Bring back HYPERSPACE Mountain! A September 2016 Disneyland/DCA Trip with Chunkymonkey, Chubbyhubby, and Chunkysis Hi Everyone! This is my first time posting on the Disneyland Trip Report forum. I am usually posting on the WDW TR forum, but I hope this won't be my only DLR TR! Myself along with my DH and my sister just got back from a week in California where we spent 5 days at the Disneyland Resort! We stayed at the Grand Californian which was super convenient. Our trip was awesome but it was also pretty crazy - we caught the tail end of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration and the beginning of the Halloween festivities. We ate a lot and we got a lot of fastpasses! In fact, my DH was not satisfied unless he was holding a bunch of them at a time. Who went on the trip? Me! (I'm the one with the ears!) - Su-Lynn, aka Chunkymonkey, an avid Disney lover who just bought annual passes to WDW! I turned 40 earlier this year (click to see my epic Star Wars Day at Sea Disney Cruise and Walt Disney World vacation birthday Trip Reports). I work in IT for financial services and love to travel and eat. I also write a travel blog on the side, mostly to Hawaii but also some Disney and other exotic locales thrown in. I love all things Star Wars, and my favorite characters change all the time but Minnie is always on the list! My favorite Disneyland ride was Hyperspace Mountain (hence the TR title) - but since that is seasonal, I guess it's just Space Mountain then! I also really liked Indiana Jones. At DCA, my favorite ride was Radiator Springs Racers! We went on it a bunch of times, and it was just awesome! My DH, Steve aka Chubbyhubby! He's also 40 and works in financial services. He's actually a So Cal boy having grown up in Riverside County so he knows California fairly well. We currently live and work in the NY/NJ Tri-state Area. He loves gardening, movies, and indulging my Disney obsession (well, he agrees to go on these trips but doesn't plan a thing!). He also loves Star Wars! His favorite rides are anything that is challenging and thrilling - Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, California Screamin' but he loves loves loves Toy Story Midway Mania! He doesn't really have a favorite character but he had a good time with Chip n Dale on this trip! My younger sister, Su-Queen, aka Chunkysis (from now on, she'll be known as CS), the most character-picture obsessed person I know! She has special outfits for the days she knows she's going to see specific characters and will go out of her way to go meet them. She found it challenging at DL/DCA as the characters didn't stay out that late during most of the days we were there (we'll get to that later) so she really had to step up her game during the day! She loves all characters, and surprisingly her favorite ride out of everything was...Tomater's Junkyard Jamboree, which she kept riding solo! She's got the creative gene in the family. She works in custom printing (wedding invitations and stuff like that) and you can also visit her Etsy store: The Paper Crown for some handmade cards! When? Our dates were September 5-10! We caught the last day of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration on Sept 5th. Then the park kinda shut down (no Space Mountain, no Paint the Night, no Disneyland Forever Fireworks, no Haunted Mansion) and closed at 8pm every day! Then on our last park day (the 9th) the Halloween festivities began, and Ghost Galaxy was open as well as Haunted Mansion, and we got to see a small fireworks show, Disney's Fantasy in the Sky. So our trip was pretty much sandwiched between these two big events. That was going to be the other title of the Trip report, the Sandwich Trip...but that made it sound as if we ate at Earl of Sandwich all the time (we ate there once). Where? We stayed in the heart of it all, at the Grand Californian for 4 nights! Then on our last night we moved off property to the new Hyatt House (it was lovely) about half a mile away. We wanted to experience staying on site as well as off site, and for our last night of the trip the price for the GC skyrocketed so we moved to the Hyatt. Why? Why? Because we love all things Disney!! This trip was initially to visit DH's parents over labor day weekend. Then Season of the Force began and I heard all about Hyperspace Mountain. DH and I had not been to DLR for about 8 years so we thought it was about time to go back, especially since I really wanted to ride Hyperspace! My sister, CS, hadn't been back for about 15 years, so she wanted to go too! We tacked on 5 days at DLR beginning on labor day, we bought flights, park tickets, and booked the Grand Californian. We got a great deal because it was labor day and also through a CM discount from a college friend who's lovely wife let us use one of their discounted passes. Our trip was set! Then the news came that Hyperspace was going to close to make way for...Ghost Galaxy. WHAT! NO! Then Paint the Night was ending. Disneyland Forever Fireworks were also ending. The last day for everything was on September 5th, which was our first day at the parks. Yikes. Our first day was supposed to be a leisurely half day sorta, as we were driving 2 hours from Riverside County, so I thought having breakfast with the family and getting a late start would allow us to spend more time with them. But no. Hyperspace calls! So we got up and made our way to Anaheim super early, because we had a lot of stuff to do that day. I was worried we wouldn't get to do anything! I was worried we wouldn't get fastpasses for Hyperspace...or get a good spot for the fireworks...and I needed a Churro. #firstworldproblems Oh, and my sister was scheduled to fly in that afternoon, but a certain hurricane changed all our plans. But for the better, in the end, you'll see. Even though Space Mountain was closed for 3 days of our trip we did get to ride...Ghost Galaxy. Which brings me to the title of my TR...Bring Back HYPERSPACE Mountain! Hope you're in for our journey!