dfinney @dfinneyMay 2019 · 4 min read

Hi Steemit!

I am back from vacation. It was great to get out of town and FAR away from work. Over the next few days I will share some pictures from the trip. Suffice it to say, a good time was had all around. ☺️

I am a Disneyland addict.

Well... I suppose not like some people. I don’t have a home full of Disney themed decorative items or a wardrobe filled with Disney clothes, but I do love it there. Disney has branded itself as The Happiest Place on Earth, it definitely is my happiest place.

Yesterday Last Thursday, I returned to my happiest place!


The park is celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse!

This trip we only visited one park (Disneyland) for one day. The park prices each day based off of customer demand. Our single day, single park tickets were $129 per person. NOT CHEAP! Yet... so worth it!


Classic first view as you enter Disneyland, California.

We always get to Disneyland right when it opens. Last Thursday this meant an 8am arrival. Lucky us, we always stay within walking distance of the main gate.

After pausing for photos in front of the Disneyland Main Street train station, everyone heads into the main part of the park. The path takes you under the stone arches supporting the train tracks and past one of my most favorite signs.

Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.

And with that you emerge on Main Street USA.


Disney Emporium on Main Street

Being on Main Street is taking a walk down an idealized American Main Street of the late 19th or early 20th centuries. The area itself is based off of Walt Disney’s home town. This is a great spot for “character” photos when you first enter the park.


Four of Disney’s BIG FIVE - Pluto, Mickey, Minnie and Donald! Only needed to find Goofy.

We always speed through Main Street to our first stop - Adventureland! Adventureland is probably my favorite area in Disneyland. Some of my favorite rides are here, and the area is so well done. It feels exotic, sort of a combo between Hawaii, Marrakech and a jungle outpost.


Adventureland day and night.

Adventureland’s number one attraction is currently the Indiana Jones ride. We always go here first. However, the area is also home to the classic Jungle Boat cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room.


Seriously BEST ride EVER.

From Adventureland we usually head up towards New Orleans Square to hit up Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion. However, this visit we ducked through Frontierland and instead road the Mark Twain Riverboat. It was very peaceful after the intensity of Indiana Jones, and it gave us a tiny glimpse of Star Wars Land!! (Opening May 31).


The boat takes a journey along America’s most famous rivers.

After a relaxing ride on the Disneyland Railroad it was time for lunch. (No food shaped like a mouse was consumed.) 😂🤣 Lunch gave us the energy for Pirates, Haunted Mansion and encounters with multiple Winnie the Pooh characters. We then headed to Tomorrowland to soak up all the Star Wars things.



About this time we were six hours into Disney, and it seemed like a perfect point to take a break. After a stroll through the Downtown Disney shops (located outside of the park), we went back to our hotel for a rest. The rest lasted four hours.

Then it was back to Disneyland at night!



I LOVE Disney after the sun goes down! The whole mood of the park changes. There are far fewer little kids and the night time rides have an extra air of excitement. Plus, the park has several night shows set to music, many of which include pyrotechnics! 😍


Soaking up the sunset into night vibe.

We did a lot of wandering in the evening. We also managed to go on a few rides including: The Jungle River Cruise, The Matterhorn and It’s a Small World. The park absolutely sparked at night thanks to the glow of thousands of twinkle lights.


Though Disneyland stayed open to midnight the day of our visit, we decided to leave the park a bit after 10. Nine hours seemed sufficient this visit, and besides... I know we’ll head back again soon. We always do. ☺️

All photos are my own.

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Sweet. I’m headed to Disneyland next week. This post was perfect.


OMG! I am insane! That convo wasn’t with you! I am gonna blame the early hour of my reply..... Sorry. You were probably like, what is this girl talking about?

Ahhhh! How exciting. I was actually there when we were messaging about Steem Explorers last. Was in the midst of grabbing an icecream on Main Street. 😂🤣😂

Have a great time! I am already plotting my next visit for after Star Wars Land opens. ☺️


Welcome home, my sweet friend @dfinney! I love Disneyland!!!! Viewing your photos make me want to drive to the happiest place on earth!!! Thanks for sharing, my friend! Have a great week and take care.


☺️ Get in your car and go now!
Of course, it is no Italy. Welcome home to you as well! 🤗


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What cool shots in the park I to Love Disneyland and have visited both eh Florida and A ones a couple of times I to liked getting there early and making a whole day of it, its like to different parks from day time to night time

Your post brought back lovely memories of my visits ;)

thanks for this great post and being an active member of @steemusa !tip


Thank you!

I have been to both California Parks and the four at Disneyworld, but it’s been almost 20 years since visiting the Florida Parks. One of these days I will get back! ☺️

Thanks for being such a lovely mod of Steem USA. 🇺🇸


I to have been to all of the Parks but many years ago for the LA ones I am sure it has changed so much, we took the grandkids well and there parents to the Florida one 3 years ago, and I would love to do that again before to long, its such an amazing experience :)


Looks like a good time. It brings back those memories of living 8 miles away all through high school. I rode my bike there once!


Ahhh living your best Cali kid life! Disney on bikes! Bonfires on beaches! You had it sooooo good!


Those are great pictures. The teacups look so pretty at night.


Thank you!

Yeah I love the tea cups at night. The lanterns and all the colors really pop.


Damn dfin, you slayed it! Happy to see you having so much fun 😁👍👍


Vacation was sooooo good. I am ready for another one! 😂


Looks like you guys had a great time, and got a pic with my kin. Did you guys make it to Club 33???


Ha ha. We don’t have the connections for Club 33. I did manage to go once though. When I was 3! 😂🤣😂


I have never been to Disneyland :) I have wanted to visit the one in France but I somehow forgot about it over the years :)

The ticket price seems indeed high but if you like it it is worth it. Some people buy expensive stuff and you go to Disneyland :)

It looks like you had a lot of fun and that it was a very long day. I'm not sure if I would be able to be active for 9 hours :)

Thank you for sharing your story! Have a nice day and I hope that working again won't be that bad :)


I would love to go to Paris Disney. I have been close twice, but both times chose to enjoy Paris itself instead! ☺️

Yeah, I really like collecting experiences. In the end a fun time with a loved one is always going to be more valuable than an item, so spending the money to visit Disney every couple of years works for me.

I hope one day you will get to go too! Thank you for stopping by! 🤗


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Thanks @supdork. 🎉


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