Posted by: mcweaver | August 26, 2008

7/29-8/1 Honeymoon Part Two: Disneyland

Asa and Amy on the Jungle Cruise

Asa and Amy on the Jungle Cruise

At the end of our Mexico honeymoon adventure we were relaxed and excited to get going to California. Amy was so excited to get to Disneyland and to see their friends and family that she made John wake up at the crack of dawn (5AM), so that they would be the first people to arrive at the airport to put their names on the standby list for the first flight leaving Cabo San Lucas to LAX. Guess what?! It worked we arrived 4 hours early and were so excited to be back on state side.

We met Amy’s Mom and Step-Dad John immediately at the Disneyland Hotel check in counter, we packed up to our rooms after a slight adventure trying to find the correct tower and fell in love the amazing suite, the views, the rooms and the excitement set in. The Disneyland Hotel was more than perfect! All the little details were appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.

Kris looks ready for Thunder Mountain!

Kris looks ready for Thunder Mountain!

We had a couple hours to wait before Todd and Danelle flew in and we were starving-marvins! Mom and John took us to the bar at the Brier Rose in the Grand Californian and we had a wonderful appetizer and drink! On our way there we ran into Matt and Janelle eating burritos in Downtown Disney! Mean while Toddly and Danella had landed and were headed out to the hotel! After a much anticipated arrival we finally met up with them outside the lobby and had a complete melt down of excitement, we ushered them up to the amazing rooms and then headed straight out for dinner. Mexican Food and pitcher margaritas! Yummy

Special time with Jace!

Special time with Jace!

The next day was our first and most furious day of Disney adventure. Asa and Tobias drove in from their relative’s home in the OC making our group (Todd, Danelle, Kris, John, Matt, Janelle, Asa, Tobias, Amy and John) Phew! What a crew! Anyone who did not possess a lanyard for pins was forced to buy one (Asa and Tobias) and the games began! We literally ran all over the entire park. We experienced an earthquake (just after finishing lunch) that shut all the rides down for a while but we still had an amazing day which ended with the Electrical Parade at California Adventure and a few more rides at Disneyland. The evening also brought the arrival of Jesse, Stephanie and Jace!

What a fun group!

What a fun group!

The days were filled with many magic memories:

Pin exchanges:

  • Todd received from Jesse a Limited Edition Mermaid Pin (only 50 made!)
  • Randall returned home to Jesse
  • The discovery of the “secret” pin boxes!
  • Trading “keeper” pins away to kids

New Rides:

  • Tower of Terror for Matt and John
  • Splash Mountain for Mom
  • Toy Story Mania for ALL
  • Finding Nemo for ALL
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Jace’s first ride!


Thanks for all the planning Todd!

Thanks for all the planning Todd!

Delicious Group Meals:

  • Corn Dogs
  • Blue Bayou Amazing Dinner!
  • Ice Creams, Cookies, Kettle Corn


Amazing Character Sitings:

  • Dori swimming up to Jace in the parade for a kiss
  • Captain Hook attacking Todd
  • Cruella snarling with Danelle in a picture
  • Tigger bouncing and hugging Mom!


We had the most amazing vacation and will never forget our adventures with our friends. Thank you everyone!

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  1. Thank you team Disneyland – we had such an amazing day with you all!

    The celebrations of Life McWeaver has started early in Sweden, church bells playing their favorite tunes, ships saluting as they enter the harbour, fireworks at the opera house, people gathered on the streets, bubbles of champagne all over the city! Happy New blog!!!

  2. Another INCREDIBLE adventure with you in the Happiest Place on Earth! I’m already starting to plan our next adventure… Disneyland Tokyo?! WOO HOO!

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