Hey all! What are you guys all doing in the next month? We are headed to California and could not be more excited! As a family, we have been preparing things for our trip to get us stoked, especially the kids. We have been planning itineraries, deciding what to pack, and scoping out deals. I will be posting soon about our California Adventures, but first check out some of the things we have been up to and what we have planned for our trip.
We originally booked our trip for the last part of February, which would have been great (read a little HERE). About 3 days before we were to fly out we looked at the weather in Anaheim and three out of the four days there it showed rain! Eeek! We were supposed to be escaping Utah’s cold winter weather for hot, California sunshine! Luckily, because we booked through Getaway Today and had purchased their Peace of Mind Plan. It is basically travel insurance that allows you to make changes to your trip or even cancel completely without the extra fees. So, we booked our trip for a time when we knew the chances of sunshine were much more!
I made our girls a fun Mickey Countdown, that you can check out HERE. There are also other fun countdowns that I found HERE. We have been counting down in so many ways…Getaway Today sent us a little package with fun stuff in it to get us excited for our trip and guess what was in it?? Another countdown! It has been pretty fun because each day you take something off it has something written on the back to prepare you for your trip. My girls have loved it. We also received a little backpack to take on our trip, some luggage tags, a few lanyards to keep our Disney tickets in, and more.
We are planning on going to Disneyland and California Adventures for three days while we are in California. We will be visiting the beach the other day we will be there. I cannot wait, it will be so much fun! Disneyland is always having fun, special events. If you are planning on going after May a new event will be taking place, the Diamond Celebration. What’s that? Here is what to expect:
- Paint the Night: This state-of-the art, nighttime parade at Disneyland® Park brings beloved Disney and Disney Pixar stories to life with stunning colors, fun surprises and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights!
- Disneyland® Forever: A fireworks spectacular unlike any other, this show at Disneyland® Park transforms the night with breathtaking pyrotechnics and immersive special effects that surround you and transport you into classic Disney tales.
- World of Color – Celebrate!: Watch the story of Walt Disney’s vision forDisneyland® Park unfold in a spectacular symphony of music, water, color and larger-than-life images of Disney magic past, present and future at Disney California Adventure® Park.
I have been checking out Getaway Today’s blog to get any fun or informative ideas for the trip. Have you ever checked it out? It’s pretty fun. My girls and I were looking at it the other day and they wouldn’t let me leave the page! I especially liked this 25 Disneyland Secrets post, it was very helpful for our visit!
Getaway Today has been so helpful with our trip plans. They have offered to give Sweet Charli readers a special code to use when booking a trip through them. Use the code SWEETC and you get an extra $10 off any 2 night or longer Southern California package (hotel and 2 tickets minimum). Click HERE to browse around and see what options are best for you if you are interested in a trip. Stay tuned to my blog for some ideas and tips to your Disneyland vacation, I will be posting about it when we return home!