Ok, nothing like starting a trip report 7 months after the vacation. Welcome to my first trip for Disneyland and Hawaii! My Past Trip Reports My DCL Wedding Trip Report & AKL Honeymoon TR Vanessa's Wedding Weekend Trip Report 12/12~12/14! February 2007 - Pop Century, Pete's first Visit. November 2009 - All Star Movies, Treehouse Villas & Disney Wonder - 1st Anniversary. January 2011 - Port Orleans French Quarter, BLT, DIsney Magic - Part One & Part Two September 2011 - Disney Dream Back 2 Back January 2012 - Disney's Boardwalk Villas - Alyssa's 4th Birthday Trip Cast of Characters: Me: Lisa DH: Pete Making a Special Disneyland Appearance Michelle Paul Zoey Pete and I had a cruise booked to Canada from NYC for the summer of 2012. We were excited to have a vacation in the summer, we always travel off season. We were also excited to be traveling from the east coast on a cruise we could drive to. Then things got turned around.....On September 23, 2011 Disney released a 2nd Hawaii Sailing. This cruise would be leaving out of Los Angeles on October 14, 2012. I emailed Pete when I got to work and asked him if he wanted to go...he answered like he always does with "Sure". So I called DCL and transferred our Canadian cruise to this Hawaii sailing. The cost was only about $1000 more and we would get an additional 7 nights! SCORE! Then as I always do I added on. I decided we needed to go to Disneyland since we were going to be in LA. I talked to our friends Paul & Michelle who are BIG Disneyland fans and visit often living in Arizona. They were on board. I then decided we would be staying at the Wilderness Lodge. If I was going to do it, I was going to do it big! I got villas booked for us and our friends. October 12, 2012 Pete and I woke VERY early and headed for the Airport. Luckily we live about 12 minutes from the airport. We checked in and soon were boarding our flight. We had a direct flight to Los Angeles. We landed in Los Angeles around 11am. We had booked the Disneyland Express to get to the Grand Californian. We got in our van and drove around the airport in circles for a good hour. At this point it is 3pm EST and our brains were starving. We finally took off to our hotel and we started checking in. I texted Michelle to let her know we were here. They were in California Adventure. We headed up to out room. We were in Room number 3520 (I think). We headed to our room. I had some work I needed to get done. A cruise to book for a client. Once we got in the room I took some quick pictures then we headed to find something to eat. We were STARVING. On our way to the White Water Snacks we walked past the pool. I really wanted to go in, but I knew I had work to do and we then had to get ready for the Halloween Party. We got a burger and some nachos and ran into Paul. They were back at the hotel so Zoey could take a nap before the party.....a nap...oh how I wish I was taking a nap! As soon as we finished eating I went back and worked for about 2 hours. Then around 3:15pm I got a shower and got dressed for the party. I was also texting with my friend Tracy who was in Californian Adventure. She lives in Orlando so I usually only get to see her when at WDW, it was weird planning on seeing her on the other side of the country! We left the hotel and started walking to Disneyland. It was so odd how everything was so close. We walked through Downtown Disney and we were at the gates in no time. Walking under the train station was amazing. WALT DISNEY actually walked here. It blew me away! Then I saw Tracy!!! We chatted a few minutes. She was in LA for work. She told me about what she had done so far. Then I had to say good bye. My group made our way to check in to the Blue Bayou for dinner. New Orleans Square is one of my very favorite parts of Disneyland. The Blue Bayou is inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. It was so awesome. It was dark soI didn't get great pictures. But we really enjoyed Dinner. Zoey was so excited. She is a little Disney fan for sure! I don't remember the names of the Dishes we ordered, but I do have some photos. After dinner it was party time!! It got dark fast! I was excited for the parade and fireworks. My favorite part of any Halloween Party!