We were recently pinning on Pinterest (make sure to follow us for all things Disney) and spotted this awesome infographic that was created by Disney.com – Who knew that Tiana is the queen of quick changes?!
Here’s one of our favorite shots from our most recent trip to Disneyland. We love Main Street during the autumn- all those jack o’lanterns & pumpkin muffins, hello! In fact, we think the fall might just be one of the best times to visit. Because we were just at the park we won’t get to celebrate Mickey’s Halloween Party. But next year, it is on! Happy first day of fall everyone!
Hope you’ve been enjoying our Dapper Day & Bachelorette Trip Reports (Day 1 and Day 2) because we’ve got one more day of retro bridal fun for you! Our final day required an insanely early start for a 7 am Magic Morning at Disney California Adventure! Here’s our adorable couple in line for Radiator Springs Racers- Sorry girls, he’s taken.
After our ride on Radiator Springs, we ran over to California Screamin’ and Midway Mania. The lines were so short we were able to Midway twice in a row (there’s a first time for everything).
Laura takes a ride on Silly Symphony Swings. It had really started to heat up on Sunday and we’re not going to lie, the swings were the perfect place for some impromptu air conditioning.
Time for breakfast at Flo’s V8. This restaurant may not Mickey Mouse pancakes, but it has delicious views. We sat by the full windows that looked out on Ornament Valley.
There’s always time for pictures on the way to a Bug’s Land.
True confession: we LOVE Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train. “Mama says carrots are good for my eyes. But I don’t want to put carrots in my eyes!” Classic.
If only, they really made cupcakes in this size.
Hayley was Disneybounding as Jane today 🙂
A few of us brave souls decided to brave Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and then we began our journey over to Disneyland.
Even though it was a 102 degrees by this point, we had to make sure and go on Alice in Wonderland and Storybook Land Canal. We were blown away by the changes they’ve made to Alice. It’s always been one of our favorites and now it’s even more impressive. Thank goodness for those fans we purchased at the Dapper Day Expo.
So there it is! Our Dapper Day & Bachelorette Trip Report (Day 3). We had such a magical time and we can’t wait to celebrate some more when James & Angela get married next month!
Time for day 2 of our very special Dapper Day Bachelorette Trip! One of the greatest bonuses of staying at the Grand Californian was getting early morning access on every day of our trip. We were visiting during a heat wave, so this definitely came in handy. Another day, another costume change. Here’s Hayley as a retro Rapunzel.
Our first stop was Fantasyland for Peter Pan and some teacups 🙂
We grabbed breakfast at Riverbelle Terrace (yay for the Steamboat!) and then went on the Haunted Mansion (which had just been given it’s Nightmare Before Christmas overlay) and headed back for some Astro Blasters action and Space Mountain.
Us ladies went off on our own, while the boys went to check out DCA. We did a bit of shopping.
We really wanted to make this a special trip for Angela, so we decided to have a ladies only luncheon at the Carthay Circle (one of our favorite restaurants). Here is our beautiful bride checking out the menu.
The gentleman who helped us to our table made sure to point out a very interesting detail on the table’s surface. That Evil Queen sure can get around.
Our experience was lovely from start to finish. Thanks so much to our server Jenn for making our visit so memorable!
If you come to the parks during a Dapper Day weekend, you must check out the Expo at the Grand Californian. It was vintage heaven. Next time we are absolutely going to get our portraits drawn.
After a short rest, we found the boys and made our way back to the park
Even though we were still stuffed from Carthay, we had to get some fried chicken at the Plaza Inn. It’s a positive must!
We had to watch Fantasmic! and then some of us decided to attend “The Royal Swing Big Band Ball.” Look at this cutie pie who wanted to get in on the dancing action. Did you ever? What a doll!
We basically closed down Fantasyland- Pinocchio, Carousel, and our personal favorite Casey Jr. Look who got the caboose.
There’s our second day trip report- cabooses, Carthay, teacups and all. Day 3 is right around the corner… we think we can, we think we can…
Hi everyone! We just got back from an incredible Disneyland weekend and we can’t wait to share our highlights with you. One of our best friends and fellow Disney lover Angela is getting married in a month to our cousin James (another friend and Disney lover)- there’s a lot of Disney love going around 🙂 So, when it came time to plan their bachelor(ette) weekend, we knew there was only one place to go- Canada- just kidding- Disneyland! Because Angela is a big vintage clothing fan, we planned the weekend to coincide with Dapper Day, which ended up being the best choice ever! We left on Friday morning at the crack of dawn- here we are, bridesmaids and bride, rising with the sun. Angela made our ears herself. Aren’t they beautiful?!
Once we made it to Anaheim (after a quick In N’ Out run- it’s the bride’s favorite), we got fully dapper-ed. We stayed at the Grand Californian- it was the first time for many of us (bride & groom included).
We spent some time goofing around in the lobby. Turns out, Ian is a master photo bomber.
And then we jauntily hoofed it over to the park!
And grabbed one of the fabulous photo pass photographers to take this shot of us all together
It was delightful walking along Main Street & seeing all the different dapper outfits.
Of course, we grabbed snacks and sandwiches at Jolly Holiday.
And then hopped a boat for a Jungle Cruise. Watch out for that net retro Ariel!
And make sure to keep your party together!
Next up was Indiana Jones & the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. It’s full of so many perils!
Next up were Pirates of the Caribbean & of course Thunder Mountain Railroad. After that, we took a relaxing ride on the train and found ourselves in glorious Toon Town. An extremely nice gentleman offered to take this picture of us. Look at all those toons…
And then some more monkeying around before nap/swim time back at the hotel.
Love this shot of our extremely dapper bride & groom on the way to city hall.
After recuperating at the hotel, we headed back to the park for a quick dinner at Rancho del Zocalo (we tried for Plaza, but it was packed) and then we caught Remember, Dreams Come True! We also made a quick run through Star Tours and Snow White’s Scary Adventures. But, what really stood out was the incredible atmosphere created by Dapper Day. We were blown away by the creativity, imagination, and glamour all about us. We can’t wait to share our Day 2 report very soon 🙂
It may just be that we’re still still recovering from our last trip, but man are Mondays (without Disneyland) rough!
Happy Anniversary from 2 Miss Mouses! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over a year since we shared our first post with you. 3 Disneyland trips and countless churros later, we’re still 2 Miss Mouses who love all things Disney. To celebrate, we’d like to present our “Disney Bucket List.” Some of these goals may be wildly improbable (hello #5 and #30), but you know what they say about wishing on a star…
- Visit all the Disney parks (Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney, Hong Kong Disney, and eventually Shanghai Disney)
- Dine at Club 33
- Attend an all-night event and watch the sunrise over the Matterhorn
- Be a part of someone’s first trip to Disneyland
- Be the voice of a Disney character
- Spend a full day at Disneyland (counting down to opening until being ushered out at the end of the day)
- Celebrate every major holiday at Disneyland
- Be in a parade
- Travel the underground tunnels
- Tour Walt’s apartment
- Stay at the Grand Californian
- Be the first riders on Peter Pan
- Be mistaken for a Disney princess
- Compete in the Gumball Rally
- Become a skipper on the Jungle Cruise
- Eat at every restaurant in the park
- Host a bachelorette party
- Be chased by a Disney swan
- Attend and participate in “The Royal Swing Big Band Ball”
- Celebrate our birthdays at the park
- Attend Dapper Days
- Watch the fireworks from directly in front of the castle
- Get a silhouette or caricature drawn
- Go on every ride in one day
- Meet Peter Pan
- Be someone’s fairy godmother
- Have a family reunion at Disneyland
- Attend a Disney movie premier
- Receive prime seating on Soaring Over California (WE NEVER GET IT!)
- Play basketball in the Matterhorn
- Plot and execute a ‘genius’ photo moment on Splash Mountain
- Attend a character breakfast
- Be involved in a moment of spontaneous song and merriment within the park
- Dress up like Minnie Mouse
- Find all the hidden Mickeys
- Make a wish at the wishing well and have it come true
- Work at Disneyland in any capacity
- Discover the recipe for Matterhorn macaroons
- Go on a Disney cruise
- Ride the Haunted Mansion alone
- Be safely evacuated from a ride
- Spin on the fastest tea cup
- Spend a night in Disney’s Dream Suite
- Be the singer for the song that plays after a Disney fireworks spectacular (this one is just for Hayley :))
- Have our picture taken with every princess in the park
- Have our hair done at the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique (age requirements be darned!)
- Dance the night away at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at DCA
- Purchase an animation cel from the Disney Gallery
- Get serenaded by the Dapper Dans
- Buy a tiara on Main Street
Is there anything we missed? What’s on your Disney Bucket List?
Hey Friends! We just got back from a very unique Disneyland trip that almost didn’t happen at all. About 5 weeks before our planned Disney adventure, I slipped on some good ol’ fashioned Chicago ice, and broke my right arm. Literally, the first thought I had after the doctor told me I had a fracture was “Ow” and “What about Disneyland?” My doctor cleared me to go, with the understanding that I couldn’t go on any roller coaster-esque rides (see you next time Big Thunder Mountain Railroad). This was our first time going to the park with any kind of serious injury, but it ended up making for a slightly more slow-paced, but also more relaxing trip. Time to get our ears on.
After a leisurely drive down the 101 (with a stop in Santa Barbara for some killer burritos- everyone check out Los Agaves!), we finally made it to the park around 4 pm. On our last few visits, we’ve made it a point to try out new restaurants (Big Thunder Mountain Ranch). Often, we get stuck in a bit of culinary rut (hey, who wouldn’t want to eat Plaza fried chicken everyday?). We strolled down Main Street and made a stop at the Carnation Café to see if we could make some last minute reservations. The wait was about 20 minutes, which actually worked out perfectly because the parade was going on right outside.
We hadn’t been to The Carnation Café since it recently reopened. The menu features a wonderful blend of down home cooking and fresh takes on old favorites. Hayley ordered the vegan burger and she was extremely pleased. According to her, it was the best veggie burger she’s ever had. Mom and I split the chicken fried chicken. It was delicious. For a Friday evening, the crowd level was really reasonable. We walked right onto Haunted Mansion & Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
We always follow this rule: WATCH FIREWORKS ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT! We’ve learned from past experience that if you get the chance to watch the fireworks, do. There are never any guarantees with wind and fire danger in southern California. We got the perfect spot right in front of the castle and finished our day with “Remember…Dreams Come True.”
The next morning, we opted to sleep in a bit and then went over to DCA for some Midway Mania (yes, you do not get a very high score when you have to play one-handed) and then stopped by Animator’s Academy (yes, you do not draw as well with your left hand when you usually draw with your right).
A quick stop at Monster’s Inc. and then Soaring Over California.
All that drawing and flying made us pretty hungry. Time for Cafe Orleans and a prime seat next to the Rivers of America. Tip: GET THE GARLIC FRIES!
And the ragout (a great vegetarian option)!
Mom treated us to two minnie pins. How sweet is that? Mine’s the old-fashioned pinkie and Hayley of course is sequined Minnie 🙂
Mom and Hayley went on BTMRR. They said that it’s a much smoother ride and they loved the new padding in the seats.
Then a stop by The Big Thunder Mountain Ranch to pet some goats and see some bunnies (the large kind that give you their autographs).
After Pirates, Pinocchio, and Tea Cups (oh, my!), we took a leisurely walk down Main Street. It is so beautiful in the spring.
After a ride on the “nap ride” back at the hotel, we returned to Disneyland for an evening of Rancho del Zocalo, a tour of Tomorrowland, and of course, Fantasmic! Oh and somebody got her highest score ever at Astro Blasters.
The next morning, bright and early, we headed over to DCA. We thought by getting to the park early, we had a good shot at a shorter wait for Radiator Spring Racers…nope. We hate to complain, but what is with all the line cutters?! It seemed like each person in front of us was saving a spot for their 20 closest friends. But, on the positive side, we made friends with the coolest middle-schooler ever. Emily was spending the day with her dad and we got to talking about favorite and least favorite rides. We all agreed that the Matterhorn, while thrilling, hurts like heck! Post Racers, we all went on Midway Mania together. Yay, Emily!
Before heading home, we made one quick stop by Main Street to acquire some souvenirs and we got to see Mickey and Minnie dancing with the Main Street Band. Can we just say, Minnie does a mean Charleston.