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Disney Dreams

Hi everyone! I hope that you all had a lovely holiday and are enjoying this wonderful new year …  My little boy and I were recently blessed both with tickets for Disney parks & a wonderful stay at The Disneyland Hotel!!! Needless to say, we were thrilled and excited to go to The Happiest Place On Earth to spend our Christmas!

My boys and I absolutely adore all things Disney and although my oldest could not be home for the holidays this year, my youngest son and I were thrilled to have this opportunity.

Boo was excitedly counting down the days until we left and was so happy the day we set forth in our car for the… Disney Drive…. It’s around a 6 hour drive and we sang Christmas songs almost the entire drive.  As we pulled into Anaheim he perked up with excitement. His eyes grew huge as he took in the monstrous sign announcing we had found The Disneyland Hotel

Normally we stay at budget friendly Good Neighbor hotels so staying here was truly an amazing gift to us. The moment we pulled up in front of the lobby we were met by the most amazing and polite young man who took our luggage for us. As we headed to the lobby to check in, Boo squeezed my hand and said, “Mama!!! Mickey and Minnie!”

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Then I heard just the smallest little poof of air escape him in excitement— as we had entered the front lobby, the most beautiful and fun gingerbread house stood before us. We were both so excited and filled with happiness to see this beautiful sight…. We had ARRIVED for our Disney Christmas vacation!!! 

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Check in was a breeze and they even had a room ready for us right away! Bell services had our luggage delivered in almost no time at all and we were excited to explore the Hotel before heading over to Disneyland.  We loved finding little bits of Disney everywhere we looked…. 

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We were in a standard room and it was amazing! At night we even had a view of the fireworks which was totally unexpected. I had expected a standard room to be small but honestly this was a very spacious room for my little boy and myself. We had two queen beds and plenty of room to move around. Boo called me giggling from the bathroom when he discovered the Mickey hands holding the lights.

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The BEST surprise however was the beautiful headboard so large it spanned over both our beds…. Etched into the wood was the most gorgeous outline of Cinderella’s Castle and there was a button on the nightstand you could push that made fireworks light up over the castle and played the lullaby “When you wish upon a star…” Truly Disney pays attention to every single detail and makes every room an enchanted experience! 

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The hotel was truly wonderful…. Everywhere you looked there was Disney Magic. Christmas was truly in the air and we were just so happy to be there! Boo was so excited to enjoy a Disney treat in our room! Everything about this hotel was absolutely relaxing and fun!

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Being guests at the Disney Resort we had easy access to the Monorail to get into the park. This made life SO much easier! Also we were treated to Magic Morning because of staying at the resort. This meant we got into the parks WAY earlier than the general public and could just walk onto rides because there was hardly anyone else there. This was especially nice for traveling with my special needs son so that we could see some of his favorite rides before there were crowds of people.

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One of my favorite things about staying at the resort was how wonderfully they decorated for Christmas!!

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Christmas Eve morning we were blessed to enjoy the most amazing breakfast at our hotel. Boo was grinning ear to ear when I told him we would have breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen!!! We had fun exploring while we waited for them to open and Boo found this awesome racecar to play in :

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This was such an amazing experience… We met Goofy as we arrived and then Chip or maybe it was Dale came and personally escorted us to our seats!

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I loved that the food was served buffet style so kiddos can pick out whatever looks good to them and Boo loved all the characters that stopped by our table to visit with us! Pluto, Goofy, Chip and Dale and even Minnie Mouse! Boo got autographs and visited with each one. He was super excited and I have to say it’s well worth a visit here if you ever travel with your kiddos to Disneyland, California. You don’t have to stay at the resort to eat here but I highly recommend making reservations as far in advance as possible.

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Overall we had a lovely few days at Disney and made some wonderful new memories. Boo even picked up some cool Christmas socks!

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Check in next week to see the next installment of my Disney Series and I’d love to hear from my readers: What is your fave Disney memory?

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312 Comments

  1. Sally

    I’d love to go to Disneyland one day. Looks like so much fun.

    1. Hi Sally! I hope you get to go one day! 🙂

  2. Looks like a fabulous vacation! I’ve been to Disney World a few times, and Disneyland once. The Disneyland hotel looks super nice!

    My favorite Disney memory ….. ahh, that’s hard to pick just on. My trips when I was younger with my parents, my honeymoon trip, or the first trip with my kids… so hard to pick! I’m Disney dork.

    1. Hi Katie! It sounds like you love Disney as much as we do!! 🙂

  3. Yvette

    oh man, I wish I had some pixie dust to be able to go on adventures like this! this sounds so amazing, what a tremendous treat for kids of all ages.

    1. Hi Yvette! We had such a great time and were so blessed with this trip!! 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh, this sounds like an awesome way to spend the holidays! Looks like you guys had a blast!! PS I love your son’s Christmas socks too!

    1. Hi Stephanie! Thanks he really loved those socks!! 🙂

  5. The whole trip looks like a blast, but I especially love the hotel room!

    1. Thanks so much Karla! We had such a lovely time here and the hotel was absolutely amazing!

  6. It looks like you guys had such a great time! I’ve not been to Disney since I’ve been married, so needless to say, my son’s never been. There’s a local park we go to a lot – Holiday World. We all love it 🙂

    1. Hi Destany! I never heard of Holiday World but I will absolutely check it out!:)

  7. Awww such an incredible gift to experience Disney!

    1. Hi Cecilia! We were truly blessed! 🙂

  8. Oh lucky you! Disneyland California sounds amazing! I have just been to Disneyland Paris and it is so small compared to the parks in the US! Made me want to go back ahah

    1. Wow! I would love to visit Disneyland Paris someday! 🙂

  9. This is such a magical place isn’t it? And the hotel! WOW it looked amazing!

    1. Hi Laura! We could definitely feel the Disney Magic everywhere we went!

  10. What a wonderful time you had! That gingerbread house and that room you stayed in…amazing!! I would have drove my hubby crazy with the headboard, lol!!

    1. Hi Suzi! My little boy and I simply adored that headboard and we made it play the music all the time! 🙂

  11. Looks like you guys had an amazing time! I hope one day we will be able to visit.

    1. Thanks Sarah! We had such a great time! 🙂

  12. Wow. The Disneyland hotel looks like a fun time. I am glad you had a fun time this Christmas.

    1. Thanks so much Sue! 🙂

  13. Joline

    What a fabulous time! It really is the happiest place on earth. My cousins spent NYE in Disney and the fireworks were out of this world. Hope we can do the same next year.

    1. Thanks Joline! We’ve never been there for NYE but what a fabulous idea!

  14. Ah it looks like you guys had the most awesome time! (Kinda jealous). I thought your son’s dress sense by the way, so mega!

    1. Awww thanks so much Zoe!! 🙂

  15. Marjie Mare

    Whenever I go to Disney, I have as much fun as my children. Thanks for sharing

    1. Your welcome Marjie! I do too! This is one of my fave places to visit with my kiddos!

  16. Indrani

    Wow what an awesome start to the new year. Such fun pictures… I am sure you enjoyed a lot.

    1. Thanks so much Indrani! 🙂

  17. Oh buffet style food, MOM WIN! We went to CA disney once, but now I wish we had spring for the hotel/resort!

    1. Hi Samantha! I absolutely loved the buffet style of food because… well.. kids… LOL 🙂

  18. Crystal Marie

    What a blast. This looks like so much fun. And the hotel looks really nice.

    1. Thanks Crystal! 🙂

  19. It looks like you and your son had a truly amazing time at Disney! I love how beautifully the park and the hotel were decorated for the holidays.

    1. Thanks so much Melody! 🙂

  20. Wow, looks like such an amazing place!! So glad you guys had this experience. I have so many nice childhood memories from Disney. I think my fave is the little book I carried around with me to get signatures from all the Disney characters 💙
    Great post, as always!! 😎

    1. Thanks so much Zoey! I got one of those little autograph books for Boo to carry around and it truly was his favorite souvenir….He got to meet so many characters 🙂

  21. Looks like a wonderful stay at the most magical place on earth. What great memories that you two will cherish forever. Thanks for sharing. (I totally love his socks too)

    1. Thanks Karrie! I just told Boo you loved his socks and he’s grinning ear to ear 🙂

  22. I can only imagine how fun it is to be at Disneyland at Christmas time! The hotel looks absolutely gorgeous and I love your pics!

    1. Thanks so much Jen!! 🙂

  23. Oh my goodness! It looks like you had such a GREAT time! The hotel is amazing! We typically visit the park in FL since we live in GA, but I have been to the park in California many times and it’s just so magical when it’s decorated for Christmas.

    1. Hi Tiffany! I totally love how they decorate the park for the holidays!! 🙂

  24. I have only been to DisneyWorld so even though it is similar I would love to go to the original. It looks like you had the royal treatment and a hotel on site is the way to go.

    1. Hi Melissa! This was definitely the most amazing place to stay!

  25. How cool was it to get tickets and a hotel stay at Disney!! I bet you both had a blast! I’m wanting to take our son some day.

    1. Hi Krystal! I feel truly blessed! 🙂

  26. Loved reading your post. I have never been to Disney but we are planning a trip in 2019. Your post really hiped my interest to plan the Disney trip. Thank you for sharing such awesome pictures and your experience.

    1. Aww thanks so much Suja! I hope your trip is absolutely amazing!

  27. Jos

    What a fun way to spend the holiday! I’ve always wanted to go around Christmas time!

    1. Hi Jos! There is nothing like Disney at the holidays!!! 🙂

  28. That looks like an amazing experience. We will be heading to Disney in April and we cannot wait. We might be staying at the Disneyland Hotel. It looks so nice! My kids would love that headboard. Glad you had a great time.

    1. Thanks Sarah! I hope you and your family have a lovely trip!!! 🙂

  29. We live in Florida and have been to WDW several times. Never during the holidays though. It sounds like y’all had a great time.

    1. Thanks Joanna! We had a fabulous time!! 🙂

  30. That headboard is fantastic at night! What an amazing experience! I hope to one day take my husband for Christmas I think we would both love it so much!

    1. Hi Angela I hope you get a Christmas trip there one day! You will love it! 🙂

  31. This post just encourages me to get myself in gear and take my kids here. I have been a couple times and my older kids went but not my two youngest yet. They would love to be escorted to their table by a character. I never stayed at a Disney hotel that would be a nice experience too.

    1. Hi Rose that restaurant is amazing but make sure to make reservations way before you arrive 🙂

  32. Shoshana Sue

    Wow! The Disney Resort certainly lives up to its name. My kids would love this. Glad you and Boo had a great stay

    1. Thanks so much Shoshana! We were so blessed to be given this trip 🙂

  33. That looks so fun. Its been so long since I went Disney, over 10 years. But one moment that stood out is when I went on the Tower of Terror it wasn’t my favorite.

    1. Hi Robyn that is one ride I never went on but both of my sons totally loved it. It’s been changed now and is the Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

  34. I went to pastry school with some friends that ended up working at Disneyland in the pastry department. It was always amazing to me the amount of work that Disney put into all the displays during the holidays.

    1. Hi Serena! I love how much attention to detail Disney puts into everything… It makes for such an amazing experience!

  35. What a magical trip you went on! Disney really IS the HAPPIEST place on Earth!!!

    1. Hi Rach! It totally is!!!!! 🙂

  36. I didn’t finish reading your post coz I’m hyperventilating!!! Argh, Disneyyy!!! My family and I celebrated our eldest kid’s 12th birthday in Disney World in Oct 2017. We plan to visit either Disney Tokyo or Paris for the middle child’s 12th birthday in 2020. Oops sorry, just got excited!

    I am happy for you and for your son for being blessed with a Disney vacation! 🙂

    1. Wow!!! How amazing you are going to Tokyo or Paris locations!!! 🙂

  37. I have never done a Disney Resort trip but looks like a good time. I should plan something for the next time my nephew comes out.

    1. Hi Michael! He would probably love that so much! 🙂

  38. Love all of your pictures! Looks like you had a blast!

    1. Thanks so much Tanya! 🙂

  39. Tonya

    Oh my gosh, that headboard is seriously beautiful!! You guys look like you had so much fun! I still have never been!

    1. Hi Tonya wasn’t it amazing!! I totally loved our room!

  40. I’m glad you had an amazing time while you were there! There’s nothing like celebrating the Holidays at Disney! It’s been such a long time since I went.

    1. Thanks Karen! 🙂

  41. wow!What a wonderful tour to Disneyland!All these pictures show how exciting you all are.My kid will sure love such an amazing tour if he gets a chance.Seems your kid is so excited with all these Disney charactors!

    1. Thanks so much Amila! He was super excited to meet all the characters 🙂

  42. Tasheena

    Your trip looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to visit with my son. Everything looks perfect! Even your food looks magical.

    1. Thanks Tasheena! 🙂

  43. What a fun way to celebrate the holidays! I’ve never been to anything Disney, well movies not included. I had the choice between Universal and Disneyland a few months ago… and I went Universal lol. You both look soo many though, I love how Disney has that wow factor where you just help but be happy! Hope I can go soon!

    1. Hi Natalie I hope you get a Disney trip soon! We love Universal so much too though so I get why you loved it! We went to Universal Orlando last spring! 🙂

  44. Disneyland is such an awesome place. Man, do I wish I could visit sometime soon. I used to go all the time as a kid when I had season passes. It was the best ditch school activity ever.

    1. Hi Danielle! That’s so awesome you lived so close to Disney as a teen! I was up the coast in Pismo but my HS did come down for Grad night back in 92. 🙂

  45. What a way to spend your Christmas! I’m sure you had an amazing time and I cannot wait to hear more about your Disney adventure!

    1. Thanks so much Carol! 🙂

  46. We have been SAYING we are taking our children to Disney FOREVER. This post may just tip me to go book it. I am heading to the Disney site right now!

    1. Yay!!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip!!!!

  47. Been to Orlando several times but never went to Disney. i actually went twice to Disney in Paris..that counts right?! 😉 Glad you had a great time with your son.

    1. Thanks so much Huub! We had such a great time! I hope to visit the Paris location someday 🙂

  48. mj

    I’m glad you got the chance to stay in the disney hotel, your son really enjoyed it. It’s a dream come true for kids even to some adults with young hearts to be in that place too. I wish to experience the same in the future.

    1. Hi MJ I hope you get a visit one day soon! 🙂

  49. So much fun in this post! WE went to Disneyland in October so we got to see it all dressed up for that holiday but I so want to take the family to Disney during the Christmas holidays. It looks so beautiful. I am glad you had a great time.

    1. Hi Censie! We love Disney at Halloween time too! Love all the awesome decorations!!!

  50. You look like you had a complete blast! I haven’t been to Disney in years but all of these pics are making me want to go… yesterday!

    1. Aww thanks so much Lisa!

  51. This is so much fun I can’t wait to be able to stay at the hotel. The next time we go we will definitely do that

    1. Hi Livi! You will love it!

  52. Britney Kaufman

    I love seeing all these photos! Looks like a blast. I’m so jealous. We haven’t taken the kids to Disneyland yet, but a lot of friends drive up there from Phoenix or have season passes.

    1. Hi Britney! I live in Phoenix too! It’s really not too long of a drive from here 🙂

  53. Shandy Kaye

    I wish I can go there too with my family, I think your son had totally have fun on going to Disneyland.

    1. Hi Shandy! He really had such a fun time! 🙂

  54. What an incredible and magical experience. I am so happy (and maybe a wee bit jealous) that you were able to have such an amazing holiday in the park.The hotel looks so awesome and that headboard is to die for! Your pictures of the trip are excellent, too!

    1. Aww thanks so much Jill! This was a dream trip for us! 🙂

  55. How fun! Disney is one of my favourite places and I think you can love it no matter what age.I’m glad you all had a lovely time!

    1. Hi Nikki! I totally agree… you are never too old to love Disney! 🙂

  56. Oh wow! So happy for you, ’cause Disney Land is a magical place and I hope someday I’ll also visit it and have much fun there 😉

    1. Hi Lena! I hope you get to visit one day! 🙂

  57. That trip to Disney looks like so much fun. I remember going as a good and looking for my favorite characters and at the end of the night there was fireworks. Magical.

    1. Hi Dustin! I loved going as a kid too and so really love being able to share those memories with my kids 🙂

  58. looked like the best time ever! I’ve been to disneyland paris once when I was a kid, but I really want to go again, as an adult, hahaha! I think it’s just such a magical experience no matter how old we are

    1. Hi Maria! You are never too old for Disney Magic! 🙂

  59. I really love that quote at the beginning. It looks like you had a wonderful trip. I’ve been trying to get my fiance to take me to Disney for almost 9 years now, still not happened!

    Ami xxx

    1. Hi Ami! You should go on a girls trip there! It would be such a blast! 🙂

  60. What a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy Christmas! It’s been years since we last visited Disneyland, but that trip will be forever etched in my son’s memory as it was also his first time to ride a plane and travel abroad. 🙂

    1. Hi Czjai! What a wonderful memory for your little boy!

  61. Aw looks like you had such a fab magical time. I have been to Disneyland Paris and Disneyworld in Flordia but not California x

    1. Hi Melanie! I would love to visit the Paris location someday! 🙂

  62. May

    Looks like a great holiday! I haven’t been yet but by the looks of it I Should!

    1. Hi May! It’s so much fun there for the whole family!

  63. This is so exciting and also my dream trip!! I love Disney and all the touches they add to everything.. eve nthe smallest details are Disney inspired in some way.

    1. Hi Nicki! We really loved all the little Disney touches that were everywhere 🙂

  64. it sound like the dream place for my kids, i loved your photos, so detailed and really gives the feeling as if I’m visiting the place and getting into the atmosphere

    1. Thanks so much Inbar! 🙂

  65. This is amazing! Congrats to you. My family and I are planning to go to Disney this yeaf for Christmas!

    1. Hi Christa! How fun! You will love it!!!

  66. This is making me so excited for our trip to Disney World! We went to Disneyland 2 years ago but would love to go again as we missed out on touring the castle due to it closing early for the night show. We also only went to the main park and didn’t get to go to California Adventure.

    1. Hi Diana! I would highly suggest hopper passes so you can go to both parks! We like to spend a few hours at each park each day 🙂

  67. I’m very lucky to have been to both Disneyland Florida and Anaheim but I’ve never stayed in a Disney hotel! It looks like so much fun and everything that I would expect from Disney 🙂

    1. Thanks Rosie! 🙂

  68. My brother and sister in law are going to Disneyland next month. I am going to share this with them to give them some ideas.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel! 🙂

  69. Bea

    This is such an incredible experience! I would love to go there and stay at this hotel it looks amazing! I am so glad to hear that you guys had fun and we can see it on your smiles 🙂

  70. Agnes Vazhure

    Wow!! I really love Disney too!! and It looks like you really have fun there. and that hotel looks so good.

    1. Thanks Agnes! 🙂

  71. What an amazing experience! I’ve always wanted to go there but your photo’s of the hotel room really brought the magic to life, what magical little details they added, I love that Mickey’s hand is part of the lamp and the art above the bed is gorgeous! I bet your soon made memories he will cherish with you for the rest of his life 😀

    1. Thanks so much! We will treasure all these memories for a long time 🙂

  72. I am a central FL native, so I have been to Disney World an uncountable amount of times, but I have always wanted to visit Disneyland! It is totally on my bucket list to visit all of the parts owned by Disney, including the international ones!

    1. Hi Jessica! We went to Orlando last spring and totally loved it! We would adore visiting the international Disney locations too– especially Paris! 🙂

  73. The look on your sons face is amazing! I love it! I haven’t taken my kids to Disney yet, however, I hope we can do it soon.

    1. Aww thanks so much Alexandria! He was so excited to go to Disney with Mama! 🙂

  74. Oh wow!! It looks like an amazing time. I’ve never visited any Disney before but would love to.

    1. Thanks so much Ashley! 🙂

  75. Veronica@inveronicascorner

    Oh wow! Looks like so much fun. This is definitely a trip I want to do with my family. Loved the pics your shared.

    1. Thanks so much Veronica! 🙂

  76. That looks like SO MUCH fun … I would love to visit some day. Especially for the rides 😀

    1. Hi Tanvi! I hope you get to go on a Disneytrip soon 🙂

  77. I haven’t been to Disneyland for a while, and now you have made me realize how much I miss it!

    1. Hi Kimberly! Time for a trip back! 🙂

  78. Tonya

    Oh my gosh! That looks incredible! I still haven’t been to the happiest place on earth! I never even thought about going during the holidays! I bet it’s even more magical!

    1. Hi Tonya! It was absolutely beautiful with all the holiday decor!

  79. How awesome, we’ll be heading to Disneyland in a few years when the kids are a bit older. Looks like so much fun!!

    1. Hi Jenny! Your family will love it there! 🙂

  80. It looks like your family had an amazing time! I would love to visit Disneyland at Christmas some year 🙂

    1. Hi Esperanza! It is fabulous to visit here for the holidays!

  81. Looks and sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! I have always wanted to go to Disney just have never had the chance quite yet. Your pictures are absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Thank you so much Ariel! 🙂

  82. This just reminded me of when I lived in florida and I decided to go Seaward and Island of Adventure and skipped Disney caz I thought it was for kids. I totally regret that now. thanks for the post!

    1. Hi! Both of those places are totally awesome too! 🙂

  83. I’m so glad you both had the opportunity to visit a place that you hold so dear. It looks beautiful and it looks like the hotel took great care of you! Hope you get to visit again soon.

    1. Thanks Natalie! 🙂

  84. I love all your photos! you are so talented. I connect with the joy and happiness your vacations show us, and what a gorgeous son you have 😉 Mine will be so happy too if we travel there someday. Loved the breakfast, i wouldnt eat it just because it was so cute! I hope this new year brings you more opportunities like this one, to share with us <3

    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words Violeta! I wish you a wonderful and happy new year! 🙂

  85. Your Disney experience looks so much fun! I love that Disney makes everything larger than life!

    1. Thanks so much Ana! 🙂

  86. I am OBSESSED with Disney! I’m going to the California park in March for the first time and I’m so excited! Paris is my nearest and I go there all the time. It looks like you had a wonderful time there.

    1. Hi Jazmin! I’m so excited for you that you get to travel there in March!! Have fun!!! I can’t wait to visit the Paris location someday! 🙂

  87. Amy

    Those Christmas socks are awesome! What a fabulous Disney vacation this must have been! Down to the super cute Mickey snacks!

    1. Thanks Amy! Those snacks were so adorable! 🙂

  88. Abhinav Singh

    I have never been to Disney. It was a childhood dream. I am 35 now but still want to go.

    1. Hello Abhinav! It’s never too late to go to Disney!! You should plan a trip! I’m 43… or is it 42… I always forget LOL…. but my point is I TOTALLY love Disney!!! 🙂

  89. My 3 year old would love to go to Disneyland, I am really excited to have all the fun with him. thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi! You will both have such a lovely time! I just adore sharing Disney memories with my children!! 🙂

  90. and now you have a new follower as well 😊

    1. Aww thanks so much Puneet! I appreciate you very much!! 🙂

  91. How enchanting your Christmas as Disney park in Disney Resort would have been. I’m so happy to see the joyous pictures. Those Mickey treats looked awesome.

    1. Thank you so very much Jhilmil!! 🙂

  92. Oh I so much loved those Christmas socks and the Mickey treats. I’m waiting for my son to become 4, to take him to Disney resort and Disney land to have the same fun which you guys had:)

    1. Thanks Chandresh! That is a perfect age to take you son! My oldest was 3 1/2 on his first visit and at that age they totally love it! Have fun!

  93. I love Disney and so does my family. We have 3 daughters and my hubby is a bigger fan then them. I loves to watch them experience the magic of Disney.

    1. Hi Lavanda! It’s so great to hear from another Disney Family!! 🙂

  94. Who wouldnt love a Disny Vacation? Cool pictures. Looks like you had a fun stay and the hotel looks great!

    1. Thanks Aditi! 🙂

  95. It must have been fun to stay in a Disney themed hotel where even the food is Mickey shaped! 🙂 Both you mother and son look super happy and it is nice to see you enjoying! I loved going through the photographs and reading all about your experiences 🙂

    1. Aww.. thanks so much Sarmistha!:)

  96. Wow, what an awesome adventure for you and your son. It certainly sounds and look like you had a fab time.

    1. Thanks Crystal! We had such a great time!

  97. Those mickey mouse rice crispy treats are ADORABLE!!!

    1. Hi Noelle! I thought they were super cute too! 🙂

  98. Angela

    Looks like you and your son had a blast! I have been to Disney World a number of times, but not Disney Land.

    1. Hi Angela! We got to visit Disneyworld last spring when my oldest son was doing the Disney College Program and we really loved it! 🙂

  99. Looks like you and your son had an amazing time! 6 hour drive; where do you live? I luckily live in SoCal so it’s about an hour for me. I don’t go as often as I’d but my favorite memory at Disneyland would be when I went last Thanksgivin. It’s so beautiful and festive and luckily ran into Minnie and Mickey to take a picture

    1. Hi Katrina we live in Phoenix so it’s such a quick trip over on the I-10 🙂

  100. I still have yet to visit either Disneyland or Disney World. I’m planning a trip to California this summer and hope that I can finally make it there! One thing that I’m concerned about is how much money I’ll have to spend to have a good experience 🙁

    1. Hi Cassandra… I hope you have a great trip to California! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time at Disney…. One tip I have is that when you have a trip planned in advance, I get Disney Gift cards at Target when I can… $25 here and $25 there really add up after awhile and you can use those all over disney… towards rooms, food, gifts, tickets, etc. Also an awesome money saver is Disney allows you to bring in your own food and drinks. We usually bring in two backpacks, one with snacks and one with water bottles…. We still get something special to eat in the park but normally just one meal and we bring in lunch and snacks with us.

  101. Oh wow, it’s the disney dream that I never got to fulfill when I was younger! The accomodation sounds great, spacious room, good service, even the food resembles disney characters, that’s all so perfect! And then the early access to the Park before the crowds! Happy Times! Beautiful article and well… I am a little bit jealous hehe 😉 all the best to you in 2018!

    1. Aww thanks so much Wiola! 🙂

  102. I loved that you had such a great time at Disneyland. Your hotel looks beautiful and these Christmas socks are so cute!

    1. Thanks so much Vasundhra! 🙂

  103. It looks like you had so much fun on your trip! I love the attention to detail at Disney – those hidden Mickeys are a blast to seek out!

    1. Hi Caitlin! We totally love finding those hidden Mickeys! 🙂

  104. I’ve never been to Disneyland, but I have so many good memories of visits to Disney World. I hope they treasure these memories.

  105. Disney is the best place on Earth! It will always be special to me. I am so happy to see you both enjoyed your magical vacation!

    1. Thanks Melissa! 🙂

  106. I have always wanted to stay at the Disneyland hotel. Thanks for capturing all those cute details! My favorite memory is Mardi Gras in Disneyland!

    1. Thanks so much Alexa!

  107. This is so incredible!! It looks like you had an amazing time with your son, and Disney looks like it’s so much fun! 🙂 I’d love to go one day!

    1. Thanks Emily! I hope you get to go one day!:)

  108. So glad y’all had such a great time!! I’ve never been at Disney for Christmas, but we went for Halloween — the Disney team really does have such an eye for detail!

    1. Hi Maria! We love Disney at Halloween too! It’s so fun!! 🙂

  109. I love Disney and I cannot wait to enjoy my grandkids there as i enjoyed my kids when we used to go 🙂

    1. Hi Nisi! What a wonderful trip that will be with your grandkids!

  110. Sounds like you and your son had a great Christmas! I love that you both even got to visit Goofys kitchen! So fun!

    1. Thanks Cindy! That was one of his favorite things we did there! 🙂

  111. What a great way to spend the holidays. Looks like so much fun!

  112. Disney is super awesome, I’m glad you guys had this great time!

    1. Thanks Meryland! 🙂

  113. i love anything Disney too. Been to 3 Disneyland so far and hopefully I’ll get to visit all Disneyland in the world. Good to know that you and your son were having a blast in Disneyland.

  114. Looks like and your family had fun! Disneyland is indeed the happiest place on earth. and your picture are so sweet. Happy New Year!

    1. Aww thanks so much Helen! 🙂

  115. Your beautiful pics reveal all, tell loudly That you had great Christmas celebration at Disney. Revel in joy.

    1. Thanks so much Indu.

  116. Sure you had a great trip with Disneyland. My husband would love this experience. I need to show him to come here one day.

    1. Thanks! This is such a wonderful vacation spot!

  117. Danielle Thomson

    This is SO magical! Such a nice experience for you and your son. I’ve been trying to convince my boyfriend to go with me – maybe I’ll have to show him this post 😉

    1. Hi Danielle! I hope you get a Disney trip soon! 🙂

  118. Elizabeth O

    It seems that you and your son had a great experience at Disney. My twins really love Disney too when they are young. The DisneyLand Hotel looks really nice.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth!

  119. Nina

    It’s great when you can stay somewhere close to everything. This hotel sounds awesome. It’s nice when you can really feel treated.

  120. Wow.. the pictures and the vivacious face of you mom-son duo is evident enough of the power pack vacay of you two.. Everyone always dreams to experience a Disney entourage in their life.. Thank you for sharing the experience for that we people got the chance to have a glance of that famous place ..

    1. Thanks so much Jagriti! 🙂

  121. Bee

    This looks like such an amazing vacation. I’ve stayed at the Disney World resorts before but non of the Disneyland ones! The ones in California looks just as wonderful as the ones in Florida! Didn’t know about those hidden Mickeys but must have been so much find to seek out :)!

    1. Hi Bee! We stayed at The Art of Animation resort back in May when we traveled to Orlando and we really loved it! 🙂

  122. looked like an awesome time! my kids love Disney and we plan on going in May. Hopefully my oldest has a great time like your kid did.

    1. Hi Keki! I hope you all have a lovely visit to Disney in May! 🙂

  123. Ellie Plummer

    I am slightly jealous. This sounds like you had the most amazing time. I have been to Disneyland in Paris but I have never been to any of the other resorts.

    1. Hi Ellie! I hope so much to visit Disneyland Paris some day…. 🙂

  124. autumn

    Can’t go wrong with Disney! Looks you all had a great trip!

    1. Thanks so much Autumn!

  125. This looks amazing! We took our kids years ago and stayed with family nearby. We had a great time, but by the end of the day, we were kicking ourselves for not staying at the park, where we could just go up and crash. We swore the next time would be different. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Your welcome Melinda! Staying at the resort or even the Good Neighbor hotels are awesome for going back to rest during the day… 🙂

  126. This place looks amazing! Disney really do go above and beyond your expectations completely. It’s all the little touches they have as well, like the headboard and mickey mouse hands holding the lights, it all adds to the magical experience. Great post!

    1. Hi Cheryl! I’m so glad you enjoyed my post! 🙂

  127. Wow! That looks like such a great trip! I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to experience the joy of Disney! So glad you guys got to take this trip!

    1. Thanks so much Melissa! 🙂

  128. I am hoping to visit Disney at the end of this year. My grown children and I have never been, so I’m hoping to take them as a Christmas gift.

    1. Hi Angel! What a wonderful Christmas gift for your children! 🙂

  129. I haven’t been to Disney in a million years!! I can’t wait to take my little love… she’s 2 but obsessed with disney right now!!

    1. Hi Kimmy! Aww you will love taking your little one! There is even an awesome Princess experience you can book while there! 🙂

  130. How fun!!! We live in orlando and we are always visiting Disney WORLD, but I’d Love to visit Disneyland and stay at a Disneyland resort! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay!

    1. Thank you Aseky! 🙂

  131. Erin

    What an incredible trip! It all looks amazing, but I think my favorite part is the pillow saying “A dream is a wish your heart makes!” It looks like you had so much fun! Thank you for sharing your tips!

    1. Thanks Erin! I totally loved that pillow too!! It was super cute! 🙂

  132. Oh wow! This looks like an amazing trip! I absolutely love that headboard. Such great detail! I haven’t been to Disneyland, but I’ve been to Disney World. One of my best friends works there, so when I visit, she knows how to work the park to maximize our time there. Her and her family were able to stay at the Polynesian Resort during Christmas and I wanted to stow away in their luggage and stay with them as well! The Polynesian is so incredible! I’m so happy you and Boo had such a great time. Maybe I’ll have to start saving up to make my way out there!

    1. Thanks so much Larissa! How fun your friend works for Disney and can help you have such an awesome time when you are there! 🙂

  133. I live Disney at the holidays. I’m at Disney world often and it never gets old. So magical every time

    1. Hi Christine! I agree 🙂 We never get tired of Disney! 🙂

  134. Jenn Jg

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time at Disneyland. I have been to Disney world many times but your pictures and info really make me want to head cross country to Disneyland

    1. Aww thanks so much Jenn! 🙂

  135. What a great way to spend the holiday ! It looks so amazing. I’m a little envious.

    1. Thanks Jenn! 🙂

  136. We loved our Disney trip at Orlando but we did not experience staying at thei hotel. But truly the experience looks awesome

    1. Thanks Charu! 🙂

  137. Wow that headboard really is amazing. I have never been on any Disney related vacation. I really hope some day to be able to take my family on a Disney trip. They sure now how to give you an ideal family-friendly vacation! Great pictures.

    1. Hi Kayleigh! The hotel was definitely amazing!

  138. Looks like you had so much fun. Loved your clicks! I hope to visit Disneyland some day..

    1. Thank you Shridevi! 🙂

  139. OMG! You are a woman after my own heart. This sounds like the most magical experience EVER! I am anxiously awaiting my trip to Walt Disney World at the end of February for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and am seriously starting to count down the days. What a wonderful treat to celebrate Christmas at the one of the happiest and most magical places ever!

    1. Hi Daniela! I’m so excited or you that you get to participate in the Disney Princess Half Marathon! That is AWESOME!!! 🙂

  140. Oh looks like you had so much fun. I have never been in disneyland and i hope i can travel here this 2018/

    1. Hi Jake! I hope you get to take a trip to any of the Disney locations! They are all amazing! 🙂

  141. We love Disney! Our favorite place to stay is The Polynesian. I’m glad you were able to enjoy your visit!

    1. Thanks Casey! I’ve heard such great things about the Polynesian! We will have to check it out! 🙂

  142. It all looks so magical! Your room was amazing! Can’t wait to go there myself.

    1. Thanks Patrycja! 🙂

  143. Ana Vukosavljevic

    What a dream come true! This so cool! You were so lucky to be in the Disney hotel, everything looks so magical and unreal.

    1. Thanks so much Ana! 🙂

  144. Wow! Looks amazing! I have been to Disney world but never Disneyland. I would love to go one day! Disney looks beautiful at Christmas doesn’t it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Lacy! 🙂

  145. Now that is a great way to spend family time together and the holidays. Super fun!!!

    1. Thanks Stephanie!:)

  146. This is beautiful. We are still planning our trip to Disney. It will be my first time going.

    1. Thanks Magen! I hope you have a wonderful first trip to Disney! 🙂

  147. Heather

    I am so glad you got to go do this with Boo. You both were in desperate need of some R&R. Wish we could have met you there. Maybe next time. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Aww I’d love to do a Disney trip with you and the girlies! 🙂

  148. This is sooooo awesome!
    Definitely gonna put on my bucket list for my bubba!

    So gklad u had such a fab time 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Dilraz!

  149. These pictures are great! I would love to go someday, just haven’t yet! Maybe when I have kids that want to go!

    1. Hi Nicole! You should go with some friends! I love Disney and loved it even when I didn’t have kiddos… It’s such a magical place! 🙂

  150. I’ve heard this from a friend before. You can be a non-Disney fan, but you will become a kid in Disneyland. The animations and cartoons from Disney accompany us during our childhood, so why can’t we!

    1. Absolutely Tiffany!!! 🙂

  151. This is absolutely beautiful and since I’ve never been, it is definitely on my bucket list to cross it off soon. Thanks for posting.

    1. Your welcome Victoria! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading my post! 🙂

  152. Disney is one of my FAVORITE places. Disney around the holidays is on my bucket list. I love your post. Looks like you guys had a BLAST!

    1. Thanks Miranda! We had such a great time! 🙂

  153. I’ve never been to Disneyland only Disney World, but man that looks absolutely perfect! Disney knows there stuff, right? Glad you had such a magical time!!!

    1. Thanks Sophie! Disney totally rocks!! 🙂

  154. Wow, your post makes me visit Disney soon with my kids. Lovely pics too.

    1. Aww thanks so much!! 🙂

  155. It looks like so much fun there! I love the mickey mouse hands holding the lamps in the bathroom! So cute!

    1. Thanks Alicia! Boo was so excited to find those! 🙂 All the attention to detail even in a Standard room truly amazed me…

  156. Elizabeth O

    It seems that you really had an amazing experience there and you really enjoy it. and those pictures make me wanted to visit that place soon.

    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth! 🙂

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