I love Disneyland!
I wanted to squeeze in as much fun stuff as possible during this LA trip. A lot isn’t open on Christmas, so I thought, “Why not head down to Disneyland?!”
So, I did.
I’ve been to Disney before (…kind of a lot – I used to have a season pass, even!)
So, I’d seen and done a lot of Disney. So, this time around, my goal was to do any Disney stuff I hadn’t done.
I started off in California Adventure, since I usually spend all my time in Disneyland proper.
This ended up not being a good plan!
If you’d been in already, you could stay and/or go back in. But (even if you had a park hopper) if you hadn’t gone in yet, you couldn’t go in!
You’d think I’d know enough about Disney. But no, apparently I didn’t, because I didn’t realize that on Christmas the park reaches capacity!
The twitter account said there might be more space on the park opening up later. So, I watched carefully and as soon as they said they were letting people back in, I sped over there – running from the far back side of California adventure to Disneyland.
In my day at both parks, I rode the upside down ride at California Adventure! (Upside down! I’m so brave!)
I also went to the class where you get to draw a cartoon! (I drew Betamax… a bunch of ovals. So, it was potentially the easiest character they could’ve taught. But I still had a great time and felt a little special. ;))
In Disneyland proper, I rode Hyperspace Mountain! Oh, that’s right. Hyperspace! They changed it because of Star Wars!
The line was craaaaazy long. (I so didn’t do the day right – should’ve gone to Disneyland first and gotten a fastpass, then California Adventure, then come back, etc.)
I also got to ride It’s a Small World – with the Christmas decorations! During Christmastime, they do a mix of “It’s a Small World” and one of the many Christmas carols that exist. (Sorry that I don’t remember which one.) It was really cute though. And there’s a whole beautiful light show outside of It’s a Small World – which I got to ride through on the railroad ride through the park!
In the 1,001 things to do in Los Angeles, it says to get one of those celebration pins, so I got one for my half birthday! (They don’t have a half birthday one. So I just got a birthday one and wrote half on it.)
Even though Disney was pretty crowded, I thought it was a fantastic place to spend Christmas, and I’d be happy to spend Christmas there again anytime!