We left Santa Monica and made our way back to Anaheim. One of my good friends Emily was in Anaheim for a conference so I was so excited that we were able to grab dinner with her over at Downtown Disney. We had a great dinner and then had the opportunity to walk around and catch up. The weather was amazing for walking around and we went into one of the many Disney Stores and walked around, it definitely got me excited for our day of fun!
My birthday was Tuesday and I woke up so excited. It's the way I used to feel on Christmas morning when I knew that I was about to open my presents. RSlo and I got to the park at 9:30 got our tickets (and my awesome birthday button) and stood outside of the park waiting for it to open. The park opened at about 9:45 and we got to walk through the gates. While the rope drop didn't happen until 10 (this allows you to get to the rides) we used our down time to take pictures with the characters. I can't believe how excited I got to see Mickey and Minnie and Goofy I felt like a kid again and not the least bit embarrassed or silly, just fun!
We had made a plan of attack the night before (with a great deal of help from lots of SoCal friends), and so we got some maps and got ready to go! Thankfully the park was not as crowded as I expected it to be so our plan worked really well and we got to do everything we wanted. We started at Space Mountain which we thought would have a really long line but didn't. We proceeded to go on all of the big Disneyland rides: Pirates of the Caribbean, Matterhorn, Haunted House (which was so cool since it was the Nightmare before Christmas), and the Teacups.
We were able to get through all the big rides at Disney by 12:30 (so surprising!) and we headed over to California Adventure. I think that's when we had the most fun. We went on the California Screamin' ride 3 times, and the Tower of Terror 2 times. We definitely both enjoy roller coasters so we definitely got out fix and Cal Adventure. We spent most of the afternoon there doing everything we wanted to do as well as partaking in some culinary treats : turkey leg and corn dogs!
We ended our day at about 6 and headed back to our hotel. We spent some time laying around before we went Tony Roma's for dinner. It was such a great day and really nice to talk and have drinks with RSlo at the end of it. I had an incredible day, this by far was the best birthday I have ever had and it took the sting of turning 25 away and made me feel like a kid again! I have also included some sweet pics of our day! I think I am still glowing!