Disneyland in the Fall

I love Disneyland in the fall. Jesse and I went yesterday, and had a lot of fun. It was in the high 60s both when we got there and when we left, so it’s not too cold to wear shorts all day (it did warm up of course). It got crowded in the middle of the day, but for the most part it was relatively uncongested.

There were several of our favorite rides closed (Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds), so that was disappointing. On the other hand, it’s really good to see the Tiki Room getting some much needed attention (Haunted Mansion is closed for the holiday redecoration, Space Mountain is getting a major rebuild, and it looked like they were doing quite a bit of work in and on the Matterhorn). We still hand plenty of time, and ended up riding Splash Mountain (normally we avoid it because of huge lines), Pirates of the Carabean twice, Big Thunder Mountain twice, Jungle Cruise (which for some odd reason had a long line in the middle of the day), and the Disneyland Railroad. We also watched the Snow White show, saw Sky Captain, ate at the Rainforest Cafe, and the Blue Bayou.

While we were there, we also took some time to walk around the grounds of the Disneyland Hotel. I’ve never been there before and was pleasantly surprised. It reminded me a lot of the classic Disney style, and felt very relaxing. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to stay there for my birthday. I guess it’s all booked through December. Maybe we can take a weekend in Spring to stay.