Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Disneyland California

We arrived bright and early to the Disneyland hotel where we were staying in the Adventure tower. It was my first time staying at the hotel and it is beautiful! The light up headboard is a nice touch (which is pictured below). We went straight over to the main park and to the Matterhorn as I've never been on it as well as the Finding Nemo Submarines. The highlight in that park for me is just walking around and admiring it as its so beautiful and well kept and was extremely fun to take the boyfriend as he'd never been before.

A few other firsts for me was Indiana Jones and the new Iron Man tech exhibition in Tomorrowland (which was fun to see the suits!). We then went over to California Adventure and went straight over to Cars Land which was amazing! They have made it so well and looks stunning at night with the neons! We went for dinner at the Cathay Circle restaurant which is based on the building that had the Snow White premier in 1937. The interior was beautiful, with amazing cocktails!! Would definitely recommend the restaurant and as an added bonus you receive priority viewing for World of Color if you had 2 courses so we managed to have an amazing view without getting there early for Fast passes.

Straight after dinner we headed to World of Color which was amazing! The songs were perfect, so glad they did Wall e! Its hard to explain if you haven't seen it but would definitely make the trip to see it again. After park close we headed back to our hotel and visit Trader Sam's which is a bar I have been looking forward to for years! Its like stepping inside the Enchanted Tiki Room but with a bar and tasty cocktails are the entertainment inside of animatronic birds! I highly recommend the "Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum" which consists of Rum, coconut and pineapple (my favourites!)

The second day we went and re did all our favourites like the Haunted Mansion and California Screaming along with more dole whip and our favourite Chilli cheese dogs (which aren't as good as the Casey's ones in Florida!). We also managed to get the last Fast passes for Radiator Springs racers so was a lovely finish to the trip!

As always Disneyland never disappoints and with the lovely Cars Land addition and the Fantasy Faire for princess loving girls I can't wait to go back!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Los Angeles

The first part of our trip to the States was Los Angeles, we stayed at the beautiful Roosevelt hotel on Hollywood blvd. After a long flight we picked up our Mustang and drove through LA, unfortunately the weather wasn't great but we headed down the walk of fame to explore.

On Saturday we headed to Venice beach and to Santa Monica for some shopping. I. He evening we went to Bar Marmont, which is in the famous Chateau Marmont hotel for some cocktails. After we headed to the Rainbow room for some drinking! The next night we went to the Staples center to see the Lakers vs Spurs game which was my first sporting event! It was amazing! Not sure how the players concentrate with all that music and commotion but it was an amazing evening!

Lisa x