In this (kind of) update I'm going to share some thoughts about our visit to Disneyland yesterday. This isn't a proper "Disneyland Update", not in the least. I will be sharing some Disneyland update pics/thoughts on Lightning lane separately.
In this post I want to share some thoughts about our visit yesterday, and just how special it was for our family.
We had an awesome day yesterday. For those who saw my tweet yesterday, our visit was kind of one last visit with our current family structure. Both of our children are moving out and getting married within the next 8 or so months. Our first born is moving out in 2 weeks and marrying their partner in February.
Our son is moving to Canada in August (that's gonna be a long/fun drive) and getting married in October.
So it's an emotional year for Mom and Dad as I'm sure you can tell.
Luckily our children indulged us with one last (free) trip to Disneyland with just the 4 of us. Lol.
Disneyland was such a huge part of our lives when they were growing up. We would always offer them the choice between playing sports/other activities or getting Disneyland AP's. It's just that we knew the time commitment for those activities would make the AP's not worth it. The ALWAYS chose AP's until they got into HS and found other activities like FFA and Track. But Disneyland visits were always special. It was always our chosen family escape.
Heck, our son got engaged at Disneyland last year.
So yesterday was special. Not that every future trip with their spouses won't be, because we can't wait for that either.
We just wanted one last trip just the 4 of us. And it was awesome. We pretty much took it chill, had way too many snacks and so many laughs.
So a word of advice to you younger parents, take the time, make those special memories. Because it's not very often that 24 and 25 year olds with lives of their own take time out of their lives to simply hang out with Mom and Dad, even if it's at Disneyland. Our oldest is finishing up their masters degree within the next 2 weeks, so we know it wasn't the easiest ask to "take a day".
Unbeknownst to us, we did something right. =)
New family-thrill coaster at EPCOT takes guests on an intergalactic chase through time and space with the heroes of Xandar
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (April 4, 2021) – Saving the galaxy this time is gonna take more than a dance-off. Starting May 27, 2022, guests visiting EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort better get ready to crank up the mixtape and blast through an awesome intergalactic chase through time and space in Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!
This thrilling new family-friendly coaster matches the “grandosity” and fun of the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, featuring those lovable cosmic misfits – Rocket, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Star-Lord. The attraction is another major milestone in the ongoing transformation of EPCOT and debuts as part of the Walt Disney World 50thAnniversary celebration.
Located in the park’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT. Xandarians traveled from their homeworld in the Andromeda galaxy to Earth – or Terra, as they call it – to build this Wonders of Xandar pavilion, inviting EPCOT guests to learn more about their people and their advanced technologies. Until the Guardians arrive, anyway, and adventure ensues …
A New Kind of Family Thrill
In addition to the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will offer several other “firsts,” including:
The Wonders of Xandar Pavilion
Xandarians have come to Earth and are hard at work building their new EPCOT pavilion. Highlights include:
For more on the transformation of EPCOT and the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration, visit WDWNews.com and DisneyParksBlog.com.
Over the weekend, we had some friends visiting Disneyland and they took over our social media for a couple of days, and sent us some great shots of both the Festival of Holidays and other things around the parks! Enjoy!
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