July 9, 2015

First Ever Visit to Disneyland: Trip Report

As I mentioned a few days ago, my daughter took her husband to Disneyland for the first time. It fell during the 60th anniversary celebration, so I was curious to find out what he thought, knowing it would be crazy crowded.

It was a morning to night affair, where they covered just about every attraction that could- minus the ones that they would ride with their children. The focus would then be on those with height limitations- the "Mountains" etc.

My son-in-law is not a man of many words, therefore, this is presented in a positive / negative winners / losers response. Get ready for some surprises.

Winner:  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Runner Ups: Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, Splash Mountain.

Loser: Star Tours (and he's a HUGE Star Wars fan) 

The evening fireworks show and parade were well liked, but the crowds made it a less than great experience. 

The evening before the visit to the park, dinner was had at Ralph Brennan's. Verdict- good but very noisy and too expensive for the money. 

Now the Million Dollar Question- Would he go back, and would he bring the kids? Answer: Absolutely. Enough said.

(Photograph copyright Allison.)


Len said...

Hahaha! Great post Mark! I like your son-in-law's no nonsense report. I smiled when he said a return visit was a definite yes.

Mark Taft said...

Overall, my son-in-law is a pretty funny guy, but as a fire fighter, he gets serious fast when its time! :)