I've been THRILLED to post this all week! Forgive me for it being a couple days late...it took me a lot of time to decide exactly -what- I wanted to do for this. I made my decisions though and I have quite a Weekly Nail Art Challenge for you guys =]! I'm going to get right on to the pictures because I have a big commentary today =P Sit back....relax....and enjoy the shooooow =]!
I took my pictures in front of a cork board with Disney Pins on it...yeah, my mom and I collect them =P
L to R- Dream Suite D, Monorail, Club 33, Mickey balloons =P
Sleeping Beauty's Castle =]!
OMGOSH I love this mani soooo much! It made me so sad to take it off, but it really was fun while it lasted =] Now, time to explain what some things are. I know some of you aren't very familiar with Disneyland, so you might be wondering why I have a 33 on my ring finger....
I bet some of you didn't know what Disneyland has a secret restaurant/club! It's located in New Orleans Square at 33 Royal Street. Here's a picture of my standing by the barely-noticed entrance (it's from way long ago...my hair isn't that short anymore =P)...
Right behind me is the door to the lobby, which leads upstairs to the restaurant. This place is AWESOME because its completely filled with rare Disney memorabilia, such as items directly purchased from Walt and Lillian Disney, movie props, and vintage items. You guys interested in going here now? Yeah...me too...that's right folks, I've never been! This is a members-only club and you can only come if you're a member or you were invited by a member. Being a member is NOT easy....it costs a TON of money and the waiting list is ridiculous...their doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind their selection of new members so you can't really predict who will and won't get it. It seriously is my DREAM to be able to go inside and just soak in all the awesome Disney history! Even though you can't go in, if you hang out here around lunch or dinner time, you can watch diners enter and eve get a sneak peek of the lobby. I do this often =P
You also may have noticed a random looking D on my pointer finger. I've mentioned this when I first started this blog, but my super Disney obsession -really- started when my lovely mother was chosen (1 in 87,000 chance...no lie) for a night's stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite! HOLY MOLEY this was the happiest moment of my life so far...here's the story =]
Me, two friends, and my mom just got off of California Screamin' (a roller coaster in California Adventure) and we were bolting to the picture booth to see our photo from the ride. I noticed my mom wasn't there with us, turned around and saw my mom being approached by two Disney workers. At first I though "OH CRAP, I knew we weren't supposed to take pictures of the ride picture...", but then I noticed their white vests. This meant that they were a part of the Dream Team, the prize committee for the Year of a Million Dreams celebration at Disneyland! I walk up and they turn to my and my friends and say "Follow us...you may have won a prize."
I know my Disney WELL. So well, in fact, that I had already researched the Dream Team and knew that they only ask people to talk in private if they have one a top-level prize. I was in shock walking to the roped-off section of Wine Country Trattoria they had set up to talk. First, they asked if we worked for Disney or any affiliates...then they asked if we had any family that did...both to which we answered no. Then they told us, "CONGRATULATIONS! You've won a night's stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite!" I immediately burst out into tears and smiles, I WAS SOOOOO HAPPY! My friends still didn't know what was going on...but as they listened to the details, they became super excited too!
Here's our group about to go in for the first time =]! We had a few friends from school that happened to be a Disneyland that day, so they tagged along for a few hours =]
Not only did we win a stay in the Dream Suite...but we also won dinner at the Blue Bayou (super yummy and expensive restaurant), we were Grand Marshals in the parade, VIP viewing of Fantasmic from our balcony, a bunch of cute little gifts and surprises throughout our night (like hot chocolate, robes and slippers, balloons), AND a VIP after hours tour of Disneyland....NOBODY WAS THERE EXCEPT US =D!!! With the exception of a few workers...but they hid really well =P
Us in the parade...yeah that's me waving =P
It's tradition in the after hours tour to wear robes and slippers, so we did! Notice the two newbies there on the left- my sister and brother in law came to join us =]! This picture was taken in pixie hollow =]
The coolest part of our tour was that we were able to take pictures however we wanted without worrying about crowds! Here's a good example...haha =P
A beautiful, empty, all to ourselves main street <3
Needless to say....best day of my life so far. This is where my love for Disney comes from =]!
Have a DISNEY day everyone =D!
*Some of these products were provided for previous consideration and review. The opinions within this post are COMPLETELY my own.*