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Old 04-15-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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TR: Our Magical Honeymoon at the Grand Californian

My first posting on this board. I've read many of the trips reports on both mouseplanet and this one, and I have to say this one is much more enthusiastic and detailed.
I am a Disneyland veteran since I was a small child. A little background on myself. When I was a child My family took an annual 4 day trip to Disneyland. Those trips were some of the most magical memories of my childhood. As I reached middle school and high school my family hit some harder times and we were not able to take the trips like we did when we were younger so after awhile it became a mythical place that I only dreamt about. And as the years went by I thought I kept looking forward to the time when I could go back to the place of some of my happiest memories. Finally after high school and 2 years after junior college I was able to transfer to a 4 year school and the trip my family took to celebrate was Disneyland! And when I went back I found out that it was as magical as I remembered and then some. Disneyland was still as fun and memorible as I remember but now that I was an adult I was able to enjoy downtown Disney to its fullest. Uva bar was Fantastic, but ESPN zone was the best bar I've ever been to. Enjoying a drink there then hopping on the monorail for more rides and magic got me hooked all over again...
Fast forward a couple years and I met a beautiful women who after years of convincing agreed to marry me. The clincher was this a magical moment were I proposed to her in front of the castle...
After our engagement it only seemed right that we spent our honeymoon there. And that is exactly what we did last October... more to follow when I get time!
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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Well you got me hooked into this fairytale.....will be waiting for more!!!
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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Great start to your pre-trip report.

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:10 PM   #4
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Good Start Love

Hi Hubby! I love your first post.

Jason and I met in college and after 6 months together I joined Jason, his mom and his sister in Disneyland. I had not been since I was 5 and did not remember much about it. It was the best vacation! We were only there a few days but I quickly became a Disney fanatic. I love the rides, the parades, the people, and the little extra touches that just make the whole park magical.

We weren't able to go again until a couple of years later. We celebrated our graduation from college with a joint family trip to Disneyland. Little did I know, but Jason was planning to propose to me (this is pretty much the only reason our fathers and my brother went - apparently everyone but me knew the proposal plan!). On the second morning there we all went to have our picture taken in front of the castle. We did a couple of group pictures and then Jason suggested that we take one of just the two of us. After the picture was taken I started to walk away and he grabbed my hand. I said "come on, we have to go fast pass Indy!". It was only when he started telling me how much he loved me and how much I meant to him that I realized something was happening! He actually got down on one knee and pulled out a ring! My Prince Charming!

Needless to say, we found it fitting to honeymoon in Disneyland. We had a great week; we stayed at the Grand Californian (with a Downtown Disney view) and wore the Mickey and Minnie wedding ears all week long.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #5
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What a wonderful story! I am really enjoying your tandem report! Keep it up!

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Old 04-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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I need 10 posts to put pics up...
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:11 PM   #7
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Ok, My wife mentioned a moment I think everyone is dying to see... so here you go!

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #8
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This is so sweet. My hubby and I had our honeymoon in Disneyland. I joke about the fact that we brought home our most expensive souvineer that trip. She is is 16 years old now.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #9
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That is an expensive souvineer! Luckily, we are a few years away from any souvineers of that kind. But sooner or later they will come, and then we both can't wait to see our kids faces when we take them to Disneyland to the first time.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #10
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Very sweet My husband wants to do something special for our 20th anniversary (). He is going to be very surprised when I let him know I want us to renew our vows at Disneyland
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Ok, My wife mentioned a moment I think everyone is dying to see... so here you go!

What a beautiful moment, thank you for sharing it with us!!!!! Kinda melts the heart
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That is an expensive souvineer! Luckily, we are a few years away from any souvineers of that kind. But sooner or later they will come, and then we both can't wait to see our kids faces when we take them to Disneyland to the first time.
Yeah we weren't really ready ourselves. Surprise! But she is one of the best surprises we've had!
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:22 PM   #13
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Hi neighbor (I'm about 30 miles from Auburn).

I can't wait to hear more about your trip!
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:12 PM   #14
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OK! I think everyone here is interested in the honeymoon trip. So since I am new here it this PTR will become more of a honeymoon recap. But before I start I would like to tell everyone that we booked our next trip in September so this is an official PTR! We booked three nights at the Camelot in and suites. The same hotel that we stayed at for our engagement trip. We booked it for the 17th through the 20th. The 19th is my birthday so I'll be sure to have a great party!
As for our old honey moon trip, we followed my family's tradition and woke up early. In this case 4'clock! and we were out of our apartment at 4:30. Our car was decorated accordingly, we wrote "just married" all over the car and for the big finale' we had "disneyland or bust" wrote on the back window. Needless to say these decorations got a big response from other drivers driving south on I-5. We got several honks and thumbs up from other Disney travelers. It was like being the star of our own show, and we had many observers. After about 7 hours of driving we saw our exit. And it was one of the best things I had ever saw!

So we Made our way down to the Grand Californian and seeing the entrance was even better then the exit!

We hurried our way into the hotel, knowing that our honeymoon awaited us and all the joy the accompanied it. When we got into the hotel we saw a sign that informed us of some information that we already knew. It was Miley Cyrus' 16th birthday party....

That was ok... because we knew it was coming. We had this trip planned for months so we looked at the entertainment schedule. But it was ok it allowed us to go to downtown disney and have some adult fun. So we went to the park while our room was being readied. After a couple of magical hours we decided it was time to go and formally check in. So we went back to the hotel and did just that. We got room 5151, and the view was Spectacular.



After that we left to eat some dinner at Ralph Brennen's Jazz Kitchen. Which is always awesome!



With our bellies full we headed over to the Uva bar to have some celebratory drinks.



After that we headed back to our room only to realize that we were being serenaded be the wonderful violinist Drew Tretick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek35IPCW9a4

We liked it so much that my DW had me run down and buy his CD. It was the perfect ending to a perfect first day.

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Great pics & what a view you had!!!!!

So you didn't get an invite to Miley's birthday???? I could think of thousands of other things I'd rather do!!!

I've never eaten at the Jazz Kitchen, but it sure seems to get some great reviews.....might have to look into that next trip!
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