Summer Vacation

Like most families, summer vacations are a must! My family takes a few staycations a year and then one big trip during the summer.

My hubby came to me this past July and “we should go to our nation’s capital for the 4th of July” So I started planning 🤣 I LOVE planning vacations!!

So with that said I started planning our summer vacation 🤣 I ordered books, searched the internet for information and made my notes 📝 I planned what I thought was the best vacation 😊

I planned 5 states in 2 weeks 😱 and we were going to be traveling by train and plane 🤣 I’m trying to NOT use rental cars this trip! I planned New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia 😊 All these states have SO much history it’s going to be amazing 😉

Flash Forward 2 weeks ago…

Hubby tells my daughter in law.. “you know it’s going to be HELLA hot back east during the summer” my daughter in law looks at my hubby and said “um wasn’t this YOUR idea?”

So NOW I am currently planning a “backup trip” just in case we don’t go on our current trip 🤦🏼‍♀️ and that trip will be another post 🤣 because that trip will be just as fun!! HUSBANDS

Oogie Boogie Bash 2019

This year was the first year that Disneyland started a new Halloween party called “Oogie Boogie Bash” held at Disney’s California Adventure.

This is my family’s 6th Halloween party that we have attended at the resort 😊 and I was a little skeptical with the changes 😢 However we had an amazing time and can’t wait for next year!!

There are only a few things that we didn’t like about it being at DCA… There just isn’t enough time to do everything!! We had to pick and choose what to do (which I guess you have to do at any private event at Disney) but when the party was at Disneyland you could ride the rides like Haunted Mansion Holiday 🤣 We really missed seeing the Cadaver Dans 😢 they were always something special to see during Halloween 👻

Some new things at Oogie Boogie Bash were the Villains Grove. Now that was pretty amazing and a MUST see if you are planning to go to a party

The line seems long but it goes by very quickly 😊 There is so much to see inside the grove. Make sure you take it all in 🤣

There are tons of characters to meet!! Lots of rare ones too!

And let’s not forget about the treat trails 🤣 This is the only place you will meet your “standard” villains like Maleficent, The Evil Queen, etc… Make sure to bring a bag for trick or treating (the one they give you at the park is small)

We didn’t even do all the treat trails and this was a haul for the night 🤣

We didn’t get to watch the parade this year .. well because there just wasn’t enough time 🤣 but we did see the new WOC show Villainous. I thought it was super cute… A tad long (20 minutes) but we watched the last show of the night so we could relax 🤣

We also saw this cute little show at the Disney Junior studio…

All in all, we had a really fun time at the new Halloween party and we can’t wait until next year 🤣

TIPS:

At mix in time… make sure you grab your food then (don’t waste your time eating later)

Bring your own trick or treat bag! The one they supply IS NOT big enough!

Plan out your night! You won’t have enough time to do everything so make a priority list and do those first

Disneyland Tea Party

I’ve always wanted to do the Tea Party at the Disneyland Hotel but never seem to get a reservation 😢 However this year I managed to snag one for my birthday! The theme this year was Alice in Wonderland MY FAVORITE!

When you decide to do the tea party you get to try as many of the teas as you like 🤣 So our party made sure to try all the different ones

All the food was themed of course 😊 Which made it extra special! I didn’t really have a “favorite” item that I liked more than anything thing else, unfortunately, 😢 I did feel that it was a little sugar overload 🤣 We couldn’t finish everything.

The salad was super yummy

Amazing as well

Just some of the extra yummy treats

now, this was a little interesting!! Yummy but NOT what you would expect 🤣

All in all, it was a wonderful experience!! I would totally do it again 😊 I would like to maybe do the “traditional tea party” and see how that is?

TIP: Your reservation comes with FREE parking and you can also park in VALET

4th of July at Disneyland

So this year my family decided to spend the holiday at the happiest place on earth 😊 With most holidays you need to get to the park early or you take the risk of not being able to get in SO we were there shortly after rope drop 😉

Now being that we are annual pass holders we don’t generally do rope drop but we made an exception 😉 and we were staying for the fireworks so we will most likely be here till closing (kill me now! and I live 90 mins away)

The day started out like any other day except we had our friend with us so we headed to the NEW Pixar Pier to ride the new Incredicoaster (which was AMAZING) I am told you should ride it once during the day and again at night for a completely different experience (however we didn’t get a chance with all the holiday festivities going on) I will say if you are going to do all day trip MaxPass is the way to go (I’ll write a review on that later) we got on a few more rides in DCA and then headed over to Disneyland to finish out the night.

Now if you have never watched the flag ceremony I would recommend doing it at least once. Today, however, we were in for a special treat the 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton were here! They did a march down Main Street

Then a little later they had a special concert (omg it was amazing) it made the whole day worth it!

Then after that was done it was time to stand in line for fireworks! Now in all my years, I’ve never seen so many people! And I’ve never heard them saw ” All viewing areas are full”

Lol, see what I mean people people everywhere! Now the fireworks were amazing! But I don’t think I will be doing the park again 😔 it was just too crowded and WAY too hot!

All in all, it was a good night! We finished the night off over at the Galactic Grill to watch the Pixar Pal dance party which was awesome! I tell you what those characters can dance!!!

Then we headed over to the Plaza Inn for some late night dinner (of course someone had to have the fried chicken) and then we headed home! We all slept till 3 in the afternoon talk about Disney wasted 🤣

Till my next adventure!

My new blog

Well as I sit here and think “what will my blog be about?” I laughed actually 🙂 I have tried to start a blog many times over the years and I can never seem to get it going 😢

However, I believe this time it will be different! I have many ideas going on in my head 🙂 And unlike the other times I started trying to blog I actually have stuff going on (laughing) Will it be a theme blog?? Now probably not! Because I don’t like to be tied to one type of thing.

So a little about me? I’m 43 a HUGE Disney fan! I am an annual pass holder so I am at the park as much as I can be! I’ve been married for almost 25 years and have 2 sons that will be getting married next year!! So needless to say 2019 will be crazy!

So I hope you decide to come back and follow me on my crazy adventures and see where I go and what I’m up to?

Windy