A few weeks ago the kind folks at Disneyland gave us free tickets to check out Mickey's Trick or Treat party and a night at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. Porter went to school for half the day and we got up to LA around 4, checked into the hotel, ate an early dinner and headed over to the park. We had never been to Disney's California Adventure before, so we were excited to check it out. We were able to go on a few rides and walk around the park before the trick or treating started.
Here they are ready to go in.
The park was decorated for Halloween and there were treat stations located throughout the park. The kids had a great time checking it all out, running around, getting treats and healthy snacks like apple slices, dried cranberries and raisins. There were two different areas where they had dj's, singers and dancing.
Liesl was in love with this lady and was staring at her with the biggest smile. Liesl was really into dancing on the fringe and when I tried to get her on the dance floor she got shy. She saw Snow White and wanted to take a picture with her, but when we got up to meet her, she buried her head in my shoulder. The kids had a really fun time Trick or Treating and it was fun looking at all the costumes the children and adults were wearing. After we were done Trick or Treating we went over to Disneyland to check out the newly reopened Haunted Mansion. It has always been a favorite of mine and on our last visit to Disneyland it was not open yet, so I was looking forward to checking it out. Unfortunately by the time be made it to the ride it was 10PM and there was still an hour wait. The kids were not going to make it, so we just started walking and came to the Winnie the Pooh ride and it didn't have a line so we rode it twice. I did get in one fast ride with Porter, Splash Mountain, he didn't like it very much and was not happy. We were all getting tired, so we headed back to the hotel. It was so nice to go back to our room to crash and not have to sit in the car for 2 hours at the end of the night. I let the kids eat some of the candy and the rest they passed out at Porter's soccer game the next day.
DISCLAIMER: I was comped 1-day park-hopper tickets for my family, tickets to the Trick or Treat Party and an overnight stay at the Grand California Hotel. These are my opinions and I received no monetary compensation for writing this review.