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Baby Trip Report: Eva Goes to Disneyland (Part Fourteen)


On the morning of the day we left Disneyland, Kyle and I popped over to the hotel areas to meet friends for breakfast. We took a quick tour around the property and I was able to show Kyle some of the wedding areas I’ve gotten used to seeing on Magical Day Weddings (my Disney wedding blog).



We had breakfast at Steakhouse 55 and were waited on by a very nice woman who brought waffles out immediately for the baby and didn’t mind when Eva unceremoniously dumped them on the floor. Our friends, Hope and Mike, showed up and were able to meet the baby for the first time which was lovely. Hope and I met online because she’s also a Disney bride but they’re old friends now because I try to meet up with them whenever we’re in town.



The one thing that I was most bummed out about on this trip was that I didn’t see more of the Disney brides. There are a bunch that live in the area and in retrospect I really should have set aside more time to meet up. Some girl talk and a few cocktails would have taken that traveling mommy edge right off… Keep in mind that you might want to plan “grown-up” time into your Disney vacation if you can! I really think I would have been less stressed!


After breakfast we wandered around Downtown Disney a little bit and then headed back to the hotel to pack up and check out. Our drive home was uneventful and consisted of a quick stop at a Vegas Steak ‘n’ Shake (Utah doesn’t have them).



Other than that, we drove right on through for ten hours until we pulled into our own driveway at 2am. Again, it’s not easy to drive like that and I don’t recommend it unless you’ve done it a lot because I had to sing showtunes (loudly!) for the last two hours so I didn’t put our Subaru into the freeway median. Still, it was nice to not have to pack Eva into another hotel room and, even with our Disney withdrawal going strong, it was absolutely lovely to collapse into our own beds.


Overall the trip was fine, but I feel like I could have planned better and we didn’t get as much quality time with my family as I wanted. If I could go back, I would have spent less time worrying about the baby napping or melting down and more time just passing her around so we could have ridden attractions and done more inside the park. It was however, amazing how much fun she had at such a young age, and I don’t regret for a second that we took her when she probably won’t even remember the trip. We’ll remember her face on that first It’s a Small World ride and it was priceless!!


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  • Reply Kyle

    She was so tired at the end of that trip.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Malefiduffy

    It was so beary nice to meet you all on this trip! I had such a pawesome time and I can’t wait to see you all again one day. I have a new friend I need to introduce you to, and maybe us bears can watch Eva for you so that you can have adult fun with the local Disney Brides? I’ve met a lot of them already and they’re all so beary kind so I’m sure you’ll have fun! Sending you tons of bear hugs! 🙂

    September 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Malefiduffy Bear

    P.S. Is there video of you singing show tunes? I’d love to see that! 🙂

    September 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Hope at Disneyland

    Aww, it was so wonderful to see you guys and to finally meet Eva. She’s such a doll and it’s been so fun to read all about your first trip to Disneyland. You are Super Mom for driving all the way home in one trip! I think I would’ve been sick before you left the CA border. lol I can’t wait for your next Disney trip! “:D

    September 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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