[QUOTE=Toriadavis;1011670]It’s been a while since I’ve been on MB sorry to say. I miss this place :laugh:.
You know how life just sometimes pulls you away from these places:frown:. I’m back for a little bit, gotta catch up on my Disney info and stories:laugh: Anywhoo…we have exciting news…
It’s official we just booked a five night stay in a one bedroom villa at the Grand Californian. We will be staying there April 11th through April 16th.
I’m sooo excited. We love Disneyland so very much but have only been one other time and decided to stay at the Disneyland Hotel then.
I know my way around Disneyland pretty well but if anyone has some good tips for restaurants, other than Blue Bayou cause we will definitely be there one night for dinner please share. Or any other news or tips would also be cool.
Were going to drive from Vegas to So Cal so there will be no airports involved.
I was curious if there are any new rides or features that have arrived or changed since July 2008.
I guess that’s all for now but I’m sure I will have more questions and I know just where to come:laugh:.[/QUOTE]
Awesome, you will love the Villas, they’re very nice!
A restaurant I would suggest for a special dinner would be the Napa Rose Restaurant in the Grand Californian, its a very nice restaurant, has great food and awesome views/atmosphere and its right in the hotel property, perfect!
As for changes, as you know, DCA is undergoing a 1.1 Billion dollar Renovation, so there is a lot going on in the park right now, tons actually. When you go, the Silly Symphony Swings should be done (formerly the Orange Stinger), New rock work has been added to Paradise Bay along with new Light Houses (in front of Mickey’s Fun Wheel), Paradise Park (World of Color viewing park) will be done, and World of Color should be doing soft previews by then too, Games of the Boardwalk are done, Mickey’s Fun Wheel is done, the SS Rustworthy is gone, The Little Mermaid Attraction is under construction along with Carsland, San Francisco District got some nice plussing, the Red Trolley Lines and Tracks are currently being installed in Hollywood Pictures Backlot and the new pathway to connect A Bugs Land and Tower of Terror is being worked on. The new Entrance will be starting to go under construction soon, etc etc etc, so much going on, but you will have a great time regardless! Be sure to check out the Blue Sky Cellar is the Golden State section of DCA to see and learn about all of the changes going on at DCA. The Disneyland Hotel is also being completely remodeled as well, you will see the new design when you go, the Dream tower (tower facing DTD) is half done.
As for crowds, it will be busy, since April is prime Spring Break time, but it should not be packed like you would find it to be in Mid July.
Have a great time and enjoy yourself!