Our family recently returned from our annual Disneyland trip here in California. It started 28 years ago with our first born and now is a new tradition with our first born grand baby who is now
4 years old, by the way it was his second trip and was tall enough last year to ride ALL the rides except Indiana Jones AND he rode them all "the big white mountain" (Matterhorn) was his favorite last year this year it was Star Tours :-)
When we started our tradition 28 years ago it started with the "Disneyland Hotel" over the years we have stayed at the Grand Californian Hotel as our family grew we also tried the Hyatt Hotel down the road both very nice.
However this year We decided to go back to the original "Disneyland Hotel" AMAZING!!! The rooms were recently newly renovated, one of the MUST mention change in the room is the headboard over the bed, one push of a button on the light on the nightstand AND AMAAZINGLY the headboard lights up with FIREWORKS AND A SOOTHING musical song plays, you can leave the fireworks on as a nightlight, the music only plays for a little while long enough to relax after a very exciting day at the parks, LOVED LOVED LOVED!!! The room is so clean, the new pools and hot tub were perfect after walking from opening to closing of both parks!
I have to say making reservations were so easy and the staff so helpful including directing me to a trip planner to help make this trip as special as our first one EACH time we go :-) I asked if there was anything they could suggest to make this trip special for our grandson? They suggested different ideas, BUT I want to share the one we choose. First it does cost an additional amount however if your able to do this it was well worth it for us as grandparents.
We purchased the Birthday welcome package it included the following and so much fun to send our grandson Myles down the hallway to find his room on his own AND find it he did very easily. There it was a beautiful Welcome banner across the door ( made from felt and satin) as he walked into the room there were Micky's footprints all over the floor were Myles could see Mickey had been in the room preparing to welcome him. There were balloons with one Mylar that when Myles touch it, it sang Happy Birthday. On the window another banner saying Happy Birthday with a Tinkerbell flying over it lit up with an led light, on the nightstand a Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse ear hat with "Myles" stitched on the back,a book autographed and personally signed "To Myles, from Mickey and all the other characters" with a pen for Myles to take to the park with him also a HUGH beautiful box on the bed a present from Mickey and his friends for Myles with a picture frame with Mickey on it along with spinning Tinkerbell light toy, a find the hidden Mickey's in the park book AND a large plush MICKEY MOUSE with a light up lanyard draped over his
neck for Myles! The reaction of watching our grandsons face light up and him saying " Whaat? This is from Mickey for me?" PRICELESS!!! Thank you Disney planning staff for the recommendation.
I also want to thank the Disneyland Hotel for trying to get us into our room early due to one of our family members having a migraine, because you were able to at least get one room for our party of seven our family member was able to lay down for a little while and was able to get rid of her migraine so we ALL were able to have a fabulous vacation!
We will choose "Disneyland Hotel" for many years to follow in the future as our family continues to grow along with our families annual traditional trip to Disneyland and memories continue to grow :-) !!!
Thank you to the staff of the Disneyland Hotel, planning department and of course Mickey and his friends! :-)
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