[QUOTE=lovemysons;1095493]First off, we stayed at the Candy Cane Inn.
The room was great, it was clean, the bed was comfy, and the walk to the parks was very quick, and quite nice. I was feeling a little wistful about not staying on property, but once we checked in and walked over to Downtown Disney, I was fine. I did not feel like I was “missing” any of the magic.[/QUOTE]
Voldemort loved the Candy Cane Inn, and I guess for good reason. But it is close to the park, and thus almost as convenient as staying on property! :mickey:
[QUOTE=lovemysons;1095493]We ate at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, TJ was our server, and he was simply adorable.
Dinner was excellent. I had the black and blue filet and dh had the medallions of beef. He also had a cup of the gumbo for an appetizer, and it was perfect. Our service was outstanding, the timing between appetizer and meal was just right, and then we split a waffle with caramelized peaches, toffee bits and I want to say ice cream but it may have been whipped cream on top. YUMMY!!! No pics though since DH thoroughly and utterly pooh-poohs any food picture taking in his presence. We ate outside, because it was balmy and warm and it was oh so much fun to people watch. Afterwards, we strolled around a bit and then headed back to the room.[/QUOTE]
I am SOOOOOOO glad you enjoyed the Jazz Kitchen! The food is great and the atmosphere is normally the best second to Napa Rose. Glad you had good service as well.
[QUOTE=lovemysons;1095493]Friday morning we ate breakfast at the hotel, bagels and fruit, and pretty good coffee, couldn’t sit by the pool though, as Dopey had suggested, since it was RAINING. :crying: :crying:Raining! No, no, no, I say nay nay!!! It shall not rain on my trip, my very first trip, to Disney Land!!! But, no matter how many times I said it, it did not stop raining.:dry:[/QUOTE]
Sadly, the rain does make it less than happy at times. :sad:
[QUOTE=lovemysons;1095493]Did I let this slow me down? Not a chance. Off we went. We arrived at the gates to Disneyland about 30 minutes before opening. There were 4 people in front of us. Not much of a park opening, but none the less, we were there for it. We headed straight for the Nemo subs, and we were FIRST in line!! The young man that greeted us told us they were still running the start of the day safety tests, it should only be a couple of minutes before they opened. So we waited. While we waited, we chatted with the CM, and when we told him it was not only the first ride of the day, but the first ride ever at Disneyland. He told us he would be right back, and then he appeared with “First Trip” buttons for both of us! So sweet.
And, then, we were the first ones onto the first sub of the day.:mickey:[/QUOTE]
Woohoo! The best part of rain at Disneyland is the lack of crowds! :pirate: