Happy Saturday friends! Hope everyone had a great week and a great 4th of July. We have been super busy the last half of this week after coming back from our trip. I have yet to recap our 4th of July Disneyland adventure, and I have a ton of people asking me about it. So here it is.
We arrived to the parks around 9 am on the 4th. There was NO line at the Disneyland main entrance gates. As we walked in we decided we needed a frutti pebbles donut. So straight to the Main Street Expresso cart it was. We were too late, so they sold out of their first batch. We ended up having breakfast at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante in Frontierland. It was so good. I will be doing a post just on breakfast.
Wait times were amazing! I was shocked at how few people were in the park. Wait times were only 5-15 min! Even for classics like Pirates and Haunted Mansion.
@disneyland did not disappoint when it came to characters in the park. Most were walking around in pairs. Never have I seen Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee, or Tweedle Dum in the park. And we were lucky enough to meet them at the same time along with Alice and the Mad Hatter! Just after we took our pictures with them Peter Pan came up and whisked the kids away to play a game of hide-and-seek. The kids were Beyond excited to play with Peter. They ran in circles holding his hand, and finding hiding places.
We look a break from the park in the afternoon to hit the pool at @anabellahotel . The pool bar had a $5 happy hour! 🍹 YEEEEESSSSSSS! After we cleaned up it was back to the park.
We had dinner reservations at Cafe Orleans in Orleans Square. Dinner was super good! After dinner we hit a few rides then off to lock down our fireworks spot. I recommend doing this earlier than we did. By this time all the missing people came out of hiding. We hit a major people traffic jam between Orleans Square and Frontierland. The Main Street Electrical Parade was going which made it tricky to get to our ideal spot on Main Street. We watched the Parade from the train station on Main Street. After it was over we made our way to the flag pole. I wanted to be in front of the flag pole facing Main Street. (Continued in comments).