For those new to my Trip Reports and confused to by my title well this is Part 2 of our 2012 Year of Disney. Back in April this year we took a vacation to the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando resorts. This year then became the Year of Disney for us when we followed that up with booking a Trip to the Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in December. To read about our East Coast adventure you can check out the link here: Our April 2012 Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Trip But doing all the US Disney and Universal Parks within the same calender year wasn't the only reason for this trip. My wife and I took a Christmas trip to the Disneyland Resort back in 2008 right before the bulk of the California Adventure construction had started. We promised ourselves then that we would return at Christmas again once the Construction was completed. And since California Adventure was Reborn this past Summer the time for our Return trip to California was soon upon us. But with how beating it was on us tackling the Orlando Parks with no break days with and Infant in toe we decided to take it easier in California. The trip was 9 days long with 3 days at Disney, 2 days at Universal, plus easy relax days with visits to Newport, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Our trip took place from December 8th-16th, 2012 For those who havn't read my reports before here is our family. My name is Jeff and i'm 29, My wife Kiera who is 25, and our 14 month old Son Daniel. I've wrote trip reports for each and every trip our family has taken since my wife and I got married back in 2008. If you would like to read those you can find all of them linked in my signature. Also bear in mind that my Trip Reports tend to be long, very picture intense, and very detailed written. Because of this the recap will take a long time to complete so please be patient. Here is also a list of our itenerary so you will know when what updates will be posted: Day 1: Travel, The Grove, Universal Studios Hollywood Day 2: Newport Beach Day 3: Disney California Adventure Day 4: Disneyland Day 5: Universal Studios Hollywood, Westwood Day 6: Downtown Disney, Knotts Christmas Craft Village Day 7: Disneyland Resort Park Hopping Day 8: Beverly Hills Day 9: Downtown Disney, Hollywood, Travel Home With that all said thank you to those of you who decide to follow and read along as I recap our amazing vacation. I hope to have the first post done very soon.