|02-20-2012, 05:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
It finally happened! VGC With a 4 Year Old 1/25-2/2
January 25 - Feb 2
I dreamed, wished and planned for this trip for so long, it felt like a fantasy when it finally happened.
Dh, Sean, and I had loved vacationing at Disney long before we had our son William in 2007. Unfortunately, since having our son, we don't get to travel to Disney nearly as often! We took William to Disneyland when he was 7 months old in 2008, and cruised in 2010. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about taking the family to Disneyland!
Coming from the midwest, most people prefer WDW, and though it has many advantages, DISNEYLAND is our favorite for many reasons (many of which will come up in this trip report). Also, this is our first time staying at the Villas at the Grand Californian. We've been huge fans of the Disneyland Hotel, and I was even secretly hoping that we wouldn't get a day at the VGC at the beginning or the end of the trip at the Villas so we could stay at the DLH. We haven't been there since they renovated the rooms and the pool and I'm dying to experience it.
Cast of Characters:
Me - Niki, grew up outside of Chicago going to Disney World with my mother, aunt, sister and cousins. I made a one day trip to Disneyland while in high school and fell in love. For me, it is where the magic lives.
DH - Sean, grew up in northern California going to DL occasionally. Our first trip to DL was a few months after we met. His first trip to WDW was on our honeymoon in 2002
Just for fun, here is a picture of us in WDW in 2005 for MNSSHP dressed as characters from the Haunted Mansion!
DS - William, four years old and a big bundle of energy. He loves cars, trains, submarines, rockets and airplanes so it seems like DL was designed with him in mind.
Here is a picture of us on William's first trip to DL in 2008. He was our good luck charm, he scored us a ride on the Lilly Belle!
This is my first TR, but I love reading them so I hope I do an OK job. I'm not sure how fast I'm going to complete it, but I promise to try
The kid is sleeping now, but I'm afraid he'll wake up so I'll post this before I loose it
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