Disneyland / Disney California Adventure 2017

Hello Everyone!  We are back from Disneyland/Disney California Adventure aka DCA.  It was so very Magical.  Walking back in to the park that Walt dreamt of and built all on a thought for time to spend with his girls somewhere.  It really does still bring tears to my eyes.  I was so excited walking through security and then up to the Disneyland ticket cast member to have my picture taken for our hopper passes.  To then walk through to the opening garden and to see the train pulling in to the station above.  Then walking through the arch way to the view of City Hall and the Fire Station our best family friends Stuart and Michele. It was so fantastic to have a week with them in one of our favorite places to vacation, a Disney Park. We have so much to talk about, some of the rides that have become our favorites of Disneyland or DCA.












We all stayed at the Good Neighbor Hotel named the Tropicana Inn & Suites, here are pictures of our room.  Stuart & Michele were on the same side as us.  The hotel is in the mist of being updated.  We were in the remodeled rooms.  Very nice, comfortable beds and pillows.  They accommodated me for the no feather pillows, I was so happy.  The hotel is literally right across the street from Disneyland.  You walked out to the sidewalk, turned left and walked to the light.  Crossed the street and walked through trees lining the the sidewalk.  Then you walked straight back to the security which lead to  Disneyland, Downtown Disney and DCA.

The food I ate was delicious as always in Disneyland and DCA just like in Walt Disney World.  We had many new food items to try.  They were so good, I was only disappointed once.  I even tried some different drinks over the week we were there as well. I will have restaurant and food reviews.

There were so many rides that we don’t have and so many revisits of the same rides that are also in our Be Loved Walt Disney World.  Some new were Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout, Cars Land Radiator Springs Racers and California Screamin.  Then the similar: It’s A Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion & Toy Story Mid-way Mania. And some I can’t forget to mention that I was glad we rode again in Disneyland: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Snow Whites Scary Adventure, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. Look for pictures in upcoming articles.






The entertainment from the parades, stage shows, fireworks, cast members performing.  I love it all.  The cast members were very nice and helpful as always.

My Fitness in the Park was a great wake up workout.  Being in DCA in the morning before all the other guests arrived was so special to me.  I again booked this with being Disney Vacation Club member.  If you are a member these classes were offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays for guests not staying on property.

The weather was warm and pleasant.  We didn’t have any rain this vacation at all.  There were some clouds but I did get a very nice tan.

We were so lucky to be able to meet up with some wonderful family friends on this trip.   It was such a pleasure to connect with everyone on our/their vacation or business trips even for a short amount of time.  It made our trip just that more Magical.

Beci Mahnken, the owner of MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel and our sponsor




Christie and her hubby Jerry, before the World of Color Show in line for the Dessert Party



Joel Christopher Payne, Artist I had the honor of interviewing for our blog.  You can find it in the archives, if you would like to learn more.



Amber Bramble at Downtown Disney and then window shopping in World of Disney.



I have so much to share with you, there will be a lot on Disneyland and DCA articles and live broadcasts in the future.  Thank you for following me on my adventures I truly appreciate it.  Hope you one day get to visit where I have visited.

Until next time have a Magical Day.

Pretty Princess Darlene Nagi

Darlene Nagi is a wife to Keith, momma to a beautiful daughter Alicia. a mother in law to a handsome son in law Mike. And a momma to 2 adorable doxies Chip & Cogsworth. She loves everything Disney. Loves to help friends and family plan their Disney vacations and help with other vacations that she knows the locations. I love to cook, exercise, read, sew, decorate, garden. Family & friends mean the world to me.

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Darlene Nagi

I am a Disney fan, I love all things Disney. My pets have all been named after Disney characters, my hubby even named 2. Examples are our mini doxies Chip & Cogsworth. My hubby & daughter are my pride & joy! I love to read, take photo's, scrapbook, exercise, walk by puppies, garden, watch or go to the movies & travel especially to Disney. I am enjoying my time writing for WDW Fan Zone! I co-host the Tiara Talk Show Podcast when I am not working if the schedule permits.

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