It’s time for Disney Flashback Friday with Sarah over at Magical Days with the Mouse. Our family had a chance to meet up with Sarah during our last trip to Disneyland, and she is such a great person. When you read her blog, you can really see her love of Disneyland and her love of sharing Disneyland with her son.
Today, I am flashing back to DS8’s birthday trip to Disneyland during the second Year of a Million Dreams. The night we arrived, we were wandering the inner courtyard of the Disneyland Hotel when we were approached by two cast members. They struck up a conversation with us and asked us if we were celebrating anything special. DS8 spoke up and said it was his birthday trip. One of the cast members asked us where we were staying, and we told him that we were staying there at the Disneyland Hotel. The senior cast member asked us our room number and asked us if we would mind meeting them in our room in about an hour. We said sure, but as we returned to our room, we wondered why.
The two cast members knocked on our door. When we opened the door, we were greeted with balloons, a stuffed Mickey for each child, and autographed pictures. We were told that we were being moved to an upgraded room for our last two nights. They told us what day to go down to the front desk to get our “keys” for our new room.
For a couple of days, we wondered where we were going to be moved. On moving day, we were up bright and early getting ready to move. On this day and the rest of our trip, it looked like this outside.
When we got our new “keys” and opened our door, we were amazed! We had been upgraded to a Mickey Mouse kid suite. One room was like a normal hotel room with two queen beds. The other room was ALL Mickey Mouse!
With it being so cold and damp, we were thankful for the DVD player. The kids loved that they could lie on their beds and watch a movie.
We were surprised to see entire walls covered with comic strips of Mickey Mouse.
This was an experience that we will never forget; in fact, both kids still mention the time that they got to stay in Mickey’s room for two nights.