I had not been to Disneyland in over 20 years. There were always so many other things to do in California. I had been thinking about going for a while though and it finally came together. Dave and Cindy Hale, Penny Karr and I, went on a 3 day park hopper trip. Penny hadn't been to Disneyland in more than 40 years. California Adventure hadn't been built last time we were there. The Hales had been more recently, but still not ridden on everything and had never done the park hopper thing.
I did some homework before we went and we had a plan. Hopefully it would save us some time waiting in line. Lots of people gave us advice.
It was fun to see the park decorated for Halloween. Disneyland closed at 6pm a couple of nights we were there for their Halloween party. It was another 80$ on top of the tickets we bought, so we didn't go.
We went mid week to minimize crowds, but there were still a lot of people in Disneyland. California Adventure wasn't too crowded. One of the Disneyland Workers (cast members) told us there really wasn't an uncrowded time at Disneyland anymore. He said Christmas Day is often the busiest day. Crazy.
You can't see them very well, but there were "gems" all over the castle to celebrate the 60th anniversary.
Rode the paddle wheeler for the first time. It was a nice break and you could see some things you couldn't see from anywhere else.
Minnie's house in toon town.