Our Disneyland (and Proposal) Vacation

Disneyland Vacation, 2009

November 6th, Our Anniversary

We got into LA around noon and ventured over to the Mercedes-Benz Classic’s Center as part of my anniversary present for Joshua. It was Joshua’s second visit and my first.

Mercedes Classic's Center

Mercedes Classic's Center

Mercedes Classic's Center

It was so great to see all these old luxurious cars in such perfect condition. We took a ton of pictures and even saw a Mercedes-Benz that Robin Williams donated to the Classic’s Center! So cool!

A little after 2:30pm we checked into our hotel. We stayed at the same Holiday Inn we did when we came here last year. This time they completely remodeled everything so it was all shiny and new and modern. As soon as we settled into our room we head straight to the hot tub for some relaxation. After the hot tub we showered, got dressed, and went on over to Downtown Disney to have dinner at the Rainforest Cafe.

Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

Once finished with dinner we browsed a couple shops and headed back to the hotel.

November 7th

Aside from the engagement, Joshua and I had one heck of a time at Disneyland. We seriously lucked out that day. To start with, when Joshua was in line to buy our tickets (one day park passes) a lady came up to him offering her 3 Day Park Hopper for $20; apparently it was her husband’s and he was back at the hotel. Joshua only had $15 and she took it anyway! It got us in the door and everything!

Then the wait times for the lines were super short. For example, the stand-by wait time for the Finding Nemo ride was only 20 minutes! Normally it’s 1-2 1/2 hrs! I joked around with one of the cast members about when some lady walked away because 20 minutes is too long! ????

Finding Nemo

We got into both Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion Holiday within 10 mins and Indiana Jones within 20! There wasn’t even a line to get a Dole Pineapple Whip!


Pirates of the Caribbean

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Because of the lack of people we were able to walk the park peacefully and ride all the rides we wanted to by 2pm. In fact the only thing we really had to wait for was our shuttle bus to and from the hotel.

It was seriously magical day. With the proposal and our luck with the rides and lines, I couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary present. And just think, next year we’re getting married on our anniversary! Can’t wait! 363 days to go!