Last week I was privileged to be a part of the kick-off for some really amazing summer fun at the Disneyland Resort.
I feel sooo accidentally cool to be considered part of the "new media."
We got to preview the new Little Mermaid ride, Ariel's Undersea Adventure which was as cute and clever as you may imagine.
Sitting two clamshells behind me was the much-more-beautiful-in-person-than-on-Dancing-With-The-Stars, Christian de la Fuente. (Google him if you must.)
And much to my everlasting delight, there was a four song set, led by Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel. Yes, The Little Mermaid herself sang 'Part of Your World.' I cried. I did. (I know. Shut up.)
I loved everything about the day including that I got to share it with these beautiful Blog Friends.
There was the fabulous new parade called Mickey's Soundsational Parade which I loved, but let me tell you why:
- There was a flash mob. (Disney + Flash Mob = Genius.)
- The floats were super-amazingly colorful, the music totally fun and happy.
- Everything that I love about Disney parades were rolled into this one.
- Dancing Chimney Sweeps! 😉
And then there was the new Star Tours – The Adventure Continues. It's now in 3D so you feel like you are RIGHT THERE. Truly as much fun as you imagine.
(Note to self: Skip the corn dog the next time you ride this. =D)
Just when I thought the day couldn't get any better, there was a wonderful poolside party with gourmet food from the Disney chefs, music and mermaids. Mermaids, people! (I always wanted to be a mermaid, but that's not important right now.)
The chefs prepared some of the new fare that's going to be offered at the new Paradise Garden Grill. They totally had me at "chimichurri."
We were taken on tours of the new Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites. I was torn between the Adventureland Suite and the Mickey Mouse Penthouse. (I have to admit that the MM Penthouse won because of the Red Leather Mickey Chairs.) Yes, it's quite the Mouse Pad. Get it? Mouse Pad? *cracks up at her own joke*
Here's a video recap of my enchanting, beautiful, delicious, amazing, and magical day. And yes, there are live mermaids. It's as if all of my wishes had come true.
What a Perfectly Perfect Disney Day.
Are you planning on visiting any of the Disney parks this summer? Tell me.
[DISCLAIMER: I was invited by Disney Promotions to come and preview the new attractions and taste the food. I was not compensated, nor was anything required of me. The opinions of how fun and fabulous everything was are my own.]