Anaheim Resort RV Park and Disneyland

Jan 22

Where do you go after three weeks on the road in an Airstream? We’re going to Disneyland! After being a bit ahead of schedule after last week’s planning oops, we figured a stop at one of our favorite places. The Anaheim Resort RV Park is about 1.5 miles from the theme parks, much closer as the crow (or Tinkerbell) flies. In fact, we can see the top of the Matterhorn from the Tardis and watch the fireworks from our picnic table. The park is clean and handy and not too expensive considering its location.

Yesterday, we went to the parks with Tiki. She really liked riding the tram from the parking garage to Downtown Disney got to stay at the Disneyland Kennel Club and we got 1 day park hopper passes. The parks were almost empty – one of the real advantages of going on a Tuesday in late January. We started with California Adventure and, as is our tradition, the first stop was Soarin’ over California. If you haven’t been, it is a great ride where they lift you up into a giant IMAX dome and then play a movie where you are flying south across California, pretty much making the same stops that we’ve made over the past couple of weeks. We also flew over Anza-Borrego Desert State Park which is our destination early next week and San Diego where we’re headed at the end of February.

You gotta love the classic midway rides at California Adventure

You gotta love the classic midway rides at California Adventure – and no we didn’t ride the California Screamin’ roller coaster this time

After Soarin’ we walked around the rest of California Adventure. The most impressive part is the new Cars Land. The set they’ve built for the racing ride is a truly epic Desert Southwest re-creation and the life size Radiator Springs from the movie Cars is really cool as well.

It's Radiator Springs!

It’s Radiator Springs!

The afternoon was spent in Disneyland Park, checking out some new stuff (there’s quite the Xbox One exhibit at Innoventions, as well as a full set of Ironman suits and Thor’s gear) and visiting our favorite classic rides like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, both of which have had some updates since our last visit.

Tardis bath time!

Tardis bath time!

Today was a work day and catching up on a few errands, one of which was giving the Tardis a bath. She needed it and looks the shiniest since we left. Tomorrow we’re headed down to Indio, near Palm Springs. My hope is to be able to spend a bit of time in Joshua Tree National Park while we’re there. We’re also getting pretty excited to get to Tucson and be able to spend a few weeks in the same place! Seeing all of these places on the way down has been fun though we also really want to be able to start getting to know some places a bit better. But that’s another post down the road.

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