Our numbers are 1, 5, 17, 33, and 1901: A very magical day at Disney. to my very magical one day Disneyland report. The day was part of a 9 day trip to Southern California for Spring Break. Because I've got two other trip reports in the works I decided to just report on our day at Disneyland and DCA. The week was filled with a ton of fun from a suite upgrade at Sams Town in Las Vegas on our drive out to So Cal to perfectly beautiful beach weather, it was one of the best vacations weve ever had even if it included only one day at Disneyland. I know I always say its the best vacation but they really are all so terrific. Lets start with the first number which is 1. We would have only one day at the parks and it would be Easter Sunday no less. It would also be my family's first visit to Carsland. 5. There are five of us in our family. Me, DH, and the cash vacuums. Heres a photo on our first beach day. We werent so pale when we left. 17. We'd have 17 park hours to which wed cram in as much Disney fun as possible. I think we accomplished our goal. And then some. 33. Due to generosity of a kind stranger, I was able to surprise DH and the kids with dinner at Club 33. Thank you again kind stranger. It really was the night of a lifetime. It was pure magic. 1901. Due to the kindness of a friend of a friend of a friend, we also were given the opportunity to visit 1901. My hands are shaking as I type this. I had no clue how just plain cool 1901 is. None. Zero. Zip. Thank goodness DD took a ton of photos. Because we'd only have one day and we love our midday breaks a night at the Disneyland Hotel was in order. We are DVC owners but its nearly impossible to score a villa at the GCV less than 4 months out so we opted to use points for a night at the Disneyland Hotel. I had just stayed there for a night a month earlier with my bestie for our birthdays and fell in love with the hotel. I hadn't been since the refurb of both the hotel and pool and Disney did a great job. Love love love. The hotel was a surprise. I dig a good surprise. We stayed with my girlfriend the rest of the vacation but I just have to be at Disneyland when I'm at Disneyland. Its a sickness. Because we were staying on property we'd have access to EMH at DCA. EMH was at 7 am. My friend lives about 10-15 minutes away so that meant wed have to wake up by 5:30 (5:00 for me), leave her house by 6 am, drive to the resort, valet, check in, grab our tickets from guest services, and be to the DCA gate by about 6:50. Park hours were 8-midnight for Disneyland and 8a-10p for DCA. I was up about 4:30 am. I was just so excited. Club 33 was also a surprise for DH and the kids and between that and Carsland and 1901 and the hotel, I couldnt sleep. We were all packed and in the car at 5:58 am. Thats magic right there. Funny, my kids will always wake up happy for Disney but never for anything else. Gotta love having teens and tweens. So on the way none of them noticed the bags we had packed and I'm not sure how. I told them when packing for the trip that they needed to pack something nice to wear in case when went to a fancy dinner. They all obeyed. Yay me! We used backpacks and my DVC bag to pack as not to clue them in. I packed some waters and a bunch of snacks too. I'm far from cheap when it comes to meals and snacks at Disneyland but paying $3 for a water freaks me out and I avoid it if at all possible. I also always like to have some sort of food with us. I didnt grow up hungry so I have no idea where my need to feed comes from. When we turned at the Disneyland Hotel they got suspicious. Not even we pulled in to the valet did I admit we were staying the night. Finally while checking in and giving DH his birthday button did I give in. They were elated! The CM also told us our room would be ready early and it was. We dropped our luggage at bell services and were on our way. Luckily the CM at the Disneyland Hotel was able to print our tickets so we didnt have to deal with guest services at DCA. I had faxed in a request to receive the same room I had stayed in the month prior. It was 2247 on the 4th floor with a view of DTD. They granted our request and we got the same room. I was elated! The CM confirmed that that was our room upon checking in and it would be ready earlier than the normal check in time. The photos below are from my trip a month ago. As it was the same exact room. I thought it would be okay to post the photos I had already taken. Once the kids hit the room it turns into a mess and I'm sure no one want to see that. We headed through DTD with a spring in our step and smiles on our faces. It just doesnt get much better. I was still harboring the Club 33 secret and could literally burst at the seams. Security was a breeze but I was surprised at how many people were there already. We arrived at DCA at just about 6:45 am. Happy kids waiting to enter: To be continued ..