We have been keeping busy over this last month and having a ton of fun in the process. Just this last weekend we traveled to Southern California for a long weekend of fun at Disneyland!
This trip was probably one of my favorites to date. Our first two days at Disney were met with beautiful weather and far less crowds than we had ever experienced. It was so nice! No one felt rushed and my teenage son was able to keep his signature hoodie on most of the trip (insert mom eye roll here).
During our last two visits to Disney, my little man had become a little uneasy about rides in general and most definitely wanted nothing to do with any of the Disney characters. Now that he is a little older, he isn’t as afraid of rides and is much better with the characters. It was nice to see him actually excited to run to each new character with his signature book and hilarious to watch him throw the book at each character to sign. Of course Bella had the time of her life, as usual. She got to see almost all of her favorite Princesses, go on all of her favorite rides and she managed to sucker us for a Jessie doll from store right off the Toy Story Buzz Lightyear ride.
If you have ever travelled to visit a theme park that is not local to your area, you know that by the the end of the day, you are in desperate need of a shower and comfy bed to relax and catch some Z’s in. One of my favorite hotels in the Disneyland area is the Marriott Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
We travel to Disney often and have stayed here several times now. It is honestly one of my favorite hotels in the Disneyland area. This hotel is across the street from the Disneyland entrance (closer than parking for Disney!), has large rooms with awesome views and super comfortable beds with even better pillows than we have at home. We always book a double queen with bunk beds overlooking the pool area and have never been disappointed. The room comes with everything you need to be comfortable, including a table area for dining. The bathrooms were made with families in mind by housing two separate showering areas which is so helpful for a family of 5 like ours.
I love this hotel for so many reasons, I could literally write an essay about it. I’ll summarize quickly by mentioning that they have outdoor water slides in their pool area and a Starbucks in the lobby. 🙂
What more do you need to know, right?
This was suppose to be our last season pass visit to the happiest place on earth (as our annual passes were coming to an end), but we ended up taking Disney’s deal for $50 off each renewed annual pass so that we can continue the fun for another year!
I’m already planning our next visit, so if you have any questions for me about the park or road trippin’ with toddlers, let me know in the comments below!