Back in November I met a girl whose husband works at Disneyland. In conversation she mentioned if I ever wanted to get in for free, just to let her know. I told her not to joke about such things, as Disney is SO expensive, and that kind of offer is bound to make a girl cry…or faint.
Just a few months earlier Daniel and I had talked about really wanting to save up and take Dayla to Disneyland in the next couple years. She seemed old enough to enjoy (and remember!) it now…and we were also excited about the idea. But is so expensive, I knew it would be a treat and some time before we could make it happen.
So when we got the offer from this girl with a heart of gold…I got choked up. It felt like an answered prayer….in fact…I am certain it was. Modern day miracles are happening people.
In February, she followed through on the most amazing offer. I couldn’t believe it. All day long I kept pinching myself and thanking God for this opportunity…and thanking God for her! So we left Sebastian with Grandma and Daniel and I took Dayla to Disney.
Dayla doesn’t ride rides, or like meeting princesses…so I was hesitant about going…but with the price tag of “free” it took all the stress out of the occasion. We knew we could go for even just a few hours and not regret a thing.
Well, we went from 8am-8pm and it was the most incredible…MAGICAL…day. Still now I am choked up in gratitude for what a blessing it was…and what a incredible experience it was.
We started the day in Fantasyland (went on Alice in Wonderland), Toontown for lunch, and then headed to all the adventures that you can just discover (Tom Sawyer’s Island and getting the pineapple sorbet in the Tiki Room). We ended the day with a parade and some more rides in California Adventure. The whole day was simply AMAZING.
We spent most of our time just pouring into our little girl, but we did snap a few pictures:
Seeing what Disneyland has to offer…
First stop of course HAD to be Fantasyland:
Toontown for lunch:
Tom Sawyer’s Island:
We had a “park-hopper” pass…so we headed over to California Adventure for dinner and a parade: