We left Sacramento and headed south to catch our flight to London. We chose an overnight in LA so we wouldn’t have to worry about a long, or not long enough, layover between the two. Since we are Disney fans, and discovered we hadn’t visited the lands in the month of July, this worked out well. We flew into Anaheim, rented a car from Alamo, and drove the 30 minutes to Garden Grove Wyndham. The parks awaited so we headed over. It was mid-afternoon on a Friday in July – needless to say the park was crowded, but not as much as we expected. We rode a few rides, had a drink at the Cove Bar in California Adventure, got a closer look at the trains (currently under renovation), and waited until the sun went down so we could catch a final glimpse of the 60th Anniversary castle decorations.

As annual passholders, we have learned that patience is best, especially in summer, for enjoying the parks. We have had the glorious opportunity many times of riding the rides, so we were content to fit in just as many as we could. We met Pluto and Minnie, rode Pirates, the Haunted Mansion, Grizzly River Run (it was in the 80’s) and the Soarin’ over the World (wow!) We called it an early night so we wouldn’t run our energy down too much before we even left the country.

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