sure, I love the attractions – and let’s be honest here, it’s pretty much necessary for me to ride it’s a small world at least once every time I visit – but I have been enough times that I will not be bummed in the least if a line is too long, or attractions are being refurbished (here’s the list, if it’s a concern for you).
You see, the big draw for me, this trip, is taking it easy and just BEING in the moment (how Zen). I have made no dining reservations, don’t have any real must-see’s and plan to “wing” it per se, though there are a few things on my list that I look forward to enjoying:
I’ve read about these time and time again, but this time, I need to actually make this happen. The above pic, from Disney Food Blog features the order at Cafe Orleans, but I’ll prob make a stop at the Mint Julep Bar so I can get a signature (mock)tail, too.
I haven’t been there since my visit in…er…2004? 2005? It was in college, and I’ve meant to go back because I do like checking out the exhibits, but the last few times I visited, my traveling companions were not too keen on it.
I’ve never had one at Disneyland, and recently, have been told – by numerous people – that this needs to change. No argument here! There are a few places to get them, but I’ll probably go here. Okay, maybe here…
I’ve seen the version at Disney’s Hollywood Studios dozens of times, but never its west coast cousin – and from what I hear, this one is a lot better. I’ll find out on Friday night!
…and last but not least:
Honey Lemon Cupcake at Hungry Bear Restaurant
I know…I’ll probably be cupcaked-out from our meet up, but I have been dreaming about this glittering beauty for the longest time. I just…yeah. And I feel like I am kinda paying homage to my favorite restaurant at Tokyo Disneyland that serves curry rice…yeah, I know it’s random.
So there you have it, in a nutshell. Carbs and fun, that’s the name of the game for my three days in Disneyland – and anything else that happens, well, that’s all just bonus magic to me!
What is your favorite thing to see/eat/do at Disneyland?