First Trip Back to the GC: The Plan

Now that we have our Disneyland APs for this year, we’re anxious to get back to the life we had in Vegas –  you know – frequent trips to Disneyland. And while Disneyland was only about a 4-hour drive from Vegas, it shouldn’t be much longer – 5 or 6 – from Sunnyvale.

Our last trip to Disneyland was in September, 2011 right before we moved back to Florida in November, 2011. So this will be our first look at Cars Land after its opening last summer. The focus of this trip will be staying at the GC and checking out the latest version of DCA.

From Vegas, we considered the GC our home-away-from-home and DCA our neighborhood hangout. What will it be like now? Here’s our first take on plans for this long weekend trip.

Who: Rich and Kathy
Where: Grand Californian
When: May, 2013
Why: Celebrating SoCal


Morning: 8:30 AM, Depart Sunnyvale
Afternoon: 3:00 PM, Arrive Disneyland
Evening: Dinner: Wine Country Trattoria, 6:30 PM; Music: David Wayne


Morning: Breakfast: Flo’s V8 Café (Chicken Tamale Breakfast);
DCA: Fastpass for Radiator Springs, Soarin’, Toy Story, Tower of Terror, Mermaid
Afternoon: Lunch, Carthay Circle; (at opening) Pool
Evening: Dinner: Napa Rose Lounge, Downtown Disney, David Wayne


Morning: Breakfast: Whitewater Snacks;
Disneyland: Pirates, HM, BTMR, PP
Afternoon: Lunch: Blue Bayou (at opening); Pool
Evening: Dinner: Rancho del Zocolla, Music: Alturas


Morning: Breakfast: La Brea Bakery
Afternoon: Drive Home

On the List: Earl of Sandwich, Trader Sam’s, Jazz Kitchen Express, Ghirardelli, and DivBar in Newport Beach.

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2 thoughts on “First Trip Back to the GC: The Plan

  1. Larry says:

    Are you staying at GC this time?


  2. Kathy says:

    Yes – thanks for asking cuz I realized the post needed an edit. 🙂 We so appreciate your participation!


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