Spook's Disneyland Adventure

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Spook's Disneyland Adventure

Well, we're all booked! First ever trip to Disneyland yay I'm so excited! We will be there December 30 to January 8. And yes, we are going to Disneyland for New Years Eve! Mr Toad and the Matterhorn are my absolute must do's. I also want to have brunch at Goofy's Kitchen. Also hoping to book the Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour.

This is actually a business trip laugh The DQ Expo is at the Anaheim Convention Centre. Erik and I will be joined by my Brother and Sister In Law who run the mall location here. They are also doing a Hollywood Tour that was offered through DQ but Erik and I opted to spend our money and time at Disney! Gotta make the most of it awesome We are staying at the Disneyland Hotel.

I have to admit though, I'm really excited for the Expo! We've never been to one and it sounds interesting. I think I heard over 160 vendors will be there. There is an Iron Tip contest, showcasing the talents of cake decorators. A Top Curl competition showcasing crew members making that trademark curl on the DQ products. I wanted to enter this one ( I make a mighty fine curl biggrin ) but apparently managers aren't eligible gaah Which was a shame because if I made it to the Expo competition, it would've been a free trip! Oh well. I'll just live out my days as the uncrowned champion of the DQ curl laugh I am most looking forward to the 2018 Taste of DQ. They will be showcasing all the new eats and treats coming out! I can't wait to sample! Breakfast is included for two days and there is a day of seminars. The final night there is a dinner gala where Chicago will be performing.

Haven't had a chance to do too much planning but here's what I got so far

Dec 30 Arrival day. No parks today just checking out the resorts and maybe Downtown Disney.

Dec 31 Disneyland Park day! Not sure if gets as crazy as Disney World on New Years Eve so we plan on being there for park open and staying until the end. Since we've never been and it's only our first day, I don't mind waiting in line for rides. I mean, what else would we do all day?! Today my goals are Mr Toad and Matterhorn.

Jan 1 Hopefully brunch at Goofy's Kitchen. Then just having a relaxing day. Maybe check out the pool or Downtown Disney.

Jan 2 Park day #2. Probably California Adventure.

Jan 3 My brother and SIL have their hollywood tour this day so we might try for the Walk in Walt's footsteps tour. Otherwise, it'll just be a park day.

Jan 4 Expo festivities start at 4 today with the opening reception. We might go to a park in the morning. The Iron Tip competition is tonight too. As a cake decorator at our store, I can't wait to see what they come up with!

Jan 5 After breakfast we have a couple Franchisee Enrichment sessions. We are doing the " Be an employer of choice" and " The satisfaction guarantee". The first one is to learn how to hire better and have a lower turnover rate. The second is about customer service. The Top Curl competition is also today. At night there is a CMN ( Children's Miracle Network) Dinner and Silent auction.

Jan 6 Breakfast again then the taste of DQ! Tonight is the gala with dinner and Chicago.

Jan 7 Last day so we are of course hitting a park or two.

Jan 8 Flying home and trying to get back on eastern time laugh

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Sounds like a wonderful plan! I'm so jealous.

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Sounds very exciting! I would love to spend a holiday at Disney - you'll have to take lots of pictures. And hopefully you get a few free blizzards while you're at the DQ expo! laugh

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Sounds very exciting! I would love to spend a holiday at Disney - you'll have to take lots of pictures. And hopefully you get a few free blizzards while you're at the DQ expo! laugh

I will take lots of pictures! I can't wait for the new DQ products! I just seen a new blizzard and molten lava cake but they're only in the States sad

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So fun! Can't wait to follow along! yay

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I can highly recommend Walk in Walt's footsteps, it really bought life to the park. Both parks are great, I'm sure you will have a fab time.

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So excited for you!!

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Yay! I'm so excited for you, I love Disneyland. muchlove It's great that you get to combine work and pleasure like this.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Yay! I'm so excited for you, I love Disneyland. muchlove It's great that you get to combine work and pleasure like this.

Thanks! It still doesn't feel real. I'm hoping it will sink in after our fall trip is over laugh

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JanJ wrote:
Sounds very exciting! I would love to spend a holiday at Disney - you'll have to take lots of pictures. And hopefully you get a few free blizzards while you're at the DQ expo! laugh

Haha, I can't believe that 5 days after I wrote this comment we were in Disneyland! Can't wait for you to experience it - so familiar, but different.

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JanJ wrote:
JanJ wrote:
Sounds very exciting! I would love to spend a holiday at Disney - you'll have to take lots of pictures. And hopefully you get a few free blizzards while you're at the DQ expo! laugh

Haha, I can't believe that 5 days after I wrote this comment we were in Disneyland! Can't wait for you to experience it - so familiar, but different.

You just had to beat us there, didn't you? laugh

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For me I was amazed at the instant connection made with both parks, it's everything I hoped for and more. Out of my 3 world parks I think this tops them all (need to do all 6 to be sure, but the others have big shoes to fill)

The characters are free roaming and chip and dale are just so fun. Free characters were stopped at DLP due to them getting mauled.

That and the whole atmosphere felt like I was experiencing everything Walt imagined. I loved New Orleans Square and the little areas to get lost in near club 33.

California adventure amazed me, I love Art Deco so Carthay circle and The red trolley , I could just be there all day. Shame Tot is now Gotg as the theme now is a bit off for me. Then paradise pier - omg! We don't really have midway fairgrounds over here (smaller travelling fairs I grew up with) so seeing the fun wheel and the wooden coaster behind was amazing , I took so many photos!

I really found that there was space to roam in both parks and still more attractions per sqft than WDW.

I hope you love it as much as I did, can't wait to hear about your adventures.

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One month from today and we'll be there yay

Managed to book Goofys Kitchen and Cafe Orleans. Just have to book the Walk in Walts Footsteps tour awesome

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Spook wrote:
One month from today and we'll be there yay

Managed to book Goofys Kitchen and Cafe Orleans. Just have to book the Walk in Walts Footsteps tour awesome

Yay, so excited for you guys. You'll have so much fun.