Friday, May 17, 2013

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

About 10 days ago, the hubs took me by surprise and proposed a family stay at Disney's Californian Grand Hotel.  I was hesitant at first, but after visiting the web site, park hopping, swimming pools, eating out and no housekeeping, sort of won me over.

The hotel lobby

We began our adventure with Goofy's Kitchen.  The kids loved the personal attention by the Disney characters and the hubs and I were delighted to watch them in awe.

Mad Hatter
The hotel really was "Grand."  I was mesemerized by the beautiful beams in the lobby and found all the  magical Disney touches executed perfectly.  I was particularly fond of Storyteller's Cafe. The restaurant catered to children and adults alike and the California Western theme was impressive.  Our room was comfortable and suited our family of five well.  (see our princess in the top bunk!)

Breakfast @ Storyteller's Cafe

When it came to attractions we couldn't have been more pleased.  The crowds were manageable and the cast members were friendly and courteous as always.  Just look at our faces, we really had a "Grand" time.

Daddy and his girl in the light blue car!
We love BUGS

Super fun
Tarzan's Treehouse
It was also a treat to have Uncle Steffen join us for our last afternoon and evening.  We braved the Matterhorn and Grizzly Rapids together, enjoyed his company on slew of other fun attractions too.

Uncle Steff giving Joe a lift
Grizzly Rapids

If you are like us, (an OC family with little ones and pass holders) spare yourselves the aggravation of travel arrangements, long flights and added expenses and book a stay at The Grand Californian Hotel.

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