Post # 1
Hey ladies, we leave for our honeymoon on December 23 and will be gone through the 28th. We’re going to Disneyland/ California Adventure and also plan to go to Universal Studios ( Christmas is Disneyland! Soooo excited!)I just want some ideas to make the holiday extra special even though we aren’t home. I’m honestly thinking about hiding a fake Christmas tree we have in our car and setting it up in our room. Corny I know but I want to bring Christmas with us… I’d appreciate and ideas or suggestions for any of the parks or places to eat, or visit. We have been before but there is so much to see. Were always up for new adventures!
Post # 3
Have you been to Medieval Times? That’s always a one time “gotta do it” experience. Of course, in Disneyland, make reservations at the Pirate’s restaurant (I’m drawing a blank on what it’s called). Have a FANTASTIC time! I’m totally jealous!
Post # 4
I have done the Medieval Times when I was younger, but I forgot about it! Thank you, I will look into it now!
Post # 5
Make sure you get to Disneyland EARLY! I went last year on December 28th and got there at 11 am. They said we couldn’t go into Disneyland until 4 pm and had to go to California Adventure until then! By the time we got into Disneyland, all the fastpasses were gone, so we had to wait in extremely long lines (over 2 hours for most rides). The employees basically had to yell at everyone to direct traffic, and it just felt like a herd of cattle and didn’t turn out to be a very fun experience. I’m sorry to be a “wet blanket”, I just want to warn you to expect huge crowds.
I would suggest going to Naples near Long Beach. The people who live along the canals have beautiful homes and they go all out with decorations for Christmas. It’s romantic to walk along the canals with a loved one 🙂 Bonus: it’s free!
Post # 6
I’m all for the Christmas tree idea. Are you staying in the same hotel the whole time? Even better.
I’m also going to Disneyland after I get married. Not really as a honeymoon because I’m going with my sister’s family & her adorable daughter but I’m totally excited. I bet Disney at Christmastime is just the most fun.
Post # 7
Walking along the canal sounds amazing, Ill def have to add that to the list. We are expecting crazy crowds, that why I want to have a few ideas in my back pocket just in case we can’t handle the crowds. We have a four day park hopper pass, so we do have time.
We will be at the same hotel the entire time. DH doesn’t want me to get him a gift, but I want to do something special. Even if I am the crazy lady traveling with a fake tree 🙂
Post # 9
@whiskeyandrhinestones: Not so much related to Disney/Christmas, but if you’re interested in seeing things in the area, I highly recommend going to La Jolla! You can go right to the coast and see seals on the rocks. That was one of the coolest things my FI and I did when we were in the San Diego area last May.
Post # 10
I will just say… be prepared to wait in LONG lines ALL day long 🙁 Sadly, holidays at Disneyland are usually the absolute worst time to go, and can be worse than a Saturday during summer 🙁
I know it’s a little far for driving – but what about Sea World? That place is so much fun 🙂 And yes!! Medieval Times is a BLAST. I love it! If you’re thinking more of theme parks, take a look into going to Knotts 🙂 That place is not quite as busy as Disney and has more “grown up” rides if you like those 🙂
Post # 11
We were premium annual passholders when we lived in LA and as I remember Christmas Day was not terrible. Reason being that all other passholders are blocked out, so unless you have the premium or buy a ticket that day, you are not getting in to Disneyland. That said, it could totally be crowded this year.
Are you staying at one of the hotels on the grounds? You can always laeve the park and go back, if it gets overwhelming. Sometimes FH and I would go rest in the car and then go back later. Or we’d just hang out in the Grand Californian hotel for a bit…
If you can swing it… Dinner at Napa Rose 🙂
I vote for driving out to the Balboa Peninsula, it’s so beautiful and the homes are gorgeous.