Disneyland with Amy

I originally had plans to travel up to Mammoth Lakes the week before my birthday but after those plans fell through, I ended up going to Disneyland with one of the best coworkers ever, Amy! I’m actually glad that the road trip got canceled because I had too much fun being back at Disneyland after three years!

Amy and I left town around five in the morning but got caught in traffic around eight by Santa Clarita, which made us reach our destination a little later than planned. After we got ourselves checked in to the park, we went straight to getting our FastPasses for Haunted Mansion then ran over to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! There is honestly something so soothing with being back on that ride. After Pirates, we headed over to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad then grabbed lunch right before we had to be back at Haunted Mansion!

We ate at the Hungry Bear Restaurant since Amy was craving their chicken sandwich. We shared some onion rings and their Halloween-themed funnel cake.

After lunch, we got on Haunted Mansion then headed over to Disneyland’s latest attraction, Galaxy’s Edge. It was impressing how they set everything up but as I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan, I didn’t really know what the buildings were made to look like. We got on the Smuggler’s Run ride which is a virtual experience where each of the riders got to play a role – pilot, gunner or engineer.

Once we were finished with getting on rides, the fun part began – snacking! We stopped by the candy shop on Main Street where Amy bought snacks for her son while I bought some for Chris since he was stuck at work! After buying snacks, we got some cream cheese-filled pretzels, ate corndogs and stopped by the Market Place (aka Starbucks) so I could buy the Disneyland mugs and we ended up trying their Dr. Falicier Elixir drink (chai tea mixed with passion tea lemonade), which was soooo good.

We left the park around four in the afternoon and made the drive home. It was such a fun experience and it was so exciting to be back at the happiest place on earth. Looking forward to my next trip!


  • Hayley
    January 12, 2020 at 2:30 AM

    I’m not massive into Star Wars either but that theming looks so cool! I visited Disney California back in 2008 & 2006 and it holds a very special place in my heart (wipes tear – hahaha) – I really want to go back because I bet it has changed quite a bit now, I do tend to keep up with what they are doing over there. Very much looking forward to returning someday!

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

  • Kayleigh Zara
    January 12, 2020 at 9:35 AM

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing, I’ve actually never seen star wars before but everything fits the theme so well! Even the Mickey house Halloween decorations look amazing x

  • Yaya
    January 12, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Phenomenal, I didn’t know any of this! Makes me wanna go even more 🙂

  • Simone
    January 12, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    It’s been years since I visited last time and I loved it so much too. It looks like you’ve had so much fun, it really makes me want to go back very soon!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Jaya Avendel
    January 12, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    I have always been curious about Disneyland, and this looks like such a fun place to be! I love the leaf wreath of Mikey Mouse; he truly is a Disney icon.

    January 12, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Great post dear! Glad you had a good time!

  • Nancy
    January 12, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    FIRST OF ALL!!! TFTI!! But for real, glad you went because Disneyland is such a magical place!! You were on a mission that whole day, driving all the way down from your place. Mmmm, you can never go wrong with the funnel cake. I am so happy that you got to check out Galaxy’s Edge! Love that this was also a snack-filled day. You make me miss going back to DL already, hehe. NEXT TIME WE WILL GO!

    Nancy ♥

  • Anna Jo
    January 13, 2020 at 5:43 AM

    Disneyland will always be a magical place for me ♡♡ I think going to Disneyland was a great decision. Love how you got to snack a lot as well. I’m glad you had a great time!

    Anna Jo |

  • SundayDahlias
    January 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    I haven’t been to disneyland in so long!! I hope I get to go soon!

  • sonia // daring coco
    January 13, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Yes! Love Disneyland. We went for my own milestone birthday a few years back and had the best time. We did both parks over two days but California Adventure was my fave. It is the happiest place on Earth!


  • Alisha Valerie
    January 14, 2020 at 12:50 AM

    It looks and sounds like you had the best time beautiful. I visited Disneyland Paris a few years ago with my best friend and adored it. Gorgeous pictures! I’m sending you so much love. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  • Deborah Kos
    January 14, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Disneyland is such a fun place to spend the day with the Haunted Mansion and the Galaxy’s Edge. The Hungry Bear looked like it had delicious food too.

  • Charity
    January 14, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    That looks like so much fun! I’ve never been to Disneyland before

  • Lisa
    January 15, 2020 at 12:46 AM

    This looks like an amazing visit – your food photo is making me so hungry right now! I’m not a massive Star Wars fan but the idea of being a (virtual) pilot sounds like a lot of fun. And I LOVE your photo of the Mickey leaf wreath, that’s so cute. I’m glad you got to go to Disneyland again, and thank you for sharing your trip! Lisa x

  • Lauren
    January 15, 2020 at 8:07 AM

    Looks like a great trip! My little sister is off to Disneyland Paris soon. She is really excited! Thank you for sharing your trip and pictures! Xx

  • Sophie Wentworth
    January 15, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    This sounds like such a fun day, I’m not really a Star Wars fan but the attraction looks great! That Starbucks drink sounds incredible! x


  • Mai
    January 15, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Oh! I would love to go back to Disneyland! Looks like you had a great time!

  • Anna Reel
    January 15, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Ahhh that’s so fun! I went for the first time a couple years ago, but Galaxy’s Edge wasn’t finished yet! I hope I can go back one day to see that part because I’m a huge Star Wars fan!

    Thanks for sharing your adventure! 🙂

  • Hannah
    January 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM

    Oh my goodness, every photo in this post looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to go to Disneyland and have never had the chance – this has made me want to go even more!

  • Radi
    January 16, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    How fun! I haven’t been to Disney but it does look like the most magical place on earth.

  • A Cup of Wonderland
    January 17, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    I absolutely adore Star Wars so I would have loved visiting the Galaxy Edge part of the park – however I have never been to Disney before so I would love to go at least once!

  • Your post makes me want to go back to Disneyland! I would love to check the new Star Wars attraction. What’s your favorite ride in Disneyland? 🙂

  • Jyoti
    January 18, 2020 at 1:06 AM

    I would love to go to Disneyland! It looks so great and fun <3 Wonderful Post! Have a great day!

  • Allie Mackin
    January 18, 2020 at 9:37 AM

    I am not a big Disney fan for a number of reasons but this looked like a wonderful time. And how cool is that decoration with the leaves! Very cool as is the sequined ears.

    Allie of


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