Hey – We just returned from a great time at Disneyland – Pics are here.
Stebbins at Disney May 05
Disneyland and California Adventure
|After a year of cutting back and doing without, it was time to treat the fam to a no-limits 4-day trip to Disney
|We decided to stay at Disney’s Grand California Hotel. A great choice! We bought 3-day park-hopper passes with early entry privileges.
|The hotel is adjacent to Downtown Disney and has private and early entry to the park for registered guests
|A six hour drive got us from Santa Cruz to Anaheim. I figured Tasha or Tyler would drive, but most everyone slept on the way down.
|OK first order of business is food in Downtown Disney We chose the Rainforest Cafe
|Tyler gets his dream plate: Filet, Shrimp, Ribs
|Tyler redefines jumping on the bed (A stebbins tradition in any fine hotel)
|We rode the monorail to avoid lines at Disney – it worked great!
|Tomorrowland opens one hour early for special guests (that’d be us)The first morning was threatening to rain, but we never really got wet.
|First Meal in Disneyland Park
|Stebbins at the Disneyland Stage Coach
|In 01 Travis and Michael ride the Ferris Wheel – Then again in 2005. Yes I’m wearing the same shirt– by coincidence
|View from our room at Disney’s Grand California Hotel. From another angle, we could watch the dance teams practicing after hours.
|Good Decorations in the Hotel
|Tyler loved having the paper delivered every morning
|Bugs Life Cave
|Tyler playing the typical teenager
|Travis playing the angst ridden teen
|Karen administering Therapy to the angst ridden teen
|Without room service, Tasha is forced to make coffee in the hotel coffee maker
|The Indiana Jones ride broke down just before our car crossed the bridge. Our boys were thrilled.
|Stebbins as Pillow Fighters
|Monorail from our room
|T-Trio on a break
|After a good meal at Rain Forest Cafe. If you go, check out the aquarium.
|Post pillow fight
|Continued pillow fight:
|We rode California Screamin’ too many times to count.
|The splash ride at California Adventure is excellent