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Old 06-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Updated w/lots of pictures on 8.4! 1st Disneyland trip and first stay at DL Hotel!

Hola everyone! We have been to Disneyworld several times but as you can see, this was ourt first Disneyland trip and our first stay at Disneyland Hotel and we LOVED IT!!

I know many people warn of the castle in DL being a let down compared to WDW but I thought it was just beautiful and fit in perfectly in the original Disney dream. I love how similar the Magic Kingdom parks are yet how different they are in some areas. DL has so much charm, just love, love, love it.

California Adventure is fun but a bit odd...it doesn't quite fit the Disney mold for me but maybe it takes some getting used to. The kids and DH did have a great time playing the boardwalk games and won some cute stuffed animals.

Downtown Disney was great! So comapct and just a fin place to be...love being able to catch the monorail in Tomorrowland from there. It is beautifuly maintained and so lively at night. Loved it!

Now.....I am so in love with Disneyland Hotel!! It is beautiful and I love the location!! The new rooms are amazing, just amazing!! I am so happy we changed our reservation from the Fairfield Marriott to DL Hotel...it was worth every penny! I was granted my request of Dreams Tower facing DTD and the kids absoultely loved the pool area and monorail slides. Yes, there is obviously still construction in progress but as odd as it sounds, you don't really notice it. And we never heard a sound from inside our room....best hotel we have ever stayed in. Cannot wait to stay there again!

I will post pictures soon!

Last edited by WDisneyMom; 08-04-2011 at 03:20 AM. Reason: Pictures!
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