Monday, January 09, 2006

A Disney Weekend

What a fun weekend. I got to spend the weekend, or at least most of it, with Michael and his family at Disneyland. Grandma gave the grandkids all 2-day park-hopper passes to the Parks. Since I have an annual pass I was able to join them for a couple of hours on Saturday and all day on Sunday. It has been years since I have spent that much time in the Parks, even though I have had a pass for years.

I love Disneyland. The joy and magic it brings to so many. My only problem is the attitude that they can charge anything they want to get in. A one-day pass is almost $60. Like I said I have had an annual pass for years and this is the first year I have had to drop to a lower level because I couldn't afford the one I usually get. If the prices continue to rise I will be priced out of the Park completely, that makes me sad.
Don't even get me started on the cost of the sub-standard quality of the food they are serving. I had a $9.00 bowl of corn chowder for dinner and needless to say last not was not a happy night for me.

But all that asside I love being at the Park. If you go, I recommend eating the the Downtown Disney district, the food will cost about the same and be much better (Disney doesn't run those restaurants). Although, I don't like Disney food, I do recommend eating at Goofy's Kitchen if you have small children and can afford the buffet. It is really cute, the food isn't that bad, and the kids will love having breakfast with the characters stopping by the table to say hello. We were visited by Alice (who I used to want to be until I got tall), Dale, and Goofy himself. It was great fun. We got some great pictures of Baby Ty giving Alice a high 5. Very cute.

All in all it was a great weekend with friends and family. I can't wait until my trip to the Park, it just makes me happy (even if I do complain about the cost).

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