Yes, I'm over 30 (cough! ...way over) but that doesn't mean I have to stop enjoying the fun things in life. No matter how old I get I will always be young at heart and embrace the happy things in life, even if the package it comes in, is a smiling, talking mouse.
I've worked hard this year and the best way I could imagine to celebrate, was a little fun at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park. I chose to take my brother Chris, since he's been with me through the tough times and has a bit of an obsession with all things Halloween. We indulged in as many rides as we could fit in, we ate too many churros, chocolate chip cookies, chilaquiles, cinnamon crisps, bread bowls and bbq skewers. The 13 hours of walking balanced it all, at least that's what I keep telling myself...
Haunted Mansion Holiday is always my fave and the old, musty smell of Pirates of the Caribbean brings me back to the days when I use to work at Disneyland Costume Department (one of my most beloved jobs of all time) and on special cast member employee nights we would ride this over and over again. It was magical.
The happiest place on earth. A place where you can laugh, forget your worries, sing, dance, act silly, and wear mouse ears without being judged.
Fantasyland is by far, my fave and in honor of the dvd/blu-ray release of Alice Through The Looking Glass, here's a little glimpse into Alice's world...
Thanks Disneyland, for allowing me to take a little break from being an adult. If you're reading this post and are wondering how to have some Halloween fun this month, while you need to 'forget about your worries and strife', I highly suggest a trip to The Happiest Place on Earth!
*Disclousre: Thank you to Disney for graciously providing me with park-hopper passes.