What a great trip...Here is some background
Family of 4 Mum, Dad Girls 6 and 4 from Brisbane Australia first trip to USA. Paradise Pier Hotel 4 nights, Fairfield Inn 1 night 5 day Hopper passes.March 6,7,8,9 18.
We flew Virgin Australia and had a great flight. We caught Zippy Shuttle from LAX to PPH arriving to check in at 9 am. We were great full that after our 13 hr flight our room was ready. We were on the 14 th floor and had the most amazing view of DCA. After a quick freshen up we headed via Downtown Disney to Disneyland. We had swapped our voucher for our hopper tickets at the hotel which was great.
As I got closer and could hear the music my eyes filled with tears, I was overcome with emotions I couldn't believe after dreaming of this place since I was 8 ( I am 36) I was about to walk thru the gates of DISNEYLAND !!
A walk down main st we straight away saw Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy. I went to the photo shop to pick up our photo pass plus and then had our first photo in front of the castle. Straight into Fantasy land and first ride was the Carousel followed by Pinocchio . I was hungry so we went to Plaza inn for the chicken special, my first taste of Americana ( we don't get very good country fried chicken or have biscuits and gravy so had to give it a go ).
Back to the hotel for a good 4 hour sleep before having a snack at the club lounge where we came across a family who had had enough for the day and kindly gave us 4 fast passes for WOC :)
First ride in DCA was grizzly river run then we headed to Paradise pier,we had a few rides with the kids before finding our spot in the blue section , we were on the bridge to watch WOC. What an amazing show, we had our glow with the show ears and some hot chocolate and smiles from ear to ear.
We headed back after the show as the park closed at 8 pm to find some yummy Mickey rice crispy treats waiting for us, a great start to our Disney adventure !!