Summer of 2016 Kickoff: Disneyland, the Plan

Who: Rich and Kathy
Where: Anaheim
What: SoCal Getaway, Disneyland, and the Beach
When: May 27-30, 2016
Why: 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Continues

It’ll be about 6 weeks since our anniversary cruise to the Mexican Riviera and throughout the summer, we really like to get away from the hot desert about every 6 weeks.

We’ve been debating whether to buy a Disneyland AP, purchase a one-day or two-day ticket, or skip the parks altogether to visit WDW in the fall. We still haven’t completely decided but we think we’re going with a one-day park pass to Disneyland Park, since we haven’t been to Disneyland probably a couple of years. Our last park visit was to DCA for Valentine’s Weekend in February 2015.

Even if we skip the parks altogether, we plan to visit Downtown Disney each night. So far, here’s the plan.

Friday, May 27

Leave Las Vegas at around 9:30 a.m. and arrive at the RI Garden Grove by 1:30 a.m. and check-in.

Rest and then arrive at DD valet parking when it opens at 5 p.m.

Habanero Margaritas at the Hearthstone Lounge in the Grand Californian. Maybe the Robusto Flatbread. Check out the gift shop and World of Disney

Back to the resort

Saturday, May 28

Free breakfast at the resort or drive to Norm’s for breakfast

Corona del Mar at around 10 a.m. until about noon


Drive by Costa Mesa RI

Back to resort, nap, buy Disneyland tickets for tomorrow

Arrive at DD valet parking at around 5 pm

Cocktails at Trader Sam’s

Dinner at Tahitian Terrace

Listen to David’s music by House of Blues

Sunday, May 29

Breakfast at the resort

Shuttle to DCA

Rides: Soarin, Toy Store, Monsters, Inc. Fast Pass for Radiator Springs, new Cars ride

Lunch: Carthay Circle 12:20

Shuttle back to resort for rest and nap

Shuttle back to DCA at around 6 and snacks, walk around, Tower of Terror

Shuttle back to resort

Monday, May 30

Breakfast at Norm’s

Drive home to Vegas





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