This year was a big birthday for the Sugar Snaps. It took me a long time to decide what to do for their birthdays because I was wrapped up in the magic of having four turning four! Then, it hit me. They loved our previous experiences at Disneyland and California Adventure when they were two, but they are now at an age where they are ready to experience the wonderment at a new level. We decided to spend one day, splitting our time between both parks. Greg and I had never been to Disneyland during the holidays and were pleasantly surprised by all of the festive decorations everywhere.
Our first ride was the Dumbo ride. They all enjoyed the experience of flying and watched the ride for a while after they got off.
We took every opportunity we could to meet the characters that the Sugar Snaps know and love. They are especially fond of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and were dressed to match. They could hardly wait to meet Minnie! Capri was especially excited that Disneyland cast members called her Minnie throughout the day. They had plenty of birthday wishes too as they wore their free Happy Birthday buttons. If you decide to do a birthday at Disneyland, make sure to pick up a free button to the left of the entrance by City Hall. It is so fun for them to receive birthday greetings throughout their stay.
We pretty much closed the place down. At the end of the night we stopped at one of the many cafe’s and ordered a snack before heading home. On the way home, before they fell asleep, they professed that they had so much fun and wanted to come back every day. They continued to inquire about making this a daily event for another week! I still can’t believe our ‘babies’ are four years old. Have you ever been to Disneyland or Disney World? What time of year did you go? I would love to read about your experiences in the comments.