Disneyland and California Adventure

Sleeping Beauty Castle - Disneyland
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle just before the nightly fireworks show.

For our anniversary last month, Marcie and I spent a couple days in Southern California visiting Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. What a great trip. So much fun, and so much new stuff. It had been more than twenty years since we had last been. A very long time for two people who made regular visits to the park. Sometimes several per year. One of the advantages of growing up in southern California. Marcie grew up in the shadow of the Matterhorn and her was once “Captain” of the Mark Twain.

With so many years passing since our last visit there was a lot that was new to us, but even the old familiar attractions had gained some new life. Over the years they had been updated. I particularly noted the updates of Pirates of the Caribbean and the addition of Captain Jack Sparrow. The biggest thrills, however; came from the attractions we had not experienced before.

We were blessed to have been able to ride everything we wanted without long waits. I suppose that is partially because it was just the two of us, and partially that we were there mid-week.

Pictures from our two-day adventure are posted here – Disneyland, and here – California Adventure.

I don’t think we’ll be waiting another 20-plus years to return.